Looking back over some old programs recently and one thing I noticed was a relative lack of Biellmann spins in Ladies' programs. Whew - what a relief! Any one else tired of Biellmanns?
I know they are there because they are specifically listed as a way to get a higher level from a layback in the CoP. But all the ladies now casting about to find the blade of their free skate and then wrenching themselves up - tired of it! The only one I can think off hand that I really enjoy is Caroline Zhang's. The way she lifts her chest and then rises up to the Biellmann position - that's magical.
Why all the love from the ISU for the Biellmann? They had to have known if they listed it in the CoP we'd see a lot more