Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by parapluies, Apr 16, 2013.
I think the answer is obvious
If it's obvious, then why would you start a poll?
I love most of those ice-dancers but my vote goes to Tessa Virtue.
Has to be Tessa for me. Beautiful face and form. Wonderfully elegant lines, finishes every move. Her musicality, sensuality and rhythm are second to none. T the girl is just plain
Best male would be Luca Lanotte for me
Meryl Davis, the machine.
if shes a machine then i guess op should've left her out of the poll and create a poll just for her
best robotic ice dancer surely she should win
After she takes a break, of course.
I voted for Meryl
now now no need to be ableist
I am a Tessa and Scott fan, and I voted for Tessa, but I would give you bad rep if I could. And it's not the first time, nor it will be the last, I am sure of it - unfortunately.
but you wouldnt give Whitneyskates bad rep for being extremely disrespectful to an injured skater. if only we can treat other injured skaters (fabian, kaithlyn, even alex shibutani who stopped in the middle of his program at CoR) like we treat tessa
there are certain things that are off-limits when you bash a skater. injury is one of them because it isnt their fault. while we are at it, we might as well make fun of nancy kerrigan's knee or something
I was joking around. I think Tessa is a fabulous skater, I'm just more of a fan of Meryl. You have made your views about Meryl very clear.
like i said in my previous post there are limits when it comes to joking around. for instance it is obvious that i dislike meryl and i joke about that but you don't see me going around making fun of her eye/vision problem thats the limit
O really? with names like rainbowkisses nothing should be off the limit
Please people keep it civil! This thread is supposed to be fun
because it is obvious to each uber? What is really going to happen with these types of polls that pit tessa and meryl against each other? The ubers of Tessa think the answer is obvious and the ubers of meryl think the answer is obvious.
I am tired of the V/M - D/W wars so I am not aware of who the op thinks is obvious and ubers. face it, none of you will convince the other side that you are right.
Maybe I should of put an 'other' option?? Is there a way to edit the poll?
Yes the new poll should be best robotic dancer.
Same moves time after time after........as though incapable of any other.....no should read IS incapable of any other.
In terms of improvement, I'd say that Ekaterina Bobrova did a great job. But Tessa Virtue is still the best.
Madison Chock! Her facial expressions scare me and fascinate me at the same time.
There is just something really off about Bobrova's posture. I know she has a short neck, but that can't be it.
Tessa. She is a dancer who skates. No one has better lines, extensions, and posture. Then there's her musicality and her ability to adapt each movement to the theme of the dance. She's tough to match. Even her acting, a weakness in the past, is better these days. Superb skating skills.
She has such exquisite lines, extensions, frame she even looks good when she is slouching! I like to think of her as the Maya Plisetskaya of Ice Dance
Actually, people have made fun of Nancy's knee and her being attacked in general. While I can understand why Nancy may not have been everyones cup of tea as a skater and for some of her off ice comments, I've never been sure why it was so funny to some that another human being had been physically attacked. Even in the entertainment industry for awhile it was in vogue to recreate the scene of Nancy sitting on the floor crying. Her actual words have been misquoted numerous times as well.
Even though there are skaters whos programs or general style I don't care for, I always feel badly for them as well when they are injured or sick. I think the attacks on Tessa are unfortuate and uneccessary.
Anyway, Tessa hands down is the best female dancer in the field. Perhaps I should place a IMHO after that.
Looking at the lists of icedance criteria that we've seen during the season, Tessa masters every category. The bodyline, posture, deep edging and glorious knee bend while maintaining that powerful flow over the ice and shows brilliant control. Being an excellent technical skater while still being able to embody the character of any chosen dance of the ice also get her top marks. The smoothness in and out of dance holds and transitions in and out of lifts is incredible. At times I have to go back and rewatch just the lifts as you almost never see the set up in and out of them. Tessa's dance ability in general and overall ability to embody any rhythm, any theme is amazing as well. I'm still in awe of her performances in Carmen and the Latin FD in particular. That girl can move. Just beautiful to watch.
Runners up for me would be Nathalie Pechalat and Elena Ilinykh. Nathalie and Fabian may not be quite as fast across the ice as the top two teams but I find Nathalie's skating skills similar to those of Tessa. Admittedly not quite on the same level but again the overall skating skills and smoothness across the ice even when doing more than just stroking. P&B have really continued to grow as skaters since the 07/08 season when I first noticed the change.
Elena is a bit more raw but she has the potential (if she and Nikita can get past their issues whatever they may be) to be the next female leader of icedancing after V&M retire.
This thread is not supposed to be a "fun poll," it's just yet another thread started by a particular ice dance team's uber fan to stir the pot. When the person who starts the poll begins it with "isn't it obvious," it's not really a poll.
I swear, aren't there specific V/M (or for that matter, D/W) fan boards for you to spill your adoration all over and stick knives in the competition rather than doing this on FSU? Please, start a "Michelle Kwan Forum" for your favorite dance team and you can start designing platinum medals and heaven knows what else for them and be happy.
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