I just rewatched a tape I have of last year's Skate America and despite it being a bit rough around the edges, Alexei's SP (Played A Live, I guess?) showed promise of being every bit as good as Winter. I hope he keeps it for the upcoming season. Has anyone heard anything?
Sometimes I think he can go too far with the miming but the "car" moves work well with the music and of course, both footwork sequences are breathtaking. Is anyone better at selling a program?
Interesting side note: Alexei has never won the Russian Nats.