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Men's Programs with Spirals

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Vagabond, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

    Since there's already a thread about spirals in ladies' skating, I thought I'd start one devoted to spirals in men's skating. (Perhaps someone will do one for pairs skating. Any volunteers?)

    Jeffrey Buttle had arabesques in two different parts of this program.

    Matthew Savoie had three different spirals in this program. For me, his fan spiral is one of his trademark moves.

    Paul Wylie opened his Henry V program with some beautiful arabesques.

    Mark Mitchell didn't get his free leg as high as some of the others in this list, but he did several in the slow sequence of this Free Skate, including one as his entrance into a triple lutz.

    Evan Lysacek did an arabesque into a 3F+2T+2R combo and then a cross-grab "Y" spiral into a 3Z. :respec:

    Johnny Weir did a spiral sequence in this early version of his Dr. Zhivago program. Oh, how I wish he'd done it at a major competition.

    Here's Rohene Ward doing some amazing spiral variations and some other crazy moves. :wideeyes:

    And last, but hardly least, here's Gumby, aka Shawn Sawyer :swoon:
  2. Glacier cat

    Glacier cat Member

    Thank you Vagabond! I like spirals even in men's skating. I know only Plushy's Bielman spiral and Arabesque spiral. :)
  3. falling_dance

    falling_dance Coaching Patrick

    Among many other things, Kurt Browning's Casablanca FS featured an arabesque into a 3F.
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  4. darya_russian

    darya_russian Well-Known Member

  5. misskarne

    misskarne #AustraliaForTheTeamEvent

    I could probably post most of Plushenko's early programs, he often did a spiral in the long program. (Sorry, I don't know how to do that nifty trick where it jumps you straight to the point!)

    Dark Eyes - 1999-2000 LP (3:02-3:08)

    Once Upon a Time in America - 2000-2001 LP (3:45-3:52)

    In 2002-2003 he went one step further and did a spiral sequence, although I always thought he needed more speed into the arabesque:

    St Petersburg 300 - 2002-2003 LP (3:47-4:02)

    And the original version of Nijinsky had both arabesque into double axel and Biellmann.

    Tribute to Vaslav Nijinsky (Artur Dimitriev Show, 2003) (3:08-3:12) (3:45-3:47) I would give a lot to see this version live. And taken to competition.

    Ilia Kulik also liked his spirals. (And also had the best Ina Bauer.)

    Aladdin - 1995-1996 LP (3:47-3:53)
  6. VarBar

    VarBar Well-Known Member

  7. starbucks

    starbucks Member

  8. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    gkelly and (deleted member) like this.
  9. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

    I DIG guyrals. Usually because they're only done by guys who have really nice spirals, not because it's a required element.
  10. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

  11. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

    ca. 2000-2003 men were required to do a "field moves" sequence in their long programs; many of them included spirals

    Vakhtang Murvanidze of Georgia comes to mind as a guy who was practically doing spiral sequence instead of step sequence about the time that rule first came in; I can't find a video of his competitive programs with spirals online, but meanwhile here's a photo

    And I have to mention this spiral into spin sequence for its difficulty
  12. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    Not the most beautiful one, though ! lol

    One of the first to my mind. Also, he had a beautiful spiral at the end of his Kristi Yamaguchi tribute in 2002 to "Moon river", but I can't find a video on the internet.

    Yes ! I remember it, one of my favorite move !
  13. floskate

    floskate Vacant

    There can't be a thread on mens spirals without mention of John Curry!

    1974 Europeans - Raymonda (he finishes on a spiral)

    1988 - Atilla

    1988 - Rosenkavalier

    It's worth watching all three performances not just for the spirals but for John's utter mastery of all MITF. The quality of his work in this area is still to be surpassed in the mens field IMO.
  14. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    floskate, all links above, are the same.
    eta, I love the "Raymonda" EX.
  15. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    Robin Cousins had really good spirals. Looks like Orbitz has already posted a link.

    Rudy Galindo had nice spirals too.

    Someone has already mentioned Ilia Kulik's spiral in his 'Aladdin' LP.
  16. floskate

    floskate Vacant

    Oops :eek:

    Fixed :)
  17. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

    John Curry. Oh my God. I haven't watched video of him in years, and this just got me deeply into You Tube, and now I'm crying my heart out. He was born just 16 days before me. What an artist, a beauty, and what a horrible loss.
  18. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    Did you just reveal your age on the internet? :eek: Congrats :D
  19. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

  20. senorita

    senorita New Member

    just right click on the timeline bar the second you want and choose copy now URL

    first time I ve seen something like this:eek:

    look what I found in the photolink you provided :D Dai!

    I watched 50 golden days documentary during Christmas and it was really wonderful.
  21. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

    I have nothing to hide. :lol:
  22. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    He does have a nice spiral.