Toller Cranston article
He's in Winnipeg for an art display, and will guest judge on Battle of the Blades, even though he claims to hate it. He's as opinionated as always, and manages to work in an Elvis Stojko insult:
Toller remains one of my favorite skaters and most of today's Men can't touch him when it come to creativity - and just forget about posture, stretch and lines - Dai and Jeremy look like they are in a totally different sport.
Originally Posted by Antilles
His shot at Elvis is really not so bad - his thoughts about the CoP and comments about Yuna seem more harsh:
"I watched with shock and awe and horror. I find the new marking system to be stupendously flawed -- as political and as inaccurate as the former one."
He finds that most Canadians can't name the 2010 female Olympic gold medalist, South Korean Kim Yu-Na.
"It's because the performance, unlike an Evelyn Hart, was not emotionally memorable. It was technically dazzling, but out of sight, out of mind. Technique is just a stepping stone for something far more important."
Last edited by janetfan; 10-28-2010 at 03:59 PM.
It's harsh but I have to say I agree with a lot with what he says. Programs now are just not as memorable as those done under 6.0. I have the feeling it's has a lot more to do with the system than the skaters themselves.
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