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misskarne
05-11-2012, 02:55 AM
I have a school girl crush on Josh Farris

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I find Artur Gatchinski to be pretty attractive.


Those aren't confessions! :lol:


- I think Artur is going to be better than Evgeni (don't laugh, this opinion will get you hung/drawn/quartered in certain places)

- I hate guys with ponytails but adore Jason Brown's

- And on that note, I want Jason and Joshua to be the US men at next year's Worlds - they'll do a better job than anyone else!

- I am inclined to dislike Gracie Gold without ever having watched her skate because I can't stand the constant hype

- I don't watch pairs or ice dance and I couldn't care less.

- The only skaters to ever make me cry are Ilia and Artur

- I skated to "Gladiator" last season and am skating to "Tango Amore" this season. I may or may not have left the hip-roll in at exactly the same place in the music. I regret nothing.

- Now that I am trained in data entry for IJS, I have to physically take my hand off the mouse while watching programs (but I still listen for the technical controller)

- I love men who can do spirals, Ina Bauers, catch-foots (nice ones), laybacks, layback-catchfoots (Jason only you would do a spin that I can't even decide what it is), illusions and split jumps (not Russian split, the other type). GIVE ME MEN WHO CAN DO GIRLY ELEMENTS! I WANT SPIRAL SEQUENCE AS AN OPTION FOR MEN!

triple_toe
05-11-2012, 02:56 AM
I think Morozov is a great coach. His skaters are some of the most consistent out there and his knowledge of COP is almost unmatched. He knows how to squeeze out every last tenth of a point.

I can't get over Jeremy Abbott's awful posture. I think his long is a masterpiece but I wish someone else were skating it.

I've never thought Carolina was overmarked.

I loved Mao's Bells of Moscow. It made her interesting and IMO made her actually emote, something I'd never really seen from her. I loved her fire in that program. Liebestraum is boring.

I'm rooting for a Johnny-Evan world team next year, and I never even liked either one when they were competing.

I don't think Yuka and Jason are good technical coaches and I think they coddle their students too much.

Sarah Hughes deserved her OGM, she knocked it out of the park. Her 3-3s were the best she's ever done and her performance was amazing.

giselle23
05-11-2012, 03:25 AM
Except for her jumps, I'm not that impressed by Yu Na Kim.

I think Michelle Kwan would have won the OGM in 2006 if she hadn't been injured.

I kind of like (or at least don't hate) Rachael Flatt's skating or did, before she started messing up.

I like Plushenko better than Lysacek.

I like Carmen for skating music.

Nomad
05-11-2012, 03:28 AM
I've always had a sick thing for Morozov.

I don't anyone to make a comeback - just move on already!

The only thing I currently like about Gracie Gold is her juggling.

I was happy that Leonova won a medal at World's.

"Great basics" do nothing for me if the skater in question can't land jumps as well.

AJ Skatefan
05-11-2012, 03:31 AM
I never had a problem with:

Mao's "Bells of Moscow" program
Caydee Denny's posture
Tanith and Ben's "That's Entertainment" program
Zueva's choreography

RD
05-11-2012, 03:39 AM
Never got what the big deal was about Kwan or Cohen in terms of their skating. Of course, in retrospect they were far more successful than what we have now, but I never truly was entertained by much of what they did in their competitive years.

Perhaps with the exception of certain competitions this season, I always thought Kostner was vastly overmarked and overrated.

While I'm no Flatt fan, I do find certain elements of her skating appealing. Despite the criticism she works with what she has and gives it her all. (Disclaimer: doesn't excuse what happened at 2011 Worlds or how I feel about that episode)

I'm really impressed with what Wagner did this season. I honestly think she should have scored 4-5 pts higher in the FS at Worlds. It may or may not have made a difference in the overall result (don't have the #s in front of me) but judges did nail her for not being in the last group and that's not fair...

While Yuna Kim is talented, I don't think she is the queen so many make her out to be.

I follow only the ladies' discipline and frankly couldn't care less about the other 3.

Since 2006 I've been increasingly caring more about American skating and less about international skating.

I am done with Czisny. Don't want her near a US world team ever again.

I have high hopes for Mirai Nagasu and Agnes Zawadzki and unlike a few other posters, I'm not ready to give up on them. I still think Nagasu can get it together and be successful again if she can get a consistent training routine going and find some inner motivation after her recent struggles. And Zawadzki is still young- if she can find consistency in the freeskate I think she will contend not only nationally, but on the world level as well- yup, you heard it here first.

I liked Em Hughes' spunk when she was on the scene.

I hope Gracie Gold can live up even halfway to the incredible amount of hype and pressure fans and media folks are already putting on her.

Cherub721
05-11-2012, 03:46 AM
-I think the Russian pairs program must not be so strong, considering that Bazarova/Larionov can make the team year after year.

-I wish I liked V&T more.

