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    Quote Originally Posted by jenaj View Post
    What is the ideal male skater's body type?
    I think for male skater, Yuzuru's body type is idea. who has tight core and long legs and arms (with sufficient muscle on his thigh and butt not like twigs). which will help him spring high and rotate fast. also, long legs and arms and good flexibility will help with a better presence on ice and prevent injury. Also, he is not too tall like Evan, So his center of gravity is low enough to keep him balanced.
    Skaters that has similar body type: Jason brown
    I also think neck is very important in both male and female skaters' body built. A long neck is preferred. e.g. Yuna, Javi, Patrick, Yuzuru etc.
    Oh perhaps, the only drawback of Yuzuru's body type is his shoulders, For a male skater broad shoulders is preferred which will help with much better carriage. This is actually true for female skater too.

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    I don't think there's an "ideal" body type for singles. Look at the podium for men's Nationals this year. There were at least three different body types between the four men there. Look at the differences between Max Aaron and Joshua Farris - and yet they're both exceptional skaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    lean and petite - Michelle
    Kwan wasn't petite. Her hips and legs were relatively large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades of Passion View Post
    Kwan wasn't petite. Her hips and legs were relatively large.
    To compare with Mao and Carolina, yes. To compare with Wagner and Akiko, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades of Passion View Post
    Kwan wasn't petite. Her hips and legs were relatively large.
    That's why she was Kween. 5 World Golds, 3 World Silvers, 1 World Bronze, 1 Olympic Silver, 1 Olympic Bronze.

    Kween Michelle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades of Passion View Post
    Kwan wasn't petite. Her hips and legs were relatively large.
    If Michelle's hips and legs were large in relation to anything, then give me large! She is very petite, being only around 5"2". She is also lean,meaning little fat, and quite narrow through the hips. http://topnews.in/michelle-kwan-51st...rivals-2124311

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    Navka, Volosazhar, Berezhnaya, Gordeeva, Lipniskaya, Siharulidze, Grinkov, Plushenko, Kastomarov, Gachinsky

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    Quote Originally Posted by bestskate8 View Post
    Navka, Volosazhar, Berezhnaya, Gordeeva, Lipniskaya, Siharulidze, Grinkov, Plushenko, Kastomarov, Gachinsky
    yessss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bestskate8 View Post
    Navka, Volosazhar, Berezhnaya, Gordeeva, Lipniskaya, Siharulidze, Grinkov, Plushenko, Kastomarov, Gachinsky
    Julia hasnt done growing yet but she could fall to either three type: average, lean/petite or leggy/tall
    but I doubt she'll shoot her height drastically but she wont have a broad body either like Tuk
    she is more like a Lipinski body type, very proportioned ratio but still lean, the more she grew the more she got thinner but she might fill out
    a bit after shes done growing, I see her body fat not exceeding Mao's level. Julia's mom and dad are fit on vk

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    Julia body type is the closest to Yuna/Mao but she wont be that tall I think but she will be lean even after puberty

    http://cs405821.vk.me/v405821512/7e1e/Te2HYOrTK08.jpg
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    http://cs9271.vk.me/v9271512/28b2/S1Cm13eqzeE.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    Julia hasnt done growing yet but she could fall to either three type: average, lean/petite or leggy/tall
    but I doubt she'll shoot her height drastically but she wont have a broad body either like Tuk
    she is more like a Lipinski body type, very proportioned ratio but still lean, the more she grew the more she got thinner but she might fill out
    a bit after shes done growing, I see her body fat not exceeding Mao's level. Julia's mom and dad are fit on vk

    for vk users only;

    Julia body type is the closest to Yuna/Mao but she wont be that tall I think but she will be lean even after puberty

    http://cs405821.vk.me/v405821512/7e1e/Te2HYOrTK08.jpg
    http://cs405821.vk.me/v405821512/766f/H7UEqxXN-JM.jpg
    http://cs9271.vk.me/v9271512/1c1e/kzgxI48BcPw.jpg
    http://cs9271.vk.me/v9271512/28b2/S1Cm13eqzeE.jpg
    Her body type actually reminds me of Cohen's and I think that, like Cohen, she'll keep it (the petite ballerina pixie look), but only time can tell- I agree with you she could go many ways still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulosai View Post
    Her body type actually reminds me of Cohen's and I think that, like Cohen, she'll keep it (the petite ballerina pixie look), but only time can tell- I agree with you she could go many ways still.
    Cohen had a long torso and smaller lower body proportions ( shorter legs )

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    Cohen had a long torso and smaller lower body proportions ( shorter legs )
    Because she pointed her toes, her legs looked longer to me.

    As for Michelle, I don't think of her as overly large or muscular compared to someone like Irina, Viktoria Volchkova, or Akiko. But all of those ladies are probably a lot smaller than they appear on the ice. Nancy Kerrigan, who looked tall and elegantly solid, with square shoulders, is only about 5 foot 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    Because she pointed her toes, her legs looked longer to me.

    As for Michelle, I don't think of her as overly large or muscular compared to someone like Irina, Viktoria Volchkova, or Akiko. But all of those ladies are probably a lot smaller than they appear on the ice. Nancy Kerrigan, who looked tall and elegantly solid, with square shoulders, is only about 5 foot 4.
    A few years ago, I saw Nancy shopping at the Gap here in the Boston area. You wouldn't believe how slight & slender she was, and not tall at all. Totally different from how you'd imagine she looked, based on TV.

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    Can you imagine what someone like Tara Lipinski would have looked like in real life at her Olympics-winning age, or gymnast Gabby Douglas? I would probably feel like Kobe Bryant next to them.

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