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    Backflip

    Who are the skaters capable of doing the backflip? I remember seeing Scott Hamilton, Brian Orser, Robin Cousin, Jozef Sabovcik, Shawn Sawyer, Michael Weiss, Surya Bonaly and other two girls that I don't remember the name. Any other?

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    Jenny Kirk?

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    It depends though, because Robin Cousins always did it in the pike position, whereas other skaters did it in the somersault position, so IMO Robin's, with him being so tall aswell, looked much more impressive.

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    Do you mean Cousins or Sobovcik?

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    Quote Originally Posted by La Rhumba View Post
    It depends though, because Robin Cousins always did it in the pike position, whereas other skaters did it in the somersault position, so IMO Robin's, with him being so tall aswell, looked much more impressive.
    I'm not crazy about backflips but I thought Surya Bonaly's backflip landed on one foot into a triple (salchow?) was the most impressive backflip feat on ice IMHO.

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    I know Sabovcik does it in the full layout position...

    From Halloween on Ice, it seems Dan Hollander and Rory Flack Burghart also have good backflips. Josef, Dan, and Rory did simultaneous backflips during the finale.

    Kurt Browning used to do a backflip but it was always twisted in the air. Apparently he stopped doing them after injuring a shoulder or collarbone (not sure exactly what) when he fell on a backflip - said it was his wedding gift to his wife or something like that to stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mafke View Post
    I'm not crazy about backflips but I thought Surya Bonaly's backflip landed on one foot into a triple (salchow?) was the most impressive backflip feat on ice IMHO.
    A Triple finish??? I never saw that and would love some video. I believe (if memory serves me correctly) at COI in Denver it was finished with a single loop, possibly a double but????

    Where can I see this?

    And what happened to the video clip of Wiess doing the Tornado???? I want the tornado video back!!!! Please!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Teenes View Post
    Kurt Browning used to do a backflip but it was always twisted in the air. Apparently he stopped doing them after injuring a shoulder or collarbone
    Not sure either but I think that was his clavicle - very easy to break - your right. I don't recall why he stopped though.????

    Jenny did it according only to a blog / review COI 2005. But no one else mentions it.
    Last edited by SeaniBu; 12-01-2006 at 08:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Do you mean Cousins or Sobovcik?
    Robin Cousins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mafke View Post
    I'm not crazy about backflips but I thought Surya Bonaly's backflip landed on one foot into a triple (salchow?) was the most impressive backflip feat on ice IMHO.
    She was a tumbler before she took up skating.

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    didn't Terry Kubika (sp) have one?

    and didn't Kurt stop doing Backflips way before he and Sonia married?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaniBu View Post
    A Triple finish??? I never saw that and would love some video. I believe (if memory serves me correctly) at COI in Denver it was finished with a single loop, possibly a double but????
    Here's an example with what looks like a double salchow at the end, but I'm close to positive she did the triple too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIauMJCnvuE

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    I should clarify - I think Kurt joked it was his wedding gift. Or just that he'd promised his wife. And according to Google, I don't have any details about it on my website which is where my Kurt memory resides these days . Ah well.

    At any rate, I'm pretty sure he stopped doing the backflip as a result of that injury. Though I have always wondered exactly when he hurt his clavicle or whatever it was, and when he healed, because it seems like that would have been mentioned more in the press when he was an eligible, or would have put a damper in the large number of events he did as a pro in the early 90's. I wasn't a fan back then so I haven't the faintest idea...

    I feel like Brian Orser has also done backflip/triple jump combinations. Searching around my Kurt site, I see a review from Holiday Festival on Ice in 2001 listing him as doing a backflip-3toe. Also have him in CSOI the same year doing a backflip into a double... He also did two backflips in a row after retakes at Gotta Skate last year, making Kurt almost fall over =).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mafke View Post
    Here's an example with what looks like a double salchow at the end, but I'm close to positive she did the triple too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIauMJCnvuE
    Hot stuff there, ooh yah that is cool! Amazing she has that much speed coming out of the backflip. With sight of that I feel a little gipped at the COI, well not really gipped but I wish it would have been that one. OH LA!

    I hope my "???" doesn't come across negatively.

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    Thanks to all for the infos!! So Jennifer Kirk did a backflip? Really? Anyway I remember two girls (one was mentioned, it was Rory and the other one was a blonde, I think it was at last year Skating and Gymnastic. Does anyone remember who she was?)

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