Tessa and Scott's straight line lift is called "The Goose"
In Moir and Virtue's most famous maneuver, Virtue's shin balances precariously on Moir's back.
It's called 'the Goose.' We called it that because people were calling it 'the Eagle' and we didn't want it to be too American so we changed it," Moir joked, after their skate. "It was kind of our inside joke but now I'm sharing it with everyone."
It was a move that was difficult to master, with Moir and Virtue working on it for the better part of two years. After performing it last year during a season shortened due to injury, Moir joked that Virtue should "do a 360" jump on her descent back to the ice. Virtue liked the idea, and at Skate Canada, her in-air spin drew cheers from the crowd.
"Tessa and I really pride ourselves on doing different things and really doing moves that are our own," Moir said, "They are tricky lifts but we wouldn't have it any other way and we're always willing and excited to push ourselves with innovative lifts"
If you are referring to V/M...Personally, I don't see V/M's score as being that outrageous. They didn't trip on any required elements, just transitions. I can understand the argument that perhaps their transition mark and execution mark should then be lower, but they definitely still should have been first.
Agree to disagree then. I recognize that the trip didn't happen on any elements, but they did botch their twizzles somewhat and one judge still gave them a +2 (they got a positive GOE overall for it). Plus the PCS they got implied that it was an incredibly well skated program, and I didn't get that. Drop the PCS down by three or four points overall, then it would've been fair. If you want to argue that P/B were overscored too, I won't disagree.
IN has the Free Dance up on demand, and I'm finally getting to watch the dances I missed.
Chong/Gfeller-I could have continued to miss this more happily. Poor Andrea Chong is wearing a dress that should only be worn by Debi Thomas to do her Wanda Beazal program-a huge black fluff of stiff fabric for a skirt that moved badly and made her look larger than she is. They had significant unison problems throughout.
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can't deny the beauty of V/M's dance
this is a make or break program - it has to be perfect. in that i mean perfect.
tessa's skirt getting caught in arms and flying everywhere takes away so much from the complexity of the lift only to make it look messy.
the ending pose is to die for but....dont you think the over embellish much? they settle in their pose and take another 50 minutes to do fancy hand-work. if they clarify and edit AND receive and achieve the marks they deserve then definately deserve high placement.
No, I love the hands. The reaching, the intertwining, the settling.... but I'm not even being remotely impartial here. I got shivers.
As a classically trained pianist, their version, while fast, didn't sound disco to me. Much as I like the "normal" tempo versions, I should think that if they choose that, many casual watchers might just fall asleep. A lot of people are already complaining that the Adagietto is monotonous (this I disagree). The faster version works for them so I'm fine with that.
Huge shout out to W/P! Love love love their version of POTO! Those cuts are gorgeous (If only D/W had cuts like those!) and I love the choreography. I would really like to see more from Shae-Lynn in the future (Maybe V/M could get her to choreography for them lol).
So very excited for the GPF; can't wait for the showdown between the NA teams. And of course seeing the Shibus again
sometimes when you watch programs on tv and the commentators talk about the music tempo ,the highs and lows , the building up to the music, etc etc. why is it then that some teams can skate to music that you would find on elevators and not even nice at that ,and its the best. Because for the longest time teams skated to music that had different tempos,is it a new rule that teams can now skate to music that is just one tempo all the way through. Can someone tell me the difference in this. thanks
I don't think V/M's Mahler FD is manufactured or gimmicky either (best example of gimmicky would be K/N imo) but that's my opinion and cassieandcheetah is certainly entitled to hers.
Whatever it is, I'm loving that FD. Pure beauty, elegance and a great vehicle to show off their chemistry and lyrical style. If this programme is well-skated, it could definitely win gold. And deservedly too imo.