97-98 Clubs Routine is the first routine I have seen from her in 1997,
but from her elegance, flexibility and beautiful pivots shown, I am
really impressed and know she has great potential in the future. True
enough, she is always remembered as the best German rhythmic gymnast
the start of the clubs routine, Edita gives a small throw, catching
the clubs in a back scale position, full of precision and balance. She
makes a 360 degrees pénche pivot (rated E now). Some difficult
yet well-controlled pivots and balances followed suit. For example,
the combination of leg up pivots into a passe pivot and also the
vertical spagat with her hands circling the clubs.
Schaufler executes some common small tosses and leaps like turning
split leap with a deep arch. As the theme of the music comes in at
higher volume, she perform her trademark move: the Schaufler
pirouettes into another pivots. She further thrills everyone with
another 4 x 360 degrees attitude pivot. Subsequently (after some
pauses), Edita performs her first large throw, doing a split leap with
a deep arch and then switches the clubs before catching. As for
ending, she chooses to perform her favourite Schaufler pirouettes,
well-controlled and ends in a split position.
is wise of Schaufler to choose slow tango music because she can
display her elegance and introduce dance elements well.
may argue that this routine is not the most spectacular one, but at
least it is enough to show the world Schaulfer’s capabilities.