Friday, June 4

Why do you suppose so many of Switzerland's top skaters are known for their spins? Lambiel, Ruh, Krieg, Biellmann, etc.

It's in the water!

Ask me a question about figure skating!


Anonymous said...

It probably comes down to that lol!!

I've also heard that Swiss national competitions award great spins with bonus points, making that an incentive to work on them harder,(although I've never bothered to confirm it.)

Don't Russian nationals award quad jumps with bonuses? Not that Russians are renowned for their quads...(well, Pulshenko, yeah)

Anonymous said...

no - it's the chocolate!

Lambiel said once that because the Swiss eat so much chocolate, they are fatter which helps create greater centrifugal force when they spin!

I think he was joking...