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    Never mind Biellmanns. I vote for Ina Bauers, especially Shizuka Arakawa's. The About-dot-com site uses both photo and text about Shizuka to illustrate this move. The article further says that Japanese fans don't call it an Ina Bauer but instead call it "the Arakawa way." I completely agree! (Interestingly, though, the article says that what makes an Ina Bauer isn't the backbend but the position of the feet on the ice. So non-backbenders such as Gordeyeva and Kwan are doing a perfectly fine variation of the move.)

    Biellmanns look like a chiropractor's dream move. They can't be good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    Never mind Biellmanns. I vote for Ina Bauers, especially Shizuka Arakawa's. The About-dot-com site uses both photo and text about Shizuka to illustrate this move. The article further says that Japanese fans don't call it an Ina Bauer but instead call it "the Arakawa way." I completely agree! (Interestingly, though, the article says that what makes an Ina Bauer isn't the backbend but the position of the feet on the ice. So non-backbenders such as Gordeyeva and Kwan are doing a perfectly fine variation of the move.)

    Biellmanns look like a chiropractor's dream move. They can't be good for you.
    Yep, bending the back is actually a variation called the 'layback ina bauer.' I was a little surprised when I first found out as well.

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    Reo Ishizuka's Biellmann here still isn't as good as Martinez's (the free leg is a bit too bent). But I'm super-impressed by his skating skills and general presentation. Great stroking and knee action, and very lyrical movement. He already has a more refined and developed style than the vast majority of top level senior skaters. I hope he keeps at it. He may very well be a super skater in the making.

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    Hanyu has a great Ina Bauer too.

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    I'm so dreadfully tired of the Biellmann..I wish it was limited to one use out of the 2 programs ..or something , anything for some relief.

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    Yes!!!! ^^^^^^^This!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen o'neill View Post
    I'm so dreadfully tired of the Biellmann..I wish it was limited to one use out of the 2 programs ..or something , anything for some relief.
    Lol I partially agree with you, Im tired of bad Beillmanns, and I am so over beillmann spirals (ugliest things ever!) unfortunatley hanyus Beillmann falls into this category IMHO and I wish he would stop doing it as everything else he does is wonderful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teenes View Post
    What about Shawn Sawyer?
    http://youtu.be/UH1--dPITX8?t=1m35s
    like Johnny Weir...I thought he is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    Hanyu has a great Ina Bauer too.
    Hanyu has better Ina Bauer like Yuna's..

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    Quote Originally Posted by plushyfan View Post
    Hanyu has better Ina Bauer like Yuna's..
    Martinez has I think the best Arakawa-esque Ina Bauer for the men I think

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU...layer_embedded - at the 2:30 mark

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    Martinez definitely has the best position, but Miroshkin does a true Biellmann with both hands hooked around the blade (I'm sure Martinez would be capable of that if he wanted to).

    Plushenko's always looked strained. If anything I think the Biellmann or I-spin should be your showstopper to end your program, which skaters like Martinez and Lipnitskaia do very well, or at least a highlight in the music.

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    which male skaters have the best donut spin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serious Business View Post
    Martinez clearly obsoletes all the other male Biellmanns. It isn't even a competition. He also has the best Charlotte spiral done by any male skater, and it's a damn sight better than most female ones, too.
    This. Martinez's biellmann is just unbelievable.

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