Corrected poll: Your 3 favorite PAST pairs from USA

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Vash01, Aug 27, 2012.

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Your 3 most favorite US pairs from the past?

Poll closed Nov 25, 2012.
  1. Starbuck & Shelly (world bronze)

    18 vote(s)
    12.9%
  2. Babilonia- Gardner (world champs)

    86 vote(s)
    61.4%
  3. Watson-Oppegard (Olympic bronze)

    16 vote(s)
    11.4%
  4. Meno & Sand (world silver)

    55 vote(s)
    39.3%
  5. Kitty & Peter Carruther (Olympic silver)

    30 vote(s)
    21.4%
  6. Kuchiki & Sand (world bronze)

    4 vote(s)
    2.9%
  7. Ina-Zimmerman (world bronze)

    81 vote(s)
    57.9%
  8. Yamaguchi-Galindo (5th at worlds)

    30 vote(s)
    21.4%
  9. Inoue-Baldwin (top 10 at worlds)

    23 vote(s)
    16.4%
  10. Ina-Dungjen (4th at Olympics)

    21 vote(s)
    15.0%
  11. Urbanski-Marvel (top 10 at worlds)

    4 vote(s)
    2.9%
  12. Other

    12 vote(s)
    8.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Sasha

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    I did not list pairs before 1970 (Kennedys with world silver or Ludingtons with world bronze because I never even watched their tapes).

    So this poll begins at 1971 and does not include current pairs (or those who split and are skating with other partners).

    Who are your 3 most favorite US pairs from the past? I have tried to limit it to those with at least a top 10 finish, but you can pick any pair that you like, regardless of world/Olympic placement.

    I will remember to make it multiple choice this time.
     
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  2. pollyanna

    pollyanna playing the Glad Game

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  4. floskate

    floskate Vacant

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    I went with Starbuck & Shelley, Tai and Randy and the Carruthers. The first two were just gorgeous and while the Carruthers skating style isn't necessarily my cup of tea they were pretty consistent with the big tricks at Worlds and Olympics between 1980 and 84. My other would also be the Militano's. They were so ahead of their time artistically and technically - the first pair to do sbs 2x and throw 2x in the same program internationally (1972 Olympics) - yet they never got the recognition they deserved.
     
  5. miffy

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    I went for I/Z for their fantastic choreography and lifts, and John being :swoon: in general, Yamaguchi & Galindo as I just love them, such a sweet pair and I am still sad they split. Nearly went for B/G but decided on Inoue/Baldwin at the last minute - they acheived a lot and had some very exciting moments.
     
  6. moebius

    moebius Well-Known Member

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    None. US pairs never were interesting to watch as the Europeans or Chinese.
     
  7. Cloudy_Gumdrops

    Cloudy_Gumdrops New Member

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    Orscher & Lucash
    Kalesavich & Parchem
    Ina & Zimmerman
     
  8. DaiKozOda

    DaiKozOda Active Member

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    I always liked Meno and Sand :)
     
  9. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    I went with Tai and Randy, the Carruthers (my all time fav prs team) and Kristi and Rudy.
     
  10. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Sasha

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    That's exactly who I picked.
     
  11. Simone411

    Simone411 aka IceSkate98

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    Love Tai and Randy. Also went with the Carruthers and Meno and Sand. :)
     
  12. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

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    NNN & Themis had great potentials. They certainly had the best side-by-side 3toes of any U.S. pairs, and NNN was the only girl anywhere that did an actual split in the split-twist. Too bad about NNN's injuries and inconsistency in their throw jumps.

    I thought Jill Watson & Burt Lancon could've been something great if they had stuck together.
     
  13. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    My thoughts exactly :)
     
  14. Badams

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    Inoue-Baldwin. :shuffle: For real. :slinkaway
     
  15. blue_idealist

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    Meno/Sand, Inoue/Baldwin, and Ina/Zimmerman. I didn't notice that you could have picked other until after lol - if so, I might have picked Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett as one of my three choices. I guess they're not really past though because Caydee is still competing.
     
  16. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    Watson/Oppegard and Ina/Zimmerman for me.
     
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    Hey, thanks for linking that - what a delight they are!
    (The music is mostly from "North by Northwest" though, with a sampling from "The Trouble with Harry" and a smidge of "Psycho" ;))
     
  18. bardtoob

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    I wish Yamaguchi and Galindo had more time to develop.
     
  19. DannyCurry

    DannyCurry Active Member

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    Ina & Dungjen , I especially loved their throw 3 sal into sbs 3 toes and triple twist into a throw 3 loop.

    Ina & Zimmermann. Kyoko surely knew how to pick her :hat1: partners and she was quite an athlete too. Again, I'm a big fan of transitions into throws, so how could I not like this?

    Other => Castile & Okolski, mainly for their big throws. And there's somehow a nice 6.0 flair in their programs that I like. They also looked hot, which never hurts :cool:
     
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  20. leapfrogonice

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    :D I went with the same 3. We must be 'old school' Personally I loved the Lyon Free Skate for Starbuck and Shelley, 1979 Worlds for Tai and Randy, and actually one of my favorite exhibition programs was the "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" program that the Carruthers used when they first burst onto the (now) Grand Prix scene (Norton Skate) and with which they reprised if I recall correctly, during their final year performing as pros.

    I also loved when the John Nicks teams would do "Fours" Watching Tai/Randy/JoJo/Ken do a "four" Ina Bauer was a delight.