Your top five MEN of all time?

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  1. ice.dance.girl

    ice.dance.girl Member

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    1. Jagudin <3
    2. Joubert
    3. Lambiel
    4. Brezina (think I saw him at a competition when I was in novice or junior level and said that he's gonna be awesome)
    5. none
     
  2. genegri

    genegri Active Member

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    It's hard for me to come up with 5 ... mainly because I find most men ... well, boring.

    Ilia Kulik ... He had great jumps and excellent line. Slow spinner though. And he comes across a nice guy.
    Johnny Weir ... Great line, nice posture and very pleasing to the eye. I like his skating, but not his personality.
    Adam Rippon ... very expressive. Not as tall and long legged as I'd prefer though.
     
  3. Heldentenor

    Heldentenor Well-Known Member

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    I thought it might be interesting to see who the "Top Five of the Top Fives" were. The Results so far are:

    Stéphane Lambiel (32)
    Alexei Yagudin (31)
    Kurt Browning (27)
    Brian Boitano (17)
    Daisuke Takahashi and Ilia Kulik (tied at 15)
     
  4. vodkashot

    vodkashot Active Member

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    Alexei Yagudin
    Stephane Lambiel
    Ilia Kulik
    Daisuke Takahashi


    Fifth place is a heavily contested tie with Jeffrey Buttle, Alexander Abt, John Curry, etc.
     
  5. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    My top five...

    Kurt Browning
    Alexei Yagudin
    Brian Orser
    Jeff Buttle
    Todd Eldredge

    HM: Kulik, Lambiel, Vanderperren, Joubert...etc etc etc
     
  6. rococo

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    takahashi
    cousins
    cranston
    lambiel
    plushenko
     
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  7. Fandango

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    I love:

    - Alexei Yagudin :swoon:
    - Ilia Kulik :cool:
    - the REAL Olympic Champion 2010 ... Daisuke Takahashi :HA!:
    - pro Kurt Browning :encore:
    - Brian Joubert :respec:
     
  8. crazy4Irina

    crazy4Irina New Member

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    Yagudin
    Petrenko
    Elvis
    Lambiel
    Plushenko
     
  9. care

    care New Member

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    Brian Boitano
    Paul Wylie
    Kurt Browning
    Stephane Lambiel
    Johnny Weir
     
  10. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    It reflects the reality of talented complete skaters !
     
  11. Kati

    Kati Active Member

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    Stephane Lambiel
    Ilia Kulik
    Viktor Petrenko
    Johnny Weir
    Daisuke Takahashi
    HM Alexander Abt

    and maybe following years...
    Adam Rippon
    Michal Brezina
     
  12. frisette70

    frisette70 Active Member

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    Kurt Browning
    Emanuel Sandhu
    Alexei Yagudin
    Ilia Kulik
    Stephane Lambiel
     
  13. floskate

    floskate Vacant

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    Amen to that!!

    1. John Curry
    2. Toller Cranston
    3. David Jenkins
    4. Robin Cousins
    5 = John Misha Petkevich (the man was the skating God of his day yet hardly anyone remembers him :()
    5 = Robert Waggenhoffer (just a genius skater who if he'd competed under CoP at the time would have been World champ for sure.)
     
  14. elye

    elye New Member

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    Browning
    Buttle
    Bowman
    Abbot
    Takahashi
     
  15. Julietjonz

    Julietjonz New Member

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    John Curry
    Toller Cranston
    Kurt Browning
    Alexei Yagudin
    Uncle Dick
     
  16. Yazmeen

    Yazmeen Well-Known Member

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    Brian Boitano (King of da WORLD!!!!!)
    Dick Button
    Evan Lysacek
    Paul Wylie
    Tie: Alexei Yagudin, John Curry, Brian Orser, Johnny Weir - 2003 to 2006

    Honorable mention: Josef Sabovcik, Chris Bowman, Kurt Browning, Phillipe Candeloro, Rudy Galindo
     
  17. Willowway

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    Ilia Kulik - well, you knew I'd say that but I do mean it! His jumps obviously but also the carriage of his upper body and gorgeous, soft arms and hands - ballet class wasn't wasted on him! I wish more men could have that level of port de bras.
    John Curry - gorgeous, just gorgeous work all around
    Kurt Browning - new level of footwork
    Toller - could any men's list be complete without Toller? He changed so much for everyone!
    Yagudin - I personally don't like his skating that much but I appreciate his driven competitive spirit.


