View Poll Results: Best pairs team in history

Voters
57. You may not vote on this poll
  • Protoppopovs

    2 3.51%
  • Gordeeva & Grinkov

    33 57.89%
  • Rodnina & Zaitsev

    0 0%
  • Shen & Zhao

    3 5.26%
  • Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze

    7 12.28%
  • Underhill & Martini

    0 0%
  • Savchenko & Szolkowy

    1 1.75%
  • Voloszhar & Trankov

    3 5.26%
  • Totmianina & Marinin

    2 3.51%
  • Kilius & Baumler

    1 1.75%
  • Valova & Vasiliev

    1 1.75%
  • other

    4 7.02%
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    107
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0

    Remade poll- best pairs team in history

    I forgot a couple of key teams on my other poll so this is the remake. Please use this poll.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Some place competitive and athletic, but ultimately more like an audition than anything else.
    Posts
    7,786
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    19516
    I have often wondered what the interactions between Belusova/Protopopov and Gordeeva/Grinkov were like ... a quarter century apart but they both reach me in a similar way.

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    107
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I voted for Volosozhar & Trankov since hopefuly it will send out unofficial vibes for them to skate until 2018, win all the titles until then, and challenge themselves more than they are doing now.

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    95
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    How can Underhill & Martini be on this list while Mishkutenok & Dmitriev are not? I kid, I kid - I know mileage varies...

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Jersey, Channel Islands
    Age
    34
    Posts
    9,137
    vCash
    925
    Rep Power
    1378
    I voted for other - M/D. I can't believe you left them out of this poll!
    “What’s on the revengenda this evening?” – Nolan Ross

  6. #6

    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    29,580
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    42893
    Quote Originally Posted by miffy View Post
    I voted for other - M/D. I can't believe you left them out of this poll!
    Just go vote for M&D in the original poll! http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...eam-in-history
    "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

  7. #7
    Mad for mangelwurzels
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    جوجه تیغی خجالتی می داند زیبایی از گلبرگ
    Posts
    10,593
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    122817
    Why not make another poll to correct the one you made to correct the first one?
    I hear outside a million panicking birds, and know even out there comfort is done with; it has shattered even the stars, this creature at last come home to me.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    En el trabajo en mi obra maestra, "Bodegón de rosas, las toronjas y el Planetario", que se llevará algún tiempo.
    Age
    33
    Posts
    23,082
    vCash
    80943
    Rep Power
    91368
    I voted for G/G in this poll and M/D in the other one.
    I can call the moon a pear, but it doesn't make it so. -- kwanfan1818

  9. #9
    Mad for mangelwurzels
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    جوجه تیغی خجالتی می داند زیبایی از گلبرگ
    Posts
    10,593
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    122817
    We all know how contrary you are.

    I voted for someone called Szowpoly.
    I hear outside a million panicking birds, and know even out there comfort is done with; it has shattered even the stars, this creature at last come home to me.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    En el trabajo en mi obra maestra, "Bodegón de rosas, las toronjas y el Planetario", que se llevará algún tiempo.
    Age
    33
    Posts
    23,082
    vCash
    80943
    Rep Power
    91368
    Quote Originally Posted by orientalplane View Post
    I voted for someone called Szowpoly.
    I loved their Baltic Avenue and Marvin Gardens programs. Go to Jail was a bit cheesy, however. ETA: Okay, that was bad. I should go.
    Last edited by falling_dance; 07-16-2013 at 11:48 PM.
    I can call the moon a pear, but it doesn't make it so. -- kwanfan1818

  11. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    2,050
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I felt tempted to pick Shen and Zhao, but I think that was personal bias, so I went with G&G.

  12. #12
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Age
    30
    Posts
    4,970
    vCash
    1670
    Rep Power
    0
    How on earth is U/M better than D/M ...

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    24,950
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    91872
    Quote Originally Posted by Domshabfan View Post
    How on earth is U/M better than D/M ...
    (Being nitpicky) who are D/M? In pairs the lady's name always comes first. Should be M&D.

    I picked B&S because I had protested their absence.

    It's hard to compare pairs from different eras. You can't really compare the Protopopovs with G&G- different standards. Both were great.

    You can't really compare M&D with G&G, in a way because their styles were so different. In some ways I like M&D better; in other ways G&G.

    I picked B&S because they had the best qualities of the great pairs they followed. They had Rodnina-Zaitsev's speed, G&G's quiet movement & unison across the ice, The Protopopovs lines, and M&D's creativity. They brought new moves into pairs skating and with their Chaplin program they played characters and went beyond what pairs skating used to be. I wish they had been more consistent, but they were a complete package, overall, where pairs skating was considered.

    Finally, I can't really pick one out of B&S, M&D and G&G.

    I don't feel that some of the pairs in the poll really belong here, but I am sure their fans will see something that I may have missed.

  14. #14
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    95
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Had Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze been more consistent they would have been unbeatable from 1997-2002. Nobody could touch them if they skated cleanly but sadly they almost never did.

Posting Permissions

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