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    Create the Perfect Skater

    So, I thought this might be a fun off season game.
    Create the perfect skater in your opinion by taking aspects of other skaters skating. So for example, for me, the perfect ladies skater would have:
    Michelle Kwan's artistry
    Lucinda Ruh's spins
    Angela Nikodinov's layback position
    Sasha Cohen's Spiral
    Mao Asada's clean, quick jumps
    Irina Slutskaya's speed and edges

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    Ok, I'll try a mens version:

    The perfect mens skater would have
    Johnny Weirs artistry
    Stephane Lambiels spins
    Daisuke Takahashis footwork and jumps (in regard of height)
    Nobunari Odas speed (and jumps in regard of softness of knees)
    Adam Rippons flexibility


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    Quote Originally Posted by viv View Post
    Ok, I'll try a mens version:

    The perfect mens skater would have
    Johnny Weirs artistry
    Stephane Lambiels spins
    Daisuke Takahashis footwork and jumps (in regard of height)
    Nobunari Odas speed (and jumps in regard of softness of knees)
    Adam Rippons flexibility

    IA, but I would add Ilia Kulik's jumps to the list instead. His jumps were simply amazing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by evangeline View Post
    IA, but I would add Ilia Kulik's jumps to the list instead. His jumps were simply amazing...
    Yes, you are right - so let's give the jumps to Ilia!

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    I'd have to have some time to think this one out but I have some very good ideas as to which I attribute to the perfect skater...

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    Women
    Lucinda Ruh spins
    Sasha Cohen split jumps, I spin and flexibility
    Michelle Kwan's Arabesque and start quality
    Mao Asada's smile and 3axel
    Arakawa's Bauher
    Irina 's heart and jumps
    Yuna Dresses
    Katarina Witt's make up ( i kid..)

    Men
    Johnny smoothness and spins
    Stephan's headless scrutch and stag jump
    boitano's outside spread eagle
    buttle's inside spread eagle
    Sawyer Y spin
    Sandu's Diva
    Savoie artistry
    Kozuka 's style
    Takahashi footwork
    Kulik's triple axel
    Yagudin's jumps
    Brezina's musicality
    Verner's dancing

    OR in the most unbiased way I can say it, just Plushy

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    Midori Ito opens up with a huge 3 axel
    Shizuka's crossovers between elements
    Yuna's 3f-3t
    Shae-Lynn's hydroblading
    Alissa's combo spin starting with camel-layback-camel-sit-y spin
    Angela's 2 axel
    Sasha's russian split
    Maria Butyrskaya's camel spin
    Mao's 3a-2t(tano)*
    Michelle's CoE spiral
    Joannie's 3 loop*
    Lucinda Ruh's flying sit
    Irina's 3lutz-3loop*
    Yuka Sato's footwork
    Shizuka's Ina Bauer
    Tonya's 3 salchow*
    Caroline's layback

    And the very lady skating this perfect program is Kiira Korpi.

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    Oh pish posh... we've already seen the most perfect skater: Michelle Kwan


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    Why so complicated. Take Alexei Yagudin and you have already the perfect skater.

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    This is fun

    Arakawa's body lines and edges
    Sarah Meier expression, delicacy, charm and dresses
    Yuna's 3-3
    'It' factor of Michelle Kwan and her elegance
    Irina's determination
    Cohen's flexibility
    Kostner's speed
    Zhang's pearl spin
    footwork??

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    Ladies:

    S. Arakawa`s appearance & elegance & 3 Lutz
    C. Kostner`s great speed of skating
    S. Kohen`s amazing flexibility & musicality
    L. Ruh`s spins
    M. Asada`s jumps & footwork & energy
    Yu-Na`s artistry
    M. Kwan`s spirit of true champion

    Men:

    Alex Yagudin, all in one, I do hope Joubert will be the same!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetraP View Post
    Why so complicated. Take Alexei Yagudin and you have already the perfect skater.
    Nicely put!

    Here's my mix:

    Man

    Stéphane Lambiel's spins
    Alexei Yagudin's footwork
    Brian Joubert's jumping ability
    Yannick Ponsero's quand
    KVDP's combo ability
    Jeff Buttle's flow
    Brian Joubert's presence
    Evgeni Plushenko's technical reliability
    Tomas Verner's dancyness
    Artsicly I'd mix, Alexei Yagudin, Stéphane Lambiel, Brian Joubert, Alexander Abt, Tomas Verner and Jamal Othman

    Lady

    Alissa Czisny's spins
    Yu-Na Kim and Shizuka Arakawa's jumps
    Sasha Cohen's spirals
    Mao Asada and Carolina Kostner's footwork
    Kiira Korpi's elegance
    Sasha Cohen's flexibility
    Yu-Na's amazingness!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrlmy View Post
    Midori Ito opens up with a huge 3 axel
    Shizuka's crossovers between elements
    Yuna's 3f-3t
    Shae-Lynn's hydroblading
    Alissa's combo spin starting with camel-layback-camel-sit-y spin
    Angela's 2 axel
    Sasha's russian split
    Maria Butyrskaya's camel spin
    Mao's 3a-2t(tano)*
    Michelle's CoE spiral
    Joannie's 3 loop*
    Lucinda Ruh's flying sit
    Irina's 3lutz-3loop*
    Yuka Sato's footwork
    Shizuka's Ina Bauer
    Tonya's 3 salchow*
    Caroline's layback
    What an unbelieveable program that would be. WOW. *drool*

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    I think God already did by creating Kurt Browning

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    The perfect men's skater:

    Plushenko's jumps and ability to compete
    Yagudin's drama and ability to bring it at the exactly perfect moment
    Weir's artistry and sensitivity
    Lysacek's work ethic
    Lambiel's spins and joy/freedom
    Buttle's abiity to work COP and calculate as he skates
    Daisuke's footwork and power
    Joubert's drive, persistance and motivation
    Oda's soft knees
    Verner's enthusiasm

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