gloves as part of the skater's costume
i haven't watched as much skating as most in recent years, but to my eyes it seems more skaters are wearing gloves these days.
can someone help me understand how this phenomenon's come about? i haven't seen one pair of charming gloves since josee schouinard's american in paris program. and that's despite my adoring dai and his hip hop swan lake to pieces.
gloves ruin the line of the arms, even when it goes with the story like katia gordeeva's umbrellas of cherbourg program i still don't like them. YMMV, but i'd still be interested in opinions of how this has come about (other than the ones i can come up with, like, it's cold in the rink).
Sokolova certainly seemed to have some reason to wear a glove, assymmetrically.
She must have intended some visual effect in her spirals and spins.
But without a glove we would never have had Camille.
Gloves protect sportsmen hands. When using of them is not good for costume skaters often wear body color gloves.
Skaters always wear gloves when practicing for protective reasons but for competition it's a matter of costuming.
Gloves in the same colour as the sleeves extend the lines, or increase the gangliness when Lysacek wears them.
These days it's common to see extend sleeves over the hand but with fingers uncovered. I guess they serve to extend the line without gloves.
As in Johnny's case, sometimes gloves are a part of the choreo, here's another example:
I bet that some of the gloves we saw in Bern's Euros were just for the cold arena, for example
here's Sarah Meier during her free program: http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...he8Xx/x610.jpg
And here's during the medal ceremony: http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...Fl4rK/x610.jpg
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Oh yes Math, thanks for reminding me about Camille. Camille had her own long thread here at one time. Many of us were dedicated to her.
Originally Posted by Mathman
What about this gloved skater??
The Shadow knows...
ah Camille... yes many a joke was had at those nationals thanks to my friends in the arena... I had a pair of red knit gloves that I let a friend have after she named one of them after Johnny's glove... we Johnny-fied a lot of my accessories that year (he liked MY sunglasses that she was wearing on her head, so she got to keep those too lol)
she takes the audience on her journey of emotions
She did? Lol! would have loved to see that
Originally Posted by Dee4707