Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Utter Brilliance of Uncle Dick

Celebrating a true genius and skating legend!  All hail the 1948 European Champion!


  1. How on earth has no else commented on this? Thanks for posting!

  2. Agreed!- was waiting for comments as well!
    Then again- JW/Yuna/Mao wasn't mentioned, so...there you go....

    It's amazing how much he is woven into the fabric that is both archival and modern skating!

    He's also one of the few who has witness-level appreciation for figure skating society/industry before/after the 61 crash.

  3. Anon - Glad someone else was watching. :D

    I love that he's so sharp and funny, can't believe he's 81! Truly a national treasure, IMO.

  4. Wow, that man had a gigantic split-leap! Impressive.

  5. I am really impressed by the spins they showed in that video. Better than so many men's skaters now, ha.

  6. Dare I say Uncle Dick actually was kinda cute in his whippersnapper days?