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smarts1
07-14-2012, 09:05 PM
So I'm not that good at determining who has the best and the worst skating skills and some of you guys seem to know a lot about it. (ie For example, Surya's skating skills don't really look that awful to me, especially after 93. It was horrible in 89-92).

So how would you rank these skaters?

1. Miki Ando
2. Mao Asada
3. Yuna Kim
4. Kimmie Meissner
5. Yukari Nakano
6. Carolina Kostner
7. Sarah Meier
8. Emily Hughes
9. Joannie Rochette
10. Ashley Wagner
11. Alissa Czisny
12. Mirai Nagasu
13. Akiko Suzuki

skateboy
07-14-2012, 10:01 PM
Great question and a tough call. Here are my rankings:

1. Joannie Rochette
2. Alissa Czisny
3. Carolina Kostner
4. Yuna Kim
5. Yukari Nakano
6. Akiko Suzuki
7. Mao Asada
8. Miki Ando
9. Ashley Wagner
10. Mirai Nagasu
11. Sarah Meier
12. Kimmie Meissner
13. Emily Hughes

Jeschke
07-14-2012, 10:04 PM
1. kim
2. kostner
3. czisny
4. asada
5. nakano
6. ando
7. rochette
8. suzuki
9. wagner
10. nagasu
11. meissner
12. meier
13. hughes

burntBREAD
07-14-2012, 10:08 PM
Most of these ladies have strong skating skills, so it's a tough question!

vodkashot
07-14-2012, 10:16 PM
Does Alissa Czisny really rate that high in skating skills? To me, she has nice edges and flow but lacks speed and power.

michiruwater
07-14-2012, 10:18 PM
Is there a reason why you selected these particular ladies? Like, why Emily Hughes instead of Lepisto, Korpi, Cohen, etc.?

gingercrush
07-14-2012, 11:07 PM
Best

Carolina Kostner

Great

Akiko Suzuki

Very good

Yuna Kim
Mao Asada
Joannie Rochette
Mirai Nagasu

Good

Miki Ando
Ashley Wagner
Yukari Nakano
Kimmie Meissner

Average

Alissa Czisny

Less than average

Sarah Meier

Horrific

Emily Hughes


Ranking really isn't good enough so I'll also seperate them.

smarts1
07-14-2012, 11:13 PM
Is there a reason why you selected these particular ladies? Like, why Emily Hughes instead of Lepisto, Korpi, Cohen, etc.?

Well, I've always seen everyone talk about how great Laura's and Kiira's skating skills are and how lackluster Cohen's is, but no one's ever really talked about Emily's SS and how they match up to everyone else. So I wanted to see what everyone else thought about her skating skills. It's interesting that she fell to the bottom of almost everyone's list. I'm also surprised that Kimmie was also picked second to last because a lot of posters have said that her depth of edge was great.

I also find it interesting that some people put Ashley over Mirai because I thought many posters thought that Mirai's was better...

Amy03
07-14-2012, 11:27 PM
here are my rankings:


1. Asada
2. kim
3. Kostner
4. Suzuki
5. Ando
6. Rochette

Ziggy
07-14-2012, 11:34 PM
Kostner is far ahead of anyone else in that list. Hers are clearly superior.

I'd have Czisny and then Kim trailing Carolina, then a gap and then the others in some order (I'm tired now and can't think :P).

Asada used to have quite weak skating skills, she's been improving them consistently but they're still a bit meh for a skater of her standard.

museksk8r
07-14-2012, 11:53 PM
1. Carolina Kostner
2. Joannie Rochette
3. Yuna Kim
4. Akiko Suzuki
5. Mao Asada
6. Yukari Nakano
7. Ashley Wagner
8. Mirai Nagasu
9. Miki Ando
10. Sarah Meier
11. Kimmie Meissner
12. Alissa Czisny
13. Emily Hughes

smarts1
07-15-2012, 02:21 AM
^ Interesting another Wagner over Nagasu!

lauravvv
07-15-2012, 12:27 PM
Thanks for doing this poll instead of me :). After the men's poll I was debating with myself whether to do a similar poll with female skaters, as it didn't go as well as I had hoped. But you made it simpler, without the overly long explanations, so I think people will respond more readily. They already are :).

I would have included Cohen and Korpi, and probably Arakawa, although she finished in 2006 (but I would say that Cohen finished in 2006 as well, as she didn't compete in any international competitions in 2009/2010). But I understand your reasoning for including other ladies instead.

sk8ingcoach
07-15-2012, 12:57 PM
1: Carolina Kostner
2: Akiko Suzuki
3: Yuna Kim
4: Mao Asada
5: Joannie Rochette
6: Ashley Wagner
7: Miki Ando
8: Yukari Nakano
9: Mirai Nagasu
10: Sarah Meier
11:Alissa Czisny
12:Kimmie Meissner
13: Emily Hughes

sk8ingcoach
07-15-2012, 01:00 PM
Best

Carolina Kostner

Great

Akiko Suzuki

Very good

Yuna Kim
Mao Asada
Joannie Rochette
Mirai Nagasu

Good

Miki Ando
Ashley Wagner
Yukari Nakano
Kimmie Meissner

Average

Alissa Czisny

Less than average

Sarah Meier

Horrific

Emily Hughes


Ranking really isn't good enough so I'll also seperate them.

I pretty much agree exactly with yours but i think Mirai should be lower