View Poll Results: Who is the Weakest Link?

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  • Alexei Yagudin

    18 4.59%
  • Evgeni Plushenko

    137 34.95%
  • Stéphane Lambiel

    113 28.83%
  • Daisuke Takahashi

    124 31.63%
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipforsynchro View Post
    I never knew how much some people were obsessed with artistry.
    I never knew that it was so important until skaters like Savoie and Lambiel showed up. They brought men's skating to a whole new level. And now I'm just spoiled and cannot be satisfied with anything less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shine View Post
    Yes, and this post is not going to make Plushenko's skating less soulless
    I didn't know my post was supposed to have a hidden meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shine View Post
    I never knew that it was so important until skaters like Savoie and Lambiel showed up. They brought men's skating to a whole new level. And now I'm just spoiled and cannot be satisfied with anything less.
    Because there were no artistic skaters before Lambiel and Savoie? I never found Savoie all that memorable.

    Plushenko should have stayed. Dai and Lambiel may be more artistic, but Plushenko is by far the stronger competitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    Because there were no artistic skaters before Lambiel and Savoie? I never found Savoie all that memorable.
    Well there were of course. But none of them really made their artistry personal the way that I felt my favourite skaters did, nor did it affect me the same way. Artistry is so loosely defined anyway. How you interpret it may be entirely different than how I interpret it.

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    Everyone's artistry puts me to sleep except brezina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    Plushenko should have stayed. Dai and Lambiel may be more artistic, but Plushenko is by far the stronger competitor.
    Good thing this is a non-official off-season silly poll and people can use whatever criteria they want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipforsynchro View Post
    Everyone's artistry puts me to sleep except brezina.
    Hehe and so it is with everyone else's artistry.
    That's the objetive truth about artistry in figure skating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    Plushenko should have stayed. Dai and Lambiel may be more artistic, but Plushenko is by far the stronger competitor.
    I agree, but the poll isn't over yet, and he's only 10 votes ahead of Takahashi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lily View Post
    Hehe and so it is with everyone else's artistry.
    That's the objetive truth about artistry in figure skating.
    The objective truth is that brezina is the supreme ruler. And has better artistry than everyone else in figure skating.

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    No id like to see Yags against dai or lambiel, cause I know how it would end wit Plu, I m curious to read ab his edges, transitions, artistry and versality against one of lambiel or takahashi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipforsynchro View Post
    The objective truth is that brezina is the supreme ruler. And has better artistry than everyone else in figure skating.
    why brezina? because he is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherub721 View Post
    I agree, but the poll isn't over yet, and he's only 10 votes ahead of Takahashi.
    Right! I say wake up out there Plush fans, it ain't over til it's over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lily View Post
    why brezina? because he is?
    Brezina is better than everyone in this poll when it comes to artistry. He blows them all out of the water. That's why Brezina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipforsynchro View Post
    Brezina is better than everyone in this poll when it comes to artistry. He blows them all out of the water. That's why Brezina.
    Logic is in the eye of the logician --Gloria Steinem

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipforsynchro View Post
    Brezina is better than everyone in this poll when it comes to artistry. He blows them all out of the water. That's why Brezina.
    Um...get out of that poor boys pants! There's a whole WORLD out there!
    Team Peeps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Badams View Post
    Um...get out of that poor boys pants! There's a whole WORLD out there!
    Brezina CLEARLY has better artistry than everyone in this poll. And I love being in his pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipforsynchro View Post
    Brezina CLEARLY has better artistry than everyone in this poll. And I love being in his pants.
    While you're in the there can you tell him to straighten up when he takes off for jumps please, the camel spin entrances are not what i would call artisitc

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmanb View Post
    While you're in the there can you tell him to straighten up when he takes off for jumps please, the camel spin entrances are not what i would call artisitc
    PML!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmanb View Post
    While you're in the there can you tell him to straighten up when he takes off for jumps please, the camel spin entrances are not what i would call artisitc
    In my opinion, pointed toes and straight spines is not what makes up artistry. Those are just physical abilities, and (probably balletic) training. And, yes, of course - awareness of what looks more beautiful. The last one is a part of artistry, if it comes from skaters themselves. But to me, the larger part of artistry is in musicality and a personal understanding of music, as well as personal attitude to what the skater wants to show on ice, ability to show different images, also passion, creativity, and things like that. Of course, physical grace and beauty helps, but if it's only that, then it's not artistry. Imho.

    But, yes, I don't find Brezina very artistic. He's had a few good programs, but that's it - imho .
    Last edited by lauravvv; 07-16-2012 at 02:49 PM.

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    To be honest I was just making a cheap joke at his expense about something that is infinintely more about technical than presentation - namely his jump take offs. I don't understand how he lands some of his jumps when he drops his upper body to practical parallel with the ice most notable on his flip and salchow. I have no idea why they think the quyad sal is a good idea with such a flawed take off.

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