What's your favorite skater's best performance?

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  1. Kwantumleap

    Kwantumleap New Member

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    What do you think is your favorite skater's best performance?
  2. SkateSkates

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    Mao Asada: tie between 2007 GPF Long Program and 2008 World SP

    Mirai Nagasu: 2010 Olympics LP

    Laura Lepisto: 2010 Olympics LP

    Miki Ando: 2009 and 2010 World LP
  3. Megi

    Megi Well-Known Member

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    Evan's SP in Vancouver. :swoon:
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  4. kwanfan1818

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    John Curry's "Don Quixote" in the 1976 Olympics.
  5. miki88

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    Mao Asada's "Nocturne" (2006 Skate America) "Fantasie Impromptu" (2008 4CC)

    Michelle Kwan's "Lyra Angelica" ('98 Nationals) "Salome" (1995 Worlds)

    Chen Lu's "The Last Emperor" ('95 Worlds)
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  6. michiruwater

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    Sasha Cohen's SP "Malaguena" at 2004 Worlds. I think it's the best SP ever skated.

    Her SPs at the 2002 and 2006 Olympics are a close 2nd and 3rd.
  7. screech

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    Jeff Buttle - Ararat LP, 2008 Worlds. Though I almost said his (almost) flawless 2005 Canadians Naqoyqatsi, which, though it had a turn on his triple lutz, still 'gets to me' more than his winning LP at Worlds.
  8. oleada

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    Mao: 2007 GPF or 2008 4CC. I'm also partial to the LP she did when she won JW. Also, her 2006 SKAM SP.

    Nagasu: 2010 Olympics LP. 2008 Nationals SP.

    Sasha: 2004 Worlds SP

    Daisuke: This is a tough one. I can't really pick one.
  9. stevlin

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    Jeffrey Buttle's "Ararat at 2008 Worlds" was superb. I'd love to see more well rounded programs like this in the future.
  10. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I'd say Buttle's "Ararat" at '07 Canadians

    Kwan's '98 Nats Lyra Angelica, and also '01 Worlds entire performance, QR/SP/LP
  11. DickButtonFan

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    Sasha gpf win rachmoninof lp

    alexei yagudin gladiator worlds

    Elena & Anton sp 2002 salt lake and 2001 lp worlds

    Johnny weir lp 2006 nationals

    kwan 2003 worlds lp
  12. Jenna

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    Cohen: 2004 Marshall's FS - Swan Lake
    Kim: 2007 Worlds SP - El Tango de Roxanne and 2009 Worlds SP - Danse Macabre and 2010 OWG SP - James Bond Medley and FS - Gershwin :lol:
    Weir: 2010 OWG FS - Fallen Angel
    Takahashi: 2008 FCC FS - Romeo and Juliet
    Lysacek: 2007 US Nats FS - Carmen
    Abbott: 2010 US Nats FS - Symphony No. 3
    Asada: 2006 SKAM SP - Nocturne and 2010 Worlds FS - Bells of Moscow
    Kwan: 2004 US Nats FS - Tosca
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  13. Autumn_girl

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    Yagudin 2002 Olympics SP
    Kim 2007 and 2009 Worlds SP
    Slutskaya 2005 Worlds LP
    Domnina/Shabalin 2009 Worlds FD and 2010 Olympics CD
    Virtue/Moir Olympics OD
  14. shine

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    Matt Savoie - 2006 LP at the Olympics
    Stephane Lambiel - 2005 Worlds SP, 2006 Worlds LP and 2008 Euros LP
    Jeremy Abbott - 2010 US Nationals LP
    Suzuki - 2010 Japanese Nationals LP
    Kostner - 2005 Worlds SP and 2007 Worlds SP
    B/S - 2001 Euros LP and 2002 Olympics SP
    A/P - 2002 Olympics OD
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  15. RockTheTassel

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    Sasha Cohen - 2006 Olympic SP

    Michelle Kwan - 1998 Olympic SP

    Yu-Na Kim - 2009 Worlds SP

    Johnny Weir - 2010 Olympic LP

    Jeremy Abbott - 2010 Nationals LP

    Daisuke Takahashi - 2010 Olympic SP

    :swoon:
  16. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

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    For two of my favorites:

