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    Toller holds forth again! New interview...

    What can I say? He is just a memorable guy. His skating was completely distinctive and his books entertain me over and over . He can be really insufferable, but he is just so interesting ( to me, anyway!):



    http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/Con...=1162680609898


    Toller: he has enough self-esteem to give some to you and perhaps North America! I think he is one of those skaters you love or hate and I fall in the first half.

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    Interesting read. Thanks!

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    Thanks for the link. Toller is one of a kind.

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    Count me in as another Toller fan! I wish I could afford one of his paintings!

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    It's been written that 3 figure skaters brought artistry to the sport:

    Jackson Haines, the originator

    John Curry, brought in choreography

    Toller Cranston, brought in innovation.

    I kind of agree.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76olympics View Post
    What can I say? He is just a memorable guy. His skating was completely distinctive and his books entertain me over and over . He can be really insufferable, but he is just so interesting ( to me, anyway!):



    http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/Con...=1162680609898


    Toller: he has enough self-esteem to give some to you and perhaps North America! I think he is one of those skaters you love or hate and I fall in the first half.

    You beat me to the punch! I was going to start a thread on an interview recently done in Vancouver - the week of skate Canada that Toller was featured on. He was mainly in town to promote his paintings. He briefly touched on figure skating. I loved his comment that:

    "figure skating is mainly judged by people who never made it in figure skating and also that after not receiving the top prize in skating - the ultimate goal of every skater, he finds it amusing that he was declared twenty years later and awarded a medal (by the same people) as the most creative influence in figure skating." Toller also says "he failed at figure skating." A statement that I don't agree with! As always even in a brief interview Toller is one of the most fascinating people to grace tv.

    Thanks for this.

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