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    Underrated Skaters that You'd like to Acknowledge

    There are so many skaters out there that practice everyday and try their best yet we only pay attention to a list of skaters. Which skaters do you think are underrated or unknown that you'd like other people to take note of?
    ie. a skater from a small unknown country with great jumping abilities or a skater from a big fed that can't shine through despite great performances

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    I want to say Zlobina/Sitnikov but maybe they aren't underrated?

    I love them anyhow

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    Thanks for starting this thread. I really enjoyed watching Christopher Caluza and Victor Pfeiffer at Worlds in Nice. Christopher had an excellent showing too at 4CC this year. I had heard Christopher's name before but I don't ever remember seeing him skate when he was a U.S. skater at Nationals. It's great that Christopher had the opportunity to represent The Philippines. He is obviously very talented, but w/o this opportunity, he likely would never have been able to go to Worlds. He has some wonderful qualities.

    Victor P has a smooth, lyrical style and I enjoyed his programs. I wish him continued improvement, and a rise in the standings in the future.

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    I can't help but be a fan of Misha Ge. He's a real firecracker on the ice, and while he's not perfect in terms of technique, I still cheer for him. I know he's had trouble with his back, so I'm taking that into consideration as well. Also, his story of just GETTING to Nice was crazy! He's such a nice kid, and his tweets always make me smile

    He was pushing the other day for a 7th country in WTT, made up of skaters from countries that would never qualify

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftershocks View Post
    Victor P has a smooth, lyrical style and I enjoyed his programs. I wish him continued improvement, and a rise in the standings in the future.
    Isn't it funny and somewhat sad that I watched this guy skate at Worlds and the only thing I remember is that flawlessly smooth and awesome moment where he pulled his pant leg up to his knee because of a broken bootstrap, without ever missing a beat in the program or the music - he made it look like it meant to happen!

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    Ryan Jahnke!!!

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    Misha Ge!

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    Misha Ge and Christopher Caluza
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    Duchesnay all the way. Not that their unknown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loves_Shizuka View Post
    I want to say Zlobina/Sitnikov but maybe they aren't underrated?

    I love them anyhow
    I am glad you posted that program again anyway, regardless of if they are underrated or not. It is such a good program.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Kevin Reynolds is my pick. He has worked to hard to improve his presentation and other aspects of his skating yet he is held back on PC's. I really enjoy watching him now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clarie View Post
    Kevin Reynolds is my pick. He has worked to hard to improve his presentation and other aspects of his skating yet he is held back on PC's. I really enjoy watching him now.
    ITA.

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    Count me as another on the Kevin Reynolds bandwagon!

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    Count me on the Kevin Reynolds bandwagon as well. He has really come a long way in addressing his weaknesses.
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    Indeed. Kevin has natural sense of musicality and I thought his performance has significantly improved since he started to work with Shae-lynn Bourne. I really love his SP this season.

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    Elena Glebova.
    Elene Gedavanishvili.
    Valentina Marchei.
    Viktoria Helgesson.
    I really have enjoyed watching all of these girls. I know Elene Gedvanishvili has two European Bronze medals but she has yet to really do well at Worlds.
    I also wish Elena Glebova could improve. He skating technically has gone backwards in the past few years but I do like her choreography.
    Valentina Marchei is a fighter but so inconsistent.
    Viktoria Helgesson has really improved this year but her jumps need to be stronger.

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    Another fan of Kevin Reynolds here also thinks he's underrated.

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    She's not exactly underrated, but Leah Keiser doesn't have the crazy fandom of Gracie Gold.

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    A blast from the past: Matt Savoie.

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