There's usually a few performances/programs out there that skaters we aren't the biggest fans of perform. What are they and why? This is not an excuse to start bashing skaters and then throw a link in at the end. Apologies if this is already a thread.
For me there is:
Julia Lipnitskaya 2012 Finlandia SP- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWwOTg7HkZ8 This is my favourite program from her other than her Schindler's List program. It's fun, it's energetic and it has something going on most of the time. I was quite surprised by how well I enjoyed the performance and the speed of the spins at the end perfectly match the increasing pace of the music.
Miki Ando 2005 Cup of Russia SP- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVGPYUm8Bvs I have to admit FlattFan gave me the idea for this topic by posting about this very skate. Here she had a beautifully choreographed program, lovely spins, the jumps were to die for(why the 3-3 was downgraded is beyond me) and she really used all the movements to highlight the music. It makes me sad seeing what she could have been had she not gone to Morozov, although her success may not have been the same so maybe it was for the best.
Agnes Zawadzki 2013 Cup of Russia LP- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW2ZS-2LZf4 The first time I've seen her packaged correctly and it looks pretty good, tango suits her which surprises me. The jumps were off but I really think this could be a good vehicle for her if she learns to skate it clean, a fair amount of choreographic detail that relates to the music. Nice!
Maxim Kovtun 2013 Cup of Russia SP- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GDjwfl0RKo He really benefited from having the home crowd supporting him, he attacked it and whilst the choreography was quite sparse at points I still enjoyed watching him skate. His speed and posture going into jumps didn't bother me as much here either for some reason.
Yan Han 2013 4CC SP- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5_PmrOdIaY Blazing speed, amazing quality of jumps and the choreography wasn't half bad. I wish he'd emote more but I still enjoy watching this performance.