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    Listing only the biggest favourites:

    John Curry
    Robn Cousins
    Ilia Kulik
    Evan Lysacek
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Jeffrey Buttle
    Stephane Lambiel

    Peggy Fleming
    Dorothy Hamill
    Shizuka Arakawa
    Sasha Cohen
    Mirai Nagasu
    Laura Lepisto
    Kristiina Wegelius

    Kilius & Baumler
    Rodnina & Ulanov/Zaitshev
    Gordeeva & Grinkov
    Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze
    Kazakova & Dmitriev
    Shen & Zhao
    Pang & Tong

    Torvill & Dean
    Moiseeva & Minenko
    Rahkamo & Kokko
    Recoegzy & Sallay
    Anissina & Peizerat
    Denkova & Staviski
    Moniotte & Lavanchy
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    Just a partial list. Two names are in boldface because they’re my top two.

    Michelle Kwan
    Mao Asada
    YuNa Kim
    Yuka Sato
    Katia Gordeyeva (she belongs in both Singles and Pairs lists)
    Lucinda Ruh
    Shizuka Arakawa
    Sasha Cohen
    Janet Lynn
    Peggy Fleming
    Edited to add: Shizuka Arakawa
    (Was I asleep? How could I have left Shizuka out?)


    Kurt Browning
    John Curry
    Paul Wylie
    Alexei Yagudin
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Ilia Kulik
    Stephane Lambiel
    Robin Cousins
    Toller Cranston


    Gordeyeva/Grinkov
    Sale/Pelletier
    Underhill/Martini
    Shen/Zhao
    Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze
    Dmitriev and anyone


    Klimova/Ponomarenko
    Torvill/Dean
    The Duchesnays
    Virtue/Moir
    Anissina/Piezerat
    Roca/Sur
    Denkova/Staviskiy
    Davis/White
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    Ladies

    Yu Na Kim
    Miki Ando
    Irina Slutskaya
    Katarina Witt

    Men

    Alexei Yagudin
    Evgeny Plushenko
    John Curry
    Ilia Kulik
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Stephan Lambiel

    Pairs

    Gordeeva/Grinkov

    Dance

    Grischuk/Platov
    Klimova/Ponomarenko
    Torvil/Dean
    Virtue Moir
    Anissina/Peizerat
    Krylova/Ovsiannikov
    Bobrova/Soloviev
    Dubreil/Lauzon

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    Too many to mention, but I must admit I have a general tendency to love headcases and former headcases. There is something in them that intrigues me endlessly. Thus not being easy being a figure skating fan... sigh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mot View Post
    Too many to mention, but I must admit I have a general tendency to love headcases and former headcases. There is something in them that intrigues me endlessly. Thus not being easy being a figure skating fan... sigh...


    Ok, now this is kinda awesome...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mot View Post
    Too many to mention, but I must admit I have a general tendency to love headcases and former headcases. There is something in them that intrigues me endlessly. Thus not being easy being a figure skating fan... sigh...


    How interesting and true for many of us

    I did like Olympia's mention of "Dmitriev and anybody"
    But I admit I had a big crush on Natalia M.

    I am not going to offer a list because as mot said there are too many.

    Speaking of current skaters, Laura is a favorite of mine. Not sure if she falls into the "headcase" category but I do hope someday to see a perfect program from here.

    I think if that happened her score would be high enough to cause alot of grumbling.

    I like Laura because I know she has had to overcome injuries but I mostly like the way she moves over the ice and I find her choreo quite distinctive and her performance style very expressive.

    I was once engaged to a Finnish girl who I never quite got over. Now and then I find myself listening to Laura's interviews because hearing her speak brings back such memories.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwyFE5vaeMY

    Some like the hustle and bustle of a city but paradise for me once was walking through a beautiful Finnish forest with a girl whose name translated to "the crunching sound walking on snow that has melted and frozen again makes.

    Glad we will get to see Yuna at Worlds but I will miss Laura. Akiko and Mirai too.
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    Skaters whose programs I rewatch again and again for pure enjoyment:

    YuNa Kim (so hot)
    Michelle Kwan (so hot)
    Kurt Browning (so hot)
    Mao Asada (so hot)
    Alexei Yagudin (so hot)

    Honorable mention to Tara Lipinski because I just discovered her 1996-1997 LP at some event and it was awesome. I'm thinking I should watch it again to make sure it's still awesome.

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    Ladies:

    Chen Lu (the ELEGANCE!)
    Oksana Baiul
    Maria Butyrskaya
    Laura Lepistö (nice that someone else likes her as well :D )
    Denise Biellmann
    Lucinda Ruh
    Carolina Kostner
    Miki Ando

    Men:

    Stephane Lambiel
    Adam Rippon
    Viktor Petrenko
    Brian Joubert

    Pairs:

    Shen/Zhao
    Gordeeva/Grinkov
    Gerboldt/Enbert (they're just so entertaining)

    Ice Dance:

    Rahkamo/Kokko
    Kerr/Kerr
    Krylova/Osviannikov
    Ilinykh/Katsalapov
    Virtue/Moir
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    For some reason, my circle of known associates has tagged nicknames onto most of the men's field of skaters. I'm not sure how it started... but there you have it. I think most of them are pretty guess-able! I consider them all positive. My favorites, more or less in order...

    the Tsar
    the Rival

    Mongoose
    Remix
    Hot Chocolate
    French Toast

    Samurai

    oh, and DomShabs. They don't get a nickname; I just love their 2007 GPF gala too incredibly much for words.

