Just came across a really good one by Ilia Kulik from 1998 World Pro:
Does anyone else remember any other good ones by male skaters?
Last edited by Jaana; 08-12-2006 at 07:39 AM.
At the rink. Again.
Robin Cousins did fantastic spirals.
Could you give a photo link, please?
Originally Posted by mskater93
He also has an amazing charlotte, but I couldn't find a picture.
Robin Cousins had an excellent slide spiral, consistent flow/speed before and after change of direction, and the blade control was amazing:
Last edited by MKFSfan; 08-12-2006 at 10:36 AM.
no contest, the best was Kurt Browning bar non, exept maybe Sergei Grinkov.
Paul Wylie's was the best, IMO.
Penny & Nick!
Oh definitely, Paul Wylie and Robin Cousins had the best male spirals I've seen. Beautiful!
My vote goes to Robin Cousins and Paul Wylie also. Great position, edge control, musicality.
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!
Resident Kristi Fan
A couple other men with good spirals...Mark Mitchell and Gwendal Peizerat.
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!
Gotta Have Music
Originally Posted by skate expert
And its an opinion that i find offensive and narrow minded and couldn't disagree more with.