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Thread: Spirals/Laybacks

  1. #1
    Callystarr
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    Spirals/Laybacks



    Who do you think, outside of the US has the best Spiral and Laybacks?

  2. #2
    eliza88
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    Re: Spirals/Laybacks


    Lucinda Ruh!!

  3. #3
    tharrtell
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    Re: Spirals/Laybacks


    Yuka's are nice. I'm sure there are more, but I'm having trouble thinking of skaters who hold their spirals long enough and/or a have Button-approved foot position on their laybacks.

  4. #4
    SteveKmetko374
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    Re: Spirals/Laybacks


    I like Lucinda's - not the classic layback but the one where her back is practically, if not actually, parallel to the ice.

  5. #5
    Callystarr
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    Re: Spirals/Laybacks



    Fumie Suguri among the eligible skaters has a decent layback with good speed, and arm variations.

    As far as spirals, from what I can remember...I am not sure but i think Drei, Kettnunen, or Poykio had a really good spiral sequence...

  6. #6
    Cherub72182
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    Re: Spirals/Laybacks


    Oksana Baiul... nice spiral position and sideways leaning layback.

  7. #7
    lottafs
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    Re: Spirals/Laybacks


    Showdown between Kwan and Cohen.

  8. #8
    maxell1313
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    Re: Spirals/Laybacks


    **Showdown between Kwan and Cohen.**


    Outside of the US?



  9. #9
    Linny
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    Button approved


    You mean best as in "Dick Button approved"?

    For layback, it has to be Angela. I think Dick would return from the refrigerator break just long enough to mention that her layback is the best in the business (frivilous frumpery aside).

    Linny


  10. #10
    AY2006
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    Re: Button approved


    "Outside of the US?"

    Maybe kwan could represent China and Cohen could represent Ukraine (and Nikodinov could represent Bulgaria) someday. That would make more room for other US skaters... (j/k)

  11. #11
    sk8ing lady2001
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    Re: Spirals/Laybacks


    I enjoy Irina's spiral so much, like I have pointed out many times.

  12. #12
    heyang
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    Re: Spirals/Laybacks


    For layback, Ruh's incredible. She's practically a contortionist on her spins.

    As for spirals, I don't think anyone can come close to the American ladies for extension and maintaining the position. Irina's does have an edge, but she seldom holds the extended leg in a nice position for the entire movement. It's hard to judge because TV doesn't focus only on the edge and it's easier to watch the extension.

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