    Michelle Kwan -- 2000 Worlds FS

    Alexei Yagudin -- 2002 Olys SP
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  18. indicatoto101

    indicatoto101 New Member

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    I'm including exhibitions:

    Jeff Buttle - 2005 GPF ex to Ave Maria
    Shizuka - Turandot in 2006, Frozen
    Daisuke - Techo Swan, his SP from last season
    Sash Cohen - 2004 SP
    Yuna - Roxanne, Danse Macabre
    Jeremy Abbott - 2010 Nationals LP
    Oda - last season's LP
    Mao - 2006 SP
  19. judiz

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    Johnny"s Swan at 2006 Nats

    Johnny's My Way exhibition at 2006 Olympics

    Johnny's Fallen Angels free skate in Vancouver

    Evan's Sway exhibition at 2006 Olympics

    and an oldie but goodie, Torville and Dean's Bolero at the 1984 Olympics
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  20. TID

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    Cohen: 2002 Oly sp, 2004 Worlds sp, 2006 Oly sp
    Kim: 2007 Worlds sp, 2009 Worlds sp, 2010 Oly lp
    Nikodinov: 2000 NHK lp, 2001 Worlds sp, 2001 NHK sp
    Lysacek: 2009 Worlds lp, 2010 Oly sp
    S/Z: 2003 Worlds lp, 2003 GPF lp, 2004 GPF sp, 2006 GPF lp, 2009 GPF lp, 2010 Oly sp
    B/S: 1998 Euro sp, 2000 GPF lp2, 2001 Worlds sp, 2002 Oly sp, 2002 Oly lp
    P/T: 2002 Worlds sp, 2004 Worlds lp, 2008 Worlds sp, 2010 Oly sp, 2010 Oly lp
    V/M: 2008 Worlds FD, 2010 Oly FD
    B/A: 2006 Oly OD, 2009 Worlds OD, 2010 Oly FD
  21. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    Off the top of my head...

    Evora & Ladwig: SP and LP at 2010 Olympics, LP at 2009 US Nats :cheer:

    Michelle Kwan: SP & LP at 1998 US Nats, LP at 2004 US Nats, LP at 2000 Worlds, LP at both 2003 US Nats and Worlds

    Angela Nikodinov: LP at 2001 US Nats, SP at 2001 Worlds

    Matt Savoie: LP at 2006 US Nats :swoon:

    Jeremy Abbott: SP and LP at 2010 US Nats

    Todd Eldredge: LP at 2001 Worlds, LP at 1996 Worlds, LP at 1998 Goodwill Games

    Sale & Pelletier: LP at 2000 Canadians, LP at 2002 Olympics

    Belbin & Agosto: FD at 2005 US Nats, OD at 2006 Olympics, FD at 2009 Worlds

    Davis & White: FD at 2009 US Nats, OD in 2010 at just about every competition :p
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  22. Jaana

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    Ilia Kulik: 1996 Centennial on Ice fs, 1996 Worlds sp
    Evan Lysacek: 2007 US Nationals fs, 2010 Olympics sp
    Jeffrey Buttle: 2008 Worlds fs
    Daisuke Takahashi: 2010 Olympics sp
    Johnny Weir: 2006 Olympics sp

    Shizuka Arakawa: 2004 Worlds fs
    Sasha Cohen 2006 Olympics sp
    Yu-Na Kim: 2010 Olympics sp and fs

    Shen & Zhao: 2003 Worlds fs
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    Johnny Weir - 06 Nationals LP(still haunted by it, expecting another Mrvica, not much hope) , 04 SP Rondo Capriciosso
    Yuna Kim - 09 Worlds LP
    (Yagudin - 2002 Oly LP)
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    I agree with so many of these. May I also add Davis & White at last year's Worlds? As great as they were at 2009 US nationals (saw them live), I thought they were even better at last year's Worlds. It's a travesty they were off of that
    podium.

