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    The first skaters that came to mind were Klimova/Ponamarenko.

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    For me, "perfection" was Lambiel's Poeta, even though he didn't skate it perfectly very many times; also Johnny Weir's Swan Lake and Dr Zhivago, Jeremy Abbott's programs last year, Sasha Cohen's line, positions, and posture, Plushenko's jumps, anything Takahashi, and Patrick Chan's movement, balance, and edging (I could listen to him skate all day). Lucinda Ruh's spins, although not so much now that I know how much she has suffered because of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiery View Post
    For me, "perfection" was Lambiel's Poeta, even though he didn't skate it perfectly very many times
    I so agree with you, although there are only a few performances of 'Poeta' that are perfect for me - when he managed to show the character, temperament and energy of this program.

    Lucinda Ruh's spins, although not so much now that I know how much she has suffered because of them.
    How so? I almost don't dare to ask, but can you tell more about it? Although, to tell the truth, I can imagine that she has had problems because of that. Even for Lambiel it's not as easy as it seems - apparently his back hurts quite often because of his spins, and also the problem with his eye last year was at least partially connected to his headless spin, as he used not to breath during it, which heightened his blood pressure.

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    Lucinda suffered permanent injuries because of them.

    For more information, please listen to manleywoman's interview with Lucinda:
    http://www.manleywoman.com/episode-52-lucinda-ruh/

    and
    http://www.manleywoman.com/book-revi...ozen-teardrop/

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    Lucinda suffered permanent injuries because of them.

    For more information, please listen to manleywoman's interview with Lucinda:
    http://www.manleywoman.com/episode-52-lucinda-ruh/

    and
    http://www.manleywoman.com/book-revi...ozen-teardrop/


    That sounds like minor brain damage!!

    I remember Mirai gave herself a bloody nose at Vancouver Olympics, as did Gracie too, at 4CC. That is so dangerous. That is too dangerous.

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    Matt Savoie 2005 US Nationals Short Program

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFAsNpBJbk0
    If this is to end in fire
    Then we will all burn together

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    I was there.
    How special the program and performance were!
    Matt was terribly underscored.

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    V/M's Mahler
    Angela Nikodinov's layback spin
    Sasha's musicality
    John Curry's figures
    Janet Lynn and Michelle Kwan's ability to convey their joy and invite the audience in...(I see this quality in K. Osmond)
    Kurt Browning as Gene Kelly in "That's Enertainment" (Kurt gave us so many excellent choices)
    Brian Boitano's Olympic long

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