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    Season recap: Best specific performances

    I thought it would be nice for archiving purposes to collect the best performances of last season. With that I mean the skater, one specific competition where he/she/they out skated themselves and which turned out to be the best performance of that skater of the season.

    For example:

    Yuzuru Hanyu: LP Hope and Legacy
    Best performance: definitely Worlds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZxDCfgVfTc

    Yuzuru Hanyu: SP Let's go crazy
    Best performance: probably GPF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08m9CebBBF4
    comment: the landing of the 4loop was not perfect there, but it's the fastest step sequence of the whole season and he skates it with more abandon than at worlds. Also, all 4cc audios on youtube are weird.

    Shoma Uno
    both SP and LP
    Best performance: definitely Worlds:
    SP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeQUf37dutQ
    LP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eqgI6-DUTc

    Boyang Jin
    both SP and LP
    Best performance: definitely Worlds:
    SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pRrBNaWlV8
    LP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vXj38E-vrQ

    Nathan Chen
    Best performance SP: definitely 4cc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYOzYSgrBWM
    Best performance LP: probably GPF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grzbS6kNGq4
    maybe 4cc?

    Patrick Chan
    Best performance SP: Worlds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0jUj19aHJI
    Best performance LP : Canadian Nationals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm0jmrDWZiY

    Javier Fernandez
    Best performance SP: Worlds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg4-2w0nI78
    Best performance LP: Cup of Russia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2rPDFQOZKI

    etc.

    Ladies
    I stopped following ladies as a whole as I can't deal with the amount of UR and edge passes the top skaters get, but I still follow some of my favorites, so here are they:

    Zijun Li: LP Only for Love
    Best performance: Definitely definitely WTT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bARqJw1FMQ

    Ashley Wagner: LP Muse
    Best performance: probably US Nats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2KVmX7B4Nc
    but Worlds were good too and she was't totally clean on both occasions.


    Kaetlyn Osmond:
    Best performance SP: Worlds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UTaaMqtUEQ
    her Canadian Nats performances was pretty good, too but the camera angle at worlds were better

    Anna Pogorilaya:
    Best performance LP: Russian Nats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGuv77vDKHo
    Ionna also suggested GPF, Anna was clean on both occasion, but I thought her opening choreography was at Nationals more precise and more expressive, also the commentators didn't talk through her opening pose. On the other hand, her jumps were landed more securely at GPF:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHg8x2YnFCs

    Karen Chen:
    Best performance SP: both US Nats and Worlds were good, but her UR was less obvious at Worlds because of the camera angle. Also, the NBC commentators were talking through her performance
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dpnwVdXrYY

    Best performance LP: definitely US Nats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIk-DT8CQYg

    Pairs:
    not such a fervent follower of pairs either, but I remember some highlights

    Peng/Jin
    Best performance LP: definitely 4cc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wQvb6FZgM8

    Sui/Han

    Best performance SP: I would say worlds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nehjtw5He5g

    Savchenko/Massot LP: I would say worlds again, if not someone please correct me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUqWRVIbALk

    Knierm/Knierm
    Best performance SP: I'd say 4cc - they were cleaner at worlds, but the performance, expression, speed and camera angle at 4cc were better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34_e0fLkfyc

    James/Cipres
    Best performance LP: both WTT and Europeans were good. Personally I liked the WTT more : https://youtu.be/g0wTwWEVDsQ?t=526

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    Nice idea for a tread

    Laurine Lecavalier:
    Best performance SP: Trophee de France https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD15HYNkV1c
    Comment: I think this program is an artistic masterpiece and perfect for Laurine.

    Best performance LP: Europeans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1Uy16jdvZg

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    Maia and Alex

    FD Evolution, best performance 4cc 2017
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89NNWcQBLZs&t=99s

    SD That´s life , best performance GPF 2016
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI3Zzb7oRK4&t=35s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tulipstar View Post
    Nice idea for a tread

    Laurine Lecavalier:
    Best performance SP: Trophee de France https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD15HYNkV1c
    Comment: I think this program is an artistic masterpiece and perfect for Laurine.

    Best performance LP: Europeans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1Uy16jdvZg
    lol I think you can read my mind. I was thinking of putting Laurine's sp here, but only saw her at worlds and WTT, both skates were not great. Glad to finally see her SP skated to it's full potential it may not be the most difficult program technically, but it really has some nice qualities

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    Carolina Kostner at European 2017. Both of her programs. She was not at her prime but those programs should be counted as nice contribution to the skating world.

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    Chock and Bates SD.....Bad To The Bone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4YXb4AD-RI

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrrice View Post
    Chock and Bates SD.....Bad To The Bone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4YXb4AD-RI
    Do you think that 4cc was their best performance? it was not in nationals? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEWMx3pg4mc

    eta. NVM, I remembered a lot of fuss about them in nationals, but it was about the FD.

    C/B fd nationals 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjmcri6tTlc

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    Ashley Cain & Timothy LeDuc:

    Best Performance SP, I Put a Spell on You: US Nationals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNlkN7bhk6k
    Comment: They won the SP, and they'd only been together as a pair for 7 months!
    or w/o commentary at WTT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkzU73dvRwk&t=2s

    Best Performance FS, The Prayer: Four Continents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZPUXofRQXk
    I love their unity of purpose and artistic vision; and their 2A-1Lo-3S is gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chapis View Post
    Do you think that 4cc was their best performance? it was not in nationals? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEWMx3pg4mc

    eta. NVM, I remembered a lot of fuss about them in nationals, but it was about the FD.

    C/B fd nationals 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjmcri6tTlc
    I think their nationals performance was better but, the YouTube video was low quality so I went with the one from 4CC.

    Mariah Bell.......Her performance at Skate America made the World take notice of the rising star. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV2q2B2CsWc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclair View Post


    Javier Fernandez
    Best performance SP: Worlds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg4-2w0nI78
    Best performance LP: ? I didn't watch Euros or Spanish nats, so I can't say, but he wasn't clean at neither worlds nor GPF
    I'd say his best FS was probably COR, at least in terms of going as clean as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclair View Post
    lol I think you can read my mind. I was thinking of putting Laurine's sp here, but only saw her at worlds and WTT, both skates were not great. Glad to finally see her SP skated to it's full potential it may not be the most difficult program technically, but it really has some nice qualities
    Yes, I agree. The music, the usage of sign language (for her hearing-impaired sister), the elegance... I just love that program
    She skated it well at Europeans too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclair View Post
    Patrick Chan
    Best performance SP: Worlds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0jUj19aHJI
    Best performance LP : Cup of China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA11KOsU9Fg
    I thought Patrick's Nationals FS skate was better than COC:
    https://youtu.be/2bkT0q8MqFQ

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    From Russian ladies the best performances this year, in my opinion are:
    1)Polina Tsurskaya short program from Saransk remains to be the best short for me this year from everybody. Nothing comes close to THIS very performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuO1TWFUXAs&t=209s
    2)Alina Zagitova's long from Nationals - absolute WOW factor progrm, and so with the music, every jump on crescendo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqmxGt4uzas&t=254s
    3)Zhenia's long program from WTT, where she showed why she is considered to be the best https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOB3AzjeK4U

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    Anna Pogorilaya SP Por Una Cabeza
    Rostelecom Cup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inkPMXadirs

    Anna Pogorilaya FS Modigliani Suite
    Grand Prix Final https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHg8x2YnFCs

    Satoko Miyahara SP Musetta's Waltz
    Japanese Nationals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwY1K3Btsuk

    Satoko Miyahara
    FS The Planets
    Grand Prix Final https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLa7wulJ2dY

    Mai Mihara SP Rondo Capriccioso
    World Team Trophy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wjLUcdXLuA

    Mai Mihara FS Cinderella
    World Team Trophy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTIxX2l2xTw

    Wakaba Higuchi SP La Califfa
    World Team Trophy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytzyFAcy7q4

    Wakaba Higuchi FS Scheherazade
    World Team Trophy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJDDkTNDwEc

    Dabin Choi SP La La Land
    Worlds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKG903WvXdw

    Dabin Choi FS Doctor Zhivago
    Worlds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EnYIZn8nPs

    Marin Honda SP Smile
    Jr Worlds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A71jz-kOAcQ

    Marin Honda FS Romeo & Juliet
    Jr Worlds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7auua1fqb4k

    Eunsoo Lim SP Besame Mucho
    Jr Worlds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bttBKPOqg0

    Eunsoo Lim FS Miss Saigon
    Jr Worlds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krBx_iJLUk0

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    Thank you so much to all contributors! It's awesome to just click on all those perfect performances!

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