Stéphane and Daisuke have lots of similarities as skaters, both in their strong and weak points. One big difference for me it that Daisuke is an exceptional performer, while Stéphane is both performer AND creator. He is not only touching audience with his skating, he is not only able to make them feel what he feels, he is present and takes an active part in every single thing in his programs, including costume, music choice, music cut and of course choreography. Everything has a meaning in his program, every single movement, every single detail of his costume. This is what amazes me the most. This is what makes his programs more than just skating routines, but masterpieces of skating art. Of his art.
I should admit it was rather entertaining to follow discussions in these threads.
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But I bet he doesnt do it because he would get "!". Or he has gotten one already in RN, I remember sth like it.
Lord knows I'm not Plush lover (well maybe a tiny bit after Euros 2012) but seriously criticisng him for not including a 3F the last couple of times he competed is not really up there as particularly valid. Kwan gets a pass for not including the loop towards the end of her career, and she left it out much more than plush has left out the flip.
Holy cow! Where's Plushenko? I am SHOCKED.. or maybe not. Can't take skating forum polls seriously.
I don't like Plushy, but he should stay on the list. I think final 3 should be Yags, Plushy, Chan or Lambiel! (Can't decide cuz I love them both!)
The plushy fans complaing have only themselves to blame.. He was offed by only 9-10 votes but instead of chosing one of Takahashi or Lambiel as sacrifice, they split the votes and now he's gone.
Yagudin is the skating GOD. No need to argue who (lambiel or Dai) should be stay in this round. They are simply the decoration here.
I can't prove it, but it's my theory.
Though I agree with what you said ref. Lambiel, Joubert, Kulik, Chan, how do you explain that Kwan (North American) is going to win or that Plushenko (European) was voted out?
Plushenko was voted out after all the North Americans were, though. Kwan's victory is obviously another kettle of fish.