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    Just came across a really good one by Ilia Kulik from 1998 World Pro:

    http://www.catslair.com/skating/1998...8pro0230.shtml
    http://www.catslair.com/skating/1998...8pro0229.shtml

    Does anyone else remember any other good ones by male skaters?
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    Robin Cousins did fantastic spirals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mskater93
    Robin Cousins did fantastic spirals.
    Could you give a photo link, please?

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    Rohene Ward:
    http://aerialexperience.com/Quicksta...%20Glace_w.jpg
    He also has an amazing charlotte, but I couldn't find a picture.

    Shawn Sawyer:
    http://www.skatetoday.com/shawnsawye...s/IMG_8857.jpg

    Rudy Galindo:
    http://www.rudy-galindo.com/9925232bm.jpg

    Robin Cousins had an excellent slide spiral, consistent flow/speed before and after change of direction, and the blade control was amazing:
    http://members.aol.com/loisy2/starr17.jpg
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    Of course, I must mention Toller in this context! :


    http://www.frogsonice.com/skateweb/a...s/toller.shtml

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    no contest, the best was Kurt Browning bar non, exept maybe Sergei Grinkov.
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    Paul Wylie's was the best, IMO.

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    Oh definitely, Paul Wylie and Robin Cousins had the best male spirals I've seen. Beautiful!

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    My vote goes to Robin Cousins and Paul Wylie also. Great position, edge control, musicality.

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    Paul Wylie:
    http://www.windweaver.com/ewc/paul1013_23.jpg

    Hm...my votes for extension and positions goes to Shawn Sawyer and Rohene Ward-they can put many of the ladies to shame with their positions! But the veterans, Paul, Robin, etc. have amazing edges and blade control. Just solid skating. I can't decide what impresses me more, it'slike WOW factor Vs. great, strong basic skating!

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    A couple other men with good spirals...Mark Mitchell and Gwendal Peizerat.

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    the key for male spirals is for the men to actually still seem and act like men when doing so. Men should not do the following things on the ice:


    1. layback spins
    2. bielmann spins
    3. catch foot spin
    4. that ridicolous catch spin brian boitano used to do
    5. Ina bauer


    All of those moves look questoinable to me when a guy does them. If men actually looked and acted like men when they stake, I think a lot of the stereotypes against male figure skaters would be dismissed. just my opinion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skate expert View Post
    the key for male spirals is for the men to actually still seem and act like men when doing so. Men should not do the following things on the ice:


    1. layback spins
    2. bielmann spins
    3. catch foot spin
    4. that ridicolous catch spin brian boitano used to do
    5. Ina bauer


    All of those moves look questoinable to me when a guy does them. If men actually looked and acted like men when they stake, I think a lot of the stereotypes against male figure skaters would be dismissed. just my opinion!
    That's the most narrow-minded, prejudiced pile of crappola I've read on a skating board in a long time.
    Oh and that Brian Boitano catchfoot is actually better known as the Cranston camel.
    So what would you have the men do? Go back to monkey suits and have their hands bound at the waist so they "skate like men"?????

    Keep doing the gumby moves guys - you who can rock my world!!!!

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    for men's spirals! I just to watch the men do them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skate expert View Post
    the key for male spirals is for the men to actually still seem and act like men when doing so. Men should not do the following things on the ice:


    1. layback spins
    2. bielmann spins
    3. catch foot spin
    4. that ridicolous catch spin brian boitano used to do
    5. Ina bauer


    All of those moves look questoinable to me when a guy does them. If men actually looked and acted like men when they stake, I think a lot of the stereotypes against male figure skaters would be dismissed. just my opinion!

    And its an opinion that i find offensive and narrow minded and couldn't disagree more with.

    Ant

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