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 Joesitz View Post
    I believe footwork was relegated to the back room of the technical idea of skating until Alexi came on with his toe raking moves to a very bravura piece of music. Since then, footwork has garnered a big place in the technical idea of skating.

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    I would say that before him was Candeloro with his D´Artagnan footwork of the season 1997-1998 that really got the audiences enthusiastic. Although their footwork was very showy, I would not describe those footworks as impressive in being difficult, in the techncal idea of skating.

    To my untrained eye Plushenko´s footwork has looked about the same during many, many years, but the CoP-judges have seemed to appreciate it, haven´t they? That of Yagudin though was considered to be level 1 a couple of years ago as he was facing the CoP-judges in Japan....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niza View Post
    Yagudin? lol No way! My vote for Browning.
    I agree, Kurt Browning is the King of fancy footwork. But I've been checking out the footwork of jeffrey Buttle and I was simply amazed. His footwork and transitions blew me away. he is so elegant these days and has become my favorite non pro skater. He also is so cute. I hope he gets all the jumps now that he has been training hard, working out, put on 5 pounds of muscle, etc. He is also back with the blonde hair. He has the most lovely smile too.

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    Man - Kurt Browning
    Lady - Yuko Sato

    Currently
    Lady - Mao Asada
    Man - Jeffrey Buttle
    Last edited by mars; 01-06-2008 at 04:56 PM.

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    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!

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    I had a hard time deciding between Kurt Browning and Alexi Yagudin. But my favorite footwork has always been that of Scott Hamilton.

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    Scott's footwork always had such joy and FUN... but even he gives the vote to Kurt for best footwork...

    them both though!

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    Ladies: Mao Asada

    Men: Browning, Hamilton, Takahashi & Buttle

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    Jeffrey Buttle

    Jeff has the best footwork. He is amazing on the ice. His feet are constantly doing something beautiful.

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    That one was easy. Of the ones listed, Kurt hands down (or is it "feet" down) 42

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    Kurt Browning and Yuka Sato. But then foot work was interesting when they were competing, nowadays footwork is boring: it all looks more or less the same, there is rarely anything quick. The skating skills are impressive but the need to choreograph for th CoP has significantly limited the choreographic boundaries.

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    People need to quit using the CoP as an excuse to be unimaginative. There have been some really great programs that have done well in competition since the CoP... but instead of branching out and trying new things every skater/team thinks it best to just continue to copy what worked the season before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasey View Post
    No Lambiel, who dances his footwork with such joy and openness of movement?

    No Takahashi, who puts more emotion and drama into 25 seconds of footwork than most skaters put into their whole program?

    Sorry. No one on your list.
    Ditto. Takahashi and Lambiel prove that the new judging system does not limit the creativity of footwork sequences at all.

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    No way, definitely Buttle and Takahashi.

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    footwork: sandhu, buttle, chan, hands-down.

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    Buttle!

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