Cialis Professional

View Poll Results: Who is the best male figure skater of all time? Choose your top three...

Voters
166. You may not vote on this poll
  • Dick Button

    45 27.11%
  • Scott Hamilton

    17 10.24%
  • Toller Cranston

    6 3.61%
  • Brian Boitano

    79 47.59%
  • Alexie Yagudin

    50 30.12%
  • Robin Cousins

    3 1.81%
  • Todd Eldredge

    11 6.63%
  • Ilya Kulik

    9 5.42%
  • Elvis Stojko

    6 3.61%
  • Alexei Urmanov

    0 0%
  • Brian Orser

    3 1.81%
  • Ulrich Salchow

    2 1.20%
  • David Jenkins

    0 0%
  • Victor Petrenko

    0 0%
  • Josef Sabobchek

    1 0.60%
  • John Curry

    21 12.65%
  • Kurt Browning

    56 33.73%
  • Staphane Lambiel

    4 2.41%
  • Yevgeny Plushenko

    18 10.84%
  • Hayes Jenkins

    0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 56

Thread: The Greatest Male Figure Skater Of All Time Thread and Poll

  1. Default

    My all time favorite male skater was Toller Cranston - and I think he did more to open the door to innovation in choreography and artistry in presentation of skating content than any other male skater. But I'm not going to jump on your "Canadian Bandwagon", DL!!! LOL So predictable!!! I enjoyed Steven Cousins a lot - but wouldn't have him in a top ten.

    If one is looking for balance in a male skater - i.e., difficulty, variety, presentation, originality, etc. - that's a very specific category. For example, I give Todd Eldredge kudos for his technique - great basic stroking, wonderful spins, good jumps, wonderful posture, etc. - but he was usually devoid of entertainment value for me.

    I like Brian more than Kurt - but I like them both. They deserve consideration IMO. Brian Orser was wonderful as well.

    I was disappointed in Pluschenko his last couple of years (paying too much homage to CoP IMO) - but he is certainly in the running for the technically best - and he could be a great showman at times. Yagudin??? He had good years and bad, and at his best, he would be up there close to Plushy, IMO. And even though I thought his Olympic Gold was awarded ridiculous scores, I would give him the nod for the best skater of modern times.

    However, IMO, there is no male Michelle Kwan of figure skating.

    Those I would DEFINITELY not consider - Stojko, Sandhu, Ermanov

  2. Default Greatest Male Figure Skater of all time

    Brian Boitano is my all time favorite male skater so it is only natural that I would vote for Brian. To me he truly is the greatest male skater


    diamond

  3. #28

    Default

    Button no doubt!!!! And i love Kurt and Plushenko.

  4. #29

    Default

    lol awww Ya’ll are sooo cute! coochie coochie coo!

    Quote Originally Posted by loveskating84 View Post
    Why shouldnt Brian be? Though he wasn't my pick he is a great skater and one of the best around.
    *ponders* hmmm Come to think of it, I dunno actually...ask, DL...she leads, I follow...I have a weakness for beautiful Canadian ladies...and...she did introduce me to, Andrew Poje and his cute rosy cheeks...so I’m really not the best to answer that question. DL, care to take this one?

    But wait, *gasp* I did vote for him...out of ALLLLLLL the choices, I did vote for HIM...when I could’ve just ignored the thread...OMG what’s wrong with me?! OHHHHH baby Jesus...what’s wrong with me...WHAT’S WRONG WITH MEEEEE!!?


    Quote Originally Posted by Skatekwan6 View Post
    Why does everyone keep saying that??
    Hmmm I dunno...maybe the same reason why SOMEONE made 3 separate attempts to turn that ‘Ice Wars on tv’ thread into a “Let’s bash Oksana Baiul” thread? Maybe like THAT person, I hate, Oksana er ah Boitano for stealing the OGM from Kerri...Orser in ‘88? *wink* *muah*

    Quote Originally Posted by scootie12 View Post
    I think Brandon was joking....geez Brandon, get with the program! hahaha

    Um, I know he has mentioned Boitano before as being a good skater, so.......



