View Poll Results: Who has the best footwork?

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  • Kurt Browning

    113 34.24%
  • Evgeni Plushenko

    37 11.21%
  • Alexi Yagudin

    71 21.52%
  • Brian Boitano

    3 0.91%
  • Alissa Csziny

    0 0%
  • Yuna Kim

    41 12.42%
  • Mai Asada

    1 0.30%
  • Mao Asada

    37 11.21%
  • Michelle Kwan

    19 5.76%
  • Sasha Cohen

    8 2.42%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post

    Because they *never* make the wrong call
    LOL! Touche. But footwork is extremely hard to judge. What looks impressive and difficult is not always difficult, and vice-versa. My favorite is really Takahashi's because you know it gets the difficulty level but it is also a dramatic crowd-pleaser. Plushenko may have gotten a level 4 on his, but at the expense of the choreography and interpretation (which I think *should* have been reflected in the PCS, but wasn't). The arm flailing did not match his music and was just annoying. Takahashi uses the footwork and upper body movement to enhance the interpretation of the music. Same with Mao.

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    Let's not forget Evan! He had the audience on their feet everytime IIRC this season!! Pretty potent stuff.

    For ineligibles I guess I'd go with Kurt!

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    Sorry, but I can't choose among your options... The best in footwork for me is Takahashi. Strong, fast and elegant at the same time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by museksk8r View Post
    Agh! How can you not include Stephane Lambiel, Diasuke Takahashi, and Jeffrey Buttle? Their footwork is sublime - the best of today's current eligible men!
    I agree. Lambiel, Takahashi and Buttle should be included.

    I am sorry to say this but I can see some of names who shouldn't be on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merrybari View Post
    Let's not forget Evan! He had the audience on their feet everytime IIRC this season!! Pretty potent stuff.
    Aside from his twizzles and the passion/presentation he puts into the footwork, it's not as great to watch, to me, as someone like Kurt or Scott... but that's just me... Evan's footwork always reminds me of Alexei's... something that brings teh house down, but pretty much the same steps each time.

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    This one is a no brainer. I watched and rewatched Kurt's Gotta Skate VII - Motown show. He is still the master of the blade when it comes to footwork - heck just choreography period. Thoroughly entertaining to watch. I would rank Jeff Buttle after Kurt as the new kid on the block, but Kurt still rules!!!


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    From what little I've seen of Browning (it's not as fun on youtube) his footwork was/is phenomenal and very innovative. I also enjoyed Yagudin, I'm not enough of an expert to comment on difficulty but he's exciting to watch. As for the omission of some current skaters, I agree Buttle should be on the list (though I wouldn't vote for him) but I think Stephane's real strengths lie elsewhere, and have been unimpressed by Takahashi. Am I the only one who thought the step sequences in the techno swan program lacked flow? Apparently so.

    BTW, some of the ladies included on the list are really not the skaters who come to mind as examples of great footwork - at least as far as I'm concerned.

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    best footwork

    That's an easy one. Jeffrey Buttle. His footwork is fast, amazing edges. Check out his World's lp where he goes into his footwork and it looks like he is dancing. All his programs grab m y attention. For a pro skater it would have to be Kurt Browning.

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    Plushenko.

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    Thumbs up Browning has it

    Kurt Browning, no contest!

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    Carolina's SP footwork this year was a masterpiece. In fact, all of her SP footworks are great.
    I totally agree. Also Caro's Sp footwork, Pachelbel's Canon.... great![/I]

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    Originally Posted by museksk8r
    Agh! How can you not include Stephane Lambiel, Diasuke Takahashi, and Jeffrey Buttle? Their footwork is sublime - the best of today's current eligible men!

    I agree. Lambiel, Takahashi and Buttle should be included.
    Yes, yes...yes!

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    I voted Yagudin.
    I'm really suprised Takahashi isn't there though. Out of the current competitive skaters, I think he wins, hands down.

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