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    These two performances by Janet Lynn should never be forgotten.

    1972 US Championships:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nAx6VeScsg

    1973 US Championships:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e59ai1_lY4s

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPack View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFAsNpBJbk0 Matt Savoie 2005. He is a true poet on the ice. He is married and is a lawyer now. I wish him the best. I have never seen anyone whose skating is so transcendent that I kept repeating to myself it is pure poetry. Incidentally, Lysacek got a higher placement than Savoie, despite Lysacek having a similar jump content as well as skating to the painfully familiar and cliched staple skating music.
    Great call! He was a definitely a poet on the ice. This is my favorite Savoie performance from the 2006 U.S. Nationals:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRqY2Q2WUl8
    Stunning! A dream!

    Matt's exquisite style brought to mind another one of my all time favorite (and often mentioned) performances: Paul Wylie's 1992 Olympic LP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nLhA7CVIok

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    Matt & Paul - two of the greats of US men's figure skating - both artists on ice!

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    BlackPack, it was such a privilege to be in the arena for Matt's performances in 2005 and 2006.

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    The first and still among the shining stars
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=7sjnfkEOpsE




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrISXcpos-s


    and the extra-ordinary Lucinda Ruh. Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvtodd View Post
    Matt & Paul - two of the greats of US men's figure skating - both artists on ice!
    Matt was subtle and sensitive. Paul was dramatic and had a mathematical precision of line. They were definitely artists, rather than just being artistic.

    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    BlackPack, it was such a privilege to be in the arena for Matt's performances in 2005 and 2006.
    I imagine it must have been extraordinary to see... was Matt a very fast skater? How did his speed compare to the other men?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPack View Post
    Matt was subtle and sensitive. Paul was dramatic and had a mathematical precision of line. They were definitely artists, rather than just being artistic.

    I imagine it must have been extraordinary to see... was Matt a very fast skater? How did his speed compare to the other men?

    Your descriptions of both skaters are apt.

    Matt was not a "fast" skater, in the "out of control" mode that passes for "speed", now.
    However his speed was appropriate to the tempo and mood required by the program he was doing.
    He certainly wasn't "slow"; or lacking power.

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