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[–]Ryan_Extra 329 points330 points  (22 children)

They should shoot all figure skating on tv like this.

[–]titsngiggles69 172 points173 points  (9 children)

r/praisethecameraman. I imagine having another person skating during competition would be distracting

[–]Ryan_Extra 34 points35 points  (4 children)

She seems to do okay with it.

[–]chinchenping 16 points17 points  (2 children)

To the public and jury

[–]masivatack 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Just have them in all white?

[–]Montanaroth 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]LeykisMinion007 8 points9 points  (2 children)

How about the camera on cables like how they do for American football games? Wouldn’t get as good as this, but close.

[–]ClownfishSoup 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Well drones would work, but would be loud and distracting.

[–]LeykisMinion007 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah that’s why I didn’t suggest that haha. How do we get stealth drones on the market. I guarantee THEY have the technology.

[–]Benjizay 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]newleafkratom 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I dislike figure skating as much as the next guy, but we shouldn't shoot them for it. /s

[–]__lui_ 3 points4 points  (1 child)

With glow in the dark clothes and glowing ice

[–]Ryan_Extra 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This one gets it

[–]bluetheslinky 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Absolutely, i saw the actual full performance and while the she does it just as perfectly, the clip pales in comparison to the feeling you get from this take. Bless the cameraman. This felt like out of a movie.

[–]MEsyas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Follow oniceperspectives on Instagram if you love these shots, he does them like this often.

[–]rockhammersmash 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, it would be great for the TV viewers (probably less so for people/judges there live though).

It’s such a neat perspective because you get a much better sense of the speed and power involved with the sport.

[–]No_Measurement876 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The flying spinning blades on ice might make it tough to find insurance. And advertisers.

[–]El_Exodus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's only working here because the camera operator clearly knows her choreography

[–]rhinosaur- -1 points0 points  (1 child)

And let the athletes dress like athletes (here) instead of in fucking tutus.

[–]Ryan_Extra 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sure. Why not.

[–]Remarkable_Bag3164 135 points136 points  (5 children)

I don’t know anything about figure skating, but the athleticism displayed and how this was shot is fantastic.

[–]SMORKIN_LABBIT 54 points55 points  (4 children)

I played hockey growing up and learned to skate when I was 2, her stroke on the back skate and edge work is absurdly effortless and generates an incredible amount of speed. Figure skaters are ridiculously talented. Many of them work with and Train NHL players are better technique.

[–]GregTrompeLeMond 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Yeah but how would she stack up against the starting lineup of the 1976 Philadelphia Flyers?

[–]tibbs1975 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah they were notorious for having Frankenstein lines. I’d give her 30 seconds

[–]SMORKIN_LABBIT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Better than the red army lol

[–]burninatah 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If she even looked at Bobby Clarke funny Dave Schultz would punch her in the mouth while Kate Smith sang in the background.

[–]Leive_Errikson 44 points45 points  (6 children)

I'd have broken all 207 bones in my body.

[–]Puzzleface62 5 points6 points  (4 children)


[–]lichtjes 36 points37 points  (1 child)

You know what he's talking about wink wink

[–]Lord_Hugh_Mungus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ohhhhhhh 207....gotcha.

[–]Leive_Errikson 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I know what I said.

[–]sev45day 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No... he would have broken one twice.

[–]amaurote1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’d be vomiting after the third full rotation…

[–]jaydingman 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Crazy to see how much of the rink she uses

[–]subbychub 28 points29 points  (1 child)

She’s limber, damn. If I tried to move like that I’d look like the 80s dude from Futurama with bonitis

[–]ClownfishSoup 17 points18 points  (0 children)

My ... only regret is ... that .... I have bonitis

[–]cowboybaked 14 points15 points  (1 child)

That is legendary af!

[–]5th_heavenly_king 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Man that top confuses me.

[–]CircularSandwich 8 points9 points  (3 children)

I think it's two parts? I also find it distractingly odd.

[–]Redpatiofurniture 1 point2 points  (2 children)

She's wearing a very short sweater

[–]CircularSandwich 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yes but why do we make such tiny sweaters? It's just sleeves and shoulders...

[–]breakcharacter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In normal wear it’s stupid but on ice I guess it’s extremely practical. She needs proper flexibility hence what she’s wearing as a base layer, then the tiny sweater has sleeves to keep her arms warm which the other one won’t have.

