It's not something I hate, it's more something I've come to get use to... well, I do NOT appreciate skaters that seem unable to hold a landing jump after a jump for more than a few centimeters. They feel the need to do a counter backstroke (like if landing backward on the right outside edge, they will to a backstroke to the left), maybe not to fall splat.
I've named it 'Kwan stroke', as she was the first on to do it regularly.
When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.
Lack of toe point, lack of toe point, lack of toe point. I KNOW modern skates don't allow for a great pointed toe as per ballet, but lately it seems more and more skaters aren't even trying, and it just looks ugly.
Shredded custumes, plastered smiles, ugly spins just to get points.
And finally, and this is not the skaters' fault, tots who can do a zillion rotations in the air who are touted as the next best thing. Anybody who has been around skating for more than, say, four years, knows that these spinners rarely, if ever, survive puberty, so GET OFF IT!
Last edited by kiss-n-cry; 02-06-2013 at 03:08 PM.
Besti squat, named for Natalia Bestemianova & Andre Bukin, who did lots of them.
I destest it, except when used as a base position for a man in a dance lift.