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Which skater has the best skating skills this century?

silveruskate

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I'm talking about across all disciplines taken together. The best man and the best woman.

I don't watch Pairs or Ice Dance often so I'm completely uninformed. From what I do know, the best skating skills I've ever seen from a man is Patrick Chan. But are there a lot of skaters comparable in ice dance? Woman, I'm unsure.
 

snowflake

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Jeremy Abbott should be among the contenders me think

I know dancers have different blades(shorter?) from singles/pairs. Does it make it easier for them in some way?
 
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silveruskate

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Guillaume is so good. Just a shame I couldn't find any solo video of him to see the full extent of his abilities. He's really bound by his partner.
 

LiamV426

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For the men there's Patrick Chan and then there's everyone else. Wasn't even a big fan of his programs but I've gone back and watched them just for the edge work.

I do think Daisuke Takahashi deserves a mention though! His step sequences were always amazing. :love2:

For ladies I feel there's more contenders, my personal pick would probably be Mao Asada. I love Miyahara as well, so many Japanese ladies have lovely skating skills! And Yuna Kim's speed and flow was always great to watch.
 
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mrrice

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For me, of the skaters I have seen live. Patrick Chan and Plushy. Todd Eldredge had very deep edges and great speed but, with only 1 World Title, he doesn't make the century list. I never saw either of the Brian's, Orser or Boitano but I would certainly have them on the list.
 
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Ic3Rabbit

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Quite a list from me... and it depends on what your start and cut off are for "This century".


Males: Jeremy Abbott, Patrick Chan, Paul Poirier, Scott Moir, Adam Rippon, Han Yan, Alexander Johnson, Keegan Messing, Jean-luc Baker, Zachary Donohue, Daisuke Takahashi. (Kurt Browning, Paul Wylie, Robin Cousins, Christopher Dean, Brian Boitano, Brian Orser, Stephane Lambiel, John Kerr).
Females: Alissa Czisny, Tessa Virtue. (Yuka Sato, Michelle Kwan, Jayne Torvill, Sinead Kerr).

I may add more later as I think about this more...
 
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