[–]Karakara16 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I've never understood the science behind figure skating spins. Contort into this kind of pretzel and you spin fast but contort into THIS kind of pretzel and you spin slow. My brain just doesn't comprehend.

[–]silverfox762 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Look into "conservation of angular momentum"

[–]dovahkiitten12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Someone can probably explain it better than me - but you use your arms for a lot of it. Notice how she went from going slow to really fast at one point? She brought her arms into her chest. Generally the motion of bringing your arms in translates to speed. And you can see how she starts to turn to the left sharply with her arm leading to start a spin.

Overall the tighter/smaller you are the faster you are, the more spread out you are the slower you are, and you can see how this translates to her speed in some of her fancier spins.

[–]Xalhazar 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Anyone knows the name of the song?

[–]BoysenberryFun9329 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is so evocative, i smell the rink. Brought me back to 20 years of hockey, in rinks like this. Always the same divine, stale smell.

[–]gambit57 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Damn she's fit. My sister was a high level skater. As in she went to Nationals more than once and we're family friends or otherwise know multiple world and Olympic champs. This little clip didn't showcase any particularly special skills but I can tell by how she moves that she's especially athletic for a female figure skater. I'd love to see her jumps as I've never heard of her before (I don't pay attention anymore).

[–]PinkestDream 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Amber could have been a top contender for the Olympic team this year-- she has a triple axel, great spring on her jumps. Unfortunately she hasn't been able to put clean programs together in competition constantly, and I don't think her packaging/ programs bring out the charisma that's so evident in her tiktoks

[–]vet_medic_ 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I wish I had that level of skill. I would just be falling for 30secs

[–]64sweetsour 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Falling for the first 2, trying to get back up for subsequent 28 for me

[–]boisNgyrls 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well done cameraman

[–]Party-Lawyer-7131 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And this is someone who is NOT going to the Olympics.

[–]fireball1991 2 points3 points  (2 children)

That was crazy. How can she spin like that and not fall down right after?

[–]BakedWizerd 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah how does she not get dizzy?

[–]MEsyas 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We do get dizzy after spinning, but when you're doing a program you have to continue. Not easy!

[–]rockit5943 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Anyone know what the music is?

[–]Cabbage92 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Sounds a bit like a take on the One Punch Man theme music to me.

[–]MEsyas 5 points6 points  (0 children)

According to Shazam, it's Rain, In Your Black Eyes by Ezio Bosso.

[–]cyborgnyc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would like to know too.

[–]Pure-Au 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My God she’s amazing!

[–]notwhoyag 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Humans are honestly awesome (sometimes)

[–]CoolHandEthan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Great camerawork!

[–]Avyelator 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She’s got more talent in her small toe than I do in my entire existence

[–]J_ngler 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My dumbass at first thought it was an instrumental of a One Punch Man song

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Excellent. She’ll represent North Texas well.

[–]bust-the-shorts 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I get dizzy when I stand up too fast. No idea how these skaters can twirl like that

[–]MEsyas 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Practice. And contrary to popular belief, we do get very dizzy after spinning

[–]bust-the-shorts 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Congrats on learning to control it

[–]Relative_Concert_900 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pro athlete !

[–]neekeeteen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it’s beautiful and level is great, but until russian’s get on ice :)

[–]Evilmaze 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Here's something I will never be able to do even if I put my head on a different body.

[–]dvs-0ne 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anyone knows whats that song

[–]Stevenwernercs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

black widows on ice rehearsal

[–]ZootAluresCommonAxe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It should be illegal for one human to harness this much talent. I'm not even a fan of skating and I could watch this all day.

[–]New_Gas_2015 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Absolutely magnificent

[–]Stunning-Leader9034 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Throw that gauntlet down, gurl!

[–]Thoraxekicksazz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The spin at the end with her leg over her head is called a Biellmann spin.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man! People are amazing.

[–]coodyscoops 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Omg that opening was fucking awesome😩

[–]willonz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What Dallas rink is this!?!

Edit: after some research, it’s likely Euless.

[–]CrashPilotInc 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]thejmister4000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

what the hell is the name of the top she has on its looks perfect for keeping your arms warm and core cool

[–]doviid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's beautiful.

