Changing opinions after watching LIVE
I have never seen elite level skating Live.:o (blushes). But I take it that a lot of people here have seen comps or shows like SOI/COI. I also read post from people who say their feelings for a skater change after seeing that person live.
1. Are there any skaters who you gained a new appreciation for after seeing them live?
2. Which skaters "look better" on TV?
3. What are some of your favorite skaters-that you have seen live?
I don't know the reason you have never seen skating live, but if you get the chance, don't pass it up, you will love it!
1) In the whole Brian/Brian thing, I was always a Brian B. person until i saw Brian O. live. The man floats over the ice. Amazing.
2) I don't know that I think anyone looks "better" on TV.
3) I have been fortunate enough to have seen Alexei, Takeshi, Michelle, Anton and Elena, Kat, Kurt, Michelle, Elvis, Naomi and Peter and a lot of other wonderful skaters.
Keeper of Michelle's Nose
"1. Are there any skaters who you gained a new appreciation for after seeing them live?"
-Irina: speed yes, but her command of the ice really impressed me
- Alexei: always liked him, but loved him live. It baffles me the people think Abt should have taken Euros 02. He may have been clean, but ZZZZZ.
- Kristi: so smooth, so fluid, a class above the rest.
"2. Which skaters "look better" on TV?"
"3. What are some of your favorite skaters-that you have seen live?"
MK, Lulu, A&B, A&P
Just wanted to add:
4. Skaters who won you over with live performances:
- Jubert Lalique SP 02
- Bebe JGPF SP 03
- Kostner Euros 03 LP
- Liashenko Lalique LP 02
- Lambiel Euros 02 LP
- Miki Ando JGPF 03
5. Skaters who failed to win you over with live performances:
- Sasha: Really, what is the big deal?
- Honda: OMG, this guy could put a speed adict to sleep.
- Julia Sebastian: skates like a former East Germen
LuLu - Get thee to Dortmund in March!! It's not just the skaters we talk about. They are there live but it is also the skaters we never see and who have a lot of talent.
As to your question. YUKA SATO - so lovely; so musical; and moves over the ice with great speed which you don't realize on TV.
Wicked Yankee Girl