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    Oh interesting thread!

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    Partner: Andrew Poje, Stephane Lambiel, Alex Shibutani, Tomas Verner, Brian Joubert!!!
    Coach: Krylova

    Singles
    Body Shape: Yuna Kim, Mao Asada
    Spins: Alissa Czinsy, Sasha Cohen
    Speed: Patrick Chan, Carolina Kostner
    Jumps: Yuzuru Hanyu

    Choreographer: Myself :P Or if I had to choose a famous one, Pasquale Camerlengo.
    ​Swan Song: I dreamed a dream - Les Mis
    Country: Venezuela :P Had to choose a tropical, unrepresented country.
    Style: Hardest technical content, and a lot of raw emotions and abandon, much like Yuzuru Hanyu
    Costumes: Nice and simple, but looks expensive

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    I'd be myself with more money at a younger age.

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    Body type: I would need to be shorter because I'm way too tall at 5ft10(i'm a girl he he)
    Partner: Andrew Poje(he is passionate, and very nice to look at),
    Coach: Krilova
    Style: I love tango, I would like to skate on a Tim burton inspired program on a waltz

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    I would probably switch to speed skating.

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    Interesting to see no one yet has picked the current ladies' reigning Olympic champion with the second highest FS program score ever.

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    I would be a female singles skater.
    I would concentrate mainly on spins, step sequences and flexibility, so that my triples would be rather poor. However, imagine the spins that combine all the best from Lucinda, Alissa, Caroline, Sasha and Julia . I would always be the one that people would like to do well, but I would crumble under pressure.
    My signature move would be some crazy layback.
    I would represent Poland, so that my country could invest more in figure skating and make it more popular.
    My choreographer would be each year Rohene Ward for one program and Michelle Kwan and/or Tarasova for the second (well, strange pairing, I know. Michelle would do most of the work and Tarasova would make sure I have all the levels and create a step sequence).
    My main coach would be Michelle with Lucinda as a spins specialist and Christy Krall as a jump technician.
    My swan song would be definitely Pocahontas. I would skate to different kinds of music, because I would not like to be thought of as a skater who can interpret only one type of music.
    My costumes would be simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becki View Post
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    Partner: Andrew Poje, Stephane Lambiel, Alex Shibutani, Tomas Verner, Brian Joubert!!!
    Becki, I loved your choices, but did you choose your partner based on who the skater is and how good his skating skills are? Or, you chose the skater based on 'how hot he would look on ice beside you'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeakAnkles View Post
    Hospitalized. In traction. (Damn ankles! Grrrrrrrrrrr!)
    One day, you will have to tell me all about your ankles saga! It must be fascinating

    Quote Originally Posted by TMC View Post
    Male, Singles. I'm a bit of a tomboy

    Think Ryan Bradley in music-appropriate costumes. Rohene Ward as choreographer, hands down. I would Entertain the socks off that audience!

    I'd retire after winning 3 Junior Champs & medalling (bronze) at my first and only World Champs cos I wouldn't deal with the senior pressure as well. I wouldn't do quads at all, I'd concentrate on clean programs. I'd be known for my amazing, intricate and long step sequences, lots of Rippon & 'tano Lutzes and some awesome signature spin position I'd invented that only I could do. I'd represent Finland of course, because I'd instantly be a huge celebrity due to historical lack of male talent here.

    This is fun
    You're so funny! Has there ever been a repeat World Junior Champ? I thought that as soon as they won, it wasn't long before they aged into seniors.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    OT: I don't think Max has a problem with nerves. I think his errors at the beginning of the season was him taking on too much -- he was trying to up his second mark while trying to up his technical arsenal at the same time. I think now that Max is back to manageable content, we'll see some of the consistency we saw last season.

    To answer the question:
    I like to be a singles skater with the sass and huge jumps of Mae Bernice Meite, have the choreographic detail, fluidity and flexibility of Jason Brown and skate with reckless abandon and freedom like Yuzuru Hanyu. Can all those co-exist?

    County: It would be fun to represent Vietnam to honor my roots.

