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DevinMKMN

Was anyone else waiting for the iron lotus?


Peherre

-Coach: Jimmy, I never told you this before, but I used to coach pairs. I was on track to head up the Olympic squad. I wanted it badly, so I developed a move. A move the likes of which the world had never seen before. A move so revolutionary, so dangerous that it would have catapulted the team that stuck it straight to the top. And like many revolutionary ideas, it just scared the shit out of the establishment. So I quit. And I took it to the one place on earth batshit crazy enough to give it a try. North Korea. -Will Ferrell: Of course. -Coach: Behind the Bamboo Curtain, they call it "The Iron Lotus."


Tomnessthetom

I was thinking, my god the iron lotus.


moashforbridgefour

I steeled myself for a decapitation.


Tomnessthetom

Well because in order to perform it properly you need two wangs


Papasmurf645

The Iron Lotus demands your respect. She has no time for lone wolves.


manhowl

Same here lol, I was really hoping they'd pull it off too


One_Typical_Redditor

I waited with bated breath


zenzealot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7dr6PCeW4c


LookItVal

[the failed iron lotus](https://youtu.be/1weVp4S8IFc) for those who are curious


irisseca

Was this movie based on some other skating movie from (I think) the 90’s? I actually thought that was going to be the clip. I can’t remember the name of the movie to save my life but I think they did some (*impossible!*) move that was an iron lotus where he threw her into a double or triple axel. Lmfao. They had close ups of her face arms and legs the whole time. It was supposed to be a drama, but I remember seeing it in the theater and nearly peeing myself laughing Edit: found it. The Cutting Edge (first one), final skating scene. Still makes me giggle


freyja09

Toe pick!


irisseca

Weird, it was actually “The Cutting Edge” (unless you’re not in the US, and it had a different name there). I even found the scene and showed my husband a little while ago. I’d added it in the edit. I’ve never heard of “Toe Pick”, but I’ll google it. :)


freyja09

"Toe pick" is a phrase used often in The Cutting Edge.


irisseca

Ohhh, I haven’t seen it since I was 13-14, so didn’t remember that. I thought you were naming the movie


freyja09

Lol. Sadly, I watched that movie so many times. That phrase was a running joke throughout. It was said every time D.B. Sweeney fell.


irisseca

I was a huge Moira Kelly fan back in junior high/high school, so I’d seen it a few times myself back when it first came out, but I haven’t seen it since. The memory just came flooding back when they posted that scene from Blades of Glory! Maybe I’ll have to suffer through it again one of these days. Hehe


edgeofchaos183

Came to comments to see if someone posted this yet!


pandagirl47

They called it The Pamchanko (or something like that). I love that movie.


jfire777

Lol... "If you cut my head off. I swear to God."


[deleted]

Ok that was epic.


edwduncan

Was gona say! Blades of glory haha nonetheless, these ppl are super talented! Imagine doing this.


Trey3638

If you cut my head off I’ll be so pissed! Lol


bawynnoJ

'I swear if you cut my head off!'


zefara123

No. Remember it is prohibidabido


PovskiG

I told them in Spanish, how much clearer could I have been!


Robertlaz23

I swear to god if you cut my head off!


PlumsweetSoda

Thank god I'm not the only one lmfao


RandyLeprechaun

To be fair, that would have to be title THE ice skating move. 2 men is the key


Tbonetheman

Came here for this. Thank you


tI-_-tI

👉👉🔥🔥


Soothsayerjr

I came here specifically for this


peepeeonmydoodoo

Was waiting for the yeet


theotherquantumjim

Same.


oldladyname

Isn't this an illegal move for competition?


thedepthiswithin

Was going to mention something similar, I think due to the danger involved, it's now banned in most competitive arenas


liltxchicken

But Disney on Ice somehow thinks it’s okay even after performers crack their skulls.


TeslasAndComicbooks

I think they stopped doing it a year or two ago after a few incidents.


swaggheti98

True commitment to the arts.


KidneyKeystones

> True commitment to ~~the arts~~ money, despite of art.


Shadow_Fox_6

That’s why they took it to the one place crazy enough to try it….North Korea.


Official_Government

Of course.


you-want-nodal

The British show Dancing on Ice (like dancing with the stars but on ice skates) usually saw this pulled off by a couple of amateur celebrities towards the final each season, if it’s banned it’s not enforced at all. Edit: [2:08 onwards](https://youtu.be/W7FCrO-xFbE)


[deleted]

Its banned in international figure skating competition, such as at the Olympics, where the best figure skaters in the world can spin at over 300 rotations per minute, there's estimates that due to the size of the blade and speed of the skaters that they're landing with up to a half tonne of force off jumps. This makes it a bit more dangerous a move than a beginner doing it gingerly on reality tv. They can still perform illegal moves in the exhibition gala, [here](https://youtu.be/wR8HnB55ezI) is a recent example of Olympic athletes performing illegal lifts in exhibition.


