Last edited by Mathman; 05-03-2013 at 12:44 PM.
Who do you think is the most artistic, BB?
I think in terms of musicality, interpretation and expression Takahashi is the most "artistic" among current skaters. Of all time, he's certainly not the most artistic, but he's up there for me... and kudos for being such an artistic skater in spite of having to execute all the difficulty too. In terms of artistic ability on the blade, edge work, and choreography, Chan's the best amongst currently active skaters... but I'd still say overall Takahashi is the most artistic.
I think Takahashi interpretes and expresses perfectly in certain narrow ranged music. It has become his style. A few ventures outside that narrow range, he was ordinary and sometimes he still used a part of that same style. My main complain is his fingers and his wrists. But his wrists suited perfectly in Blues for Klook.
I also see what you mean about Takahashi's hands/wrists... sometimes they really suit the music, other times I find them excessively fluid, soft, and borderline effeminate. My main issue with him is that he doesn't exude the confidence or have the same speed going into some of his jumps as the other guys, and they appear to be hurdles instead of seamlessly integrated... particularly in the latter half of the program he almost goes into them 'lazily'.
Most artistic of all time: Curry, Cousins, Cranston, Browning, Yagudin. That's in no particular order.
great artists? Buttle and Lambiel. And Wylie would beat Yagudin in that category as a pro...superb.
Best artisticly are Yuri Ovchinikov, Lambiel, Plushenko, Cranston, Bobrin
Even they are so different.
Look at Ovchinikov's feet, much better then Chan
Thank you for the links!!!!!! This is Russian style!! Ovchinikov!!!! Bobrin!!
Some skating fan can deny Plushy's art, but the love what he gets from the people, no one can take away from him .... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h53_qvQjNM