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    Minusaramadad from Arctaroon John King's Avatar
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    The Lucinda Ruh Appreciation thread

    This is in acknowlegement of the beautiful,talented,charming and quite unique Lucinda Ruh.Although known for her spins,she is by no means a "one trick pony",her style is quite graceful and balletic.I even got a signed photo of her,which was nice!As injury has,unfortunately,put her skating into the sunset,let us applaude the career of Lucinda,and hope that she can pass on her talents through coaching to a new generation.

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    What a coincidence - I was just watching her for the first time yesterday. She was STUNNING. What a delight to watch, I couldn't stop smiling. And it's not just the speed and quantity of spins but the inventiveness, and her style in general, and lovely smile. She's one of the best.

    Do people have favorite skates of hers?

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    Besides one of the best "bunny smiles"
    http://www.picturetrunk.com/2006/082...863b4f254c.jpg

    One of the best at Beilmanns, and wears a body suit like nobody's business.
    http://www.picturetrunk.com/2006/082...851dc862c3.jpg

    And most likely my fav routine of hers - although I have not seen many and most on YouTube.

    This is al JMO OC.

    Does she hold the record for SPS, like 5. something a second? I remember a little while ago someone informed me she has the most spins in a single attempt, was that right - back in the concussion days for me.
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    I well remember the first (of unfortunately only two) times I saw her, at the 99 Worlds. WOW!! Those spins were not of this earth, and I still revisit that performance on tape from time to time. I remember showing the performance to my mother a couple of years later, telling her "You've gotta see this" and she said "It's a shame that girls like her who have some grace and style just can't get far in the system because of all that jumping."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaniBu View Post
    One of the best at Beilmanns, and wears a body suit like nobody's business.
    http://www.picturetrunk.com/2006/082...851dc862c3.jpg
    Cool picture... she looks like the Oscar.

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    Honestly, I've seen that photo before and thought it was a little statuette, done in poor taste (exaggerated, inhuman....).

    Seanibu, did you mean to indicate a specific skate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    Honestly, I've seen that photo before and thought it was a little statuette, done in poor taste (exaggerated, inhuman....).

    Seanibu, did you mean to indicate a specific skate?
    Wow you are hard to please J/K I see what you mean. That is a the same reason I think I like it.

    Not really, because I haven't seen that many to be a good judge of that. But reluctantly I would say that one does stand out for me anyway.

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    I still don't know which one you mean.

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    Yeah, me either!

    Went to youtube.come and watched some Lucinda videos. It always amazes me how well and FAST she can spin! Too bad she didn't have the jumps or spirals to be a contender.

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    Here's her world record spin.I think it was for the longest spin.

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    John what kin dof injury did she have?
    Lucinda never got the scores she deserved for her beautiful spins.

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    I am a little confused about the fastest spinner. I know she had the title, even watched it on the Today Show but when they had that tv show with the skaters, the one where Rudy and Oksana were judges, one of the women there said she had the title. I am still confused about that. Was hers, maybe, some other kind of spins?

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    Yes, indeed. Many skaters are overlooked if they are not jumping beans. Believe me spinning can be just as difficult to master as a jump. Great spinners are few and far between and certainly not appreciated enough. Canada had a skater by the name of Kay Thompson a few years ago who was often under appreciated - boy could she spin!!!

    I join you in honouring Lucinda. I really enjoy watching her.

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    What I "heard" was that she had spins at 5.+ per second and that her word breaking spins per on attempt were out doors at the Rockafeller center at 115 in a one spin attempt. I "might be wrong" but I do believe that as being true as of right now.

    The fav routine of mine was Divas on Ice 2003, sorry took so long in responding. I had a Oksana night of FS and then we hit the bars - I was kinda existed earlier.
    Last edited by SeaniBu; 08-30-2006 at 12:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaniBu View Post
    The fav routine of mine was Divas on Ice 2003, sorry took so long in responding.
    Cool, I'll look it up.

    ETA: OK, I watched it but didn't really like watching her shake her booty. I prefer these. The 2nd has very enthusiastic commentary by Uncle Dick:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k9jW...elated&search=

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkBPt...elated&search=

    - I was kinda existed earlier.
    Kinda? You always seemed real to me. (J/K)

    BTW, when I said the "statuette" of the biellmann looked in poor taste to me - that was before I realized it was a real person!!
    Last edited by Spun Silver; 08-30-2006 at 01:19 AM. Reason: Looked it up

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