    Honorable Mention - Jeff Buttle for his magnificent edges, like butta! Watching Jeff's skating from the hip down is a privilege. He will never stop that icky, shugging stuff with his shoulders so I don't watch that part.
    Gary Beacom - again, can you tell I pay attention to edges? His edge work can be stunning and truly take you some place else in your head - I think of watching a Gary edge program as a meditation.
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2010
  18. REO

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    Lambiel
    Weir
    Kulik
    Yagudin
    Takahashi
     
  19. shine

    shine Well-Known Member

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    :respec: :encore:
     
  20. DELTA

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    Alexei Yagudin
    Stephane Lambiel
    Yevgeni Plushenko
    Kurt Browning
    Daisuke Takahashi
     
  21. aftershocks

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    Right, it's difficult to name the greatest of all time when we're most familiar with the skaters we've actually seen or heard the most about. Good to include Axel Paulsen (who created the axel jump). But missing would be Ulrich Salchow (famous for creating the salchow), and the great Jackson Haines who revolutionized the sport and taught both Salchow and Paulsen. Haines was responsible for developing the international style of skating -- artistic with balletic influence, graceful arms (instead of being held rigidly with little movement), use of music (before Haines' influence, routines were performed without music).

    My list of male pioneers who revolutionized the sport:
    Jackson Haines, Axel Paulsen, Ulrich Salchow, Dick Button, Toller Cranston

    List of greatest that I've witnessed:
    Cranston, Curry, Boitano, Weir, Cousins

    HM: Wylie, Bowman, Browning, Abt, Yagudin, Kulik

    Male pioneers of show skating: Frick and Frack, Gary Beacom

    Great male U.S. skaters I've heard about: Petkevich, Tickner, Ronnie Robertson (exceptional spinner), Hayes and David Jenkins

    Others I've enjoyed: Bradley, Jahnke, Savoie, Galindo, Eldredge, Delmore, Ward, Verner, Abbott, Takahashi, Lambiel, Urmanov, Petr Barna, and one of the best U.S. male skaters never to make it to Worlds: Shepherd Clark
     
  22. IneZR

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    Kurt Browning
    Alexei Yagudin
    Stephane Lambiel
    Evgeni Plushenko
    Brian Boitano
     
  23. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    aftershocks, thanks for a great post!
     
  24. NONKO

    NONKO Active Member

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    Alexei Yagudin is No. 1;)

    Others are at the same.
     
  25. inflameduntamed

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    1.) John Curry
    2.) Alexei Yagudin
    3.) Kurt Browning
    4.) Toller Cranston
    5.) Jeffrey Buttle
     
  26. Willowway

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    Curry (for skating so beautifully, always)
    Cranston (for being courageous)
    Kulik (for skating beautifully in a wide variety of styles)
    Lambiel (for sheer elegance)
    Yagudin (for being a competitor)
     
  27. Moka-Ananas

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    1. Evgeni Plushenko
    2. Ilia Kulik
    3. Alexei Yagudin
    4. Stéphane Lambiel
    5. Brian Joubert
     
  28. merrywidow

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    1 Curry
    2 Cranston
    3 Bowman
    4 Eldredge
    5 Weir/Wylie
     
  29. miffy

    miffy Well-Known Member

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    1) Alexei Yagudin
    2) Brian Joubert
    3) Daisuke Takahashi
    4) Emanuel Sandhu :p
    5) Can't decide... Weir or Lambiel.. I guess Lambiel overall.
     
  30. Simone411

    Simone411 aka IceSkate98

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    Scott Hamilton
    Kurt Browning
    Viktor Petrenko
    Ilia Kulik
    Todd Eldredge

    (also Paul Wylie, Ilia Klimkin, Stephane Lambiel, Emanuel Sandhu, Alexei Yagudin, Rudy Galindo, etc. etc. etc. :lol: )

    :40beers: