Favourite Twist lift

ladyjane

Medalist
Joined
Jun 26, 2012
Country
Netherlands
As most people on here will know by now, I am a big fan of pairs skating. I love the synchronicity in the SBS jumps, the synchronicity in the SBS Spins, the throws (or to be fair: assisted jumps), and my truly favourite element, the twist lifts. I still am in love with the ones Bruno and Aljona can do - never seen such a height while still being so controlled - but I would love to know what you think. What is a good triple (or quad) twist lift? Which ones made you sigh with pleasure or, which is also possible, sigh with anxiety? Please, no falls here, if you wish to show anxiety please stick to those which had a crash landing or some such. Although i would love to see some, with touching shoulders where it is not meant to be. But please, no falls. I realise these do occur, but this post is not meant to be a demonstration of harrowing falls.

Starting off with one of my definite favourites (in Russian, the only YouTube version I could find):

https://vk.com/videos-99627412?z=video-99627412_456239580/club99627412/pl_-99627412_-2
 

GarthAqua

On the Ice
Joined
Feb 14, 2018
Back to the old days when Shen&Zhao showed in world stage. They brought a new way to do twist lifts. Before, pairs do twists with girls body position more like jumps, they did with girl parallel to the ice with more height and dynamic. Now most of the pairs do twists in their way.
A video of the early days.
https://youtu.be/mmYH7Ck2tiA?t=23
 

GarthAqua

On the Ice
Joined
Feb 14, 2018
check for Isabelle Brasseur and LLoyd Eisler. They had amazing twists... a lateral one, and a regular one.


like in the first minute of this program... they perform both twists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebzo8KVSA9U

nowadays, teams only have one kind???

The lateral twist looks like a Group 3 lift take off. Also the technical book says twists in Free program can have any kind of take off like Axel/Lutz/Flip/Toeloop but nowadays pairs only do Lutz/Flip twist. Anyone have seen Axel twist?
 

labgoat

Keeper of the Pull Arabians
Record Breaker
Joined
Jan 3, 2007
Country
United-States
Awesome collection of twist lifts everyone!
 

ladyjane

Medalist
Joined
Jun 26, 2012
Country
Netherlands

Wow!

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check for Isabelle Brasseur and LLoyd Eisler. They had amazing twists... a lateral one, and a regular one.


like in the first minute of this program... they perform both twists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebzo8KVSA9U

nowadays, teams only have one kind???

This is great to watch!

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check for Isabelle Brasseur and LLoyd Eisler. They had amazing twists... a lateral one, and a regular one.


like in the first minute of this program... they perform both twists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebzo8KVSA9U

nowadays, teams only have one kind???

This is great to watch!
 

Moaray

Rinkside
Joined
Feb 24, 2017
https://youtu.be/Mx75rRpKi24?t=136
Sui and Han's 3tw in 2016 worlds sp, Sui and Han just put that 3Tw way deep of the program and that twist worked with the music SO perfectly, one of the highlights of this masterpiece sp.

https://youtu.be/sQ47QKFJJ2c?t=41
Fedorova and Miroshkin's 3tw, their twist was so unique because of their entrance. Many pairs teams would use Mohawk or Choctaw as the entrance to the twist, they were the only team using cantilever as the entrance which was so difficult and insane. Sadly both of the skaters just split up and retired.

https://youtu.be/1RRpaAiyaiQ?t=56
Knierims' 4Tw, the only level 4 quad twist on the planet!
 
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