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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Here is the textbook Y-spin. If you do a Google image search on "Y-spin" this skater is the only one that comes up.

    http://www.leigh-i-am.com/Nationals01/1801nats18.jpg
    I consider that as rather ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    The very simple reason they didn't invite Abbott to Skate America: Just once they wanted to have Evan win Skate America.
    Yeah, that's the beef. Why would the USFSA want to have Evan Lysacek win Skate America just once, rather than to have Jeremy Abbott win Skate America just once (or even to have him participate just once)?

    Why not invite them both, along with Oda , and let the chips fall where they may?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman
    Speaking of Rudy Galindo, in the later stages of his career he wasn't limber enough to do the Y-spin any more, so he switched to the front catch (not as much extention as Sasha, however.)

    Rudy's Y-spin:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rnERrcZ9Y7...20/GALINDO.jpg
    I don't think that is a front catch, I think that is still a side catch. Here is what I think is Rudy's front catch:
    http://www.rudy-galindo.com/7951_26a.htm

    My fave Michelle Y-spin was from You Raise Me Up: http://heatherw.com/mk/pics/events/n...x/DSCF6107.JPG

    And here is Michelle's "I" spiral:
    http://www.usfigureskating.org/conte...-extension.jpg
    Last edited by MKFSfan; 06-26-2009 at 07:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    I consider that as rather ugly.
    Oh, goodness no!

    Next I suppose you will say you don’t like this.

    http://www.jayadeff.com/Campbells2004/IMG_2623.jpg

    Or this

    http://www.canon.lv/skating2005/gallery/19032005/9.jpg

    Look, she can do it both ways. (Or anyway, pictures can be reversed. )

    http://www.merlin-net.com/THUMBS/TDIR0173/X00106_9.JPG

    Quote Originally Posted by MKFSfan
    My fave Michelle Y-spin was from You Raise Me Up: http://heatherw.com/mk/pics/events/n...x/DSCF6107.JPG
    If I remember correctly, some people regarded Michelle's exuberant program-ending Y-spin as being sort of little-girlish, and she tried to work on variations that somehow sent out a more mature vibe. But the audiences would have none of it!
    Last edited by Mathman; 06-26-2009 at 07:26 PM.

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    What do you mean, Mathman? I don't remember Michelle's "Y"spin being too girlish...I liked when Michelle would do Y-spins on both legs, although the spin on her right skating leg/left free leg was much better in terms of extension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKFSfan View Post
    What do you mean, Mathman? I don't remember Michelle's "Y"spin being too girlish...
    I don't know, there was just something about it that was gleeful and full of delight. Like she was saying,

    "Look at me, look at me, look at me now!
    It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how!"

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