    Choreography: Rohene Ward and Jeffery Buttle

    Coach: Kori Ade. Happy International Women's Day!
    Mae is totally hot. One hell of a dancer. I see your Vietnamese heritage through your writing. Kori Ade is going to be a legendary coach.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silvia451 View Post
    I would be a single skater. Yuna and Gracie’s jumps, Mao’s enthusiasm and energy (and 3A), Lambiel’s spins, Denis Ten’s interpretation, Yuzuru’s innocence and apparent fragility, Tessa Virtue's face, Nathalie Pechalat's body. (i don't dream too far )
    Coach: Brian Orser
    Choreography: Lori Nichol and Jeffery Buttle
    Music: Requiem for a dream, Waltz Masquerade and lots of rock songs (from Metallica to Evanescence and Within Temptation). Something original for the gala…maybe Star wars soundtrack.
    Now that is a skater I'd like to watch...

    Quote Originally Posted by desertskates View Post
    Female probably singles skater. I could not withstand the pressure of possibly letting partner down with my mistakes.
    Coach---hmm who knows? I'm fairly disciplined, so I wouldn't need a taskmaster. Southern California would be a good location.
    Body type---Sasha like, I'm already short, can't imagine being taller.
    Music style---I like the classical warhorses, I can't help myself. Prefer more powerful pieces over soft and lyrical.
    Costumes---Clean lines, rich jewel tones and lots of sparkle. Bun on the back of my head, not sitting on the top looking like a breakfast sweetroll.
    Fantasy program---Lawrence of Arabia with a sleeveless version of this dress:
    http://www.taniabass.com/product/sarah-hughes-11/
    Country---Thailand!!! They could use someone, and it's not a shabby place to spend some time.

    Etc: I've done some adult skating, so I know I'm a jumper, not a spinner and I'd probably need some heavy duty anxiety pills to get the job done.
    It's interesting to see how people want to be other skaters rather than themselves. Yet, they still insert their own personalities. I guess few people can emulate skaters' bodies.


    Quote Originally Posted by bebevia View Post
    I used to throw my baby cousins into the air, catch them after forcing them to jump down from upstairs, grab by one or two arms or legs & swing them around. I've broken my teeth and nosebled many times too, spanked a lot, but never feared. That makes me a male pair skater, right? My mom likes pairs exhibitions, so that would've worked... if I was born one.
    Sigh, the decline of pairs skating is evident. If the best of the field is T&T, then it's not very inspiring although they are great skaters, but certainly they aren't the greatest we've seen. So few people have said they want to be pairs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    I forgot to choose a country! Someplace with beautiful villages and castles. Liechtenstein, maybe. They haven't had a champion skater in awhile (ever?), and my partner and I would be a great asset to them. (Because we'd be so good, that's why....) Do you think they ever import mangoes into Liechtenstein? Ah, well, at least I know I'd have access to a lot of good chocolate from surrounding countries. My training diet would be secure.

    ETA:
    I've decided that if I get to choose what I look like, I want to look like Angie Harmon, one of the stars of Rizzoli and Isles. She's an ex-model so she's probably too tall to be a skater, but I'll just take her face as my own. Since my (impossible) choices are unlimited! I hope I won't become vain as a result of being so beautiful.
    You get to live in Liechenstein for a while, long enough to get citizenship, but I reckon you'll probably train in North America where there are world-class training facilities and coaches. Unless you want to go with Caro in Obertsdorf or go to Russia.

    Quote Originally Posted by bartlebooth View Post
    I would be Alexei Yagudin: I admire him, but the only thing we have in common is congenital hip dysplasia. Besides, I'm female.
    I'm short and (used to be) petite, I'm trustful and I used to perform lifts with my brother as a child, so maybe I could have been a pair skater. I'd love to be coached by Tamara Moskvina.
    Oh yes, I'd love Yagudin to be my partner too. Patrick Chan is all about the edgework, but Yagudin owned edges before him. The most passionate male skater possibly. Tamara is also my top 5 favorite coaches ever.


