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    Favorite spiral positions

    What's your favorite spiral position?

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    I love michelle's but I love nicole's more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Just perfection........

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    well, it really depends on who is performing it. Michelle and Nicole both have beautiful positions, but if Kimmie trys that same spiral it dosen't look quite the same. I have to say that my favorite spiral is a full split with a back held up strong and streched. Sasha can not be beaten in this position, or any other. She owns the spiral.... lets admit it.

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    I really liked Arakawa's Y-spiral (is that what it's called? not sure) at the Olympics. She entered the spiral position with great speed after doing small spread eagles and some cross over skating, maintained her speed throughout the two curves, and then let go of the hand. That was really spectacular. Her height shines in a spiral position like that. I love that move even more than her famous inna bauer. Her flexibility and stretch were simply exquisite. Her edges and balance were also great.

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    I agree. Sasha's spiral os the best in the world.

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    I have always loved the spiral where the lady reaches back and (some say) "supports" the spiral... I don't know why, but I find the look elegant. I don't care if it's not the hardest of spirals or not.

    Also just about every position Sasha makes is brilliant...

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    With regards spirals, I could watch Katherine Healy all day. Absolutely perfect arabesque position... unfortunately I can't find any pics to demonstrate

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    Any spiral Sasha did was just beautiful.

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    I also think that Sasha has and did have the most beautiful spirals. There are others that are close but she could really do this well. I loved her backward Charlotte. Absolutely Amazing!!!!

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    I absolutely adore Sasha's spirals, but I also like Caroline Zhang's where she has her hands/arms wrapped around her free leg - kinf of like an I-spiral, except she holds her leg around her thight, not her foot. If I find a pictore, I'll post it.

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    I like a nice classic spiral position, and I'm not overly impressed by those that achieve extreme amplitude at the expense of deep edges and good speed. I think Carolina Kostner has a nice balance, the position is lovely and she maintains her speed throughout while keeping the spiral on a deep, secure edge. I love her change of edge spiral, too.

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