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    Compulsory Dance

    The golden waltz is a hard dance. I missed B/B, C/J and R/S.

    1 Kimberly NAVARRO / Brent BOMMENTRE USA 29.19 14.96 14.23 5.70 5.45 5.85 5.85 0.00 #5
    2 Madison HUBBELL / Keiffer HUBBELL USA 27.17 14.04 13.13 5.35 5.05 5.40 5.25 0.00 #4
    3 Ekaterina RUBLEVA / Ivan SHEFER RUS 27.12 13.82 13.30 5.50 5.05 5.40 5.35 0.00 #3
    4 Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES FRA 26.28 13.36 12.92 5.35 4.90 5.25 5.20 0.00 #1
    5 Zoe BLANC / Pierre-Loup BOUQUET FRA 24.08 12.40 11.68 4.85 4.35 4.70 4.85 0.00 #2

    hubbells 27.17 1st
    Nice light character but a a bit heavy in execution
    good extension; quite good edges
    klutzy in twizzles-hop 3 turns
    overall a fair dance.

    Navarro & Bommentre 29.19
    Kim in fuchsia v necked number with elbow high white gloves
    Kim much smoother on the turns than Hubbells; less hopping going on
    Still a little too serious
    and a little too far apart.
    Definitely better to me.

    Currently in warmup

    OK they are back

    Gorshkova Butikov 29.56
    She in sleeveless bright yellow with a thick feather ruff at the skirt hem. A bit too footy in the quick turns and rather academic overall. One or two discomfortable leans. I don't think this was better than NavBoms.

    Virtue &Moir 38.41
    all in black-black elbow gloves and bare shoulder sleeveless dress for Tessa
    Much better but Tessa's solo turn is not good. They need some practice. This may be beatable.
    Good side by side f/w though! Much closer together than previous couples, but not always uniform
    I found this rather overscored.

    Pechalat Bourzat 35.53
    He in lt grey brown tux & pants, she in sugar plum fairy pink puff tutu dress
    Very, very nice dance. Very close, fast, light hearted. A little better leg line needed in a couple places.
    About the same as V&M.. Particularly Nathalie's solo turn was smooth and integral to the dance, much better than Tessa's
    Judges don't agree with me and crowd is annoyed.

    Samuelson Bates 31.11
    Emily in white backless, sleeveless dress with high collar and white elbow gloves. Evan typical black tux.
    You can tell they are trained by the same coaches as Hubbells-nice extension and leg line but lack of smoothness
    on the turns (better than Hubbells though) You can tell this is a new dance to them

    Kerr Kerr 36.13
    John in black tux. Sinead in an all white with big colored stones version of a tango dress-diagonal cut skirt with ruffles and all
    White elbow gloves.
    Lovely, light frivolous lilting character. Better leg line than P&B.
    Some jumpiness to some turns.
    I liked it very much. Wow, so do the judges!

    1 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 38.41 19.44 18.97 7.65 7.40 7.65 7.70 0.00 #7
    2 Sinead KERR / John KERR GBR 36.13 18.40 17.73 7.15 6.85 7.25 7.20 0.00 #10
    3 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT FRA 35.53 17.96 17.57 7.10 6.75 7.25 7.10 0.00 #8
    4 Emily SAMUELSON / Evan BATES USA 31.11 15.90 15.21 6.25 5.85 6.05 6.20 0.00 #9
    5 Kristina GORSHKOVA / Vitali BUTIKOV RUS 29.56 14.78 14.78 6.05 5.65 6.00 6.00 0.00 #6
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    Just posted it on the main thread, you can watch it here , outside of US:

    http://skatebuzz.neulion.com/skatebuzz/console.jsp


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    Virtue and Moir shoot in the lead by a wide margin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by herios View Post
    Virtue and Moir shoot in the lead by a wide margin!
    As it should be beautiful CD

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    Quote Originally Posted by demarinis5 View Post
    As it should be beautiful CD

    I think it's one of their strongest CD

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    Good for the Kerrs into second they finally got some respect.

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    Standings

    1 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN
    38.41 1
    2 Sinead KERR / John KERR GBR
    36.13 2
    3 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT FRA
    35.53 3
    4 Emily SAMUELSON / Evan BATES USA
    31.11 4
    5 Kristina GORSHKOVA / Vitali BUTIKOV RUS
    29.56 5
    6 Kimberly NAVARRO / Brent BOMMENTRE USA
    29.19 6
    7 Madison HUBBELL / Keiffer HUBBELL USA
    27.17 7
    8 Ekaterina RUBLEVA / Ivan SHEFER RUS
    27.12 8
    9 Pernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONES FRA
    26.28 9
    10 Zoe BLANC / Pierre-Loup BOUQUET FRA
    24.08 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by demarinis5 View Post
    Good for the Kerrs into second they finally got some respect.

    Why finally? They got enough respect last year imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by herios View Post
    Just posted it on the main thread, you can watch it here , outside of US:

    http://skatebuzz.neulion.com/skatebuzz/console.jsp


    Joseph
    Is there anywhere, where I could watch the competition within the US without having to pay for the Icenetwork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by herios View Post
    Why finally? They got enough respect last year imo
    Maybe but IMO I always thought they were underscored, but that is just me.

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    The Kerrs were truly underscored here again today, but then again unfortunatly they usually are and robbed in addition.

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    Why are Emily and Evan's CD scores always so low? :sheesh: I feel like they always get shafted here, but perhaps I'm missing something..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornell08 View Post
    Why are Emily and Evan's CD scores always so low? :sheesh: I feel like they always get shafted here, but perhaps I'm missing something..
    While I adore Emily and Evan's skating, their Golden Waltz lacked speed and looked a bit careful in spots.

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    Wow, for all the talk of P/B possibly winning the event, they now have a lot of heavy lifting ahead for the rest of the competition.

    I'm impressed that the Kerrs improved their score for this same dance by TWO POINTS!!! in a week. I know there are always variations in judging panels, but this dramatic an improvement in CD scores usually happens over the course of a season, not a week!

    This event just got a lot more interesting.

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    When it comes up on on-demand on ice network, it's worth reviewing this Golden Waltz because it makes it clear why S&B are not yet getting top scores yet. While their posture is lovely, they are still hopping turns that ought to be smooth.
    Compare how V&M do those turns in hold and how smooth the blade is supposed to run.

    And the speed wasn't there. Check the size of their pattern, vs. V&M who were superfast. The Golden is a busy dance, so S&B's lovely extension doesn't show as much in it, either, as in say one of the less busy dances.

    And they did not have the light, frivolous character they are supposed to have in the Golden (check the Kerrs for that).

    They looked like and were scored like a somewhat better version of the Hubbells to me.

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