Meite for some reason looks clunky and her muscles scare me - kind of like the william sisters - there is something awkward or aesthetically unpleasing about the look. I think Yuna is like Kwan they are perfection but in the end they just skate t whatever music in the same style and moves - perfect but rather perfunctory. Virtue and Moir despite their flaws had picked different characters and styles. Which is why i put Davis and white on this lilst too. Really and this is not an insult they are perfect disney chara\cters on ice.
Gracie Gold, for the aforementioned racist personality she exhibited. I spent five years of my childhood in suburbs of Chicago. There is plenty of opportunity to learn diversity there and eighteen is old enough to know better, really. She also moves like a truck driver and is ungraceful physically.
Polina has wonderful jumps and executes some other elements very well but I feel like she skates like a public skater in between those elements. Not my cup of tea but she has great potential and I wish her the best. I'm not good at talking down another skater. It just feels weird to me. Even though I disagree with CanadianSkaterGuy that post above is hilarious!!
Hard to understand Kostner or Chan not being someone's cup of tea. What superb skating skills and quality. Though can understand furstration when they don't skate up to their potential.
Hopefully I don't get steamrolled, since this is my first post, but--I honestly am just not a huge fan of the common on-ice styles that are popular with a lot of the top singles skaters. I find many ladies tends to be fairly cutesy and/or princessy, and some of the men tend to do a smug smirky sort of persona? Maybe it's just me.
As for specific skaters that are really just not my thing:
Patrick Chan - this is mostly actually based on interviews and off-ice personality. I once saw a post-competition interview where he arrived at least 10 minutes late and just didn't seem to care? I get that there may have been a good reason, but incidents like that just really turned me off from trying harder to like him.
Evan Lysacek - I just find his skating kind of awkward. I watched his olympic gold FS and all I remember is his weird greasy-looking hair and really flaily arms.
Li Zijun - I know everyone thinks she's the second coming of Kim Yuna in China, and I think she seems like a really nice girl, but basically everything about her, including a lot of her routines, is super princessy.
Here's another thing that popped into my mind when thinking of the 'cup of tea'-ness of various skaters. Some people, myself included, find Chan hard to like because of his comments, not because of his skating. --But if you were a competitive skater at the top of your game, which would you rather hear from an opponent?
A: I won because I'm the best...I lost, but I'm still the best, my opponents scores don't worry me etc... which is sort of what Chan tends to say
B: I'd like to thank my rival, it was because of him that I was able to win today. If it weren't for him, I wouldn't have been able to progress so quickly and learn so much. --This is what Hanyu tends to say
On thinking about this, I've come to the conclusion that for certain personalities, Hanyu's comments could be even more infuriating than Chan's.
What do you think?
Um.....Daisuke Takahashi and Jason Brown.
Max Aron. I just feel ill when I watch him, too chunky?
Gracie Gold (Her presentation just has this "pageant Queen" feeling to it.)
Ashely Wagner (Just can't get into her skating)