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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurofan View Post
    Well, the "big bully" is about 80 years old now, so we probably don't have to go through too many more seasons listening to him crab about Tammy Twizzle's unacceptable free-leg position in her layback spin, or Steven Salchow's failure to put "the jump in that jump."
    Dick Button fans, like myself, live for those kinds of comments. And for comments like, "it doesn't make a rusty hoot."

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    I happen to agree. I enjoy his comments, and Im usually venting about Tammy Twizzle's unacceptable free-leg position in her layback spin and her miserable extension in her spiral as well. Stuff like that bugs me and it always made my boyfriend laugh cause it was usually coming out of my mouth right before it escaped uncle Dick's. Maybe thats why I enjoy Simon Cowell(American Idol) as well. He says what Im thinking...or saying

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    The problem is that anyone who has competed under CoP is "too new" and anyone who hasn't "isn't with it." So they will have a hard time finding seasoned commentators who support CoP. Maybe Michelle would be a good compromise between age/youth/6.0/CoP, or maybe she won't work out. I don't think we can really judge anyone before they try. She does have a pleasant voice though.

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    What about Katherine Hepburn? (=Nancy Kerrigan) She's a former champion too and has a very pleasant voice. Wouldn't you like to have her as one of the World's commentators?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiuliaPlum View Post
    What about Katherine Hepburn? (=Nancy Kerrigan) She's a former champion too and has a very pleasant voice. Wouldn't you like to have her as one of the World's commentators?
    I think Nancy kerrigan has her own tv network. o.o. it was like nancy kerrigan tv and she was commenting. it was in Japanese nationals.
    Last edited by Mathman; 02-24-2009 at 09:49 PM.

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    it's not her own network. she's commentating for the USFSA's online broadcasts (Ice Network)...

    I don't understand why tv networks won't hire her. her name is probably just as recognizable as Michelle Kwans with the average joe viewer. She's the chick that got whacked!



    I have no problem with a commentator tearing apart a skater's poor positions or whatever. More power to him. It's when he bullys his other commentators that I have a problem with it. Or compares every skater to his favorite. We get it - no one is as good as _______ ... nevermind ______ didn't have the best positions. (Case in point, Michelle Kwan - I can't remember her doing a classic layback position, but Dick was fine with that... but any other skater was being lazy or it was said that it was an ugly position... um... what'd she do different? other than be the kween who can do no wrong?...)

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    I think the poster is actually referring to the work she did for CN8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    (Case in point, Michelle Kwan - I can't remember her doing a classic layback position, but Dick was fine with that... but any other skater was being lazy or it was said that it was an ugly position... um... what'd she do different? other than be the kween who can do no wrong?...)
    She did the classic layback position for the first few years of her senior career - it was a pretty good position but was criticised for being too slow along with her other spins. When she worked on speeding up her spins the layback didn't really get faster so she switched to the dropped leg variation where she spun more quickly.

    As some of our commentators have said - it's a layback spin, so the bend in the back is the most important element and she did lay back pretty far. AFAIK it's only Dick Button who rants about high turned out free legs in the layback spin. Evidence is not many (if any at all) European ladies have his desired free leg position when they do a layback.

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    Nancy Kerrigan got mixed reviews from IceNetwork viewers. I personally have mixed feelings about her as a commentator. She might improve with her commentating, but she lacks personality and her voice is a little bit annoying (not highly annoying, but not great.)

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    I still have to get how's the classic layback position

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiuliaPlum View Post
    I still have to get how's the classic layback position
    Classic layback position "in attitude."

    http://wkp.fresheye.com/ja/shared/th...ikodinov_2.jpg

    http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Im...305fleming.jpg

    Michelle Kwan (note the unpointed toe).

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/2003/20030328/s4.jpg

    Lowered leg position.

    http://www.tribolum.com/images/posts/michelle_kwan.jpg

    Edited to add: Peggy Fleming!

    PS: Here's Sasha (OK, not a layback, but still...)

    http://z.hubpages.com/u/311797_f520.jpg
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    I will pass on Nancy Kerrigan She usually drones on sounding either like she is put out or bored out of her mind. She does perk up though when she relates anything to herself. Although she has gotten better from when she 1st started commentating. But if its a choice between her or schreechy Scott...give me the schreech anyday

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    not the picture I was looking for but..

    Sasha Cohen layback:
    http://www.usfigureskating.org/conte...en-layback.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikachuusb View Post
    I will pass on Nancy Kerrigan She usually drones on sounding either like she is put out or bored out of her mind. She does perk up though when she relates anything to herself. Although she has gotten better from when she 1st started commentating. But if its a choice between her or schreechy Scott...give me the schreech anyday
    Like when she said she's landed a quad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikachuusb View Post
    not the picture I was looking for but..

    Sasha Cohen layback:
    http://www.usfigureskating.org/conte...en-layback.jpg

    Best layback: Angela Nikodinov:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNbHf...eature=related

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