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!
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
Kurt Browning, no contest!
I totally agree. Also Caro's Sp footwork, Pachelbel's Canon.... great![/I]Carolina's SP footwork this year was a masterpiece. In fact, all of her SP footworks are great.
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.
I voted Yagudin.
I'm really suprised Takahashi isn't there though. Out of the current competitive skaters, I think he wins, hands down.