Last edited by bardtoob; 10-01-2012 at 07:02 AM.
What I would like to add is that I really cringe when I watch a video on Youtube of Maria skating on a US network. Sometimes Dick Button & Peggy Flemming were just plain rude about her.
When Hughes, Kwan or Cohen made errors there were just small & it was okay because they were so amazing but when Maria or Irina made errors they really made cutting comments. I find the Eurosport commentators much nicer.
Another great Maria skate was at the 2002 ARD gala on ice. I love watching it.
I will try & find that on Youtube.
Last edited by PashaFan; 10-01-2012 at 12:42 PM. Reason: error
Found it !.
Just put in Maria Butrskaya 2002 ARD Gala On Ice on Youtube. It's such a lovely skate.
Just want to say I love Maria. She was and remains one of my favorites. When she won that world title I actually cried. She was truly an original and I loved her for that.
I'm curious. What about Maria's skating made it mature?
She would take time for such a simple thing like an arm movement or a look up to the crowd.
Her 2000 sp at the worlds seemed much longer than the others as she took time for everything. Truly special.
The younger girls like Hughes skated through their music sometimes. Maria let the music take her through the program.
I think Maria also did a lot of her own choreography. It does show when a skater can invest themselves in their music. And she could be elegant or sexy (like when she did Fever).
What the hell is a Ninja Twizzle? Does it have anything to do with hard shelled aquatic life forms that live in the sewer?