Who was the best skater(s) of 2011

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Maofan7, Dec 22, 2011.

Who was the best skater(s) of 2011

Poll closed Jan 21, 2012.
  1. Patrick Chan

    42 vote(s)
    18.5%
  2. Daisuke Takahashi

    32 vote(s)
    14.1%
  3. Javier Fernández

    13 vote(s)
    5.7%
  4. Miki Ando

    6 vote(s)
    2.6%
  5. Carolina Kostner

    10 vote(s)
    4.4%
  6. Mao Asada

    5 vote(s)
    2.2%
  7. Savchenko & Szolkowy

    23 vote(s)
    10.1%
  8. Volosozhar & Trankov

    10 vote(s)
    4.4%
  9. Kavaguti & Smirnov

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  10. Davis & White

    74 vote(s)
    32.6%
  11. Virtue & Moir

    10 vote(s)
    4.4%
  12. Péchalat & Bourzat

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Maofan7

    Maofan7 Member

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    Its almost the end of 2011. Hence, a simple poll to find who was the best skater(s) of the calendar year 2011.

    As always, the nominations will be controversial so sorry if I miss out anybody's fav

    Please note that I have omitted Worlds silver medallist Kim Yu Na as she only competed once during the season. Also omitted Elizaveta Tuktamysheva as she competed mostly at a junior level during the year and will therefore go into the best junior poll.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
  2. pumba

    pumba New Member

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    Voted for Caro, though would have voted for Liza :)
     
  3. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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    I would have voted for Miki if she didn't took a season's off after Worlds
    but I have to give this to Carolina Kostner, her improvements and her best seasons' yet.
     
  4. kapriza

    kapriza Member

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    Weaver/Poje should be an option. Their improvement was tremendous.
     
  5. jiggs

    jiggs Well-Known Member

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    Aliona/Robin for being such a breath of fresh air in pair's skating and challenging themselves artistically. Their LP this season is phenomenal!

    Carolina for having finished on the podium 11 times in a row (who would have thought) and for setting herself apart from the rest of the field with her skating, her programs and her costumes :kickass:

    Patrick Chan for his Canadian & World Championships LP performances. I am not so impressed by him this season but wow, those two performances were so incredibly difficult and well executed, you gotta give it to him, that was amazing.
     
  6. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

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    I voted Javier Fernandez because his improvement is extremely impressive.
     
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  7. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    Patrick Chan, without any doubt. His performances at 2011 Worlds were just amazing !
     
  8. kwanatic

    kwanatic Well-Known Member

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    MICHELLE KWAN!! :)
     
  9. Maofan7

    Maofan7 Member

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  10. Proustable

    Proustable New Member

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    Gold (1): Patrick Chan - For his insane, record breaking skates. For pushing himself artistically with Aranjuez. For his Nationals LP, a skate I'll revisit time and time again.

    Gold (2): Savcehnko/Szokowy - For their greatest LP (skate) ever at Worlds 2011. For an audacious, ambitious LP the following season. For rebooting their careers. For being one half a thrilling rivalry.

    Bronze: Virtue/Moir - For pushing themselves technically, artistically and otherwise with their Latin Trio and Funny Face. For reminding audiences that they're still a force to be reckoned with. For being one of the all time greats.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2011
  11. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

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    Savchenko and Szolkowy for both their 2010-2011 programs and their 2011-2012 programs
     
  12. immoimeme

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    Virtue & Moir.

    Amazingly, they have become EVEN BETTER than they ever were! WOW! :respec::cheer::rockstar:
     
  13. Lilith11

    Lilith11 New Member

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    Virtue/Moir. And where's Akiko?
     
  14. os168

    os168 Active Member

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    LOL!!! Yeah I sorta agree, she will always be the best skater whatever the year, along with Yuna Kim.

    Nevertheless I voted for Dai! Because his skating this year is just swoon worthy! Like matured finewine. And I'd pick Hanyu second, like spring water from mount Fuji :p

    And I'd reserve an extra spot for Patrick for best skater when he is on his feet for more than 1 minute.
     
  15. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    Chan gets my vote. Savchenko/Szolkowy and Takahashi are my second and third choices, respectively.
     
  16. Kasey

    Kasey Loving on babies!

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    Takahashi....'nuf said!
     
  17. Spazactaz

    Spazactaz New Member

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    Michelle Kwan.
     
  18. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Sasha Cohen.

    Hey, if we're gonna ignore the thread title . . . ;)
     
  19. Veronique

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    In my opinion the best in 2011 is Weaver/Poje. I fell in love with them!
     
  20. mineko

    mineko New Member

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    In terms of domiance, it is a no brainer - Davis/White. They are the only team that has been undefeated in 2011 among the list of skaters. They are also the first US ice dance team ever to win gold medals at worlds.
     
  21. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Yes... they had the most variety and performed very well in almost every event.
     
  22. centerstage01

    centerstage01 Well-Known Member

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    I voted for Javier Fernandez, but Takahashi would have been my second vote.

    If I could have voted by discipline I'd have gone:

    Men: Fernandez
    Ladies: Kostner (and considering how much I've disliked her in the past, this is saying something)
    Pairs: S/S
    Dance: D/W
     
  23. ~tapdancer~

    ~tapdancer~ Well-Known Member

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    This.
     
  24. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    Patrick Chan was undefeated in 2011 as well. D/W may be the only undefeated team of the year, but they aren't the only undefeated skaters of the year.
     
  25. aftershocks

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    I voted D/W for their almost absolute perfection. Others on my list would be S/S, Dai, Jeremy and Mao. I also love seeing Javier's improvement under Orser, and Jason B's and Joshua F's rising star performances. Kudos to Nan Song and Akiko Suzuki for their accomplishments and to Hanyu for his prodigious talent.

    Aside from his amazing skates at Canadian Nationals and Worlds Chan while "undefeated" b/c he's so "unbeatable" has put out some fairly sloppy performances this year. In that respect, "the team" of D/W have overall performed far and away much better than Chan -- no comparison.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011
  26. Holley Calmes

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    I voted D/W because of the absolute pure joy I felt watching their long program this season. It never fails to lift me up. Their exhuberance and enthusiasm for this program just blows me away. I know they're technically good, but that's not what gets to me. This program transcends sport and technique, for me anyway. Thanks, Meryl and Charlie.