-I was watching some old dance performances the other day and thinking what a joke B&A's career was.... they had no lines or grace, and were supposed to be this "technical" team with amazing twizzles, yet most of their podium performances included huge stumbles on these elements (eg 2006 olys FD, 2007 world FD).

-My love for P&B completely died this year. An Egyptian FD recycled from an old exhibition? Really? Are you sure they're not still with Zhulin? He loved turning exhibitions into FDs.

-Speaking of which, I don't think Zhulin is this God of choreo. Yes, Schindler's List and Chaplin were amazing, but what about Pink Panther and coming up with Carmen for his wife's Olympic FD?

-I don't care for Krylova/Camerlango's dance teams either. Weaver/Poje's last two FDs sucked bigtime.

-I don't think Love Story was that bad. I mean, B&S should have won, but Love Story is a pretty awesome program.

-I will always love Surya Bonaly and not get Yuka Sato.

-I don't really see why Gorshkova/Butikov are so much worse than the other Russian dancers in terms of technique. It's just that they have hideous costumes and choreography. I don't think Bobrova/Soloviev would even be in the top 10 at Worlds if they weren't the top Russian team. All of their teams are interchangeable.

-I agreed with Elvis Stojko's commentary about Vancouver.

blue_idealist
05-11-2012, 03:54 AM
I don't get the appeal of Joannie Rochette.

Kiira Korpi is not THAT pretty (Laura Lepisto and Viktoria Helgesson are much better looking).

I prefer Valova/Vasiliev to Gordeeva/Grinkov.

I can't stand Usova/Zhulin, to the point that I can't watch a whole program of theirs without getting annoyed.

I still love Elvis Stojko and Michael Weiss.

I would rather watch Kimberly Navarro and Brent Bommentre than any OGM-winning dance team.

I think Evan Bates made a mistake, switching partners to Madison from Emily (although it seems I am not alone in this, after looking at another thread).

Yu-Na Kim is a talented skater, but leaves me cold.

Angela-Fan
05-11-2012, 04:41 AM
I like Rachel Flatt! :P:

ChelleC
05-11-2012, 04:45 AM
-Nothing will ever convince me that Patrick Chan's margins of victory over Daisuke Takahashi this year were valid.

-Virtue and Moir are extremely overrated and boring.

-I used to like Elvis Stojko when he was skating. I still think he should have won the OGM in 1994.

-I wish it was Yagudin who was able to make the comeback and not Plushenko.

-I despise Alexei Mishin due to his trash talking of Yagudin, and I generally hate all of his skaters, because he strips every program bare of choreography.

PDilemma
05-11-2012, 04:56 AM
I liked Stojko, too.

I never got Rochette.

I don't know what possibly makes one ice dance program better than the other. They all look the same technically to me. And I've tried to figure it out.

Chan is boring and robotic.

I loved Amber Corwin just for the Breakfast at Tiffany's with tiara program.

I wish Michelle Kwan had even a slight clue how to dress herself off the ice. Clearly a stylist was involved in dressing her for the HoF festivities. A stylist who has been fired since as she is back to ill fitting black outfits.

walei
05-11-2012, 06:13 AM
- I enjoy Zoueva's choreography

- I like W/P but I don't get all the fawning over their FD this year.

- I did not enjoy Jeremy Abbott's skating this season, his puke face, and his 'try too hard' self choreography.

- I don't mind the SD format but I want to see straight line side by side footwork instead of circular ones.

- When I watch a male skater I mostly stare at their butts.

- I like Charlie White a lot but I don't think he can pull off any emotion besides grinning attractively. Meryl is fierce and I don't want to be on her bad side because she'd totally cut a bitch.

- As a V/M uber but not a shipper, I am still partly convinced they love each other romantically because otherwise they are putting Oscar winning actors to shame by giving each other those stare into your soul romantically looks.

- Skating world need more skaters Meagan Duhamel.

kapriza
05-11-2012, 09:21 AM
I would go lesbian for Anna Cappellini.

I really don’t like Charlie’s curls.

I hate SD format, I don’t like latin on ice, the whole 2011/2012 season I was experiencing a purgatory. Moreover, I expect polka to be even worse. :scream:

Every time I feel sad, I watch Virtue/Moir just to enjoy their beautiful chemistry.

I think Maksim Trankov is an annoying jerk.

When I like a skater I want him/her to get more attention and love but when finally s/he gets it I’m like: “Come on, people. What the heck do you thinking?! I loved him first, HE’S MINE!” oh, jealousy… :shuffle:

PashaFan
05-11-2012, 10:49 AM
Forgive me father for I have sinned..........................
I think North American skaters get higher marks because they are North American (Sometimes).
I find the Shibutani's bland.
I also fancy Morozov.
I have watched Nancy Kerrigan falling apart at the 1993 World's about 100 times (Her reaction waiting for her marks still has me glued).
I think Maria Butyrskaya should have won Olympic Bronze in 98'.

mossop
05-11-2012, 11:23 AM
Sins? They all sound like narcissism... :D :slinkaway