View Poll Results: Best spread eagles by a man -Pick Two- (singles skater)

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  • Brian Boitano

    58 39.73%
  • Jeffrey Buttle

    18 12.33%
  • John Curry

    20 13.70%
  • Paul Wylie

    46 31.51%
  • Kurt Browning

    6 4.11%
  • Ilia Kulik

    3 2.05%
  • Emanuel Sandhu

    9 6.16%
  • Rudy Galindo

    5 3.42%
  • Other

    42 28.77%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Probably because Jonathan Cassar isn't well-known enough (at least to the person who started this thread) -- he's competed in 2 Senior B internationals and his highest finish at US Nationals to date is 11th in 2011 & 2012.
    But we're skating fans, we're supposed to treasure the obscure! Not that Jonathan Cassar is particularly obscure.

    Cassar is screwed because he doesn't have the jumps, but I wish he'd be rewarded properly for what he does do well.

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    Jonathan Cassar!

    Also Joshua Farris and Evan Lysacek's are nice.

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    Brian Boitano is the best, by far.
    I also voted for John Curry because I love him

    I agree about Jonathan Cassar's, very impressive.

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    Cassar, Cassar, Cassar.

    Even the mass audiences (and not just crazy figure skating fans ) can tell his spread eagle is a showstopper moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simone411 View Post
    All the men listed have great spread eagles. Todd Eldredge also has a magnificent spread eagle - begins 3:26 into the program.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBh1bnld8bg
    Great performance, but I did not see the spread eagles in it. He did have two great Russian splits at the point you mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DickButtonFan View Post
    Cassar, not having him on the list is blasphemous! Those should be worth so many more points.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    How is Jonathan Cassar not on this list? His spread eagles are incredible; it's bad enough he doesn't get rewarded for them on the ice, but not even on FSU? Shameful!
    "Blasphenous"? "Shameful"? Aren't you two overreacting? You do have the 'Other' option on the poll. It's an opportunity to list whoever is missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    Great performance, but I did not see the spread eagles in it. He did have two great Russian splits at the point you mentioned.
    That had me too.

    I can't resist posting another Cassar spread eagle. I loved this SP from 2009. Here's a clip of the spread eagle.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUKZz2yzEhQ

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    Brian Boitano....such a deep lean on the edge and straight body line and amazingly solid and strong edging both inside and outside....oh and speed. Breathtaking. Like Dick Button said, worth any triple jump.

    Paul Wylie a very close second. Gorgeous line and exciting. Also good speed and edging...not as much power as Boitano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BreakfastClub View Post
    OMG! Who is this guy? I think he is my new favorite.
    DH - and that's just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnskater View Post
    Brian Boitano....such a deep lean on the edge and straight body line and amazingly solid and strong edging both inside and outside....oh and speed. Breathtaking. Like Dick Button said, worth any triple jump.

    Paul Wylie a very close second. Gorgeous line and exciting. Also good speed and edging...not as much power as Boitano.
    What I really liked about Boitano's spread eagles was the control and the power, and the way he used them to highlight specific parts of the music, and made that portion of his skate memorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AxelAnnie View Post
    OMG! Who is this guy? I think he is my new favorite.
    http://www.figureskatersonline.com/jonathancassar/

    For fun I just did a search in the FSU Archives to see if I could find the first reference to Cassar's famous spread eagle and I came up with this post by missing in July 2006:
    "In my opinion Jonathan Cassar has the best spread eagle since Brian Boitano."
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    http://www.figureskatersonline.com/jonathancassar/

    For fun I just did a search in the FSU Archives to see if I could find the first reference to Cassar's famous spread eagle and I came up with this post by missing in July 2006:
    "In my opinion Jonathan Cassar has the best spread eagle since Brian Boitano."
    He has a greater lean on the spread eagles than Boitano, and a greater arch in his back, but as I said before, I like the way Boitano used them in his programs. I am thinking there must be more skaters with great spread eagles, but the COP may have taken away the long sustained SEs, because skaters seem to pack more moves throughout their programs. Looks like there is at least one skater that uses the SEs well.

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    Delete, double post.
    Happy Skating!

    Crzesk8dad

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    Quote Originally Posted by BreakfastClub View Post
    No question, Jonathan does the best spread eagles in skating, IMHO.
    Happy Skating!

    Crzesk8dad

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    I remember Wylie doing some spectacular spread eagles in that Shindler's list program...or was it another one? It was one of her pro performances and it had this dramatic militar drum music...(some help needed!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinhood View Post
    I remember Wylie doing some spectacular spread eagles in that Shindler's list program...or was it another one? It was one of her pro performances and it had this dramatic militar drum music...(some help needed!)
    Was it JFK ?

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    Yet another vote for Jonathsn Cassar!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinhood View Post
    I remember Wylie doing some spectacular spread eagles in that Shindler's list program...or was it another one? It was one of her pro performances and it had this dramatic militar drum music...(some help needed!)
    Is this the one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=qD2AJfafk9I#t=24 7s

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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    Was it JFK ?
    Ok, this is the music I had in my head! thanks, shan!

    Quote Originally Posted by literaryfreak View Post
    But the program I was thinking about was this one. Somehow I got it mixed up in my brain. Thanks, literaryfreak

    BTW, I know he's been mentioned earlier, but how about this program of Kozuka's?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp4B5Nsfb6c&t=3m3s
    well, the whole program is orgasmic inducing

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