03-26-2009, 06:35 PM
I know. That often happens, and it's annoying. At least they usually get the placements right because sometimes the scores make little sense.
Originally Posted by Kinga
So true. I don't like seeing anyone getting rewarded for slamming her head on the ice! It's ridiculous.
Originally Posted by Kinga
03-26-2009, 07:38 PM
... which was not her experience with her ummm... previous partner :frown2:
Originally Posted by Buzzz
03-26-2009, 08:30 PM
After watching the top 3 pairs medalists, I couldn't help but come away with thinking about what a relatively sloppy discipline pairs seems to be. A ton of acrobatics but at the expense of finesse and story telling. There are no teams like Gordeeva/Grinkov, Mishkut/Dimitriev, Sale/Peletier. Just... I don't know... jammed packed with elements.
03-26-2009, 10:11 PM
Being one of the younguns here,this is my perspective. one weekend, i looked up some the older teams G/G, dimitriev and his ladies, etc. I ruined myself for pairs altogether. I cant enjoy most of these teams now that I have seen what the best used to be like.
03-27-2009, 12:42 AM
I guess I just don't see the tragedy of it all. Every skating federation seems to go through cycles... it's finally time the US ladies have a rebuilding period.
Originally Posted by missysays
03-27-2009, 01:20 AM
I haven't read the whole thread, but I have to say, it sucks for Canada! Three teams in the top 10 yet still only 2 teams get to go to Olys next year.
03-27-2009, 09:01 AM
I also miss all good times (Well, maybe not S/P , I would mention S/Z and B/S instead)...
Originally Posted by lcd
As far as S/S still are able to make interesting programs, I could not really care less who wins bronze and silver. K/S, Z/Z, P/T... The performances I will forget tomorrow. Sorry, I already forgot.
Give me lovely, synchronized SBS that goes with the music so well as this:
You know what, give me T/M any time! I was not the biggest fan, but now I truly miss them. Everything was so smooth and precise... With a lovely flow.
03-29-2009, 03:22 PM
I just rewatched Savchenko/Solkowy's free skate, and i really do think this one is quite beautiful, easily the best pairs program I can remember going back to B/S or S/Z at the end of the 6.0 era. But yeah, programs like this are a rarity these days.
03-29-2009, 04:33 PM
Yeah! Lets get this party started.
I think pairs has went backwards. If more pairs would focus on being clean they would score higher.
03-30-2009, 05:53 AM
I think I watched most of this event, I really can't remember. None of the pairs stood out to me except the beautiful Canadian team, whom reminded me of G&G in terms of looks & style (also I recall the girl got her face slashed by her partner accidentally in a live skating event quite a few yrs. ago, thus kudos for her for coming back!). The other pair that didn't bore me was the team that won from Germany ~ cheers ~ love the ending throw jump! Hmm, one other pair stood out to me, but in a peculiar way, it was a Russian or Ukranian Team? wherein the *man* was built like a lumber jack, huge & manly compared to the waif that skated with him. Lol, and I recall Scotty saying in reply to Sandra "well, one does tend to lose finesse with all that power" or something to that effect. ROTFLMAO.:chorus:
Oops, I also recall that I cut out half way through the second American pairs team, and was disappointed when I did so because when I came back they got a rousing USA standing ovation ~ good for them!
03-30-2009, 01:54 PM
"Hold an edge and look sexy!"
03-31-2009, 10:49 AM
The US new team, Candy and Denny are the fastest Pairs I've seen come out of the USFS. They are good but they need more acrobatic tricks and a purposeful style.
I hope McL Bru know what to do for next season. They can't be making dumb mistakes during the big comps.