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    The "Say Something Nice About Your Least Favorite Skater" Thread

    I figured that with all the negativity going around the forums this week that this could be a healthy thing.

    Say at least one thing nice about your least favorite elite skaters, and then leave it at that.

    Note: this is not the "say something nice and then list everything bad" thread. Just say something nice! Everyone has good qualities.

    I'll go first:

    Alena Leonova looks lovely in her FS costume this year.

    Elene Gedevanishvili- it's so exciting that a small federation like Georgia has such a good skater.

    Evgeny Plushenko- I'm always amazed at how well he jumps, and especially at how well he lands jumps regardless of their air position.

    Michael Weiss has a very good backflip.

    Caydee Denney and John Coughlin are seriously solid, athletic skaters. I also love the "fish dive" in their exhibition program.

    I loved Isabel Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder's "Piano" free skate.


    There. Now it's YOUR turn.

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    Last week, Alena Leonova looked fantastic for her FS. Her makeup was perfect, and it was the first time I had seen her without a ponytail. Her hairstyle with the red flower looked great.

    Rachael Flatt's SP dress this year is the most flattering one she's ever had.

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    Alena is not my least favorite skater...I am not sure who that would be...It was Amelie Lacoste, but I think she skates that LP very well, and the blonde hair and glammy Egyptian thing is a change. Cynthia did that thing too, but carried it off better. I have no least favorite skater in the world, but i agree how lovelu Aliona looks, her makeup really hilites her beautiful eys. Her skin looks flawless and for once her hair is beautifully styled. Her dress gives her more shape-a waist illusion. I think she looks very hot, and I like her seductress look. tango really suits her and at 21, she has come a long way from her debut as an irina S. wannabe. She's very pretty, really.

    I like Rachael and did not see her dress, so what am I missing? Didn't she keep her Firebird dress from last year? It was stunning. Flatt is so cute-her baby pictures are so beyond adorable. She has lovely skin, nice smile, pretty blond hair. She is naturally cherubic, yet smart and sophisticated.

    I think this year, Weir is my least favorite skater. I admire that he came out, and was unafraid to be who he is-very effeminate. He has a funny personality, and I loved his vancouver LP and will forever remember the crown of roses his fans gave him, and the way he shushed the booing crowd after his marks came up. He was very elegant as a swan, and his beautiful stroking and line will be remembered by skating fans despite his lack of a Wc or Oly medal.

    I did a thread like this once quite a while back. It was like pulling teeth, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateluvr View Post
    I think this year, Weir is my least favorite skater. I admire that he came out, and was unafraid to be who he is-very effeminate. He has a funny personality, and I loved his vancouver LP and will forever remember the crown of roses his fans gave him, and the way he shushed the booing crowd after his marks came up. He was very elegant as a swan, and his beautiful stroking and line will be remembered by skating fans despite his lack of a Wc or Oly medal.
    He does have a world bronze from 2008.

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    I hope Rachel is successful focusing full time on her studies at Stanford.

    Evan is tall and won an Olympic gold medal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonlightSkater View Post
    He does have a world bronze from 2008.
    Yes, I knew that, I was referring to no WC gold, back when he won Nationals three times. I recall the bronze, but felt if he were not such a frightened competitor, he had the goods back then to be a WChampion. Really, Johnny started skating late on a cornfield, and he was like a deer in the headlights. here was a skater whose lack of confidence did him in. I used to love his glide/ice coverage and gentleness to the ice. Coulda been a contender, lol...but in US skating, he was a winner.

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    Carolina Kosner-She is a wiley veteran who never gives up.

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    Carolina Kostner has been very consistent and is quite elegant with beautiful lines.

    Artur Gachinski, well, I like him off-ice, if that counts as saying somthing nice. Umm, he has big jumps when he's on.

    Rachael Flatt is very determined, focused, smart, and admire her effort at trying to skate and go to college. I like the haircut she got after the Olympics.

    That's about all I can think of...I don't love Patrick Chan, but he obviously has many good qualities like great speed, cconsistent quads, wonderful skating skills, etc.

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    The "Say Something Nice About Your Least Favorite Skater" Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by lulu View Post
    MoonlightSkater, great idea for a thread.
    Does this compliment mean you don't like MoonlightSkater?

    Oh wait, MoonlightSkater did say "elite" skater
    ...unless MoonlightSkater is an elite skater, then we are back to the original question.


    j/k

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    Morosov: He is incredibly hot and I can see why the ladies are attracted to him.

    Amodio: Perhaps the male skater with the most range out of anyone currently competing

    Joubert: A far more thoughtful man than I gave him credit for being, he's matured quite gracefully (to the point where he would no longer qualify as a least favourite)

    Wier: A fascinating celebrity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvi5 View Post
    Does this compliment mean you don't like MoonlightSkater?

    Oh wait, MoonlightSkater did say "elite" skater
    ...unless MoonlightSkater is an elite skater, then we are back to the original question.


    j/k
    Ok Ok. My apologies to MLS. She is of course not included in my list! I met her at SA Kent and she is a delightful beautiful young lady who really knows her stuff....
    It WOULD be fun to see her skate! Perhaps she can post a youtube video for us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvi5 View Post
    Does this compliment mean you don't like MoonlightSkater?

    Oh wait, MoonlightSkater did say "elite" skater
    ...unless MoonlightSkater is an elite skater, then we are back to the original question.


    j/k
    MoonlightSkater is not an elite skater. MoonlightSkater *wishes* she were an elite skater, but probably started way too late to ever get to that point. As for posting a YouTube video, well, I'd have to have an awfully good skate........ we'll see.

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    Also, to add one: Petrova and Tikhonov. Petrova always looked very perky.

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    Lipnitskaya is flexible and has pretty eyes.

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    Weir: unabashed in who he is; fluid movement; beautiful skin; looks great in a crown of roses

    Lysachek: good work ethic; I get the sense that he knows what his own strengths and weaknesses are

    Pluschenko: amazing jumper; remarkable longevity

    Morosov: devoted students

    Abbott: seems to understand music and has a future in choreography

    Amodio: a complete package skater; quick feet; strong POV

    Kozuka: great SS; adorable interactions with coach; seems like a genuinely nice guy

    Honestly, I don't dislike any of the above skaters... I just don't enjoy them and they are high profile enough to warrant comment

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