Froggy1789

That’s not comparative ice skating so it’s not banned for them obviously…


J3wb0cca

Yeah this might be amateur or preban. I remember when olympians were allowed to do back flips back in the day


dwhitnee

That would be waaaaaay back in the day. Scott Hamilton did one in an Olympic exhibition in 1984, but they weren't allowed as part of any competitive program.


[deleted]

You're allowed to lift your partner off the surface so neither of their skates are touching the ice, but you're not allowed to spin them around by holding onto their legs or feet. One of the reasons for this is obviously safety, figure skating ice has no give and is very bad to hit your head or face on, the other is the figure skating groups are like "That's not skating! Your partner isn't skating when they're being twirled around! YOU NEED TO SKATE WHY AREN'T YOU SKATING!?! PUT YOUR FUCKING SKATES ON THE ICE RIGHT NOW, RIGHT THIS INSTANT!". This is also why some other moves are banned, like I think you can't straight up lay down on the ice, and there's limits on how long you can hold someone up. But listen, if someone in partners skating can pick up their partner, hold them up over their head, and skate power laps for four minutes, that's a show of talent. Some rules are for safety, and some are for ensuring it's a show of skating prowess for both skaters. I mean listen I grew up around hockey and was at skating rinks a lot so I was exposed to a little bit of this culture, I dunno if your local ice skating rule making group is fuming when people aren't using their skates all the time, you know. We have the internet we could find an actual answer, maybe.


CoconutRubbish667

"It's gray area" -the cutting edge


aiolive

Actually it's gray area because of all the gray matter spread there over time.


alanspornstash2

looks SO much like The Cutting Edge


maniczebra

Yes, it’s banned in all ISF-sanctioned competitive events.


AntimatterCorndog

I don't know about this particular move but I believe this is the French skater that is also capable of doing a backflip that was banned.


Nounou_des_bois

Surya Bonali? I don’t think that’s her. Could it be Vanessa James?


mischifus

Yeah [this is the Bonaly one](https://youtu.be/5mVVy25e-vk) I heard a podcast about it a while ago - Radiolab I think?


kfijatass

/r/sweatypalms This close to slamming the girl's head on hard ice.


[deleted]

Also really close to the dude getting slashed to 4 new balls.


badmadhat

How do you practice this without dying at least once?


rawrnold8

Wear a helmet


tsunamibird

I’m more worried about his hands and wrists than her head


BrownSugarBare

Well, dang.


[deleted]

Be a cat. Or, adopt enough cats that they each lend an extra life out of pity for your choices in ways to get a head injury. This will require a lot of cat treats, of course.


badmadhat

You had me at "be a cat"


StunningEstates

She - doesn't necessarily have to be on the ice to practice being swung like this. He - can just swing something as heavy as a person and shaped generally like one


PlumsweetSoda

There's ways to practice things off of the ice.


notantifa

Rollerskates. There’s an act in Vegas at Caeser’s that does this to the extreme. I shit you not, they don’t use hands.


NightRaven1122

It’s like that one movie


redusr7896

The cutting edge


Rubberbabybuggybum

Toe Pick!


ChironiusShinpachi

I came her to "toe pick" lmao. Doug Dorsey knows.


WifeKilledMy1stAcct

I was mesmerized as a kid watching him tape up his hockey sticks


ChironiusShinpachi

It was one of the earlycrossover sports films. Surfing to snowboarding is the only other one I can think of. But hockey to figure skating. Awesome.


superbadsoul

There's also Happy Gilmore Maybe Baseketball too lol


ChironiusShinpachi

My mom loves this movie so I had to screenshot the discussion. Idk why but I just looked it up. Neither Moira Kelly nor DB Sweeney knew how to skate before filming the cutting edge. After auditioning and convincing the producers they were the right actors for the roles they spent 3 months learning to skate. She fractured her ankle doing a jump during their first week of shooting.


GeorgiaOKeefinItReal

Just last night i watched his episode of "Haunting of" https://youtu.be/swmu2mKm2B8 Just recently discovered it was the spinoff of one of my favorite shows, Celebrity Ghost Stories


DrRam121

She did the voice of Nala in the original Lion King


Davante

Exactly the movie I think of whenever I see that move.


