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    Rank the Skating Skills of these Senior Ladies

    So I'm not that good at determining who has the best and the worst skating skills and some of you guys seem to know a lot about it. (ie For example, Surya's skating skills don't really look that awful to me, especially after 93. It was horrible in 89-92).

    So how would you rank these skaters?

    1. Miki Ando
    2. Mao Asada
    3. Yuna Kim
    4. Kimmie Meissner
    5. Yukari Nakano
    6. Carolina Kostner
    7. Sarah Meier
    8. Emily Hughes
    9. Joannie Rochette
    10. Ashley Wagner
    11. Alissa Czisny
    12. Mirai Nagasu
    13. Akiko Suzuki

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    Great question and a tough call. Here are my rankings:

    1. Joannie Rochette
    2. Alissa Czisny
    3. Carolina Kostner
    4. Yuna Kim
    5. Yukari Nakano
    6. Akiko Suzuki
    7. Mao Asada
    8. Miki Ando
    9. Ashley Wagner
    10. Mirai Nagasu
    11. Sarah Meier
    12. Kimmie Meissner
    13. Emily Hughes
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    1. kim
    2. kostner
    3. czisny
    4. asada
    5. nakano
    6. ando
    7. rochette
    8. suzuki
    9. wagner
    10. nagasu
    11. meissner
    12. meier
    13. hughes

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    Most of these ladies have strong skating skills, so it's a tough question!

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    Does Alissa Czisny really rate that high in skating skills? To me, she has nice edges and flow but lacks speed and power.

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    Is there a reason why you selected these particular ladies? Like, why Emily Hughes instead of Lepisto, Korpi, Cohen, etc.?

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    Best

    Carolina Kostner

    Great

    Akiko Suzuki

    Very good

    Yuna Kim
    Mao Asada
    Joannie Rochette
    Mirai Nagasu

    Good

    Miki Ando
    Ashley Wagner
    Yukari Nakano
    Kimmie Meissner

    Average

    Alissa Czisny

    Less than average

    Sarah Meier

    Horrific

    Emily Hughes


    Ranking really isn't good enough so I'll also seperate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michiruwater View Post
    Is there a reason why you selected these particular ladies? Like, why Emily Hughes instead of Lepisto, Korpi, Cohen, etc.?
    Well, I've always seen everyone talk about how great Laura's and Kiira's skating skills are and how lackluster Cohen's is, but no one's ever really talked about Emily's SS and how they match up to everyone else. So I wanted to see what everyone else thought about her skating skills. It's interesting that she fell to the bottom of almost everyone's list. I'm also surprised that Kimmie was also picked second to last because a lot of posters have said that her depth of edge was great.

    I also find it interesting that some people put Ashley over Mirai because I thought many posters thought that Mirai's was better...

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    here are my rankings:


    1. Asada
    2. kim
    3. Kostner
    4. Suzuki
    5. Ando
    6. Rochette
    Last edited by Amy03; 07-14-2012 at 11:39 PM.

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    Kostner is far ahead of anyone else in that list. Hers are clearly superior.

    I'd have Czisny and then Kim trailing Carolina, then a gap and then the others in some order (I'm tired now and can't think ).

    Asada used to have quite weak skating skills, she's been improving them consistently but they're still a bit meh for a skater of her standard.

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    1. Carolina Kostner
    2. Joannie Rochette
    3. Yuna Kim
    4. Akiko Suzuki
    5. Mao Asada
    6. Yukari Nakano
    7. Ashley Wagner
    8. Mirai Nagasu
    9. Miki Ando
    10. Sarah Meier
    11. Kimmie Meissner
    12. Alissa Czisny
    13. Emily Hughes

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    ^ Interesting another Wagner over Nagasu!

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    Thanks for doing this poll instead of me . After the men's poll I was debating with myself whether to do a similar poll with female skaters, as it didn't go as well as I had hoped. But you made it simpler, without the overly long explanations, so I think people will respond more readily. They already are .

    I would have included Cohen and Korpi, and probably Arakawa, although she finished in 2006 (but I would say that Cohen finished in 2006 as well, as she didn't compete in any international competitions in 2009/2010). But I understand your reasoning for including other ladies instead.
    Last edited by lauravvv; 07-15-2012 at 03:25 PM.

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    1: Carolina Kostner
    2: Akiko Suzuki
    3: Yuna Kim
    4: Mao Asada
    5: Joannie Rochette
    6: Ashley Wagner
    7: Miki Ando
    8: Yukari Nakano
    9: Mirai Nagasu
    10: Sarah Meier
    11:Alissa Czisny
    12:Kimmie Meissner
    13: Emily Hughes

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingercrush View Post
    Best

    Carolina Kostner

    Great

    Akiko Suzuki

    Very good

    Yuna Kim
    Mao Asada
    Joannie Rochette
    Mirai Nagasu

    Good

    Miki Ando
    Ashley Wagner
    Yukari Nakano
    Kimmie Meissner

    Average

    Alissa Czisny

    Less than average

    Sarah Meier

    Horrific

    Emily Hughes


    Ranking really isn't good enough so I'll also seperate them.
    I pretty much agree exactly with yours but i think Mirai should be lower

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    SS of Free Skating In Vancouver.

    • Yuna Kim : 9.05
    • Joannie Rochette : 8.60
    • Mao Asada : 8.55
    • Miki Ando : 7.95
    • Mirai Nagasu : 7.75
    • Carolina Kostner : 7.55
    • Akiko Suzuki : 7.40


    In my mind Caro above Miki.
    This too will pass away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauravvv View Post
    Thanks for doing this poll instead of me . After the men's poll I was debating with myself whether to do a similar poll with female skaters, as it didn't go as well as I had hoped. But you made it simpler, without the overly long explanations, so I think people will respond more readily. They already are .

    I would have included Cohen an Korpi, and probably Arakawa, although she finished in 2006 (but I would say that Cohen finished in 2006 as well, as she didn't compete in any international competitions in 2009/2010). But I understand your reasoning for including other ladies instead.
    Lol I actually was inspired to do this poll from your men's poll. We could do the others later because it seems like everyone has somewhat a concensus on the bottom five (being Ashley, Mirai, Sarah, Kimmie, and Emily and with Alissa in the mix).

    I'm so surprised that Kimmie and Emily are at the bottom of nearly everyone's list! I've never heard of anyone complaining about their skating skills... All I've heard is that Kimmie has windmill arms and that Emily's skating is heavy...

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    A+ : Kim, Caro (When you see live, only this two have dazzling factor.)

    ((gap))

    A0 : Lepisto

    A- : Suzuki, Rochette, Mao

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    This thread is missing something critical:

    Skating Skills video

    (It's an ISU video describing what is skating skills, its components, and it shows examples of good and bad skating skills.)

    Of course, I'm not going to be naive and think people won't rank skaters based on personal bias.

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    Are Yuna's SS really that great? They're good, but she uses an awful lot of crossovers for someone with her level of SS (which really looks obvious when you look at her setup to her lutzes).

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