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    Skaters signature moves

    The spreadeagle thread got me thinking about those moves that are really unique to a skater and probably are one thing you remember most about them. It could be a funky spin or variation on a jump. Or a stunning Ina Bauer or spreadeagle or something else.

    Please share.

    I always loved this move that Vanessa Gusmeroli did (at 1.07 in the clip).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaheeaM52iY
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    Michelle's spiral and Arakawa's Ina Bauer come to mind

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    Sasha's spirals
    Arakawa's Ina Bauer
    Savchenko/Szolkowy's Triple Flip

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    Hyrdoblading by Bourne/Kratz always pleased me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macassar88 View Post
    Savchenko/Szolkowy's Triple Flip
    And the throw 3 salchow right at the end of their programs. Loved that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleada View Post
    And the throw 3 salchow right at the end of their programs. Loved that.
    Yes, to me that's their signature move, more so than the throw 3F.

    P/B have that lift where she's upside down, they've been doing variations on it for years and it still looks cool. I also like the reverse lift Hurtado/Diaz do and their entry to it.

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    Berezhnaya=-Sikharulidze's spiral-spread eagle and spiral-throw 3 loop moves



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlb1wdxfq0k
    (at 1:47 mark, approx)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3apad6eWLM
    (at 0:56 mark, approx)

    Mishkutenok-Dmitriev: Natalia spin at 3:46, followed by (at 4:36) pulling her out of a death spiral from a stationary position
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sd-ztJs8ho


    Kazakova-Dmitriev throw at 1:49 (approx) preceded by him lifting her off the ice
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN3HFZnXZiE
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    Ilia Klimkin's cantilever (at 3:50)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9imgmNJB24

    Caroline Zhang's pearl spin:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JaMJUdvoZI

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    I especially like

    Trenary's one foot axel triple salchow combination

    Bonaly's backflip landed on one foot into a triple salchw (not a competition move but .... wow)

    Abitol and Bernadis' arm-in-arm lift (at the 1.50 mark)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKh4C...eature=related

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    I would have to say I've never seen ANYONE else do an entry to a triple Salchow quite like Jason Brown does it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APF_0dzUmXs @ 3:50

    If anyone else does it that way, I'd like videos...I love it!

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    Yuna Spin
    Michelle's spiral

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    MK's spiral and SFL

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    Delobel/Shoenfelder where they face each other and both lean back to the ice How they get back up Must have stomach muscles

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    Aliona and Robin have a lot of signature moves, their 3Fth, 3Sth at the end and 3T+3T+seq

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    Sasha's I-spin. Many have done it after her, but she may have been the originator (or at least made it popular)

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    Any gumby type move will always be associated with Sasha, I think. I know she did not win the big medals, but she did leave her mark on figure skating in a different way as far as younger generations trying to emulate her style. She should be proud of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UGG View Post
    Any gumby type move will always be associated with Sasha, I think. I know she did not win the big medals, but she did leave her mark on figure skating in a different way as far as younger generations trying to emulate her style. She should be proud of that.

    I credit Sasha with popularizing the I-spin and fan spiral. She was the precursor to the extreme gumbyness we see today, but others have surpassed her in that area IMO (ex. Caroline Zhang, Mirai Nagasu). She definitely encouraged flexibility to be a priority among the post-Torino ladies...

    Sasha's still the gatekeeper on that I-spin though. So few girls manage to pull their leg as close to their body as quickly as she can and a lot of them do mock I-spins b/c they never achieve that perfectly vertical position...and that irks the hell outta me! I HATE ugly I-spins. It's not a pretty spin if they don't attain the position. The way they grab the free leg has something to do with it.

    I remember when Sasha first started doing the I-spin back in 2000, she grabbed her free leg the same way a lot of girls do it today: both hands on the boot. She was able to get a vertical position but the hunch of her shoulders gave it a less attractive line (as Uncle Dick points out in this clip).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...Mk4Zrko#t=155s

    In 2002 (she missed 2001 w/ an injury), she found a different way to grab the free leg: one hand on her boot, one on her calf. That helped her to pull it in tighter, faster, and it made for a prettier line b/c she could stand up straight without hunching her shoulders.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...OVkM2GI#t=254s

    For those who insist on doing the spin, I wish they'd do it like this instead of the two-handed grab and pull method.

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    Klimkin - cantilever. Mentioned above and he didn't originate the move, but no one else in competitive skating did it quite like that.
    Abt - that pop-over spin combo thingy. No idea what to call it. Have never seen anyone else do it and he did it repeatedly in shows and competitions

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