Figure skaters once could do all the backflips they wanted. Those were better days, filled with fun flips that everyone enjoyed…well, everyone except the purists. They were deemed illegal for a variety of reasons, but never for one concrete piece of logic. So, just exactly what happened?
If you are interested in seeing those flips, well here you go!
Terry Kupicka back in 1976 – https://youtu.be/AdH921rNkT4?t=313
Surya Bonaly in 1998 – https://youtu.be/fGNtP4TSy2M?t=315
Hosted by Will Buikema and Clara Morris
Animations by Tyson Whiting
Edited by Ryan Simmons
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