Your top five MEN of all time?

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  1. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

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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
  2. IneZR

    IneZR New Member

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

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    aftershocks, thanks for a great post!
  4. NONKO

    NONKO Active Member

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    Alexei Yagudin is No. 1;)

    Others are at the same.
  5. inflameduntamed

    inflameduntamed New Member

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

    Willowway Well-Known Member

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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)
  7. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

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

    merrywidow Well-Known Member

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    1 Curry
    2 Cranston
    3 Bowman
    4 Eldredge
    5 Weir/Wylie
  9. 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.
  10. 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:
  11. Finnice

    Finnice Well-Known Member

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    Just the ones who made me love the skating even more, in no paricular order:

    John Curry
    Viktor Petrenko
    Alexei Yagudin
    Andrejs Vlascenko
    Stephane Lambiel
    Tomas Verner


    6, I know
    Bubbling under Petr Barna, Alexander Abt, Johnny Weir
  12. Skateushka

    Skateushka New Member

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    Abt
    Browning
    Yagudin
    Plushenko
    Cranston
  13. stevlin

    stevlin Member

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    Buttle, Orser, Boitano, Eldredge and Lysacek.
  14. PetraP

    PetraP Member

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    1. Yagudin

    The rest I don't know maybe Browning, Cranston, Petrenko.
  15. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    In no particular order, these are the five that have thrilled and moved me most over the years:

    Alexei Urmanov
    Ilia Kulik
    Alexei Yagudin
    Stephane Lambiel
    Daisuke Takahashi

    :)
  16. sk8gr8h8

    sk8gr8h8 Lurrrrve Laura Lepistö

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    John Curry
    Robin Cousins
    Ilia Kulik
    Ryan Jahnke
    Patrick Chan
  17. bardtoob

    bardtoob Well-Known Member

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    Dick Button
    David Jenkins
    John Curry
    Brian Orser
    Brian Boitano
  18. immoimeme

    immoimeme having a nice day

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    John Curry
    Gary Beacom
    Christopher Bowman
    Kurt Browning

    have to wait and see how the "young whippersnappers" shake out before they will make my list! Impress me some more, guys! :)
  19. yukisnowflake

    yukisnowflake New Member

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    My top 5 men are:

    Minuro Sano (JPN) & tied with Takeshi Honda (JPN)
    Donald Jackson (CAD)
    Toller Cranston (CAN)
    Brian Orser (CAD)
    Kurt Browning (CAD)



    ETA Honourable Mention: Osborne Colson (CAD)
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  20. Gypsy

    Gypsy Thunder & Lightning!!!

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    Alexei Yagudin
    Evgeni Plushenko
    Alexander Abt
    Johnny Weir
    Gheorghe Chiper
  21. MOIJTO

    MOIJTO Banned Member

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    Kurt Browning
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  22. key65man

    key65man New Member

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    Kulik
    Orser
    Browning
    Plushenko
    Abt

    I am sure either Takahashi or Chan will knock one off sooner or later.
  23. Markulliz

    Markulliz Banned Member

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    Petrenko
    Plushenko
    Lambiel
    Joubert
    Yagudin

    HM Cranston, Urmanov, Weir, Lee, Stoiko
  24. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

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    1. Kurt Brauning
    2. Orser
    3. Yagudin
    4. Lambiel
    5. Buttle
  25. Twilight1

    Twilight1 Well-Known Member

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    Oooooh tough one for me...

    1. Kurt Browning
    2. Alexei Yagudin
    3. Elvis Stojko
    4. Brian Boitano
    5. Brian Orser
    HM Evgeny Plushenko (a very close top 5 lol)
  26. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    John Curry was already in my choices since I love his pure skating.
    But after watching his Scheherazade Exhibition at 1976 Olympics, he is not only in the top 5. He is out there, on his own planet. I love him !
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  27. vivika1982

    vivika1982 Well-Known Member

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    John Curry
    Robin Cousins
    Kurt Browning
    Alexei Yagudin
    Stephane Lambiel
    Johnny Weir
    HM:Brian Joubert and Daisuke Takahashi
  28. parasolka

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    Plushy!


    Yag, Kulik, Petrenko, Bobrin.
  29. pinky166

    pinky166 Well-Known Member

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    Tomas Verner once he starts skating clean. I have this theory that if he can become consistent, he will win all sorts of titles.
  30. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    You could be right.. but I have this theory that he'll never become consistent :p
  31. The Accordion

    The Accordion Well-Known Member

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    Not of all time but of my time!

    Not in order

    Yagudin
    Browning
    Buttle
    Takahashi
    Orser

    Runners Up = Petrenko, Cranston
  32. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Dick Button
    John Curry
    Christopher Bowman
    Alexei Yagudin
    Nobunari Oda
  33. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I

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    I remember him. I had a gignormous crush on him.

    Curry
    Button
    Beacom
    Petkevich
    Chan
  34. mathilda

    mathilda New Member

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    Alexei Yagudin
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    Ilia Kulik
    Jeremy Abbott
    Kurt Browning
  35. yossalu

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    My list must start with the man who first made me love the sport, and then those who helped my love for it grow. The next two spots are difficult, but if I am honest with myself these are the ones who continue to keep that love alive.

    Brian Boitano
    Todd Eldredge
    Christopher Bowman
    Brian Joubert
    Jeremy Abbott

    HM: Brian Orser, Ilia Kulik, Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko, and Daisuke Takahashi
  36. StonewshMullet

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    1. Hugh Jackman
    2. Chris Noth
    3. John Corbett
    4. George Clooney
    5. Antonio Banderas

    Oops we were talking about skating.... :eek:
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  37. Sinclare

    Sinclare New Member

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    John Curry:swoon:
    Kurt Browning;)
    Alexei Yagudin:cool:
    Stephane Lambiel;)
    Johnny Weir:rolleyes:
  38. DORISPULASKI

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

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    Dick Button for years of commentating and for an amazing competitive record, including innovation.
    Gary Beacom, for being like nobody else on ice, ever.
    Robert Wagenhoffer, for being the best pro skater ever.
    Toller Cranston for adding the Drama and Costumes to men's skating (and also for The Ice Show)
    Rudy Galindo (for excellence and doing interesting stuff in pairs, men's and pros. Not to mention guts.)

    HM: Boitano, Curry, Klimkin, Yagudin, Plushenko, and the quad king Goebel
  39. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Doris, I like your list, and comments!
  40. Dilng

    Dilng Well-Known Member

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    1. Alexander Abt :swoon::swoon::swoon: I love his skating!!!
    2. Alexi Yagudin
    3. Evgeni Plushenko
    4. Jeffrey Buttle
    5. Brian Boitano
    HM Daisuke Takahashi, Kurt Browning & Brian Joubert