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    Your favorite step sequence

    What would be your favorite step sequences or choreographed sequences by a singles skater ??

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    My favorites would be

    Carolina Kostner - All for the past 3 seasons

    Takahiko Kozuka - 2010-2011 LP

    Rachael flatt - 2010-2011 Sp

    Mao Asada - 2012-2013 Sp

    Akiko Suzuki - All for the past 2 seasons

    Yuzuru Hanyu - 2011-2012 Lp

    Patrick Chan - 2010-2011 Lp

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8ingcoach View Post
    My favorites would be

    Carolina Kostner - All for the past 3 seasons
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    Fantastic !

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    Yagudin's race car SP. The footwork was inventive, and Alexei looked sexy as heck doing them

    MK's Tosca SLF at Nationals.

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    Well, fresh from watching the Lambiel videos on another thread....I would say Lambiel's La Traviata and William Tell both. And of course, Alexei's Winter, MITIM and I loved the racing one too. Shows how to take a theme and work it.

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    I loooooooooooooove Carolina's "L'Après-midi d'un faune" spiral & step sequence, imo one of the best sequences that has been done under COP: http://youtu.be/3Gb2g0IDKSw?t=3m30s
    Pre-COP: http://youtu.be/HuwrdXlFVRc?t=1m14s This impressed me because she had so much speed throughout the whole sequence and it just flowed beautifully.

    I usually like all of Mao's step sequences but there was one that included lots of twizzles in all different directions (I think it might have even been an exhibition program). I can't seem to find the video but I really, really liked that one.

    Stéphane's "Tell" - even though not my favorite program of his, this was an amazing step sequence and he sold it 150%: http://youtu.be/pwnqYkMRSyg?t=3m4s

    Javier's drunk pirate. Maybe not the most difficult or appealing to the eye but you could see that this guy is something special: http://youtu.be/1p_NF-57EV8?t=1m39s

    Patrick - he is a master of the blade and his steps are just incredible. I like how he always moves in unexpected directions: http://youtu.be/gzZWPjliHiA?t=1m57s

    Daisuke http://youtu.be/pWCYD9OC6Eg?t=2m22s and

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    Current step sequences look pretty much the same to me. I find it hard to get excited about them.
    My favorite is pre-CoP, from my favorite Yagudin short program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og59QN4L_ko

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    Takahashi's Rachmaninoff 2 LP

    B&S's Lady Caliph SP

    Irina's 2006 SP

    Michelle Kwan - Tosca LP

    Yuka Sato- all of them

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    Yagudin's Gladiator, Winter, Nutrocker

    Candeloro - d'Artagnan

    Lambiel & Takahashi - almost anything!

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    Under the 6.0 system.

    I honestly only remember Yagudin's footwork.

    Under COP. The ones that come to mind.

    Buttle - SP 2006 Olympics.
    Lambiel - LP 2007 Worlds
    Chan - SP 2009 Worlds
    Takahashi - SP 2010 Olympics
    Yuna Kim - SP 2010 Olympics
    Chan - SP 2011 Worlds - he skated most of his step sequence backwards and it was amazing to see such blade control.
    Asada - SP 2012-2013 season.
    Kostner - LP 2012-2013 season.

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    Michelle Kwan's Aranjuez.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq06Pd5EXe8 (from 3:12)

    Maybe not the most difficult footwoork but so expressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by worldsnice12 View Post
    Michelle Kwan's Aranjuez.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq06Pd5EXe8 (from 3:12)

    Maybe not the most difficult footwoork but so expressive!
    With the crazy crowd, and that we couldn't hear the music ! It was amazing. So great memories about that. Almost 10 years ago...OMG !

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwr4zH53-bo#t=2m46s

    wish we could've seen what she would've done with her footwork had she competed under ijs longer

    Also, Yagudin's footwork was

    Footwork nowadays is amazing and difficult but....a lot of times it doesn't fit with the music.

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    How can people not mention Kurt Browning or Scott Hamilton!

    In COP. Chan. Takahashi, Mao, Kozuka, Abbot.

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    A lot of Barna's are tremendous. I simply looove the one from his 89 & 91 SP. Difficult yet perfectly timed to the music and executed with great speed. He was ahead of his time.

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    I always remember the commentators saying that Yuka Sato was ahead of her time turning in both directions and covering lots of ice pre-COP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaVpADchwOY

    Carolina Kostner 2005 SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mHrWWWdp-g

    But as cheesy at it was Candeloro doing d'Artagnan with fencing was always entertaining http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDb3fuvslfc

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    Quote Originally Posted by umronnie View Post
    Current step sequences look pretty much the same to me. I find it hard to get excited about them.
    I have to agree. I discussed this with a friend recently, and my feeling was that current programs (and step sequences) are often better constructed than 6.0 ones, but because there are very clear requirements that one must check off to get good scores, they tend to be more similar and thus, less memorable. I mainly notice IJS step sequences because of good execution or poor execution, not for actual content, excitement or wow factor.

    Say what you will for Yagudin doing level 0 and Candeloro's D'Artagnan being cheesy, those step sequences stood out and fit within the programs and the music. Covering the entire ice with every change of edge and direction known to man just doesn't have the same effect.

    Though Lambiel had some pretty ones. But I got the sense that Lambiel was just being Lambiel and kind of bending the system to his will, rather than the other way around. I've also liked some of Takahashi's - NOT Swan Lake, which I always found disjointed, but in his programs last year, and La Strada had fun circular steps, IIRC.

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    Petr Barna's name in this thread made me think about this other step sequ. from 1992 Olympics.
    A beautiful one : David Liu 1992 Olympics SP

    And one of my favorite, even if I don't really like this skater, I have a big respect for this line :
    Irina Slutskaya 2002 SP

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    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    Petr Barna's name in this thread made me think about this other step sequ. from 1992 Olympics.
    A beautiful one : David Liu 1992 Olympics SP

    And one of my favorite, even if I don't really like this skater, I have a big respect for this line :
    Irina Slutskaya 2002 SP
    That was spectacular! Especially David Liu's! I remember being blown away at the first time I saw this performance. He had quite a talent!

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