NightRaven1122

Blades of glory


NightRaven1122

No not that one


jfire777

Die Hard.


bygatz

This is the comment I was hoping to find. The pomchenko!


Takeitsleezy

Schindler's list?


Neither_Permission_6

Dont do that


NightRaven1122

You can’t stop me 🙂


digitelle

Didn’t they do this on The cutting edge? Or am I just that old to actually remember this movie. lol


SpicyMeatballAgenda

One of my favorite movies growing up. Had a huge crush on Moira Kelly.


alanspornstash2

also Nala


arbitrageME

also Mandy from The West Wing, but Kate was the hottest by far


Mind_Extract

That's Cmdr. Bangs to you.


digitelle

RIGHT?!


bitterberries

Toe pick


Particular_Wheel7845

The pamchinko! Toepick. Doug, Dougie, Douglas


3-1-3-mamma

YES!!!!


LittleMissCakeSucker

Yes Doug can read


ithrowawaay

Whattaya been doing? Actually been doin a little figure skating. FINGER PAINTING?


YoungSaucyTheDripGod

We're gonna skate to 1 song and 1 song only.


BalerionBlackDreads

BALL SO HARD MUHFUCKAS WANNA FINE ME


cplmatt

AGAIN


MagicLion

Thought he was going for an Iron Lotus for a second there


GroveStreet_CEOs_bro

An Iron Lotus would take a professional shotput thrower who doubles as a triathlon athlete and a 75 lb gymnast trained to skate.


bitterberries

So basically figure skaters?


poopiehands

Damn no throw


owtf2

I was also expecting her to get launched


tellMeYourFavorite

Was waiting for the "So long gay bowser"


rolo-tomasi1

Prohibidado


lionessofwinter1

I told them in Spanish, how much clearer could I have been!


acemetrical

The Pamchenko!


dantespair

This move is called "the headbanger". This is illegal in competition, but seen frequently in skating shows and exhibitions.


MelaniasHand

I did it in Ballroom (Exhibition/Theatre Arts).


judgeexodia

Cutting Edge, en either movie based around this move. Oh, and I think he's supposed to throw her at the end.


b4ckflipman

This is a bounce spin performed by Morgan Cyprès and Vanessa James, people I've been working with, tbh it's a pretty common move in show skating and was not their best one (they don't skate together anymore). I recommend watching Yannick Bonheur and Annette Dytr bounce spin, it is truly unreal!


PhoeverYoung

So long gay bowser!


UghMyHeart

That is TRUST!


monkey_trumpets

I gotta say, even if I was skating with the person I trusted most in the entire world, there's no way I'd trust them enough to do this.


Acumenight777

Perfect execution. If not, then it'd just be execution.


bashbros55

Ok, so who is making the helicopter helicopter video??


INTPgeminicisgaymale

I flinched like I was falling the moment her foot landed on the ice and trembled like she wasn't going to make it. Like when you trip and your body weight starts the descent but you make up for it solely with the muscles in the other leg until the foot that tripped has a chance to step down again. Of course that maneuver on blades, already in a horizontal position, and after spinning that much is a billion times worse than merely tripping. It only shows how great both her reflexes and her muscle strength are. 10/10


JitteryBug

I gasped out loud when I saw her head swinging closer to the ice Definitely takes a ton of trust!


Dropped-pie

I got arrested the last time I did that. I let go though. And it was a kid.


earthfase

She's laughing because he's pulling her leg.


amandal0514

It’s the Pamchencko!


JunkFace

Uhhhh I’m gonna grab your leg and swing you around like I’m doing the hammer throw? That doesn’t seem to have the style and grace of a normal I’ve skating routine.


MoboCross

It does not feel graceful at all, this feel like me throwing my little brother around lol


KoosGoose

Yeah, it’s an ugly move.


DuivelsJong

Why isn’t this a darksouls boss yet?


drag0nw0lf

Who else got really excited to see the Patchenko?


katniss55

I read somewhere that you can see this move in a non-competition performance only (circus, etc.), as it is normally forbidden as being too dangerous.


SmittyMcSmitherson

Expected to see a ton of comments about The Cutting Edge but instead see a ton of comments about Blades of Glory, and now I feel old


Buddis93

“So-long, Gay Bowser!”


BeCreative4u

This move should be banned from competition. Her head is just inches away from getting pounded.


makronic

My god... did you guys see how easily that guy could have accidentally cut his forearms on the skates? This looks a tad dangerous.


Big_Chicken34

The flying lotus!!!!


mattemer

Exactly what I was thinking of. Nervous a throat was going to get slit.


Batman0088

Iron lotus. Ftfy


Noe_33

Lmao It's kinda funny to me idk why


BausofHogs

That man’s head was about to come off


1ElectricHaskeller

First time a reddit post actually had my mouth hanging open in astonishment


shijinn

Charlotte!


reelfiction

Cutting Edge (series) is bullshit!


rap31264

A series was made about the movie?


reelfiction

There's three movies at least... And they attempted "the move" every time.


rap31264

I knew of the movies... I thought u were talking about a TV series...


arbitrageME

nope nope nope nope. Only the OG one counts


reelfiction

You're clearly not executive producer Craig Roessler.


hairyotter

I've only seen this type of move in dbz


SteveWax022

I remember I convinced my dad to do this with me when I was little. Minutes later a loud smack against the wall is heard


bigtime284

Dizzy


IAmTheMeOfMyself

More trust than my parents ever had in me 🤣😂😆😀🙂😐😢😭


maidenamerica824

Why do I feel like I need to know the music?


seeyaspacecowboy

How do you practice this!


lemonjelllo

https://youtu.be/fgkkALBr4mE


strungoutmonkey

Omg he turn her into a bat!


Synnerxx

The level of trust partners in these type of sports have is incredible to me.


icansmellcolors

Toepick


Lookalildifferently

‘Celebrities’ regularly do this on a UK show Dancing in Ice (like dancing with the stars but in ice). They call it the head banger. Terrifying.


Loud-Coffee797

Blades of glory vibes


Crizzlenizzl

But backflips are illegal???


TRUMPARUSKI

We call it “the brain basher”


blue_sky09

I have yet to meet someone with whom I could have this level of trust and confidence...


RothkoTears

I cringe every time I see this move. Watching it is not enjoyable.


pixelpp

Her head appears to be getting way too close to the ice – doesn’t look particularly intentional either? looks like he is not in complete control.


set-271

Who the F figures this stuff out?!!! "Hey honey, imma gonna swing you around in a circle by holding your feet on rock hard ice with skates on. Try not to fall!"


Budmanes

Wonder how many times her bean got bounced off the ice during the learning curve


Analretentivebastard

Only on here for one reason… it’s actually not uncommon by skaters


Henri_is_back

There are moves in figure skating that aren't allowed because they are just to dangerous. Imagine her head bumping on the ice.


PodAbove

Do not cut my fucking head off


Kkykkx

Damn! If her head hits the ice!😣


tweak0

holy poop


LalalaHurray

All the good old death spiral


arbitrageME

death spiral they both stay on the ground ... just like a spiral. Also, the guy looks like he's cantilevered while the death spiral is a pivot.


JazHeadburn

Can't the judges deduct points for insanely stupid dangerous moves?


ateezluvr

yuh, this move isn't allowed in competition so they would get a point deduction. and this man doesn't skate at all anymore cause he got caught being a pedophile.


foolishbeat

These two were fairly popular in the skating world until the dude, Morgan Ciprès, sent a dick pic to a 13 year old who was coached by their same coach…


n0metz

I believe this move is called the Mario and bowser


Mewrulez99

It's decided. If I don't get fucking so-long-gay-bowsered to my doom, I ain't dying


caseywaltrup

Ok, when they do it, it’s an extremely impressive figure skating move, when I do it, I need to “put my little brother down”


martinaee

Ah, the 1/2-Ferrous-Lotus!


rahomka

I like how you can tell who is old and who's not by whether they think this is the pamchanko or iron lotus.


DovakiinDovakiin

Everyone is worried about her slipping out of his hands, I'm just wondering how much pressure was in her head from the blood piling up in there


Trax852

Wow! We used to always do that, we just released instead of bring them down.


ja2xrod

It’s called the guillotine. Former pairs skater here.


alanspornstash2

This looks a lot like the move from The Cutting Edge, just without the throw (and catch, which is impossible). Also, the guy is drifting a LOT. should be a centered spin


strumpster

"ooh no how'd she die?"


Ok-Faithlessness-470

Looks like hammer throw


kw66

Yup. And I trip going up the stairs


PinkClouds94

u/savevideobot


BLOOM_ND

Definitely had to check what sub I was on before continuing.


chewypills

so long, gay bowser!


dix_malloy

Imagine the outtakes before they got it right though


ladood

r/combinedgifs source material


PharmWench

Headbanger! The best example of this move is by Isabelle bassauer and Lloyd Eisler. (Hope I spelled it right)


brandwyn

Toe pick!!


Sea-Introduction755

“So long gay bowser”


Touareg21

Whoa


mr_eggshells

I just know she was praying every spin she went around