    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteChris View Post
    What would I be?
    1. Laughed at
    2. Very sore
    3. constant visitor to the ER

    Who would I like to be?
    Scott Hamilton in his pro carrerr
    Chris who hates competition and stress
    Which Chris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cherryy View Post
    I would be a female singles skater.
    I would concentrate mainly on spins, step sequences and flexibility, so that my triples would be rather poor. However, imagine the spins that combine all the best from Lucinda, Alissa, Caroline, Sasha and Julia . I would always be the one that people would like to do well, but I would crumble under pressure.
    My signature move would be some crazy layback.
    I would represent Poland, so that my country could invest more in figure skating and make it more popular.
    My choreographer would be each year Rohene Ward for one program and Michelle Kwan and/or Tarasova for the second (well, strange pairing, I know. Michelle would do most of the work and Tarasova would make sure I have all the levels and create a step sequence).
    My main coach would be Michelle with Lucinda as a spins specialist and Christy Krall as a jump technician.
    My swan song would be definitely Pocahontas. I would skate to different kinds of music, because I would not like to be thought of as a skater who can interpret only one type of music.
    My costumes would be simple.
    Interesting how this thread has brought out so many people's desires, dreams, and inner reflections. I wonder if Michelle would make a good coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPack View Post

    You're so funny! Has there ever been a repeat World Junior Champ? I thought that as soon as they won, it wasn't long before they aged into seniors.
    Cheers! It's the age requirement that would force me to stay at Junior level - I'd get my Junior World Championship gold medals at 12, 13 and 14 and Senior bronze at 15

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC View Post
    Cheers! It's the age requirement that would force me to stay at Junior level - I'd get my Junior World Championship gold medals at 12, 13 and 14 and Senior bronze at 15
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    World Junior Champ at 12!?! You must a Yuna-Yagudin-Plush-Michelle-Lambiel turbo combo!! Suddenly, those nerves of steels just started deteriorating as soon as you reached 15. Meltdown thereafter, the skills you had at 12 just vaporized

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    I'd be a female singles skater. Since I'm tall and blonde, I'd go for the looks of Kiira Korpi, with the flexibility of Julia Lipnitskaya, with Akiko's lightness, musicality, and interpretation, the jumps of Miki Ando, and Carolina's basic skating skills. I would have the charisma and wit of Johnny Weir, who, incidentally, would also design my costumes

    I would train with Brian Orser iin Toronto. My choreographers would be Pasquale Camerlengo and Rohene Ward, and I would skate to, for example, Nina Simone's Feeling Good, Sibelius's Valse Trieste, and Norihiro Tsuru's Last Carnival.

    I would represent Iceland and would become the first Icelandic skater to win the Euros. Despite my awful competition nerves, I would have a long and pretty successful career and would be remembered for my beautiful lines, musicality, exquisite spins and dynamic jumps

    After my competitive career I would remain active in the sport and eventually become the president of the ISU. I would promptly kick out the speedskaters and ask active skaters and coaches to help revise the judging system so that it rewards more the things that the skaters do well and gives the skaters more freedom of expression, especially in the FS.

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    An Icelandic Kostner. How exciting! Will there be any dRaMa on IcE? Bootlaces breaking up, crashing into the boards, withdrawing 1 minute before you're due to skate, etc?

    If you rule the ISU, please bring back the 6.0 system. But alas, Speedy will outlive everyone.

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    Matilda - I like your style!

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    Hmmm...this is an interesting thread. I don't have a graceful bone in my body, so I would probably be more "athletic" ala Tonya Harding or Surrya Bonaly (without the knee wacking or tantrum throwing) lol.

    Putting my (lack of) ability aside, I would want to be Sasha Cohen with the consistency of Michelle Kwan.
    Coach: Maybe Brian Orser or Carla Fassi
    Choreo: Myself or David Wilson
    Music: Anything Mozart. Especially Eine Kliene Nachtmusik and Requiem In D Minor (Introitus & Kyrie)
    Costumes:Elegant. Maybe something in silver or blue. Nothing to flashy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPack View Post
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    World Junior Champ at 12!?! You must a Yuna-Yagudin-Plush-Michelle-Lambiel turbo combo!! Suddenly, those nerves of steels just started deteriorating as soon as you reached 15. Meltdown thereafter, the skills you had at 12 just vaporized
    You got it I'd just let my celebrity status get into my head and neglect my training in favour of more shady pursuits a la teenage rebel. Finally, I'd take up pro poker and win my first World Series of Poker Main Event bracelet at 18. Then I'd retire for good, get married and make a bunch of kids and become a world-class figure skating/pro poker coach

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