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MR-FAN
06-21-2012, 06:13 AM
Four of the most exquisite skaters of all time skating to one of their most brilliant programs:

Janet Lynn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7kTnyOcPy4)
John Curry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3wewU5xcXY)
Yuka Sato (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws8zT945BYw)
Carolina Kostner (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEHzfiygvtU)

Which is your favorite?!? :watch:

Pratfall
06-21-2012, 06:31 AM
Yuka! Yuka! Yuka!..and her costume is the best designed , most subtle and beautifully executed of that type of costume ever...:encore:

floskate
06-21-2012, 07:07 AM
I think this is the best version of Janets Faun from the 1970's:

Janet Lynn 1971 Worlds EX (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn0VZyztldo)

Waaaay too hard to decide between John & Janet :drama:

Kelvster
06-21-2012, 07:35 AM
I think that Ilia Klimkin did a good job ... you guys have all forgotten about him, it seems :o

DORISPULASKI
06-21-2012, 09:00 AM
I hadn't.

Here's one version of Ilia's Faun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5a8MDtfn8M

briancoogaert
06-21-2012, 09:28 AM
The 4 skaters are among my favorites. It's very difficult.
Of course, John Curry is probably the nearest from the ballet. And Janet Lynn has those qualities I love about her skating (light, expressive, freedom...).

But my favorite is probably Carolina Kostner, because of her Loop into the spiral, right into the step sequence.
This step sequence is so beautiful, IMO.

robinhood
06-21-2012, 01:48 PM
Klimkin was amazing! Such underrated skater, those commentators are really stupid...never shut up and spoil the program with such fruitless comments

Anyway, this music is for pure, gorgeous skaters and all of the skaters of the list are very pure, indeed. But I like Klimkin's the best, although he has a hunched back most of the time. He created something different and new with that program in the 6.0 were transitions were really needless

sk8ingcoach
06-21-2012, 02:12 PM
CAROLINA !!!!!! such a good program. One of the best step sequences ever

pollyanna
06-21-2012, 03:55 PM
I think this is the best version of Janets Faun from the 1970's:

Janet Lynn 1971 Worlds EX (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn0VZyztldo)

Waaaay too hard to decide between John & Janet :drama:
^^This. But in the end, I had to choose Janet. That 1971 Worlds exhibition is one of my favorite programs of all time. Still gives me chills when I watch it.

I love all four (and I love Klimkin's too). When I first heard that Carolina was going to use Janet's "signature" music, I literally cringed, but Carolina blew me away with that program, and I have been a huge fan ever since.

Interesting trivia - Janet Lynn was a judge at the World Pros at which Yuka skated this program. When Yuka found out, she was a bit nervous skating to this music in front of her, but Janet loved it of course.

FunnyBut
06-21-2012, 04:25 PM
Carolina. I honestly couldn't stand this music until she skated to it. I called it 'Quaalude for an Afternoon of the Yawn'. :lol:

Vash01
06-21-2012, 04:34 PM
Janet's version is considered one of the best (may be THE best?). I voted for Yuka Sato though. I loved her skate to this music, although Janet may have interpreted it better.

briancoogaert
06-21-2012, 04:53 PM
Janet's version is considered one of the best (may be THE best?). I voted for Yuka Sato though. I loved her skate to this music, although Janet may have interpreted it better.
Yuka's skating is so soft. her knees are amazing.

eurodance2001
06-21-2012, 06:54 PM
Janet "The Queen before the Kween" Lynn... Heaven on Earth..

Rock2
06-21-2012, 08:36 PM
No Jennifer Robinson?!?!???

Can't find that anywhere online btw...her LP in her final year in 2004.
It was skated very slowly but was nonetheless kinda pretty.

I just remember feeling bad for her because that year she actually skated pretty well at worlds from a # of jumps completed perspective, yet she kept dropping in the standings after the prelims to the short to the long. That was the same year Joannie made her first good impression with international senior judges skating a clean short and doing six triples in the long to finish 8th. The baton was passed at that comp.
In fact, JRo even announced her retirement before the long which is a very unusual thing to do.

I met her in 2009 at 4CC and asked her about the 'skating well but dropping' phenomenon and she admitted that this was one of the signs that it was time to go. I'm sure there were other factors, though.

pollyanna
06-21-2012, 09:17 PM
Charlene Wong (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xv7vhpzaKk) skated a very nice pro program to Faun, I believe it was choreographed by Toller, but I don't think it's in the same league as the programs in the poll.