I agree with you. their Sp was a beauty and i can see that getting better.
Originally Posted by i love to skate
But their Lp . They where slow when they were skating, but actual problem is lack of skating.They have relatively very little Ice coverage and it took them 20 secs to move outside the logo on the ice. they were not skating during the non required element, Stationary hand movements (Morozovish). Hope they won't win Olympic gold for this program in this format because it is not a life time achievement award.
S/S can still win the gold if they skate clean (That is a big if).
Saying that those two throw elements and the twist was a beauty,.
Last edited by life684; 10-31-2009 at 02:14 PM.
I was not crazy about Albinoni. After seeing all contenders, I have to say the gold in Vancouver is pretty much up for grabs to any of these teams in order of likelihood:
The podium will end with any combination of those 6 teams.
Dedicated follower of the black line
S&Z have it all over the others in terms of their connection to each other. It is just beautiful to watch.
V&M just do not belong with each other. I've read they're a couple off the ice, but I just can't buy these two together. They are mismatched in every way.
Z&Z must do something about the costumes. Please! Maybe- and this is a big maybe- she can keep hers, but he MUST change.
Rooting for the divas with Kwanford
Emma, thanks so much!!
Originally Posted by emma
I don't understand the critics of this program. I think it's beautiful and passionate. Even the costumes are gorgeous (which cannot be said of their SP - Hongbo, pls do something!). The only big weakness was the sbs jumps. I guess Xue's lift positions (and facial expression - she looks nervous) could be a little better, as someone said. But on the whole, they look strong, in command, emotional, and he tosses and lifts her like a cat. Even the Russian commentators' first words were Bravo, Brava! For a first time out, great job. I can't wait to see it again in two weeks!!!
(All this said, I admit that it's hard to watch them without a bit of fear. The words "geriatric case" float through my head. But they soon sent them away with that lyrical performance.)
Thank you for the video! I thought that Shen/Zhao were absolutely stunning. Yes, the lifts are a bit shaky and they must work on stamina and the wobbles on the sbs jumps, but the performance was fantastic. They are class and you see it the moment they step on the ice. IMO the high scores from the judges were just a recognition of the fact that they were without peers in that field. No disrespect to the other pairs, but there IS a difference between very good and great.
Thank you so much for linking us to this video! I echo Katha; there's a difference between good and great, and Shen and Zhao are great. They're musical, emotional, athletic, and fluid. How wonderful to see them in action again. I hope they remain healthy and strong through the World Championships, so we have many opportunities to see them.
I was tickled to hear the Russian commentators cheering for them at the end. I'd have done the same.Theirs is an excellence that belongs to the world, not just China.