Some older ones(!):
Toller Cranston: broken leg sit spin; Russian splits
Kurt Browning: footwork ( Scott Hamilton also)
Dorothy Hamill: Hamill camel
Brian Orser- triple axel
Jozef Sabovcik: BIG single axel
Paul Wylie: Ina Bauer; Spread Eagle; scratch spin
Brian Boitano: tano lutz, Spread Eagle, Death drop
Michelle Kwan: the spiral; charlotte
Landing 3As in my dreams!
Brian Boitano -- in addition to the 'Tano Lutz, the spread eagle. Lots of skaters do them, but has anyone else ever held one for a full circle the way he did in his Napoleon LP? That has to be one of my favorite FS moments ever.
I totally agree. The image is so fresh. The arms were at his side as he completed the circle. Truly unique and unusual.
Originally Posted by skatedreamer
Michelle brought back the Charlotte, and her inside/outside edge spiral was always to die for. I love her falling leaf and agree with
Dick Button, who called it the best in the business.
ANother thing about Michelle. She was able to portray passion and personal involvement with the music like none other. She always seemed as one with the music. The presentation was sincere and honest, in my opinion. There was no acting. There is none other who comes across with such sincerity. Yes, there are skaters who can do more difficult technical content, but no one can match her artistry. That is trademark (and I've watched skating since 1962). She is simply "THE BEST." These are things that make her a legend.
Keeper of the Kweens OGM.
I agree with everything!
Originally Posted by edenlover
Michelle's falling leaf was simply beautiful. Love her change of edge spiral, my heart lived for it!
I also have to say Lu Chen's jumps. I can't explain it but I loved the delay (I guess you can call it that) before she would rotate, very stunning in her Worlds Rach performance.
G and G: they have the best skating skills. I saw them live at Champions on Ice and the quietness of their blades was amazing.
Yuna Kim also has her (layback) Ina Bauer or spread eagle entry into a 2A
Denise Biellmann for the spin that is named for her. She may not have invented it, and lots of people do it, but I think it is Denise's signature move.
Daisuke: Cyber Swan, Blues for Klook
Michelle (hard to choose): Spirals; Rachmaninoff, Lyra Angelica, Tosca (at U.S. Nationals), Fields of Gold, gorgeous dresses
Sasha: beautiful positions; Dark Eyes SP, Romeo and Juliet LP
Yagudin: footwork; Winter SP, Man in the Iron Mask LP
Lambiel: Fleur Lambiel spin, headless spin, and spins, in general; Four Seasons (program and costume ), William Tell, Poeta
Arakawa: flexibility, Ina Bauer
Yulia: outstanding spins and flexibility; Schindler's List LP; angelic face (since we're including physical attributes, apparently)
Yuzuru: Ina Bauer, incredible jumps when he's on; Parisian Walkways and Romeo and Juliet (the first version); angelic face that would be a perfect match for Yulia