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    Interesting list from Vash. I definitely think Petrenko was one of the most elegant skaters before he went pro and Vegas. Here's two of my favorites from him:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Jw81aAFGU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDFsgBppuII

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    Adding to the list - Denis Ten! LOVED his SP from Junior Worlds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenny12 View Post
    Interesting list from Vash. I definitely think Petrenko was one of the most elegant skaters before he went pro and Vegas. Here's two of my favorites from him:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Jw81aAFGU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDFsgBppuII
    His LP at the 1988 Olympics, skated to Don Q. is one of my favorite performances. He was just 18 then, and you could see his natural talent and elegance.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKj0E4U4zrY

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    ITA -- in all the focus on the Battle of the Brian's, and the two great performances they skated, Petrenko's is often lost in the shuffle. I remember being gobsmacked by this skate at the time.
    "The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy

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    Alexander Zhulin

    A lot of them have been already mentioned. I found Johny Weir extraordinary elegant before his transformation in the Diva Bottox he is now
    From today, probably Ten and Kozuka. And Katsalapov and Poje are wonderful as well as very handsome

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    Robin Cousins. Very elegant in an understated way.

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    Another vote for David Liu. He skate like ballet dancer.

    Anton and Sergai are totally elegant as well.

    From the current generation; I see no one who have dancer figure and great line like these 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky166 View Post
    Robin Cousins. Very elegant in an understated way.
    Robin Cousins.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BreakfastClub View Post
    David Liu. So sad one of the most elegant skaters in the last couple of decades never had the big jumps:

    Baby David (1992)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c3ceRk1P0Y
    OMG, the one foot step sequence is so beautiful ! I love it !

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetB View Post
    Emanuel Sandhu was very elegant
    Definitely agree!! I loved Alexander Abt too and Jeffrey Buttle. I have watched tapes of their skating multiple times and I never get tired of it.

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    I agree with many of the above mentined and would add the following skaters to the list:

    Vladimir Kotin
    Eric Millot
    Axel Mederic
    Evgeni Platov
    Andreis Vlashenko
    Angelo Dolfini
    Last edited by skating is fun; 03-05-2012 at 10:38 AM.

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