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  • Grutschuk & Platoov

    44 28.03%
  • Klimova & Ponomarenko

    53 33.76%
  • Bourne & Kraatz

    30 19.11%
  • Krylova & Ovsiannikov

    13 8.28%
  • Usova & Zhulin

    11 7.01%
  • Duchensay & Duchensays

    6 3.82%
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    Best ice dancing team of the 90s

    The 90s was an amazing time for ice dancing. Who was the best ice dance team of the 90s. It seems it is a close choice between Klimova & Ponomarenko and Grutschuk & Platoov, but Grutschuk & Platoov have more medals and titles so on paper have the edge.

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    Klimova & Ponomarenko. Gritschuk & Platov were excellent but just did not invoke the same emotion for me. G&P were more dominant than K&P but they had weaker competition. After the 94 Olympics when Usova & Zhulin retired/turned pro, they really had no worthy competition ever, except for Krylova & Ovsiannikov in 97-98, but by then G&P were too firmly entrenched on top politically and in stature to be seriously threatened.

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    Only one euros and one Olympics- torvill and dean.

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    If we were talking technique, clear edges and endurance, I would have to vote for K/P, or maybe G/P.
    But I let my heart speak and say D/D, always and forever.

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    [QUOTE=Shyjosie;3896227]If we were talking technique, clear edges and endurance, I would have to vote for K/P, or maybe G/P.

    That's why I vote for G/P.Pasha was a star to me . when she came out on the ice I couldn't take my eyes off her .She just seemed to have IT can't explain : Probably my favourite team ever .

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    G&P as well. Very good, and very exciting.

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    No doubt in my mind, Klimova/Ponomarenko.

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    How do Bourne & Kraatz have so many votes, LOL! I guess they must have a very diehard fan base, since I doubt the majority think they are even close to Krylova & Ovsiannikov or Usova & Zhulin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judgejudy27 View Post
    How do Bourne & Kraatz have so many votes, LOL! I guess they must have a very diehard fan base, since I doubt the majority think they are even close to Krylova & Ovsiannikov or Usova & Zhulin.
    I was also going to ask this. For a team that was a weak as they were in terms of technical abilities plus no world or olympic titles that entire decade, they really shouldn't be considered.

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    G/P, of course, because of their title. But I loved K/O, K/P and U/Z ,too.

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    I'm confused as to why Anissina/Peizerat aren't included in this poll. They won an Olympic Bronze medal, two world silver medals, and placed 4th and 5th at Worlds in the 1990s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judgejudy27 View Post
    How do Bourne & Kraatz have so many votes, LOL! I guess they must have a very diehard fan base, since I doubt the majority think they are even close to Krylova & Ovsiannikov or Usova & Zhulin.
    Well, it's an Opinion Poll, and everybody has one, (opinion that is).

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    I think everyone has an opinion poll now too.

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    Bourne & Kraatz and the Duchesays shouldnt even on this poll. Anissina & Peizerat, Annenko & Stretenski, Torvill & Dean, Rahkammo & Kokko, and Moniotte & Lavanchy should be on it instead of those two.

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    Klimova-Ponomarneko, hands down. I would place Grishchuk-Platov a close second, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    I think everyone has an opinion poll now too.
    yes, it's getting to look that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelflies View Post
    Bourne & Kraatz and the Duchesays shouldnt even on this poll. Anissina & Peizerat, Annenko & Stretenski, Torvill & Dean, Rahkammo & Kokko, and Moniotte & Lavanchy should be on it instead of those two.
    A/P - yes

    A/S - retired from eligible skating in 1989. Would be weird on this poll.

    T/D - Eh, I understand why they aren't here either.

    R/K and M/L - not as successful as B/K, nor skated as long in the era.

    Between K/P and G/P, I prefer K/P, but G/P skate more in the 90s. Flip a coin.

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    Klimova & Ponomarenko are awesome and the best team probably but they were clearly an 80s packaged team and only competed 3 years during the decade. Whenever I think of Ice Dance in the 90s Grishuk & Platov programs are the first that come to my mind and hands down the iconic team from that era IMO.

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    Bourne & Kraatz by far. They were robbed of winning so many titles by the block judging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shyjosie View Post
    If we were talking technique, clear edges and endurance, I would have to vote for K/P, or maybe G/P.
    But I let my heart speak and say D/D, always and forever.
    Same for me.

    If best means most medals, then G/P. If you're talking just in terms of technique, I'd probably say K/P. But if it means who do you most remember from those times, whose performances moved you the most and you found most exciting and innovative - then the Duchesnays win for me, hands down.

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