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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda View Post
    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.
    Please can you still do this, pretty please???

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellbell757 View Post
    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.
    A fan of Sasha, Michelle, and Mozart can't be devoid of artistic ability

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    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
    Any scandals?

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    Originally from Matilda: "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."

    Best idea I've heard/seen anywhere all day!
    Last edited by skatedreamer; 03-09-2014 at 08:16 PM. Reason: quote got goofed up; had to give credit where it was due...

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    Speedy was born in 1938. Still around. There were a couple of years that I couldn't watch skating continuously due to where I lived didn't broadcast skating. When I started watching again thanks to Youtube, I realized Speedy was still there. I thought, "So much has happened in the past few years, he's still there?" He looked older obviously, but he still looked quite healthy.

    As fans we want all these changes, but figure skating unfortunately isn't a mainstream sport. Its popularity ebbs and flows. Figure skating doesn't have a lot of power in itself. As a subjective sport, it is difficult to regulate. It's actually amazing the system is still functional at all, given just about every competition has some sort of controversy and disgruntled reactions. Even with football/soccer, at times the referees can change the outcome of the results based on their subjective interpretation. We can't rule out human error to judge other human beings' performances.

    In any case... I look forward to Mathilda's changes after her leggy Icelandic blonde skating career finishes with record-breaking achievements

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPack View Post
    In any case... I look forward to Mathilda's changes after her leggy Icelandic blonde skating career finishes with record-breaking achievements
    Working on a time machine/multi-cloning device as we speak... Behold, the Icelandic beauty, Ingrid Frankensdottir, will soon take the skating world by storm! First we take Pyeongchang, then we take Lausanne!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPack View Post
    Any scandals?
    There'd be rumours going around that one of my students bought her ladie's singles OGM with the cash she won at poker in Vegas, but they wouldn't find any proof

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    You guys are a riot Everyone, what are your most outrageous exhibition numbers?

    My partner and I would venture out and wear costumes made out of completely nude fabric and "subtly" re-enact the Kama Sutra

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    I am still a skater but nowhere near what I'd consider my ideal.

    Jump Quality of Hanyu
    Edges/Skating Skills of Chan
    Artistry of Takahashi/Kwan
    Power/Consistency of Stojko/Yagudin/Plushenko
    Spins of Ruh
    Flexibility of Lipnitskaia

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPack View Post
    You guys are a riot Everyone, what are your most outrageous exhibition numbers?

    My partner and I would venture out and wear costumes made out of completely nude fabric and "subtly" re-enact the Kama Sutra
    I'd pay to watch that!!!

    I'd do an ethereal "story of Arwen and Aragorn" number with my ice-dancer girlfriend/future wife

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    This thread is a hoot! It's making Monday a lot more bearable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPack View Post
    You guys are a riot Everyone, what are your most outrageous exhibition numbers?

    My partner and I would venture out and wear costumes made out of completely nude fabric and "subtly" re-enact the Kama Sutra
    Ever heard of the ballet "Petit Mort?" You could take your inspiration from that....

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    As for my ideal skating self... if I had a time machine and could go back to when I was six and desperately wanted skating lessons, but was told "no," then I'd go and convince my parents to sign me up. And then I'd convince my mini-self to start stretching for turn-out so that I could change my hip angle, and to work really hard, and I might be in business, as long as I could avoid getting speed skater thighs.

    My favorite ladies' skater of all time was Sasha. I'd cross her with Mao Asada, take lessons in mental toughness from Plushenko (his best trait), and jump lessons from Ouriashev and then I'd rule the world. After eight years of that, I'd decide my hip joints couldn't take the triple axles any more, and I'd switch to ice dance. Sadly, I'm too tall for many partners, so I'd have to clone Andrew Poje instead of talking Johnny Weir into coming out of retirement to try dance.

    (On a side note, if Johnny and Tara ever decided to try dance for fun, I would pay to see that!)

    Music: I have a penchant for lovely piano music or violin concertos, but my coaches would talk me into other genres once in a while
    Costumes: pastels or jewel tones with a hint of retro and well-placed crystals
    Coaches: John Nicks primarily, Ouriashev for jumps, and I'd borrow Shpilband for competitions to which Nicks wouldn't travel. I'd have been the right age to have Tcherkasskia do some of my artistic coaching as a young skater. Shpilband when I switched to dance. If Nicks retired, I'd contact Orser or Frank Carroll. I do best with a slightly cranky male coach who is willing to be strict.
    Choreographer: I'd hope to work with several, but I would LOVE to work with Kurt Browning. I'd also try Shpilband, especially after I switched, and would be curious to work with David Wilson, Philip Mills, and (probably for exhibitions after I retired), Rohene Ward. I wonder if Rohene does adult programs... I don't live too far from Chicago. Hmmmm..........
    Favorite Exhibition: I've always wanted to do a "Toy Soldier" Christmas program. Also, I'd go completely outside my competition zone and try some Led Zeppelin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPack View Post
    You guys are a riot Everyone, what are your most outrageous exhibition numbers?

    My partner and I would venture out and wear costumes made out of completely nude fabric and "subtly" re-enact the Kama Sutra
    Well, subtlety can be overrated at times, especially when you're talking...errr...exhibitionism.

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    For exhibitions, I think that those huge padded Sumo suits that are used for silly intermission amusement at hockey games are underused in figure skating. Perhaps a lovely and delicate piece of traditional Japanese music skated to in a Sumo hockey suit would demonstrate wide variety of art and sport in Japan. Something for everyone, if you will.

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    CanadianSkater, do you compete as well?

    Olympia, *hands you a cocktail*

    TMC, any chance of a re-enactment of what happens behind closed doors? Who would be your wife?

    Moonlight, I'd love to see your programs. I googled Petit Mort... and there I was thinking I was so original

    skatedreamer, subtlety in exhibitionism... food for thought.

    desert, I think we'd make better skaters than some of the top skaters today

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