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    Best combinatio of skaters to achieve great results..

    I was thinking imagine if you could combine one skaters raw talent with another skaters resources, work ethic and stable home life? I immediately thought of Tonya Harding's jumping talent combined with Tonia Kwiatkowski's work ethic and her loving family whom supported her? Or Kristi Yamaguchi's competitve instinct with a Josee Chouinard's beauty and programs since she couldn't land a jump in competition? What other could've beens has anyone though up of if you could combine any characteristics??

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    Czisny + Yu Na's consistency

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    Sasha Cohen with Midori Ito's jumps.

    Mirai Nagasu's charm and talent with Evan Lysacek's work ethic and consistency.

    Takahashi's everything with Oda's knees.
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    I'll go with Sandhu's artistry and Plushenko's nerves of steel. Wow!

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    Kostner's unmatched skating skills and phenomenal footwork sequences, sophisticated musical interpretation and great ability to emote the moods of her music, charismatic choreography, and strong jump technique + Kwan's dependable consistency, fierce mentality, and strong jump technique + Czisny's incredible spinning ability.

    Lambiel's unmatched spinning ability, amazing and versatile musical interpretation, and stunning choreography + Plushenko's natural jumping ability and steely consistency and determination + Chan's superior skating skills + Abbott's beautiful transitions, innovative choreography, and ability to evoke the true emotions of music.

    SUPER SKATERS!
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    Plushenko's jumps + Takahashi's artistic ability + Lambiel's spins + Chan's skating skills + Abbott's footwork + Czisny's emotion + Yu-na's consistency

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    Chan's skating skills and Plushenko's jumping consistency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by museksk8r View Post
    Kostner's unmatched skating skills and phenomenal footwork sequences, sophisticated musical interpretation and great ability to emote the moods of her music, charismatic choreography, and strong jump technique + Kwan's dependable consistency, fierce mentality, and strong jump technique + Czisny's incredible spinning ability.

    SUPER SKATERS!
    I love this one : Kostner + Kwan + Czisny !

    Also, Midori Ito's jumps + Yuka Sato's skating !

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    Quote Originally Posted by siouxdonym View Post
    Czisny + Yu Na's consistency
    Why should Yu Na need Czisny? She has the best combination within her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siouxdonym View Post
    Czisny + Yu Na's consistency
    Meh maybe Kim would take Czisny's spins and spirals (although her own are excellent and score very high as well) but she wouldnt take a single other thing about her skating even on Czisny's best day. Why would she take way weaker jumps, weaker footwork, sometimes empty choreography, very slow skating, and a far more cautious approach.

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    Chan + Evan Lysacek's consistency. Probably would score 300 points most competitions.

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    Patrick Chan.

    No additional skaters need to be combined, they would only detract from his superiority
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    Quote Originally Posted by FunnyBut View Post
    Patrick Chan.

    No additional combinations needed.
    In the judges eyes this is definitely true. He doesnt even have to skate, just come on the ice wave, and leave, and they would post 180 points for his long program.

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    In dance: I-K with V-M's skating skills + D-W's consistency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndockley92 View Post
    Plushenko's jumps + Takahashi's artistic ability + Lambiel's spins + Chan's skating skills + Abbott's footwork + Czisny's emotion + Yu-na's consistency
    A good combination (I understand that you prefer Takahashi's kind of artistry, not Lambiel's kind of artistry), but, in my opinion, it could do without the two females. Plushenko has consistency (the last Euros don't count, because the problem there was not luck of consistency, but rather his health problems that have finally caught up with him), and Takahashi and Lambiel have enough emotion on their own, while Alissa just smiles most of the time (which is nice, but not a wide range of emotions).

