It's interesting you bring that up, because he was a proponent of straight (as opposed on an edge) jump entrances. A lot of European skaters and some Americans (like Bobek) would enter a 3F on a curve, but his students never did. So I imagine it would be very difficult to get the deep edge lutz when you enter the jump in a straight line. However, I think it makes for a more consistent jump seeing how popular that straight entrance is now, and even Irina having more success with the lutz when she changed to her more like Kwan's.
Originally Posted by kwanatic
That was actually a very good outside edge! Yes, that was a clean lutz...
Originally Posted by jaylee
At the rink. Again.
On a related but not note, Frank Carroll also is a proponent of entering a camel spin in a more open square position instead of winding up and it's about using the skating knee action to create the spin. One of my coaches worked with him for a couple years and has recently changed my camel spin entry to this technique, and low and behold! I have a consistent camel spin that's pretty fast. Frank Carroll also did a camp in the Chicago area over the weekend and there was a ton of great things learned by the local (non-elite) skaters.
Michelle's jumps overall really improved under Artunian--way at the end of her career. She was really an amazing athlete who no doubt could have adapted to the stricter scrutiny under COP.
Originally Posted by FSGMT
I agree, but I'm glad she skated during the period she did. COP would have sucked all the creativity and innovation out of her programs (COE spiral, spinning in different directions, etc.)
Originally Posted by jenaj
Rejoicing in the land of Kwan
Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy