Am I the only Scott Davis fan here??

Am I the only Scott Davis fan here??

Post by Keith J. Rober » Sat, 05 Aug 1995 04:00:00


I've been "lurking" in this newsgroup for some time now and I've seen lots of posts
about skaters like Todd Eldridge, Paul Wylie, Nancy Kerrigan, etc. all of whom  
regularly appear on people's "Favorite Skaters" lists.  However, I have yet to see  
anyone "come out" as a fan of Scott Davis.  Granted he has had problems with his jumps  
as of late, but even the infamous*** Button has said of him that "he could be the  
best spinner of this century".  I find his routines to be original and interesting to
watch, unlike Todd Eldridge, who puts me to sleep even if he is technically flawless.
And at least Scott seems to have a wider repetoire than someone like Paul Wylie who  
just repeats the same moves AND the same routines over and over again ad nauseum.  
Are there any other Scott Davis fans out there???

Keith J. Roberts  

 
 
 

Am I the only Scott Davis fan here??

Post by Bell » Sat, 05 Aug 1995 04:00:00


NO!!!! I, too, am a Scott Davis fan and it's nice to see that someone
else is.

Michelle

 
 
 

Am I the only Scott Davis fan here??

Post by Julie Regimba » Sat, 05 Aug 1995 04:00:00

I guess you are looking for someone like me.  I think Scott Davis is an excellent skater.
He is very diverse but it is his inconcistencies that keep others away.  He did
not make my list of best amateur skaters because he his not yet.  I think he has
it in him to be a world class skater--he just needs to find what's missing.
His spins are wonderful and his programs are full of life.  Watch out skating
world when Scott Davis peaks.

JULIE

 
 
 

Am I the only Scott Davis fan here??

Post by ellyn kestnba » Mon, 07 Aug 1995 04:00:00

I was watching some of the short programs from '95 Worlds and it struck me
that if Scott had actually done the triple axel-triple toe combination, he
could have won that round, considering that his footwork sections were much
faster than Todd's and Elvis's, not to mention his spins which were not at
their best.  Which would only have made the bad long program that much more
of a letdown.  However, although he has been known to do the triple-triple in
practice, it doesn't seem to be consistent enough for him to try it in
competition, especially a short program where a small mistake can cost big.

Perhaps if we didn't *know* that he's got the jumps and just doesn't
complete enough of them when it counts, it would be less frustrating that he
doesn't bring home medals and we could just enjoy what he does do well?

And please, someone tie that man down and force him to do camel spins.  I'm
sure he could do them well if only he would.

-Ellyn Kestnbaum

 
 
 

Am I the only Scott Davis fan here??

Post by R. Moe » Tue, 08 Aug 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
> I was watching some of the short programs from '95 Worlds and it struck me
> that if Scott had actually done the triple axel-triple toe combination, he
> could have won that round, considering that his footwork sections were much
> faster than Todd's and Elvis's, not to mention his spins which were not at
> their best.

If I remember right, Scott's marks in short programs of the past have
always been excellent, even when he was relatively unknown
internationally.  People say that spins don't count for much with the
judges, but I think with Scott you can say there's an exception.

The only time I've ever seen Scott land the triple axel-triple toe
combination was during a practice session at the Broadmoor Arena, when  
commentator Sandra Bezic was on hand to do a Worlds preview.  Anyone else
remember this?  She made a sly suggestion that he do the triple-triple
during his short program run-through for the camera, and he did it!

Quote:
> Perhaps if we didn't *know* that he's got the jumps and just doesn't
> complete enough of them when it counts, it would be less frustrating that he
> doesn't bring home medals and we could just enjoy what he does do well?

There's the rub, though!  We *do* know.  So many of us remember skaters who
"used to have" jumps.  And it's just hard to forget past expectations.  You can
talk about Browning's quad toe loop, or Manley's triple lutz, or Wylie's
triple axel, or Witt's triple salchow.

Quote:

> And please, someone tie that man down and force him to do camel spins.  I'm
> sure he could do them well if only he would.

Scott seems to have a terrible time finishing his spins well.  This is
where Todd Eldredge really seems to have made up ground in the spin
department, and Todd's camels are strong.  What bothers me about Scott
is that he tends to just build up huge speed and then grind to a halt,  
without attempting much of an exit.  Seems like a camel spin would be  
especially glaring, if done in this way.  

  --Rob

 
 
 

Am I the only Scott Davis fan here??

Post by DreamSka » Wed, 09 Aug 1995 04:00:00

 I'm hope to see Scott Davis have his day like Paul Wylie did. He's such a
sweet guy from what I hear. I saw him and his girlfriend when I was
driving home one day, on the day the Olympic Festival was to be held here
in Denver. They passed by me in their car.
 I hope to see him make it big in the near future. He has a lot of
potential.
 
 
 

Am I the only Scott Davis fan here??

Post by R Joseph Co » Fri, 11 Aug 1995 04:00:00

i'm also a big scott davis fan.  it's too bad he hasn't performed
well in some of the major events as of late.  he still has a world
of talent, and if he can harness it, he could be awesome.

regardless, he's my favorite male skater to watch.

                                                                joe