Cantilever (figure skating)

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Figure skating element
Element name:Cantilever
Inventor:Werner Groebli

The cantilever is a figure skating element. Similar to the spread eagle, the skater travels along a deep edge. With knees bent, the skater bends his or her back backwards, parallel to the ice.

It was invented by Werner Groebli, better known as "Mr. Frick", a long-time show skater with Ice Follies. More recently, it became one of Ilia Klimkin's and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva's signature moves. Shoma Uno also frequently uses the cantilever in exhibition performances.

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