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Thread: The Biellmann Spin

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    The Biellmann Spin

    Denise Biellmann (SUI) popularized the "Biellmann spin"—an upright figure skating spin in which the skater executes a one-foot spin while holding the other foot extended over and behind the head. According to Wiki, it was present in skating at least since the 1965 European Championships when Tamara Moskvina performed it.

    Who does your favorite Biellmann spin?


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    Biellmann herself.

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    I would say Yulia since she can do it perfectly vertical.

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    I absolutely love those who can form a tear drop shape. I think that's the most important characteristic in a Biellmann

    So beautiful

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    Probably Biellmann herself, so beautiful but I also really love Mirai Nagasu's, it's very well done and I love how she doesn't lose speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by YLFan View Post
    I would say Yulia since she can do it perfectly vertical.
    I never stop being in awe of Yulia's version of the Biellmann spin. It's like watching rhythmic gymnasts performing on the ice. The spin should be named after her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thoakun View Post
    I never stop being in awe of Yulia's version of the Biellmann spin. It's like watching rhythmic gymnasts performing on the ice. The spin should be named after her.
    A person in another thread said people have been calling it the "lipa" but I personally just call it a Yulia spin because lipa is a little too close to lip for me

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    Yulia did not invent this spin.

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    Layback Spins IJS Level 4: http://youtu.be/-mhHrrL8Fuk
    This girl did it first in 2008.

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    You're right she didn't, but it's one of the things she's known for, Yuna didn't invent the Yuna camel but it's referred to colloquially by that name, there's nothing wrong with coining a term for Yulia too

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    Isn't Yulia's vertical spin being discussed actually a candle spin? Her Beilman is part of her exit from the flying camel spin right? Are Beilmans and Candles the same. Don't you have to hold the blade on a bielman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaten View Post
    Yulia did not invent this spin.
    I know that Yulia didn't not invent this spin, but it's undeniable that she helps popularizing it. There's the Caroline spin, but it's very possible that someone invented it way before she was born. It's hard to trace who was the first one to do a certain element, but the one who performs it regularly in A-level competitions, making it well-known to the audiences often gets noticed and is credited with it.

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    I loathe this spin. I think it's ugly - no matter who does it!!!! And any variation of it.

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    I'd say it looks real good like this http://youtu.be/ke0iusvydl8?t=4m

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    Quote Originally Posted by YLFan View Post
    I'd say it looks real good like this http://youtu.be/ke0iusvydl8?t=4m
    All four positions are textbook, fully extended and beautiful.

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