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    I'm very perplexed that some rave about Lysacek's or Kim's consistency when you can count on 1 hand the number of clean competitions they've skated. Lysacek can only count 2010 Olympics, 2009 Worlds, and 2007 Nationals. There was a long period of time when Lysacek was once known as a skater who couldn't skate a clean SP to save his life. Kim can only count 2013 Worlds and 2010 Olympics. Kim has only skated 4 LPs cleanly in her senior career: 2013 Worlds, 2013 Nationals, 2010 Olympics, and 2007 Cup of Russia. Both skated far more flawed programs than they did clean ones. No one's consistency can really match Plushenko or Kwan.

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    Midori Ito's jumps + Lucinda Ruh/Stephane Lambiel's spins + Daisuke Takahashi's footwork + Sasha Cohen/Michelle Kwan's spirals + Patrick Chan's transitions + John Curry's artistry + Michelle Kwan's emotive abilities, presence/charisma and consistency + Carolina Kostner's overall skating skills and speed

    (optional) Kiira Korpi/Brian Joubert's beauty

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    Robin Cousin's style and flair + Javier's quads.

    Yu-Na toe jumps + Lucinda spins + MK artistry + Sato edge jumps + Sasha flexibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by museksk8r View Post
    I'm very perplexed that some rave about Lysacek's or Kim's consistency when you can count on 1 hand the number of clean competitions they've skated. Lysacek can only count 2010 Olympics, 2009 Worlds, and 2007 Nationals. There was a long period of time when Lysacek was once known as a skater who couldn't skate a clean SP to save his life. Kim can only count 2013 Worlds and 2010 Olympics. Kim has only skated 4 LPs cleanly in her senior career: 2013 Worlds, 2013 Nationals, 2010 Olympics, and 2007 Cup of Russia. Both skated far more flawed programs than they did clean ones. No one's consistency can really match Plushenko or Kwan.
    What is your definition of a "clean competition"? If your definition of a clean competition is a competition with no falls, the Lysacek has had many clean competitions. Just counting Lysacek's competitions from January 2009 until 2010 Olympics:

    2009 US Nationals: did not have a clean competition, (3rd)
    2009 4CC: both SP and FS skated clean with no falls; landed 4T in FS, (2nd)
    2009 WC: both SP and FS skated clean (1st)
    2009 World Team Trophy: both SP and FS skated clean (2nd SP, 1st FS, team 1st)
    2009 Cup of China:both SP and FS skated clean (2nd)
    2009 Skate America: both SP and FS skated clean (1st)
    2009 Grand Prix Final: both SP and FS skated clean (1st)
    2010 US Nationals: no fall SP, fall in FS (2nd)
    2010 Olympics: clean SP and FS (1st)

    Thus, Lysacek skated seven of his last nine competitions with no falls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFan66 View Post
    What is your definition of a "clean competition"? If your definition of a clean competition is a competition with no falls, the Lysacek has had many clean competitions. Just counting Lysacek's competitions from January 2009 until 2010 Olympics:

    2009 US Nationals: did not have a clean competition, (3rd)
    2009 4CC: both SP and FS skated clean with no falls; landed 4T in FS, (2nd)
    2009 WC: both SP and FS skated clean (1st)
    2009 World Team Trophy: both SP and FS skated clean (2nd SP, 1st FS, team 1st)
    2009 Cup of China:both SP and FS skated clean (2nd)
    2009 Skate America: both SP and FS skated clean (1st)
    2009 Grand Prix Final: both SP and FS skated clean (1st)
    2010 US Nationals: no fall SP, fall in FS (2nd)
    2010 Olympics: clean SP and FS (1st)

    Thus, Lysacek skated seven of his last nine competitions with no falls.
    Under-rotating, singling, or stepping/falling out of a 3Axel is not skating clean. Review his protocols and the videos from 4CC, from those GP events, from the GP Final, and from Nationals. The protocols reflect the -GOE and the under-rotations and the lacking jump rotation. Just because he didn't fall, doesn't mean he was clean in my book. No one in eligible competition plans a single Axel or plans to step/fall out of a 3Axel.

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