Several moves that used to be unusual have recently become fairly commonplace because they have been explicitly rewarded in the new judging system (e.g., edge changes in spins, spirals with the free leg in front) Others have become even more unusual because they're explicitly devalued (e.g., split flip, which would now count as a single flip with maybe +2 GOE). Others would just count as transitions or variations under the current system as well as the old, which is where there is still room for creativity. I start a thread on another board a couple years ago for appreciating unusual and creative moves. I'm bored today, so I thought I'd bring it here. Unfortunately many of my favorites are not available on youtube. A lot of these videos are old and grainy and you can't see the blades very well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ngCbGaf1bM Cross-foot spin (a required move for the men's short program some years in the 80s), double axel from long forward outside glide, broken leg spin and forward outside edge spin (level 2 combo spin?), double jumps from low bent-forward two-foot takeoff, forward single jumps in both directions, landing on the same forward outside edge as the takeoff. I guess we would consider them a variety of half-axel, but I like to think of them as forward loop jumps since they stay on the same edge just like the standard (back outside) loop. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmVr4tszems split lutz @ 4:20 Notice that several of these earlier programs used to include sequences (most of which wouldn't count as such under today's COP rules) with half and one-and-a-half jumps leading into doubles. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFuqkv7CQaI half-axel, one-foot axel, half flip, one-foot axel, half flip, double axel @1:50 one-foot salchow @2:30 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNP6VaJZzE0 double inside axel @ 3:40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeyK-bFKNHE only example I could find of a single on youtube is the same skater, @ 1:42 Does anyone have the 1994 US Nationals broadcast with Mark Mitchell's program joined in progress? There's an inside axel there, in close proximity to a one-foot axel, just for comparison purposes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dMjMrCDCiM one-foot axel just before 1:00 later . . . a spiral that's held long enough to show how the move got its name http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ4FhzvSmvY one of my all-time favorite pieces of ladies' choreography for purposes of this thread, check out two bunny hops into two half-inside axels, lunge to clockwise reverse half-axel, double axel (fall ) just before the end http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_StmRWK_Cxc turns in both directions on same foot into triple lutz; flying camel with forward inside edge and back three+edge change from exit edge; circular steps supposed to be all on one foot but unsuccessful here; rotation on toepick at end of first foot of combo spin Use this thread to offer more examples of cool stuff: Old moves that were ahead of their time and now welcomed in IJS? Old moves that have been lost because skaters were busy pursuing triple jumps instead or because they would mean giving up points in IJS? New moves developed under the new rules? Other transitions and elements that are cool just because they're cool? Can we get more examples of female experimentation? Of course there are all the flexi spin and spiral positions.