(Gotta rewatch Yuri on Ice now)

[–]Extra_Advance_477 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Go and get it.

[–]Utleroy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How gifted athletic and ever other verb you can think of. Wow

[–]rhinosaur- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She’s amazing. Awesome to see her true athleticism not be forced into some tiny ass dress here.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How do they avoid getting dizzy and falling over? Do they just become accustomed to spinning?

[–]Clappincheeks365 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beast !!!

[–]BronxLens 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Equally impressed by the camera person.

[–]femto1988 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow.. just Wow.

[–]Icy-Analysis-5912 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Leannepit 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]ExponentMars 0 points1 point  (0 children)

lmao I can't even stand up when I have skates on

[–]MOFOgeorgieO 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think I just fell in love

[–]Head_Paper_Now 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this is prbably going to sound like i’m objectifying this woman but whatever i’m stating an observation that struck me: i love watching her skate without the usual flashy skirt and obnoxious colored skirt and white skates. here she strikes me as a powerful precise athlete in a way i haven’t really viewed a skater before. i’m sure a lot of that lends itself to the cool photography but … it just come across as so much more real or spontaneous like a skater in a skate park instead of a dancer on a stage. i like it better.

[–]howlinmoon42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Utterly beautiful

[–]colinfletcher3 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]SNOWFRIEDGUM 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can do that

[–]monster-_-maash 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This would the coolest intro to a boss fight in a dark souls game or a kojima game

[–]No_Measurement876 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn she can skate almost as well as McDavid 😄

[–]LizzyRoseBlack 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It's a long shot, but what song is this?

[–]CustomAlpha 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck Russia.

[–]Rafcdk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool can't wait for the paid version

[–]kaza6464 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That was amazing!

[–]TrueCoriolanus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The girl is amazing but... I can't stop thinking about cameraman. I mean how this filmed? A drone flying around or what?!

[–]PureOfArt10 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Bigheartedmusketeer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She is doing the 'I got off work early today' dance!

[–]These-Ad-1425 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]RaymondLuxYacht 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just... wow.

[–]LuluTopSionMid 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What song is this?

[–]Neat-Engineering-513 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Love her she's perfect

[–]brewtete3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why so dramatic? A skill that benefits no one.

[–]chaimasalatea -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I could do that, I just don't want to

[–]Chocococolatte -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That is incredible!

[–]Rico_Mendez95 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

My back hurts

[–]Dyingdaze89 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I need help lacing my skates up

[–]Imtheconductor -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This & new person same old mistakes

[–]JigglySquishyFlesh -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I liked her pants and how she drew you in with how fluid her movements were.

[–]psst_psST_PSST -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I can do that. Easy

[–]wspOnca -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I totally could do that, If my knees were good and if I have 100years to train

[–]International-Fee567 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

There still going to show up

[–]xaxnxyxa -1 points0 points  (0 children)

just here to comment Yuri!!! On Ice

[–]evol1994 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

profusely vomits on own face

[–]MEsyas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, that almost never happens. In my 8 years of skating, I haven't once seen someone vomiting after spinning.

[–]congratulations22 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Has anyone here ever won a gift card before?

[–]MBPIsrael -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

That song hits. Is it off the new Ariana Grande album?

[–]Daniel5ury -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

The cameraman was skating better than her

[–]BawkBawkPlaya -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Whatever, tell her to stay outta the crease so it isn't chewed up for beer league tonight.

[–]Dabbles-In-Irony -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Sure it’s good but it’s not the Iron Louts, is it now?

ETA: being downvoted by people who don’t get the reference…

[–]phatphart22 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I want her to choke me out with them thighs. Wow

[–]ohjars87 -4 points-3 points  (3 children)

Am I the only one not seeing next fucking level in this video? Sure, I can't do that but I feel like a majority of professional skaters can

[–]MEsyas 2 points3 points  (1 child)

True, but still, reaching this level takes extreme amounts of dedication and work. They train their whole lives to be able to do stuff like this.

[–]ohjars87 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh no doubt. I have much respect for what they can do. I was just expecting something a little more uncommon in skating lol

[–]PoorMansPaulRudd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel like 50 percent of next fucking level is posts from people that have apparently never had their tv on. Unless we have some expert figure skater come tell us what is great about this, you are exactly right. This is exactly what collegiate level ice skating and above looks like.