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    update on some of our skaters

    I had the pleasure to watch Bebe and Danille Khale training today. I thought that you guys would like to hear the news.

    Bebe looks GREAT. I saw her landing a few easy triples and a lot of double axels. She looks fit and was working on her short program. I love her spiral sequnce, it looks like it would be given a high level and her extensioins and back positions are really much better. very impressed there. Her spins always look good so really no news there.

    Danille on the other hand is still very far from being at competitive level IMHO. the hardest jump I sawher attempt was a double axel and she only skated one sesioin to the other elite skater's two or three. she had some problems on her doubles and run through her rach 2 program which looks pretty godd, but she didn't do any of the jumps... nice spin.... but she seemed frusrated and not really at senior level.

    there was a young man there....he must be sombody... landed some REALLY good triple axel-triple toe combos short hair, he looks rather short too... he had a flamenco program that was really interesting.


    Nick LaRoche looked pretty good, he did some double axels and doubles... he was also coaching during the open sessions.

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    Wow, that's good to hear about BeBe, I just love her! Do you think Danielle was not working on triples when you saw her? Was she just working on choreography or was she acting frustrated about her jumps?

    Thanks for the update!

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    Thanks for the report.
    It's still the training season, maybe Danielle is just getting back into the swing of things.
    Good news for Bebe. How did her choreography look?

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    I saw Danielle a few weeks ago. AFAIK there's been some family stuff going on from what I heard, so maybe she's not been training as hard.

    where do you skate, tinymavy? I live in the OC when I'm in school and skate at KHS and Aliso Viejo.

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    Great news about Bebe! I'm looking forward to watching her this season!

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    Thanks for the heads up.

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    Thanks for the report. Maybe this will be Bebe's year, I sure hope so. She has so much talent and seems like a very sweet person. I would be so pleased for her if she makes the world team.

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    Thanks! Great news about BeBe. Hope Danielle "gets over" her frustration factor and can land some of the "big ones." - point getters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arianne View Post
    Wow, that's good to hear about BeBe, I just love her! Do you think Danielle was not working on triples when you saw her? Was she just working on choreography or was she acting frustrated about her jumps?

    Thanks for the update!
    well she wasn't really doing the chreography... just attempting the jumps... all doubles and she messed up on a few of them. I hope that she can pull it together at competition... Does she have any GP assignments?

    Quote Originally Posted by flying camel View Post
    Thanks for the report.
    It's still the training season, maybe Danielle is just getting back into the swing of things.
    Good news for Bebe. How did her choreography look?
    Bebe's chreography looks good. I think i only saw her working on the SP, the sorccer's apperetice... but it has she speed, flair and from what i saw I like it.

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    Danielle doesn't have any GP events but she was assigned to the Nebelhorn Trophy competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london_calling View Post
    Danielle doesn't have any GP events but she was assigned to the Nebelhorn Trophy competition.
    Nebelhorn starts a full month before the GP. Dani has just about two months to whip her programs into shape.

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    Good luck to Danielle and I'm happy with news of Bebe.

    Trying to figure out who the young man was doing 3Ax3T. Is Parker in California?

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post

    Trying to figure out who the young man was doing 3Ax3T. Is Parker in California?

    Joe

    Found out who our mystery man is. Shaun Rodgers. He landed some HUGE quads today a few in combonation. If he can do what he has been doing in practice in competiton, he is a BIG threat to the podium at nationals. Nick is looking great too... he tried a few quad and fell out of them, but everything else looks great. He did run throughs of both hos programs, his LP twice or maybe more.

    Bebe landed a beautiful 3 flip 3 loop combonation.... I wonder if she plans to put in a triple triple in her porgrams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    Bebe landed a beautiful 3 flip 3 loop combonation.... I wonder if she plans to put in a triple triple in her porgrams?
    No way. That would be absolutely AMAZING if she nails that during competitions. I would be so proud of her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    Found out who our mystery man is. Shaun Rodgers. He landed some HUGE quads today a few in combonation. If he can do what he has been doing in practice in competiton, he is a BIG threat to the podium at nationals.
    Shaun Rogers just competed at Liberty this past weekend (4th in SP with a great 3axel and a flip out on the landing of a quad toe, and 9th in FS). I believe he's in southern California this week to work on choreography (Braden Overett did his FS), among other things. Rogers placed 8th at 2007 Nationals (his highest senior finish to date was 6th in 2005) and has been assigned to Nebelhorn Trophy this fall. Jumping has always been his strong suit. Link to his USFS Reserve team bio: http://www.usfigureskating.org/AthleteBio.asp?id=38954

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