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lulu
09-12-2012, 09:08 PM
Rejoice, it's another poll. ;)

Taken as a whole, do you have a favorite decade of figure skating?

Cherub721
09-12-2012, 09:16 PM
The 90s! It also happens to be when I started watching. ;)

Vash01
09-12-2012, 09:19 PM
I am not familiar with the 60s and 70s and only partially familiar with the 80s. I started watching FS in the second half of the 1980s (although I do remember watching T&D's Bolero with all 6.0's). Midori and G&G were my favorites back then, but the 90's made me a fan or an addict of FS.:lol:

So the choice was between the 90s and 2000s.

Even though I liked a lot of the skaters in the 2000s, all things considered, I have to go with the 90's. Granted, Yagudin & Plushenko were still young, but overall the mens field was still strong, and they were challenging themselves with harder jumps. Elvis was pushing the envelope, and Kurt really came into his own with 'Casablanca'.

The pairs were wonderful (except for the 95-97 period when none of the top pairs appealed to me). B&S emerged as one of my all time favorite pairs. Artur won his second OGM.

The ladies had Midori, Kristi, Michelle, Irina. Can't ask for much more.

Ice dance was still good, with more emphasis on the basics. K&P, U&Z, T&D, K&O, A&P and G&P were all great ice dance teams.

Rivalries like Browning-Petrenko, G&G-M&D, Irina-Michelle, Yagudin-Plushenko (although it got better in the 2000's) this decade was very interesting.

lulu
09-12-2012, 09:23 PM
I voted for the 90s. I became interested in skating again after the 2002 Olympics, but it was watching one of those "Memories on Ice" or whatever it's called, with clips of M&D, K&P, U&Z, etc. that truly made me a fan of figure skating. There are skaters that I like from each decade, but I get quite nostalgic when thinking of 90s pairs and ice dance.

briancoogaert
09-13-2012, 08:45 AM
90's for me. That's when I started to be obsessed by FS. lol

merrywidow
09-13-2012, 06:56 PM
I can't choose between the 80's & the 90's. Can I vote for both?

Braulio
09-13-2012, 06:58 PM
The 90┤s when I started this passion of me that┤s figure skating

miffy
09-13-2012, 07:03 PM
I'm not sure, I kind of like the mid 90's till the mid 00's... :confused:

PeterG
09-13-2012, 09:30 PM
The 2010's WUZROBBED!!!!! :soapbox: :drama: :wuzrobbed

floskate
09-13-2012, 10:06 PM
The 70's is the decade I re-watch the most. Lynn, Cranston, Curry, Cousins, Tai & Randy, R&Z, Hamill, Magnussen, Tickner, Hoffmann, Igarashi, Min & Mo, P&G, Lenz, Allen, Biellmann, heck even Schuba and her ginormously perfect figures......ah I could go on and on. So many legends of the sport skated in this decade and I think there was more :drama: and politiks in this era than any other. I just love watching skating back then :)

sbanet
09-13-2012, 10:37 PM
The 70's is the decade I re-watch the most. Lynn, Cranston, Curry, Cousins, Tai & Randy, R&Z, Hamill, Magnussen, Tickner, Hoffmann, Igarashi, Min & Mo, P&G, Lenz, Allen, Biellmann, heck even Schuba and her ginormously perfect figures......ah I could go on and on. So many legends of the sport skated in this decade and I think there was more :drama: and politiks in this era than any other. I just love watching skating back then :)

Although some of this is "retrospective" for me, the 1970s are the decade I chose as well, with most of the skaters and reasons mentioned above. Great show-skating voids too.

My particular favorites:
Protopopovs 1970-72, Pakhomova+Gorshkov, Rodnina+Ulanov+Zaitsev, Reg÷czy+Sallay, Min+Mo and Toller.
:inavoid:

skatesindreams
09-13-2012, 10:47 PM
I agree with floskate and sbanet; for all the reasons they mentioned.

blue_idealist
09-14-2012, 12:32 AM
The late 90s.. it might just be because the television commentary was so dramatized then. Oh, and because of the pro comps.

aliceanne
09-14-2012, 01:39 AM
The 70's is the decade I re-watch the most. Lynn, Cranston, Curry, Cousins, Tai & Randy, R&Z, Hamill, Magnussen, Tickner, Hoffmann, Igarashi, Min & Mo, P&G, Lenz, Allen, Biellmann, heck even Schuba and her ginormously perfect figures......ah I could go on and on. So many legends of the sport skated in this decade and I think there was more :drama: and politiks in this era than any other. I just love watching skating back then :)

Curry/Cousins/Cranston are my all time favorites but I don't think I ever got to see them until the late 80's and 90's when there was so much tv coverage and there were so many pro events. The first time I saw Curry was on the Internet. I have to vote for the 90's. We had it all in that decade. Drama, competition, shows, and coverage. It was also a decade when skaters got to make money.

ChelleC
09-14-2012, 01:49 AM
Definitely the 1990's.