?????I don't think I said you said Sonja could pass today's test, by implication or otherwise.
Originally Posted by gkelly
I should have specified that it was Henie's axel technique that was not good. They were badly pre rotated. Still it goes without saying she was a marvel. Nice to see a sit spin done properly as shown in the vid that was posted.
I was so surprised to see that as well. I can't remember the last time I've seen a sit spin like that under CoP. Most skaters will force their spine to their thighs in their "sit spins." Does a sit spin where your spine is upright not garner as many points as a pancake spin?
Originally Posted by Icey
Skaters like Button, Henie and Owen weren't just talented they were gifted. A cut above. And fierce competitors! I'm sure if they had been brought up with modern equipment (meaning skates) and with today's training standards all 3 would be right up there battling it out with the Chans, Kims, and Asadas respectively. :D
Watching this reminds me of something Dick Button once said about Sonja Henie 'she tippy toed into our hearts' or something along those lines. I have to say - Sonja had tremendous speed across the ice!
Originally Posted by Mathman