Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 27 of 27
  1. #21
    Internet Beyotch
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    NorCal
    Posts
    15,524
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    7429
    I want some of what Evan is smoking!

    Skating is not an extreme sport and you aren't going to get more people interested in figure skating by pretending it's death defying when it's not.
    "Cupcakes are bullshit. And everyone knows it. A cupcake is just a muffin with clown puke topping." -Charlie Brooker

  2. #22
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    “It is far more important to have a good judge than a possible conflict of interest." - Ottavio Cinquanta
    Posts
    1,583
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    If aerial skiiers wore glittery outfits, would it no longer be extreme?

  3. #23

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Walking to Work
    Posts
    25,657
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    17666
    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    I could see it if they did in the same format as those jumping competitions they used to do. I actually found those interesting and wish they still did them. The skaters seemed to have a lot of fun with it.
    It was called Top Jump, IIRC...I think. It never caught on as a comp. For a couple of years maybe?

  4. #24
    Recovering from the Olys
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    28,319
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    16941
    Re-posting this from the U.S. Men's thread:
    Quote Originally Posted by kwanlysacek View Post
    Here is another topic. Who is the biggest threat to upset Lysacek for the Olympic Gold next? I am not sure if it is Chan or Takahashi or Hanyu. It is obviously Evan's to lose but who has the best chance to beat him with a clean skate if he makes 2 or 3 uncharacteristic mistakes, or perhaps taking into account who of those others is most likely to skate cleanly.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

  5. #25
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    10,417
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    To 'upset' Lysacek for the Gold? I don't think it is his to loose at all. I think all three you named are more likely to get it than Evan. First, Evan would need to actually show up for a competition, and then he'd need to show a great improvement in skills from the last time he was out on the ice.

  6. #26
    Corgi Wrangler
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Not Wearing Enough Sparkles
    Posts
    6,344
    vCash
    510
    Rep Power
    2366
    What about that performance someone linked to involving...it was kind of theatrical, involved backflips, headstands, etc? I mean, does 'extreme' HAVE to mean 'stuff once done illegally in construction sites and the kind of antics that annoy serious downhillers at ski resorts' to be valid? Some people like doing tricks that are cool but illegal in FIGURE skating and to focus on how much bigger they can jump. Not something that belongs in USFS competition, maybe, but if there's interest, why not?

    (I realize some posters would object to an end to world poverty and disease if Evan Lysacek said he was for it, but setting aside that he makes some people rabid...)

  7. #27
    Internet Beyotch
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    NorCal
    Posts
    15,524
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    7429
    Headstands are extreme? Well okay. We had those acrobats who were with Champions on Ice for a couple of years and I don't think teenage boys responded to their programs by saying "that looks rad, dude. I'm going to go home and try it!"

    A backflip comes off as more of an extreme sports type of move or a headbanger in pairs.

    I just think Evan is barking up the wrong tree. I think figure skating is an awesome sport (obviously -- I've been a fan for almost 50 years and even did it myself for a decade) and I think it deserves respect. But that doesn't make it an extreme sport that belongs at the X-games.
    "Cupcakes are bullshit. And everyone knows it. A cupcake is just a muffin with clown puke topping." -Charlie Brooker

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •