Pairs Short Program
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Vanessa JAMES / Yannick BONHEUR FRA
2 Marissa CASTELLI / Simon SHNAPIR USA
3 Huibo DONG / Yiming WU CHN
4 Rena INOUE / John BALDWIN USA
Warm-Up Group 2
5 Adeline CANAC / Maximin COIA FRA
6 Maria MUKHORTOVA / Maxim TRANKOV RUS
7 Jessica DUBE / Bryce DAVISON CAN
8 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY
"Hold an edge and look sexy!"
These first three pairs have had absolutely HORRID side by side spins and death spirals! My gosh!
Go I/B!! ( I have a soft spot for this team)
Dedicated follower of the black line
Originally Posted by demarinis5
GO Team Abbott!
James/Bonheur really have problems(38.96). I was hoping they would have improved a lot this season.
Have tuned back in just in time to see girl from the second french team BAWLING from happiness after a seemingly great skate! my lord, however would she handle a clean freeskate? I LOVE that music they used! What Joannie Rochette skated to the first year she broke into World top 10
Very good program from M/M. The tricks were all there but I felt like the program just goes from element to element. Nothing about it drew me in. Maybe it's just me. Go D/D!!!
M/T - Russia
Wow are they are ATTACKING this program. Everything completely spot on, fast and assured, in sync all the way. If I were to be picky, I'd say a little too business-like in the performance, for such soft lyrical music, but it probably came off well live with that speed they carried! Extended warm applause from crowd.
66.88 - extremely well done
Someone in the Mukhortova -Trankov camp must have similar musical taste with me
This program is a beauty, I HAD CHILLS
Loved M/M's program. Bravo!!
Good for Dube/Davison to branch out from the schmaltzy music they always do, but Requiem for a Dream doesn't really suit them very well; the SP seemed so laboured to me.
Dube/Davison - CAN
Requiem for a Dream
3twist not bad
lift great, ending close to boards
3sals done, her slight wobble but good
pair spin, long, and well done
deat spiral slightly rough ending
he got slightly off in footwork (very very slight)
ended behind music
the bobbles described were all slight, this was still an excellent first performance of this program. I thought there use of the music much better than M/T, technically not perfect as the russians were... D/D also had good attack here, slightly less than the Russians, but D/D were not skating *through* the music but using it instead. I prefer this program, but M/T were really perfect today.
64.54 - about right. I like the program.. not a *huge* departure for them, but finally a bit of edge that they need and will serve them well
Last edited by amateur; 10-16-2009 at 11:20 AM.
Good for D/D!!! This is the best they have skated in awhile. A couple bobbles but this is a good vehicle for them. Oh and here we go with the painted faces