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    Todd Eldredge
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    Patrick Chan, Brandon Mroz, Timothy Goebel, Caroline Zhang, Carolina Kostner, Yoshie Onda, Petrova/Tikhonov, Zhang/Zhang, Rachael Flatt, Agnes Zawadzki, Kiira Korpi, Laura Lepisto, Miki Ando, Shibutanis, Nobunari Oda, Nancy Kerrigan, Fumie Sugrui after 2006...

    There are more but those were the first to come to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taf2002 View Post
    My post was sarcasm.
    Same with my post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekatiivi View Post
    Kwan was almost done when I started to follow skating, but I always found her boring. Well, not boring, but I failed to see something special in her that most of the people saw. Maybe I had felt different if I had been following skating while she was still on her prime.
    Just for the sake of conversation and comparison (I hope you don't feel like I'm putting you on the spot), who do you find to be an interesting skater? And what do you think of these Michelle skates? I only put up some SPs and an Ex.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iok96fRDFYA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHfgjszz_Tk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wazOhkRuySI

    I'm also a little surprised to see a few individuals mentioning Yagudin...
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    In no particular order:
    Lysacek, Abbott, Chan, Voronov, Savoie, Stojko, Eldredge, Restencourt, Urmanov,
    Meissner, Flatt, Sebystian, Bonaly, Kwan, Lipinski, Hughes (both!), Nikodinov, actually most Ladiezzzz, with a few exceptions
    Zhang/Zhang, Wötzel/Steuer, Eltsova/Buschkov

    All in all, Men's used to be the most exciting competition for me, but now it becomes a snoozefest more and more.

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    I'd have preferred if people listing who they find boring...would list skaters or skates that they found interesting or appealing. Just for an idea of what features and examples draw people of certain tastes.

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    Korpi, Joubert, Yuna Kim (well, she is not exactly boring boring, she has great jumps and speed, but I do not find her as interesting as others do), KvdP, his wife, Zhangs.

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    The skaters that I find boring are the ones who skate like they are taking a run through the park, rushing through their elements and with no connection to the music. Most of the elite or well known competitors mentioned in this thread as boring do not skate like this, thus not boring to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUNKPRINCESS View Post
    I'd have preferred if people listing who they find boring...would list skaters or skates that they found interesting or appealing. Just for an idea of what features and examples draw people of certain tastes.
    Sounds like a very good idea and with good taste.

    So, here's my list of skaters that I find interesting, appealing and noteworthy (present & past):

    First in deserved recognition; Sabina Flight 548 (1961)
    Tenley Albright
    Sonja Henie
    Peggy Flemming
    Dick Button
    Debi Thomas
    Elaine Zayak
    Michelle Kwan
    Todd Eldredge
    Joannie Rochette
    Yuka Sato
    Sinead & John Kerr
    Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto
    Chen Lu
    Kristi Yamaguchi
    Oksana Baiul
    Elizabeth Punsalan & Jarrod Swallow
    Brian Boitano
    Viktor Petrenko
    Stephane Lambiel
    Ilia Klimkin
    Ilia Kulik
    Alexei Yagudin
    Johnny Weir
    Evan Lysacek
    Yuna Kim
    Dorothy Hamill
    Brian Orser
    Paul Wiley
    Nancy Kerrigan
    Timothy Goebel
    Kirk Browning
    Rachel Flatt
    Carolina Kostner
    Julia Sebestian
    Kirra Korpi
    Miki Ando
    Sasha Cohen
    Jane Torvil & Christopher Dean
    Ekaterina Gordeeva
    Christopher Bowman
    Emanuel Sandu


    and the majority of other skaters listed in this thread.

    Reason:

    All skaters listed plus more have contributed to the sport of figure skating and have made it what it is today. I'm one skating fan that appreciates the beauty of the sport, and without the figure skaters, it wouldn't even be a sport that exists.
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    WOW! Its look like for some FSU users figure skating is a funn game. People, why are you watching FS if you think most of the skaters are boring?

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    Kings & Queens of Boredom:

    Men - EVAN!!! Todd. Scott Davis.

    Ladies - Rachael Flatt, no doubt. Meissner. Sebestyen. Nikodinov. In the old days, Annet Poetsch of the DDR.

    Pairs - Mukhortova/Trankov (or other non-smiling Russians or ex-USSR teams), Zhangs

    Dance - It's hard to find an inexpressive, boring dance team. Isn't "Dance" synonymous with "expression"? Even the ones that I do not like at least were expressive.

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    This thread reminds me of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZuZu View Post
    Well, there's nothing special for a (foreign) skater about having a "lukewarm" reception in South Korea, but however...
    As far as I remember, every skater in that show got an enthusiastic reception, even for turning their head or raising an arm, LOL.

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    Miki Ando, Brian Boitano, Chengjiang Li, Zhang and Zhang, Caroline Zhang, Yuka Sato, Jill Trenary, Emily Hughes, Lang and Tschernyshev, Dube and Davison

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUNKPRINCESS View Post
    I'd have preferred if people listing who they find boring...would list skaters or skates that they found interesting or appealing. Just for an idea of what features and examples draw people of certain tastes.
    Quote Originally Posted by kittyjake5 View Post
    The skaters that I find boring are the ones who skate like they are taking a run through the park, rushing through their elements and with no connection to the music. Most of the elite or well known competitors mentioned in this thread as boring do not skate like this, thus not boring to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Simone411 View Post
    Sounds like a very good idea and with good taste.

