Pauly D wrote today about the film "The Cutting Edge" and, in the comments, I asserted the little known fact that I'm the only person in history to successfully land a solo version of the Pamchenko Twist. He asks for proof. More specifically, he says:
As for you, Dylan, putting in digital print that you are “the only solo person to land the Pamchenko Twist”, well… I say put your ice skates where your mouth is.. Er… Where your feet are… Hmph.
Well, whatever. You know what I mean.
Unfortunately, that is going to be a little difficult because, as great ice skaters will sometimes do, I threw in the Solo Pamchenko (as we in the ice skating biz call it) at the last minute... as spur of the moment, feeling the flow sort of thing... Because no one was prepared that I'd be attempting a maneuver with such a high degree of difficulty (and due to the recent decline in ice skating's popularity after the whole doping scandal), no one was recording the event. Let me just say that it was a glorious moment, the moment I landed it. Flashbulbs went off everywhere, and one of the photos shows me, in my moment of glory.
Now, you might be asking yourself "if this picture was caught during the triumphant moment, amid a flurry of flashbulbs, then why are there no, as you say, flashbulbs flurrying in the background?" It's a fair question, to which the only answer is this photo was taken by someone during the brief 4-6 second moment when everyone was sitting in stunned silence.
Eat that, Pauly!