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    Favorite and Least Favorite Moves from your most beloved skaters!

    I've noticed that a lot of topics on this forum is either about favorite moves from a skater or least favorite moves from a skater, but not usually about both. So I created a thread where we can all discuss what moves from particular skaters make us happy and which ones makes us peeved.

    MICHELLE KWAN
    • Favorite: COE Arabesque Spiral (Duh!), Falling Leaf Split, Hydroblading, Edges

    • Least Favorite: Cross-grab catch-foot spin (did one at 2000(?) Skate Canada), I-Spin (She attempted one in an old TV special with a former boyband called O-Town.)


    SASHA COHEN
    • Favorite: 90% her spins and spirals (i.e. Y-Spin and I-Spin; especially her I-Spin!)

    • Least favorite: Her jumps. (Her quad at the 2001 Skate America practice was cool though.)


    YUN-A KIM
    • Favorite: Any of her triple-triples; esp. the 3Lz-3T, Layback Ina Bauer, Arabesque Spiral (It’s grown on me)

    • Least favorite: One-handed Biellmann spiral (Her leg looks kinda like a jacket thrown over her shoulder), Camel Spin (not the Yun-a camel)


    MAO ASADA
    • Favorite: Kerrigan spiral, lightness of foot (jump-wise), Cross-grab catch-foot spiral, Y-Spin

    • Least favorite: Sit spin in a shoot-the-duck position, entrance into her axels


    CAROLINE ZHANG
    • Favorite: Layback Spin into a Pearl Spin or Layback into a Pearl spin into a Haircutter Spin (see ‘Caroline Zhang JGPF Finale Spin!’ on Youtube)

    • Least favorite: I think we all know what this is. =/


    MINJEONG KWAK
    • Favorite: Fan spiral (one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen!)

    • Least favorite: Falling Leaf Split


    SHIZUKA ARAKAWA
    • Favorite: LAYBACK INA BAUER. Period.

    • Least Favorite: Arabesque Spiral


    SHEN/ZHAO
    • Favorite: Throw jumps! :D

    • Least favorite: Their most recent competitive death spiral.


    SAVCHENKO/SZOLKOWY
    • Favorite: Throw Triple Flip (even if their landings are a bit off)

    • Least favorite: SBS 3T-3T+SEQ and that weird Ina Bauer-Bent Knee-Spread Eagle thing they do for about two seconds in every FS …


    **Note: Not intended to be a discussion on style, expressions, presentation or artistry; just technical elements and the like. Hope you know what I mean.

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    Re: Favorite and Least Favorite Moves from your most beloved skaters!

    I love every move that Jeff Buttle makes. He is so graceful.

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    Re: Favorite and Least Favorite Moves from your most beloved skaters!

    Plushenko favorite-quad-tirple and camel spin /least favorite-anticlimactic endings

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    Re: Favorite and Least Favorite Moves from your most beloved skaters!

    Alissa Czisny
    favorite- Spins, Russian split, charlotte
    least favorite- standard spiral position. Great stretch and amplitude, but the angle is little off.

    Mirai Nagasu
    favorite- standard spiral position. Great stretch and superb upper body position.
    least favorite- biellman spin. Not aesthetically pleasant despite flexibility. Same could be said about her ina bauer.

    Stephane Lambiel
    favorite- all of his spins. Period.
    least favorite- excessive knee-bend on jump landings

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