View Poll Results: Who is the weakest link?

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  • Sjoukje Dijkstra

    13 5.86%
  • Peggy Fleming

    2 0.90%
  • Beatrix Schuba

    38 17.12%
  • Dorothy Hamill

    1 0.45%
  • Anett Poetzsch

    25 11.26%
  • Katarina Witt

    1 0.45%
  • Kristi Yamaguchi

    1 0.45%
  • Oksana Baiul

    14 6.31%
  • Tara Lipinski

    6 2.70%
  • Sarah Hughes

    91 40.99%
  • Shizuka Arakawa

    18 8.11%
  • Yuna Kim

    12 5.41%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macassar88 View Post
    I wish the skaters would stop doing these things. It isn't all skaters that do them, so it's a matter of good vs bad technique. Skating is a sport and needs rules. Not penalizing prerotation is like allowing false starts in track/swimming.
    Fair enough, but while I'll be the first to admit that Sarah had her share of less than fully rotated triples, it's simply not true about her double axel, especially the one in her Oly LP.
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    I too voted for Poetzch, because I don't think she was getting enough votes and is weak enough to be eliminated this round.

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    I voted for Hughes. But can we not vote off Schuba she rocks and Poetzsch needs to stay around too. How can you not like Germans that beat the terrible Americans ;;

    Oh and while Witt has the two Olympic Golds and multiple world championships. I think the winner should ultimately be Hamill.

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    Oksana Baiul. Granted, I don't know much about Poetzsch, Schuba, or Dijkstra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macassar88 View Post
    There was a huge prerotation and underrotation
    Sarah's double axel was easily her best jump. Very good height and distance and great flow coming out of it

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    Schuba was the most awful freeskate skater... I voted though for Hughes, because Slutskaya should have won that Olympics (Hughes was way overscored for her UR jumps and Slutskaya should have won the sp and because of that she would have won the gold medal).

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_idealist View Post
    Oksana Baiul. Granted, I don't know much about Poetzsch, Schuba, or Dijkstra.
    Poetzsch: Cheesy Frau Muller clone. 4th in SP (should have been 6th) and 3rd in LP, she won due to questionable insurmountable lead in figures.
    Schuba: clunky free skater who won because she was/is the undisputed queen of figure skating. It's a travesty she's losing this poll to Poetzsch.
    Dijkstra: another clunky free skater who none-the-less completely dominated skating for 4 years: Oly silver, 3 WCs, and OGM she was like completely undefeated for 4 years.

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    Bauil.
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    At last a poll kwawn cannot win!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanette View Post
    So Michelle Kwan won't win this poll?

    There'll be a sizable write in vote for the Kween at the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChelleC View Post
    There'll be a sizable write in vote for the Kween at the end.
    Getting my pens out..and all of my pseuds..

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    You can write in vote on fsu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZuZu View Post
    At last a poll kwawn cannot win!!!
    Come on now. She doesn't win them all. She didn't win the men's polls, the pairs polls, the dance polls...
    Last edited by Badams; 07-22-2012 at 02:59 AM.
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    If Katarina Witt wins this, then this poll does belong in the trash can

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    I watched an old program of Poetzsch's this afternoon, and I understand why people are underwhelmed by her. It was her 1980 Olympics SP btw. OTOH, Denise Biellman's LP from the same competition was awesome. Darn figures. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZuZu View Post
    At last a poll kwawn cannot win!!!
    Oh hush, clearly you know nothing.

    Tara will be voted out So Kwan will win in the end!

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    Poetzsch is the one closest in votes to Schuba at the moment...everyone vote for Annett to save Trixie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by satchelpooch318 View Post
    Poetzsch is the one closest in votes to Schuba at the moment...everyone vote for Annett to save Trixie!
    This!

    Here's a video showing exactly how much better Trixi was at figures than everyone else: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTDLjhTUMbA

    ...and a video of her free skating in Holiday on Ice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxS9hgkj8js
    Last edited by skateboy; 07-22-2012 at 06:59 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skateboy View Post
    ...and a video of her free skating in Holiday on Ice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxS9hgkj8js
    Trixie is absolutely working that black mane wig and drag queen showgirl ensemble -- all the more reason she needs to stay, and why Annett (or any other "lesser" champion, for that matter) needs to be kicked to the curb with Sarah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macassar88 View Post
    I wish the skaters would stop doing these things. It isn't all skaters that do them, so it's a matter of good vs bad technique. Skating is a sport and needs rules. Not penalizing prerotation is like allowing false starts in track/swimming.
    All I can say is . It's all a part of natural jump mechanics especially on edge jumps.

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