Just wondering: Did Gordeeva and Grinkov ever do a split quad twist?
If you ask me what I do in my "off" time when there is no skating on TV or local competitions, I will tell you that I pull out my crummy old tapes and badger other skate-o-philes for theirs. Each year usually unearths some old poor-quality tape or other from someone. I just recently watched an old Worlds ('87? or thereabouts) and I SWEAR that G&G did a split quad twist in this Worlds. Does anyone else remember this?
I'm thinking of it alot lately because of all the hoopla over the Chinese pairs and their "new" quad influence. It seems to me that, even if G& G didn't do one at that Worlds, ( I SWEAR they did) they HAD done them in practice at some point. This was years ago. IT seems to me that this quad-fest for pairs is like the quads for singles men---Kurt Browning did one at Worlds way back in 90 or so-----and yet, when the Russians started doing them in the Olympics nearly a decade late, everyone was agog as though it was a new idea.