View Poll Results: Which skaters do you find extremely boring?

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  • Jenni Meno & Todd Sand

    71 16.14%
  • Maria Petrova & Alexei Tikhonov

    129 29.32%
  • Tatiana Todmanina & Maxim Marinin

    66 15.00%
  • Todd Eldredge

    79 17.95%
  • Timothy Goebel

    82 18.64%
  • Michael Weiss

    101 22.95%
  • Maria Butyrskaya

    61 13.86%
  • Nancy Kerrigan

    80 18.18%
  • Michelle Kwan

    99 22.50%
  • Others - which?

    41 9.32%
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Thread: Which skaters do you find extremely boring?

  1. #61
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    I feel tha Russian pair Totmianina/Marinin are very boring. During performance they don't show any feeling on their face. Somwhow in some competitions the judges put them ahead of Shen/Zhao. Tim Goebal needs a lot of work on his artistry. Honestly speaking he hasn't improved a lot since he took from Frank Carroll.

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    My nominees for this category:

    Kwan (not always, but most times), Hughes, Onda, Nelidina (except for the fun factor, when I saw her the first time:D)
    Goebel, Chengjang Li, Timchenko, Lindeman, Stojko
    TT/MM, P/T and my all time favourites for pairs: Eltsova/Bushkov

    Can't think of any dancers at the moment.

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    The Polish pair is boring. I have to check how to spell their names. They have or had not bad music, but their presentations don't interprate the music very well.

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    P/T, T/M, and Wuss. Snore City, yo. :[ T/M's Cotton Club was exciting AT FIRST WATCH, but it was, like.... zzzzzzz.

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    Nancy Kerrigan+Petrova/Tinkhonov+Ludmila Neilidima+Yoshie Onda=SNORE

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    Elvis Stojko...enough with the air guitar and posing please. It's gone stale.

  7. #67
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    there are too many!!! Totmianina/Marinin, Petrova/Tikhonov and Zagorska/Siudek are the most boring pairs to me. In men, Weiss for sure, Chengjiang Li, Tim Goebel. Ladies: Julia Sebestyen, Elena Liashenko, Michelle Kwan, Galina Maniachenko. Ice Dance: Fusar-Poli/Margaglio, Grishuk/Platov and Lobacheva/Averbukh were all very boring to me. So are Denkova/Staviyski (this years FD), Gregory/Petukhov and Piche/Denis. And that's all I can think of for now. I tend to forget the boring ones!

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    I hate to say this....Kwan. Her previously thrilling performances have become almost routine.

    "Formula" dancers. Since the USA teams are most familiar, Gregory/Petukov, Galler-Rabinowitz/Mitchell. Not to detract from G-R/M, but each program seems to be a variation on the same basic set of themes. The judges would certainly disagree, but I prefer "risk-takers" like Belbin/Agosto, Matthews/Zavozin, to cite only the first couple of teams to pop to mind.

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    I think the most boring skater is Michelle Kwan- I used to like her programs until she stopped working with Lori Nichol. I loved Lyra and some of her earlier programs, but I found Aranjuez, Tosca, and The Feeling Begins to be rather boring.:sheesh:

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    Meno and Sand are so boring that they don't even get voted as top boring pair - they bore people into forgetfulness. They were snore-ville. Seem like nice people, though.

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    At the risk of sounding like a goober, I have to say that I do not find any elite skater truly boring. And all the skaters mentioned are elite, whether we want to admit it or not. They have worked hard to get where there are, and are on this poll because they are out there in the limelight for us to watch. Some make me cry with the beauty or expression of their skating more than others, but I still find myself absolutely glued to the t.v., ignoring my fiancee, and the world stopping around me when any elite skater takes to the ice. That's my two cents.

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    Somehow Meno/Sand have the least amount of votes when in my opinion are the only pair or skaters for that matter(as well as a few dance teams) who could put me to sleep(though I did basically like them as amateurs)

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    Sasha Cohen
    Petrova/Tikhonov
    Totmianina/Marinin
    Frederic Dambier
    Sale/Pelletier
    Amber Corwin

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    Quote Originally Posted by windspirit


    I don't find Goebel that boring. Especially after 2003 Worlds. And even before that his technical skills were enough to hold my interest. But that's me.

    The skaters I find, more or less, boring (that I can remember right now):

    Maria Petrova & Alexei Tikhonov
    Nancy Kerrigan
    Maria Butyrskaya
    Tara Lipinski
    Jennifer Robinson
    Totmianina & Marinin (with the exception of their SP, where he wore that costume with leaves; I really enjoyed it)
    Matt Savoie
    Fumie Suguri (with the exception when she's really on)
    Michelle Kwan (with the exception when she's really on)
    Scott Hamilton (lately)

    The skaters who used to bore me to tears, but no more:
    Todd Eldredge

    Joubert leaves poor Todd far behind - his programmes bore me to death, not to tears

    Libra

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    I, too find Joubert boring in the extreme. He is just so STIFF and never looks comfortable and relaxed on the ice.

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