    Or maybe I'm just completely wrong! lol
    shhhhhhhhh Don’t spoil the fun, M! Yeah, I can be quoted saying that Boitano's not just good, but the best ever! But don’t tell anyone....shhhhhhhh shhhhhhh shhhhhh shhhhhh WTH is that sound coming from? Is someone leaking?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Krista View Post
    ah ok, if he was joking, then sorry. due to current events my humor has been lacking lately lol.
    “Current events”...Krista, what's that *gasp* Oh...gotcha...I’ve had girlfriends, so I difinately understand lol... Oy...Yeeees, Michael at one point I had girlfriends...geeez you’re caught kissing 1 or 12 guys and you’re gay from birth!

  5. #30
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    NC
    Age
    40
    Posts
    9,118

    Default

    LOL Brandon. Thanks for the laugh You crack me up. Especially the "shhh shhh shhh" stuff
    Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right. ~Isaac Asimov

  6. #31

    Default

    shhhhhhhhh Don’t spoil the fun, M! Yeah, I can be quoted saying that Boitano's not just good, but the best ever! But don’t tell anyone....shhhhhhhh shhhhhhh shhhhhh shhhhhh WTH is that sound coming from? Is someone leaking?!


    Oy...Yeeees, Michael at one point I had girlfriends...geeez you’re caught kissing 1 or 12 guys and you’re gay from birth!
    Oh Brandon, oh Brandon........................................... .................................................. .............................no comment this time. I don't want to get us in trouble...haha


    LOL

    *we're bad, aren't we? LOL
    Last edited by scootie12; December 27th, 2006 at 04:26 PM.

  7. #32
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Age
    38
    Posts
    585

    Default

    Wow, this thread has become so much cooler than I ever could have imagined when I started it.

  8. #33
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    The brink of insanity
    Posts
    2,154

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by missmarysgarden View Post
    But I'm not going to jump on your "Canadian Bandwagon", DL!!! LOL So predictable!!! I enjoyed Steven Cousins a lot - but wouldn't have him in a top ten.
    Not Steven Cousins, MMM, ROBIN Cousins, the 1980 Men's Olympic gold medalist. Try downloading his program from the official Olympic website. It's "WOW" inducing even by today's standards - 8 triples, 2 3A's, choreography, extension, a cohesive theme - simply amazing skating. They have some significant medal winning programs from years past including John Curry and Robin Cousins, both of whom are from Great Britain, not Canada.
    Dragonlady

  9. #34

    Default

    Matt Savoie

  10. #35
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    The brink of insanity
    Posts
    2,154

    Default

    I just noticed that the pecentage of votes adds up to 176%. Brian Boitano has 46% and Dick Button, Alexi Yagudin and Kurt Browning all have 26%. That totals 123% right there.

    Actually there are 176 votes, of which 90, or 51% have been cast for American skaters. And MMM thinks I'm predictable.
    Dragonlady

  11. #36

    Default

    Robin Cousins once said in an interview (while he was the director of the Ice Castle facility) that if he could help another skater as much as Toller Cranston had helped him; he would be very happy.

    That is a great complement to Toller's influence.

  12. #37
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Age
    34
    Posts
    1,183

    Default

    by "greatest skater of all time," do we mean a skater who was just an extremely wonderful skater or a skater who was extremely wonderful and able to win major titles? Is it a skater who was just great at skating or a skater who was a great skater and a great competitor?

  13. #38
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Oklahoma (or in the case of my town being known for our okra---Okrahoma)
    Posts
    1,308

    Default

    I voted for Todd Eldredge (I lurve me some Todd!!! lol) and I also like Brian Boitano.

  14. #39

    Default

    Kurt Browning would be a very close vote for me since I really appreciate his contributions to the sport, and for also being an incredible showman to this day. Like Scott Hamilton, Kurt is wonderful to watch on his feet as he has a very airy quality to his skating.

    However, like I said before, Boitano got my vote b/c he has such wonderful precision on the ice, and has developed well over the years. He's like Kwan to me in a way because I know how much of a perectionist he is on the ice.

