View Poll Results: Who is the weakest link

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  • Ilia Kulik

    97 32.77%
  • Alexei Yagudin

    11 3.72%
  • Evgeni Plushenko

    56 18.92%
  • Stéphane Lambiel

    66 22.30%
  • Daisuke Takahashi

    66 22.30%
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    Figure Skating Champions SURVIVOR: Men's ROUND 7

    The tribe has spoken.

    Patrick Chan (6th) has been voted off.

    The original contestants were the last twelve men to win a World or Olympic title.

    Previous eliminees are:

    Brian Joubert (7th)
    Jeffrey Buttle (8th)
    Elvis Stojko (9th)
    Evan Lysacek (10th)
    Todd Eldredge (11th)
    Alexei Urmanov (12th)

    Six skaters remain:

    • Ilia Kulik: Olys 1998, Worlds Silver 1996
    • Alexei Yagudin: Worlds 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, Olys 2002, Worlds Silver 2001, Worlds Bronze 1997
    • Evgeni Plushenko: Worlds 2001, 2003, 2004, Olys 2006, Olys Siliver 2002, 2010, Worlds Silver 1999, Worlds Bronse 1998
    • Stéphane Lambiel: Worlds 2005, 2006, Olys Silver 2006, Worlds Bronze 2007
    • Daisuke Takahashi: Worlds 2010, Worlds Silver 2007, 2012, Olys Bronze 2010


    Bonus videos:

    Ilia Kulik Worlds 1997 SP
    Ilia Kulid Worlds 1997 FS
    Alexei Yagudin Worlds 1999 SP
    Alexei Yagudin Worlds 1999 FS
    Evgeni Plushenko Worlds 2001 SP
    Evgeni Plushenko Worlds 2001 FS
    Stéphane Lambiel Worlds 2004 SP
    Stéphane Lambiel Worlds 2004 FS
    Daisuke Takahashi Worlds 2012 SP
    Daisuke Takahashi Worlds 2012 FS

    Who is the weakest link? Use whatever criteria you want.

    Last edited by Vagabond; 07-09-2012 at 03:36 PM.

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    Chan? Why?

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    Voting for Kulik for the 2nd round in a row. I doubt I will have to again.

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    Voting off Yagudin, Plushenko or Takahashi is out of the question for me at the moment.

    Having to choose between Kulik and Lambiel... Despite adoring him, I'll vote for Kulik. Sniff sniff

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    Quote Originally Posted by pani View Post
    Chan? Why?
    Because although he is a very strong in the technical side, his skating leaves too many people cold and his marks annoy a lot of fans. Having strong skating skills does not necessarily equal being a great performer with good musical interpretation.

    But I voted for Ilia last time, and I will do so again now. It really should be a landslide: on OGM (against an injury and illness weakened field), and not much else in his fairly brief career as a competitive skater. Ilia is the obvious choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    Because although he is a very strong in the technical side, his skating leaves too many people cold and his marks annoy a lot of fans. Having strong skating skills does not necessarily equal being a great performer with strong musical interpretation.

    But I voted for Ilia last time, and I will do so again now. It really should be a landslide: on OGM (against an injury and illness weakened field), and not much else in his fairly brief career as a competitive skater. Ilia is the obvious choice.
    Agree, he could improve his interpretation. But we talk about skating, and some other in this list show music interpretation by there hands, but not there skates

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    Quote Originally Posted by pani View Post
    Agree, he could improve his interpretation. But we talk about skating, and some other in this list show music interpretation by there hands, but not there skates
    But isn't a skater supposed to use his or her whole body when performing, and not just their blades? Anyway, the instructions clearly state that people should use whatever criteria they want. Obviously for many FSUers these criteria included more than skating skills.

    BTW, Dai was the first skater to get level 4 on steps, and Plushenko may have been the second. Actually, the only one left who hasn't done so is Yagudin, for obvious reasons.

    This should come down to Yagudin vs. Plushenko, and it's not like Chan had much of a chance of making it to the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    Because although he is a very strong in the technical side, his skating leaves too many people cold and his marks annoy a lot of fans. Having strong skating skills does not necessarily equal being a great performer with good musical interpretation.
    This, plus how are you really strong on the technical side if you keep falling on jumps.

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    Really, Patrick Chan was the best skater of this poll, in term of pure skating.
    Anyway, I voted for Ilia Kulik, another very good skater, but not as polished, and not as fulfilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    But I voted for Ilia last time, and I will do so again now. It really should be a landslide: on OGM (against an injury and illness weakened field), and not much else in his fairly brief career as a competitive skater. Ilia is the obvious choice.
    Let us not forget though, that Ilia won over the same guys (Stojko and Yagudin) at the Champions Series Final only two months before the Olympics. AND he did beat Yagudin at the Russian Nationals also.

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    Voted Kulik last time-and again this time.

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    Voted for Lambiel. I never found his skating that interesting.

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    Love Ilia but your time is up, Good Bye!

    All other 4 are my favs. The poll looks like the revenge of Patrick Chan fans lol...

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    Kulik will go.

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    Once Kulik is gone I am voting for Takahashi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judgejudy27 View Post
    Once Kulik is gone I am voting for Takahashi.
    agreed

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    Quote Originally Posted by judgejudy27 View Post
    Once Kulik is gone I am voting for Takahashi.
    Once Kulik is gone, I am voting for Plushenko

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    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    Once Kulik is gone, I am voting for Plushenko
    I am voting for Plushenko after Takahashi is gone. My voting order will be:

    Kulik
    Takahashi
    Plushenko
    Yagudin

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    Now all disruptive factors have been eleminated , this is getting really tough. I love them all ... some more, some less. But I've to make a decision ... from now on and until the end I'll vote for the one whom I've a tremendous respect for, but otoh his kind of skating almost always left me cold: Evgeny Plushenko. Sorry!
    Last edited by Zokko!; 07-09-2012 at 08:24 AM. Reason: Typo!

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    Was Lambiel really that much better than Takahashi? I adore them both-two of my very favorite skaters. But Dai is getting more begone votes! 'Splain that to me.

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