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    Protocols are up. Serious wackiness in S/S's PCS, esp. in the LP. Someone gave them a 10 on P&E. I really liked it, but a ten?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevergonnadance View Post
    Oh boy I really loved that program from S&S and I'm really loving S&S. Everything about them. I love their basic look - he so reminds me of Grinkov in his understated composure, grace and expression - and his overall build and style of movement -- his expression and his partnering is absolutely beautiful, so calm, secure, and strong. I love how he takes his time. They've got those classic pairs G&G style proportions - he's tall, handsome, strong, she's petite, long-legged and strong - and very expressive.
    thank you for putting into words--that something special about robin (aside from his good looks and aliona too of course. takes two to make a pair.

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    Aliona & Robin's new lp reminded me of Tessa & Scott's FD. Romantic, elegiac, light.
    Great choice, guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevergonnadance View Post
    Very proud of M&T - when the strap happened I thought - so much for them. Put their history of shaky lp's together with this wardrobe malfunction and they're toast. Except - they weren't.

    Do D&D make the GPF or not?
    No D/D do not qualify for GPF, they and Zhangs have got 24 points each and to defeat Zhangs they had to score nearly ~174 but they could only manage ~167

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    S&S have never been so super wow before.

    I still find Pairs,in general, somewhat too acrobatic for my taste, but given what is presented, there are only two teams to acknowledge as the finest this year, and ready to take on the Olys. I will not be upset at the judge's decision for either team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevergonnadance View Post
    Do D&D make the GPF or not?
    Unfortunately, no. IIRC, they lose out on point totals to the Zhangs.

    The battle for Olympic gold is now officially underway. This is darn exciting.

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    D/D do NOT make the GP. I think they're second alternates.

    Heh. A ten? Only one from one judge, but still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by life684 View Post
    they skated very well, and to think the program is only 5 weeks old gives a lot of hope.
    How do you know that. I mean, they could have trained two programmes all the off season. Just curious?

    I like this programme though. A bit to romantic music for me, but it suits them and the performance is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Protocols are up. Serious wackiness in S/S's PCS, esp. in the LP. Someone gave them a 10 on P&E. I really liked it, but a ten?
    with he singling the axel, or did both of them do single axel. Got 10.0 wasn't required, they could have saved it for the Olympics .

    Anyways that 10 was discarded as it was the highest score.

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    I suppose there will be a 2A at some point - I find it funny, that they both singled the Axel, at least it looked in synch and didn't result in negative GOE.

    The 10 is a bit wacky though, the same judge also gave them 9.75s.

    I love it that they killed some of those standard transitions, like "grab your leg before the death spiral" - everyone is doing those these days, I loved S/S transition into the death spiral here (not the death spiral though).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    S&S have never been so super wow before.

    I still find Pairs,in general, somewhat too acrobatic for my taste, but given what is presented, there are only two teams to acknowledge as the finest this year, and ready to take on the Olys. I will not be upset at the judge's decision for either team.
    as long as they actually skate to their potential in the olys. otherwise...

    anyway, i wonder which two pairs you mean--shen zhao and S&S, perhaps? to me M&T deserve to be in the discussion, and other pairs too might take advantage of the favorites' errors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowflake View Post
    How do you know that. I mean, they could have trained two programmes all the off season. Just curious?

    I like this programme though. A bit to romantic music for me, but it suits them and the performance is

    if they did train two programs taht could explain was the LP at TEB was such a mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    Heh. A ten? Only one from one judge, but still.
    A 10 from one judge and a 7.75 from another. oh, the subjectivity of figure skating!

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    D/D's final spin didn't count. Even if they got level four with the highest marks of the competition (on that elemetn), the gap would've been too large for them to make-up for the GPF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skfan View Post
    thank you for putting into words--that something special about robin (aside from his good looks and aliona too of course. takes two to make a pair.
    the other thing Robin projects is intelligence - I don't know what that has to do with the skating, exactly, but Grinkov had it as well, and it contributes to the sense of calm assurance on the ice. There's also a lovely harmony between the two of them - they're not angsting it up or soaping it up, but there's a very nice "goes without saying" element to their work together.

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