    So, here's my list of skaters that I find interesting, appealing and noteworthy (present & past):

    First in deserved recognition; Sabina Flight 548 (1961)
    Tenley Albright
    Sonja Henie
    Peggy Flemming
    Dick Button
    Debi Thomas
    Elaine Zayak
    Michelle Kwan
    Todd Eldredge
    Joannie Rochette
    Yuka Sato
    Sinead & John Kerr
    Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto
    Chen Lu
    Kristi Yamaguchi
    Oksana Baiul
    Elizabeth Punsalan & Jarrod Swallow
    Brian Boitano
    Viktor Petrenko
    Stephane Lambiel
    Ilia Klimkin
    Ilia Kulik
    Alexei Yagudin
    Johnny Weir
    Evan Lysacek
    Yuna Kim
    Dorothy Hamill
    Brian Orser
    Paul Wiley
    Nancy Kerrigan
    Timothy Goebel
    Kirk Browning
    Rachel Flatt
    Carolina Kostner
    Julia Sebestian
    Kirra Korpi
    Miki Ando
    Sasha Cohen
    Jane Torvil & Christopher Dean
    Ekaterina Gordeeva
    Christopher Bowman
    Emanuel Sandu


    and the majority of other skaters listed in this thread.

    Reason:

    All skaters listed plus more have contributed to the sport of figure skating and have made it what it is today. I'm one skating fan that appreciates the beauty of the sport, and without the figure skaters, it wouldn't even be a sport that exists.
    Quote Originally Posted by pani View Post
    WOW! Its look like for some FSU users figure skating is a fun game. People, why are you watching FS if you think most of the skaters are boring?
    These are four of the most thoughtful, intelligent posts in this whole thread.

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    Really, I love skating, many skaters are dear to me, but there are also some who bore me to death. That's part of the game, I don't see anything wrong to name them. But it looks to me like some posters feel just pinched because their fav. skaters have been mentioned too often :

    Boring, to me:
    Patrick Chan, Evan Lysacek, Paul Wylie, Elvis Stojko, Timothy Goebel, Todd Eldredge, Kevin van der Perren, Andrei Lutai, Chengjiang Li, Nancy Kerrigan, Tara Lipinski, Michelle Kwan, Kimmie Meissner, Angela Nikodinov, Hughes sisters, Yuka Sato, Meno/Sand, Woetzel/Steuer, Zhang/Zhang, Petrova/Tikhonov, and a few others I probably forgot to mention.

    If there's a thread about exciting/great/beloved skaters I'd be glad to attend as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paskatefan View Post
    These are four of the most thoughtful, intelligent posts in this whole thread.
    Honestly, I don't get it. What unintelligent is there about discussing who we find boring?

    Seriously people, it's not like every skater in the world will ALWAYS be considered interesting by EVERYONE. Now that would be boring Sorry, but it's exactly what public forums are for. To say what you like, to say what you don't like and discuss it with others. Imagine how uninteresting it would be if we all just came here to praise everyone and share thoughts of how wonderful all skaters are. Bleh.

    So, instead of spoiling the fun, complaining and overall bitching around, just don't enter threads like this if you feel too intelligent to share negative opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by ZuZu View Post
    If there's a thread about exciting/great/beloved skaters I'd be glad to attend as well!
    Same here. It's normal that there are skaters you love, skaters you like, skaters you're ok with, skaters you find boring and skaters who annoy you.

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    Most INTERESTING:

    Women: Nicole Bobek, Alena Leonova, Akiko Suzuki, Laura Lepisto, Mao Asada, Elizabeth Manley

    Men: Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko, Shawn Sawyer, Ryan Bradley, Jozef Savodcik, Rudy Galindo

    Pairs: Volosozhar/Trankov, Savchenko/Szolkowy, Woetzel/Steuer, Brasseur/Eisler

    Dance: Bourne/Kraatz, Belbin/Agosto, Drobiazko/Vanagas, Pechalat/Bourzat, Usova/Zhulin, Klimova/Ponomarenko, Duschesnays, Navarro/Bommentre

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    I like Cherub's list... for the most part.

    I guess it would be easier to name skaters who aren't boring but some examples off the top of my head:

    Michelle Kwan - crossoevers reign supreme, who do people like her so much, I will never understand
    Carolina Kostner - "I'm constipated" look on her face just won't go away
    Kiira Korpi - no style, just a pretty face
    Shizuka Arakawa - no style, just a lot of hype

    All currently competing Russian Men other than Ivan Bariev - for the obvious reasons (Gachinski is getting there though, his SP this season is lovely)
    Adam Rippon - male-version of GFB-programs

    all Chinese Pairs other than Sui/Han - no basics, no style
    all currently competing Russian Pairs other than Iliushechkina/Maisuradze - no style

    all Zueva/Shpilband teams - most dull choreographers ever
    Kerrs - they had two good programs, for all the hype, most of their work is very repetitive and unimaginative
    Bobrova/Soloviev - does that even require an explanation?
    in fact the vast majority of Ice Dance is mind-numbingly boring at the moment, CoP hasn't worked very well for ID

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    zzzzzzzzz

    Dance- navka/Kostomorov- talk about being glad they didnt stick around... OH and Usova Zhulin as well. Actually they would me the most boring dance team to date with me... yuck.Elizabeth Punsalan & Jarrod Swallow, Rene Roca and Gorsha Sur.

    Pairs-
    Eltsova/Bushkov, the Zhangs, Maria Petrova / AlexeiTikhonov Dorota/Mariusz
    Aliona/Robin after the 2006 games. LOVED the short there.

    Men-
    Eldridge in any exhibition
    Brian Boitano ( Great consistency but the rest was excruciating)
    Timothy Goebel
    Iliya Klimkin
    L.Tobel
    I totally dont get Patrick Chan

    Ladies-
    Julia Soldatova
    Viktoria Volchkova
    Alena Leonova
    R.Flatt
    Carolina Costner
    Kiira Korpi

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