    Additions - Brian Orser 1988 Olympics (I haven't seen his performance from when he won Worlds in 1987 - must check that out), exhibition - The Story of My Life

    Midori Ito - 1988 Olympic free skate, 1989 Worlds

    Paul Wylie -1992 Albertville, his JFK program!

    Kurt's Casablanca

    Elvis - 1994 Worlds - Dragon

    Michelle - 1996 Worlds - Salome!

    G&G - 1988 & 1994 Olympics

    Shen & Zhao - 2003 worlds, 2010 Olympics

    Yuka -1994 Worlds, her two programs from this season's SOI

    Jeff Buttle 2008 Worlds - Ararat

    Tanith & Ben - 2009 Worlds

    Ilia Kulik - 1998 Olympics, most of what he's done as a pro

    Fumie - her Jupiter program (Holst's - The Planets) circa 2001/2002 season
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  25. pinky166

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    Kim: 07 world SP, 09 world SP, 09 SA SP, 10 Olympics FS
    Asada: 06 SA SP, 07 world FS, 09 WTT SP
    Nagasu: 10 Olympics FS, 10 world SP, 08 nationals SP (cute :) )
    Ovcharova: 10 JW SP, 10 junior nationals FS
    Makarova: 10 world SP, 10 Olympics FS
    Czisny: 09 nationals SP, 05 SC FS, 07 nationals FS
    Ando: 09 world SP, 07 world FS, 09 world FS
  26. briancoogaert

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    Michelle Kwan 2001 Worlds LP
    Joannie Rochette 2006 Skate Canada LP
    Jeremy Abbott 2009 GPF LP
    And many more !
  27. Eris

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    Pechalat/Bourzat: WC08 OD, WC09 OD&FD
    Mirai Nagasu: US Nats10 LP, OG10 LP, WC10 SP
    Anna Ovcharova: Russian Juniour Nats10 LP, JWC10 SP
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    Totmianina/Marinin - 2003-2005 Worlds SP+LP, Torino 2 perfect performances
    Berezhnaya/Sikharulidze - 2000 Euros LP, 2001 Worlds SP+LP, 2001 COR LP, 2002 Olys SP+LP+Exhibition
    Krylova/Ovsiannikov - 1998 Worlds LP+Exhibition, 1999 Worlds OD+LP
    Navka/Kostomarov - 2003-2004 Worlds OD+LP
    Lobacheva/Averbukh - 2003 Euros OD+LP
    Klimova/Ponomarenko - 1989-1991 Words LP, 1992 Olys LP
    Ilia Kulik - 1998 Olys LP
    Domnina/Shabalin - 2006 Olys OD+LP
  29. DORISPULASKI

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

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    Ilia Klimkin
    Petruschka LP Finlandia 2001
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmVod-LMkxg

    Angela Nikodinov
    No One Gives Up On Love Nationals SP 2002
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4-OcHyCMjE

    Torvill & Dean
    OSP Paso Doble Europeans 1984
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaJtKHeis_g

    Grishuk & Platov
    The Feeling Begins 1997 Europeans FD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLmywlzRkv0

    Rahkamo & Kokko
    La Strada 1994 Worlds FD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KopcVIyZe_w
    Enigma (pro) Beyond the Invisible
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MWhEenSQD4
    Here's them in the official video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh1BJUL0P7M&feature=related

    Duchesnay & Duchesnay
    Missing I 1990 Worlds FD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgo5-w7smSM

    Michelle Kwan
    Romanza SP Worlds 1996
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iok96fRDFYA&feature=related

    Davis & White
    Samson & Delilah 2009 Worlds FD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njQDirZTLmI

    Berezhnyah & Sikhuralidze
    Lady Caliph 2002 SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB2lyUWrEcE

    Ryan Bradley
    Amadeus LP 2010 US Nationals
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYTc-f_ZxeQ

    Alexei Yagudin
    Gladiator LP 2000 Skate Canada
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPEHwF4S470&feature=related

    Debi Thomas
    1988 Olympic SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChmdEFrn3OY

    Midori Ito
    1988 Olympic LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyu8GYBRIjE

    Brian Boitano
    Napoleon 1988 Olympic LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEYNskBniw0
    Les Patineurs 1988 Nationals SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah3Fmy7hAn0