  15. #40
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    NC
    Age
    40
    Posts
    9,118

    Default

    I didn't realize we could vote for 3, or I would have also voted for Todd and Kurt. I am voting based on how much a skater moves me with their skating. I didn't see many of toller's or robin's programs, so thats why I didn't vote for them. I think that may be why you aren't seeing as many votes for them DL. Generation gap, etc.
    Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right. ~Isaac Asimov

  16. #41
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Age
    38
    Posts
    585

    Default

    Skatekwan6, when I originally said "the greatest of all time" I think I had meant "extremely wonderful and most accomplished in terms of titles" (that said I was drinking wine while I was posting originally so I probably didn't have a precise definition in mind!) For example, I put Yagudin in my top three even though Paul is in my top 3 personal favorites because I thought Paul hadn't really become "great" in the sense of titles.

    As to Toller and Robin, I totally concede generation gap, and I bias for the technical difficulty of the modern era of skating. I only really started watching in 1988 and only saw those two skate when they were a little bit past their prime (though I do remember that Robin could do this amazing sideway-sliding spiral that seems almost to defy the forces of nature!) If I were thinking more holistically about the history of the sport, I probably should have put Dick in my top three, not just because of his own enormous accomplishments as a skater but also because he's kind of been the voice of American skating for fifty years. I guess the fact that definitions of greatness differ is what makes for good conversation.

    All of that said, I stand proudly behind Brian as my first choice, age gap or no age gap!.

  17. #42

    Default

    Voted for Brian Orser, Plushenko, and Kurt B.

  18. #43

    Default

    Dick Button
    John Curry
    Brian Boitano
    "Never let anyone tell you
    you can't do it".

  19. #44

    Default Ita

    ITA, LuvMK! I think Paul Wylie stands as one of the true all-time greats of this sport. Just re-watch his silver medal winning performances of the 1992 Winter Olympics to see what I mean.

    What a tremendous artist. He studied early on with John Curry, and you can see the inspiration!

  20. #45

    Default

    I'm in the minority here, but I voted for:

    Browning

    Plushy

    Yagudin

  21. #46

    Default Paul Wylie's 1992 Olympic SP & LPs

    I just had to post these two great performances here, for anyone who had possibly never seen them. Paul's SP ranks right up there (imho) as one of the great SPs at any Olympics and his LP just builds and builds momentum.

    I think every male figure skater should take a clinic with Paul Wylie! Noone came close to having his sense of line, posture, balletic image, etc.

    Enjoy!

    Paul Wylie SP at 1992 Olympics

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19eM1...elated&search=

    Paul Wylie LP at 1992 Olympics

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19eM1...elated&search=

  22. Default

    #1)....Brian Boitano, because his 1988 Olympic Long Program just inspires me from here to heaven and back

    #2).......Joseph Sabovcek (sp?) because he's from my home country of The Czech Republic

    #3).....Todd Eldridge, because his 1996 US Nationals LP was just *Voidy*


    Tugba's 2006/2007 Ranking At ISU: #61 --- She Moved Up 6 Spots!!
    Kween On Ice -- December ??? & December 27th 2006

  23. Default

    Uncle Dick, and it was not just about the Triple Loop, it was about the way he skated before and after.
    Last edited by bardtoob; May 27th, 2007 at 02:41 AM.

  24. #49
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Bedford, TX (between Dallas and Ft. Worth
    Age
    59
    Posts
    635

    Default

    Brian Boitano, all the way, as the total package of what a figure skater should be, he is it.

  25. #50
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Charlotte, NC, USA
    Age
    40
    Posts
    1,153

    Default

    I voted for Brian Boitano, Alexei Yagudin, and Stephane Lambiel! 3 skaters with the COMPLETE PACKAGE!

Similar Threads

  1. 2004 Worlds (What chaos)
    By WorldsGreatestMK in forum Skating Chat
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: June 14th, 2006, 08:45 PM
  2. How do you edit a poll?
    By kwancierto de aranjuez in forum Forum Feedback
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: April 16th, 2006, 02:49 AM
  3. 1998 Japanese skater - MK fan
    By NeverGivUp in forum MK Fan Chat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: January 8th, 2006, 12:16 AM
  4. Why did this skater stop doing this move??
    By Nathan in forum Skating Chat
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: December 23rd, 2005, 06:46 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
kamagra oral jelly online
keflex
buy kamagra