View Poll Results: Who has the best edges as they stroke?

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  • Mao

    56 27.32%
  • Yuna

    90 43.90%
  • Yukari

    3 1.46%
  • Miki

    7 3.41%
  • Carolina

    29 14.15%
  • Joannie

    35 17.07%
  • Laura

    10 4.88%
  • Mirai

    1 0.49%
  • Alissa

    8 3.90%
  • Others

    26 12.68%
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Thread: Who has the best edges as they stroke? (Ladies)

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    Dreaming and dancing Bennett's Avatar
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    Who has the best edges as they stroke? (Ladies)

    I voted for Mao, Mirai, Joannie, and Yuna.

    I heard that Fumie used to be among the fastest skaters. I also feel that Yukari is getting faster and faster in her skating and her edges in spiral are getting deeper and deeper. But I somehow have not had a chance to be impressed by their basic skating skills yet. I do not know why not though.
    Last edited by Bennett; 12-10-2008 at 08:28 AM.

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    I think Joannie has the best edges among the current ladies.

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    I voted for Mao and Yu-Na... their skating skills are in a league of their own among the ladies. If Joannie keeps improving, she will be up there too. I think it's still too early to tell for Mirai and some of the other skaters that weren't listed that are just breaking into the Senior level. Sometimes Mirai's skating seems very Junior-ish, other times it's much better.
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    I love Joannie's a lot, too. Her skating and steps look like those of ice dancers.

    Caro is very fast, but her forward crossovers can be numerous.

    Yuna's skating is very fast and has a great flow.

    Mao's is very soft and gentle. Sometimes she looks relatively slow, but it may be because she is doing more complicated steps and has fewer crossovers than others.

    Miki's looks fast, but her edges sometimes can be wobbly for no visible reason.

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    "Hold an edge and look sexy!" museksk8r's Avatar
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    Without a doubt, it's Joannie! Yu-Na would be my 2nd choice.

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    Yuka Sato is left out?

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    Katrina Hacker, Ashley Wagner, and Akiko Suzuki all have great basics...

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    Ekaterina Gordeeva. Yuka Sato. They both flew and floated and not a sound to be heard. Ladies today could learn a thing or two IMO

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    Definitely Yuka Sato and Ekaterina Gordeeva - they have the quiestest edges and build speed effortlessly.

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    I voted other...Yuka Sato

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    "Hold an edge and look sexy!" museksk8r's Avatar
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    Given that the selections only included currently competing skaters, that is how I voted. Yuka Sato should definitely be included if we're talking history of ladies' skating. She's such a beautiful skater!

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmanb View Post
    Definitely Yuka Sato and Ekaterina Gordeeva - they have the quiestest edges and build speed effortlessly.

    Ant

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    Yuka immediately came to mind.

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    How could you forget Michelle Kwan.

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    Among the eligible skaters, Carolina Kostner.

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