    Brian Orser
    1984 Worlds LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt99COeC6lA

    Robert Wagenhoffer
    Birdland 1990 Pro
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB5jselJ_Fo

    Rudy Galindo
    1996 US Nationals LP Swan Lake
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVxjtzZyhFA

    Kristi Yamaguchi & Rudy Galindo
    US Nationals LP Romeo & Juliet
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62iI8SbLm-I&feature=PlayList&p=92F82DEDEB4633CE&playnext=1&index=39
  30. blue_idealist

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    Shawn Sawyer - 2010 4CC LP and 2008 Skate Canada LP
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    pinky166 Well-Known Member

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    Michelle Kwan - 1998 Nationals SP

    Rudy Galindo - 1996 Nationals LP

    Caryn Kadavy - 1988 Olympics SP
  33. neptune

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    Ludmila Nelidina -- 2002 Skate America LP (where she landed the triple axel)

    Claudia Leistner -- 1989 Worlds LP (where she wuz robbed of the world title)

    Patricia Neske -- 1992 Worlds LP

    Trixi Schuba -- just about everything, but especially the '72 Olympics LP

    There must be more...

    ;)
  34. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    :rofl::rollin:
  35. miki88

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    I have to say I like watching Trixi Schuba perform figures. It's strangely mesmerizing. :)
  36. NONKO

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    If you ask the best performance, all in all,
    Alexei Yagudin in 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic:rollin:

    2002 Salt Lake City Olympic SP “Winter”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEfR4dQ8wAw

    2002 Salt Lake City Olympic LP “Man in the Iron Mask”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On65xmS5Xls&feature=related

    But if you ask my favorite performance, I like passionate and emotional performances of Alexei better!

    2000 Skate Canada LP “Gladiator”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxcDYqSRljI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FZUPjXzrGU&feature=related

    2001 World Championship SP “Revolutionary Etude”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og59QN4L_ko

    2002 Hallmark “Overcome”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-WQE0vTQUg

    2004 World Team Challenge “Winter”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylMZJqq7A6g

    2003 Skate Canada Farewell “Memorial”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDHQj10I4Yo
  37. mia joy

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    Aww, sweet times when Requiem for a dream wasn't overused and annoying yet. And yes, it was breathtaking. I really miss that Tomas.

    some of my fav skaters' bests:
    Drobiazko/Vanagas 2000 and 2006 Worlds FD
    Davis/White 2009 Worlds FD and 2009/2010 OD anytime, anywhere :p
    Kerr/Kerr 2008 Worlds OD
    Joubert 2006 CoR FP
    anytime Yagudin performed Winter and Overcome - even if with mistakes or less emotion, those two programs were masterpieces on a still unreachable level (the funny thing is, I think he wouldn't have been scored too high under today's system :p back then noone cared about countable details, people cared about passion and I kind of miss that)

    well, obviously there's a lot more :p
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    Michael Chack, 1993 U.S. Nationals

    (You had to be there.... ;))
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    Michelle Kwan: 1998 Nationals - Lyra Angelica
    Yukina Ota: 2003 Skate Canada - Picasso's Dance
    Mao Asada: 2006 Skate America - Etude in Eb
    Daisuke Takahashi: 2007 World Championships - Phantom of the Opera
    Ryan Jahnke: 2004 Nationals - Brazilian Medley
    Shen/Zhao: 2003 Worlds - Turandot
    Anissina/Peizerat: 2002 Olympics - Flamenco OD
  40. ciocio

    ciocio New Member

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    Plushenko (in chronological order): Carmen 2003 Worlds QR, Flamenco 2004 Worlds SP, Godfather 2004-2005 GPF LP
    Yagudin: Gladiator 2000 Skate Canada, SLC Olympics SP+LP
    Yu-Na Kim: 2009 Worlds SP+LP (Danse macabre, Sheherezade),Tango de Roxanne 2007 Worlds SP
    Daisuke: La Strada 2010 Worlds LP, Swan Lake 2008 4CC SP
    Kurt Browning: Casablanca 1994 Olympics LP
    etc.