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    These type of threads never get old

    Michelle Kwan
    Sasha Cohen
    Kim Yuna
    Kristi Yamaguchi
    Midori Ito
    Mao Asada
    Chen Lu
    Alissa Czisny
    Mirai Nagasu (well... her potential)

    **Soft spot for Irina, Oksana and Tara

    Brian Boitano
    Kurt Browning
    Alexei Yagudin
    Paul Wylie
    Stephane Lambiel
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Rudy Galindo

    ** soft spot for Patrick Chan (potential future favorite if he produces a true skate for the ages), Ryan Bradley, Brian Orser, Tim Goebel

    Moir and Virtue got me interested in ice dance - I have to admit for the first time really and see what I've been missing. So, I pay attention to it now and read the threads on it but honestly I still don't know enough to comment on the threads, much less pick favorites.

    I fell in love with Shen/Zhao and love as much as G/G. I now vow to pay attention to pairs (which I at least watched at major events, unlike dance) more now.

    Tessa and Katia are among my favorite female skaters period ... it's the way they move that is immediately arresting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuliusFelix View Post
    For some reason, my circle of known associates has tagged nicknames onto most of the men's field of skaters. I'm not sure how it started... but there you have it. I think most of them are pretty guess-able! I consider them all positive. My favorites, more or less in order...

    the Tsar
    the Rival

    Mongoose
    Remix
    Hot Chocolate
    French Toast

    Samurai

    oh, and DomShabs. They don't get a nickname; I just love their 2007 GPF gala too incredibly much for words.
    The Tsar/the Rival: Gotta be Yagudin and Plushenko, right?

    Remix: Brian Joubert?

    Hot Chocolate: Hmm.... Stephane Lambiel did a program to Chocolat which was among his first to get him really noticed. Could that be it?

    And now having seen that gala, wow!!! Because of the Olympic bronze/terrible programs, people tend to forget that they had the potential to be all time greats; his injury stands as one of the damndest shames in figure skating. Their 2007 tango OD is one of my favourites and that gala... gorgeous.

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    That is nice!

    I try to guess, but it's not that easy.


    the Tsar - Plushenko (I guess it should be the reverse, but Plush is know in Italy as the Tsar)
    the Rival - Yagudin

    Mongoose - Johnny Weir
    Remix - Brian Joubert
    Hot Chocolate - Lambiel ???
    French Toast - Buttle ??

    Samurai - Daisuke Takahashi

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    Quote Originally Posted by mot View Post
    Too many to mention, but I must admit I have a general tendency to love headcases and former headcases. There is something in them that intrigues me endlessly. Thus not being easy being a figure skating fan... sigh...
    So true! Too many to mention! I feel that to list some but not others is not accurate. So I'll just say the skaters I absolutely love all these years ever since I knew them no matter what:

    Men:
    Kurt Browning - so brilliant on everything he did and does, on and off ice.

    Ladies:
    Sasha Cohen - the ballerina on ice.

    Pairs:
    Gordeeva&Grinkov - timeless classic.

    Dance:
    Virtue&Moir - the most beautiful pair I've ever seen. The reality hurts - they are not a couple off ice.

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    Some of mine:

    Pairs:
    Shen & Zhao
    Sale & Pelletier
    Gordeeva & Grinkov

    Men:
    Kurt Browning
    Paul Wylie
    Adam Rippon
    Stephan Lambiel
    Evan Lysachek
    Ilia Kulik
    Brian Boitano

    Ladies:
    Michelle Kwan
    Lucinda Ruh
    Carolina Kostner
    Mao Asada
    Tara Lipinski
    Kristi Yamaguchi
    Katarina Witt
    Sasha Cohen

    Ice Dance:
    Klimova & Ponomarenko
    Davis & White
    Rocca & Sur
    Torvall & Dean

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    I'll probably forget some, but here are some of mine:

    Ladies:

    Michelle Kwan
    Mirai Nagasu
    Kristi Yamaguchi
    Alissa Czisny
    Mao Asada
    Sasha Cohen
    Lucinda Ruh
    Naomi Nari Nam
    Yukina Ota
    Surya Bonaly

    Men:

    Shawn Sawyer
    Brian Joubert
    Alexei Yagudin
    Kevin Van Der Perren
    Johnny Weir
    Kurt Browning
    Ryan Bradley
    Alexander Abt
    Nobunari Oda
    Scott Hamilton

    Pairs:

    Shen & Zhao
    Savchenko & Szolkowy
    Tai & Randy
    Ina & Zimmerman
    Totmianina & Marinin
    Sale & Pelletier
    Gordeeva & Grinkov
    Dube & Davison
    McLaughlin & Brubaker
    Nam & Leftheris

    Ice Dance:

    Denkova & Staviski
    Lang & Tchernyshev
    Anissina & Peizerat
    Belbin & Agosto
    Delobel & Schoenfelder
    Kerrs
    Davis & White
    Torvill & Dean
    Bourne & Kraatz
    Shibutanis

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