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falling_dance
08-27-2012, 04:35 PM
Your supplications to the Skate Gods went unanswered; all sacrifices were for nought. :P Which two Worlds of the 21st century have most annoyed you? Use any criteria you like.

This is a public poll, btw.

sk8ingcoach
08-27-2012, 07:44 PM
2006 was 100% the worst... By far

seaner00
08-28-2012, 12:34 AM
I chose 2003 and 2007. I can hardly remember who won the medals in those competitions

Macassar88
08-28-2012, 01:53 AM
I chose 2008 and 2006
2008 I chose because the men's competition was pretty blegh (I don't like Buttle and Joubert made a billion mistakes); the pairs wasn't that great either (Savchenko and Szolkowy didn't deliver the best free skate and their programs that year weren't really my style also Zhang and Zhang were boring as usual). Ladies was nice and Dance was great because of Virtue and Moir, but the DelSchoes weren't very good in their FD.
I chose 2006 because of Kimmie Meissner... 'nuff said. But Pang and Tong weren't that great either. I loved Denkova and Staviski's FD though.

casken
08-28-2012, 02:32 AM
2001 and 2003.

I just remember how awful the crowds were during ice dance.

SamuraiK
08-28-2012, 02:40 AM
2004 and 2010 for me:

2004 because of very suspicious results (Bronze for Lindemann and Winkler & Lohse in Germany!)

2010 because it really felt like a bleh post-olympic worlds where everybody underperformed or skated through autopilot.

l'etoile
08-28-2012, 03:04 AM
Worlds right after olympics are always snoozefest, so.

spikydurian
08-28-2012, 03:09 AM
^^^^ This! The best would retire and the rest were too tired hence likely to underperform. Also, two big events in a row saps one's excitement and energy. :D Fans are tired too.

aftershocks
08-28-2012, 04:31 AM
I found 2005 Worlds so annoying re the judging, I turned the tv off during the broadcast -- a first for me. Agree re Worlds after Olympics too, especially in 2006.

DimaToe
08-28-2012, 04:46 AM
I chose 2011 and 2012, for some reason this quadrennial hasn't excited me nearly as much as the last one.

stevlin
08-28-2012, 05:09 AM
I chose 2008 and 2006
2008 I chose because the men's competition was pretty blegh (I don't like Buttle and Joubert made a billion mistakes); the pairs wasn't that great either (Savchenko and Szolkowy didn't deliver the best free skate and their programs that year weren't really my style also Zhang and Zhang were boring as usual). Ladies was nice and Dance was great because of Virtue and Moir, but the DelSchoes weren't very good in their FD.
I chose 2006 because of Kimmie Meissner... 'nuff said. But Pang and Tong weren't that great either. I loved Denkova and Staviski's FD though.

Jeff Buttle skated his heart out, a near perfect short and long program. Oh well, to each his own.

Zemgirl
08-28-2012, 08:06 AM
I chose 2008 and 2006
2008 I chose because the men's competition was pretty blegh (I don't like Buttle and Joubert made a billion mistakes); the pairs wasn't that great either (Savchenko and Szolkowy didn't deliver the best free skate and their programs that year weren't really my style also Zhang and Zhang were boring as usual). Ladies was nice and Dance was great because of Virtue and Moir, but the DelSchoes weren't very good in their FD.
I chose 2006 because of Kimmie Meissner... 'nuff said. But Pang and Tong weren't that great either. I loved Denkova and Staviski's FD though.
2008 would be nowhere near the least favorite list for me. Joubert's only mistake was the fall in the SP, and Buttle was :kickass: - and I'm not a huge Buttle fan by any means. The dance event was good, Dube/Davison were wonderful in pairs, and the audience seemed really great.

I picked 2001, because I don't like S/P, disapprove of F-P/M winning and didn't like Plushenko much back then. Also 2005 because of the men's splatfest, though it must be said it was a decent competition otherwise. Maybe I should have chosen the decidedly underwhelming 2009 Worlds.

walei
08-28-2012, 09:31 AM
I really don't recall anything from 2007... so that gets one of my votes.

Also 2005 because it was the Kween's last competition. Michelle was really close to a medal but for some reason haterz were all "TOLD YOU she suck at COP". You don't suck at COP and put up some of your worse skates of your career, and still come less than a point away from the podium. That really left a bad taste in my mouth.

Zemgirl
08-28-2012, 09:54 AM
I really don't recall anything from 2007... so that gets one of my votes.
Yu-Na had a stellar Worlds debut in the SP, setting a new world record, and though Miki Ando won overall, it was Mao Asada who had a world record LP (the previous records had stood since the first season of the IJS). Joubert capped off an undefeated season with a World title, while Takahashi had an awesome showing in the LP and Lambiel skated his Poeta program. Shen and Zhao gave a great performance (with a new record in the SP) and S/S won their first Worlds medal, and in dance, DenStavs won with Seven Deadly Sins. I'd say it was pretty memorable, actually.

allezfred
08-28-2012, 10:16 AM
2001 and 2003.


Have to agree with this. Pairs result was the biggest scandal I've ever seen in all my time watching figure skating, Fusar-Poli/Margaglio were the best of a bad lot in ice dance and it was a walk-over for Plushenko in the men's event.

The only performance I can remember from 2003 is Shen/Zhao's FS.