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Thread: Skaters that could use improvement?

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    Skaters that could use improvement?

    OK, this is not intended to start a "bashing" thread, but there are a few skaters who I really do not enjoy watching for various reasons.

    Perhaps my all-time "least favorite" skater is Michael Weiss. Honestly, this guy is 27 years old, and he's still trying to figure out how to skate a clean long program. I am so sick and tired of watching him splatter over the ice with botched quads, missed triples axles, etc. His choregraphy is abysmal, and his musical selections are pretty lame. Always stuff that has been skated to a gazillion times.

    Ugh!! OK - this really isn't meant to be a bashing thread, folks, but I'm sure there are a few skaters out there who you aren't exactly thrilled to watch, either.


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    Anyone who remains coached by Mishin. I didn't enjoy Alexei's programs until he moved to Tarasova. Don't get me wrong, Mishin creates some technically great skaters, I just don't like the style he puts on them. I wish I could enjoy their skating more, but I just can't get into it.

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    SkateFan, I agree about Micheal Weiss. And some of the US pairs, not exactly thrilling either.

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    Michael Weiss
    B/S
    Yags
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    Todd E
    S/D
    Tara Lipinski
    Sasha Cohen
    Torvill and Dean
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    Petrova & Tikhinov - I don't understand their marks most of the time. How they consistently place on the podium at Worlds and other events is beyond me. They are eratic and often flat and uninteresting. But...I will say this...they aren't without hope. There is talent there. They just need to pull it all together, incorporate some interesting choreography, choose some fitting music, and add more excitement to their presentation. Also it seems stamina is an issue with them. Perhaps a training regime overhaul or a coaching change is necessary.

    As for Michael Weiss, the macho-super-skater attitude wore thin for me seasons ago. He has talent and could be a contender. He just needs to quit telling everybody else that, realize it for himself, and get the job done.

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    I was surprised that Petrova and Tikonov placed third at worlds. They were slow and there were some errors. I hope they'll have better choreography and music next season.

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    Without further comments, let me just say I find most of them ... uhmm ... pretty ... unexciting :

    - Michelle Kwan (... just in case you haven't already noticed it :D)
    - Todd Eldredge
    - Elvis Stojko
    - Nancy Kerrigan
    - Timothy Goebel
    - Jenny Meno / Todd Sand
    - Maria Petrova / Alexei Tikhonov

    Anke
    Last edited by Germanice; 08-18-2003 at 12:49 AM.

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    Michelle Kwan is probably my very least favorite skater at the moment

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    It would have to be Todd Eldridge and Sarah Hughes for me.

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    I really don't like Mike Weiss, just because I want to tell him to shove it already. I also do not like Tara Lipinski. Never have. Petrova and Tikhonov are horribly boring.

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    Tara Lipinski--she just sets my teeth on edge.
    Oksana Baiul--the "great artistry" here completely escapes me. To me she was always just a histrionic mess.
    P/T: Yawn
    Surya Bonaly: Her personality is fun, but oh my, the lack of basic skating skills--Yuck.

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    Michelle Kwan, while I have great respect for what she has achieved she just never sparked my interest.

    Michael Weiss, first saw him when he was fourteen and thought yeah I could like him but since hitting senior ranks he has become my bathroom break.

    mpal2 I agree Mishin is technically great but artistically not so great. I always thought that if Mishin and Tarasova could get over their differeces they would make a great team.

    Petrova and Tikhonov, much preferred both with their previous partners.

    there are a few more but can't think of them just now.

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    well I like all the skaters, but out of my favorites, Irina probably is my least favorite out of them. She's a great skater but she just needs to smile and have more presentation so I can watch her and smile back.

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    While I'm an Irina fan I do agree about Irina's presentation... she really lacks a lot of emotion in her skating... *runs and hides from fellow Ira fans*

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