Oda's skating skills aren't the strongest? Oda has some of the best basic skating skills in men's skating right now. He has deep edges and gets ridiculous amounts of speed. And gorgeous knees. I'm not sure if he'll get level four footwork (but reportedly Plushenko looked slow and labored Plushy doesn't have the speed he use too.) but to say Oda's skating skills aren't that strong is ridiculous.He has never done level 4 footwork before and his skating skills are not the strongest, so I don't see that as a possibility for him.