View Poll Results: Who is the weakest link?

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  • Michelle Kwan

    31 8.66%
  • Irina Slutskaya

    107 29.89%
  • Mao Asada

    174 48.60%
  • Yuna Kim

    46 12.85%
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    I disagree that Kwan was the weakest technically of the 4. Girlfriend regularly laid down 7 triple programs while the others 3 mostly did only 6 triple programs. She's the most consistent on the list, and gave the most clean performances of the 4. Irina may have done a 3z/3r but how often and how cleanly?

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    bye Mao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berthesghost View Post
    I disagree that Kwan was the weakest technically of the 4. Girlfriend regularly laid down 7 triple programs while the others 3 mostly did only 6 triple programs. She's the most consistent on the list, and gave the most clean performances of the 4. Irina may have done a 3z/3r but how often and how cleanly?
    I think many people may confuse technique and athleticism.
    Michelle's jumping technique is definitely very good. But she is not the most athletic from the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    Still 46 votes to save Mao, lol.
    aww shucks

    Oh well... she is still a winner in my eyes!

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    Ooohhh, Mao!

    You go girl! The best is yet to come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RunnersHigh View Post


    You're right! It's my bad. 3A instead of 2A in SP was from 2010-2011. I'd like to pay for this. if you and galaxy wanna or , keep in touch with me. It's totally on me.
    I'm on but don't know about galaxy, though.

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    I don't really like any of them. I voted for Kwan because she held my interest the least. No cool spins, no voids, no 3a or difficult triple triple. Too vanilla for my tastes.

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    Technically they are all very good. But in terms of technical ABILITY, Michelle gets left behind.
    Artistically Irina is slightly less behind
    Because most of this poll ive based my vote about 70% technical and 30% artistic, im voting out Michelle

    dont hate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherub721 View Post
    I don't really like any of them. I voted for Kwan because she held my interest the least. No cool spins, no voids, no 3a or difficult triple triple. Too vanilla for my tastes.
    Her butchering of Bolero sticks in y mind today. I actually didn't like that many of her iconic programs. I didn't like dream of desdemona. I HATED song of the black swan.
    I loved her Salome and lyra Angelica as well as Rachmaninoff and East of Eden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8ingcoach View Post
    Technically they are all very good. But in terms of technical ABILITY, Michelle gets left behind.
    Artistically Irina is slightly less behind
    Because most of this poll ive based my vote about 70% technical and 30% artistic, im voting out Michelle

    dont hate
    I love this word !

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    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    I love this word !
    Oh, come on. Remember her brilliant portrayal of Bullwinkle the moose (complete with antlers)?? I thought it was a pretty bold artistic statement.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bwz2zA5sYE#t=3m24s

    Or her classic LP to "Where have all the chickens gone?"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvBSI...elated#t=1m53s

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    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    I love this word !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple Butz View Post
    Oh, come on. Remember her brilliant portrayal of Bullwinkle the moose (complete with antlers)?? I thought it was a pretty bold artistic statement.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bwz2zA5sYE#t=3m24s

    Or her classic LP to "Where have all the chickens gone?"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvBSI...elated#t=1m53s
    When a skater brings their love for animals to the ice, it's no small thing. It's lovely to occasionally bring chickens into the spotlight. Those humble animals are served for lunch and dinner but do we ever step to think about them when we are not eating them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macassar88 View Post
    I actually didn't like that many of her iconic programs. I didn't like dream of desdemona. I HATED song of the black swan.
    I loved her Salome and lyra Angelica as well as Rachmaninoff and East of Eden.
    So, in other words, you loved her 4 most iconic programs and didn't like two of her less iconic programs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple Butz View Post
    Oh, come on. Remember her brilliant portrayal of Bullwinkle the moose (complete with antlers)?? I thought it was a pretty bold artistic statement.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bwz2zA5sYE#t=3m24s

    Or her classic LP to "Where have all the chickens gone?"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvBSI...elated#t=1m53s
    I have no idea what this program has to do with chickens...

    And I find her Tosca very expressive. Certainly better than Michelle's version where she just skates from one jump to anothe. It's like jump, jump, jump, jump with no choreography (otherwise she probably wouldn't have been able to land those triples) and then finally straight line footwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    I love this word !
    Yes, slightly, like a freight truck in a pack of sports cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartek View Post
    I have no idea what this program has to do with chickens...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cUJsMgAVV8#t=6m24s

    And sometimes, less is more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macassar88 View Post
    Her butchering of Bolero sticks in y mind today. I actually didn't like that many of her iconic programs. I didn't like dream of desdemona. I HATED song of the black swan.
    I loved her Salome and lyra Angelica as well as Rachmaninoff and East of Eden.
    How many skaters even have that many "iconic programs" to begin with?

    I'm a fan, but have to agree her Bolero was a mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple Butz View Post
    Oh, come on. Remember her brilliant portrayal of Bullwinkle the moose (complete with antlers)?? I thought it was a pretty bold artistic statement.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bwz2zA5sYE#t=3m24s

    Or her classic LP to "Where have all the chickens gone?"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvBSI...elated#t=1m53s
    I also agree that 'slightly' isn't an accurate word in this case. There were a couple seasons were Slutskaya was artistically on par with the other skaters (2001-2003). But apart from that, I found her pretty sloppy and unfinished, even in 2005-2006 when she was dominating the rest of the field. She got highly inflated GOEs and PCS scores those years. Totentanz at 2005 Cup of China was most certainly not a 70+ performance.
    Last edited by shady82; 07-09-2012 at 01:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady82 View Post
    I also agree that 'slightly' isn't an accurate word in this case. There were a couple seasons were Slutskaya was artistically on par with the other skaters (2001-2003). But apart from that, I found her pretty sloppy and unfinished, even in 2005-2006 when she was dominating the rest of the field. She got highly inflated GOEs and PCS scores those years. Totentanz at 2005 Cup of China was most certainly not a 70+ performance.
    One might say anyone's PCS were inflated but GOEs, you can check with the guidelines if they were right or not and in this case they were certainly right. Her jumps and spins had just good quality.
    Last edited by bartek; 07-09-2012 at 01:37 AM.

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