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Thread: Pairs Short Program, Sunday 14th, 7:30PM EST

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodhiyel View Post
    For me, S&S were crisp, but mechanical; I felt completely unmoved by their program. Perhaps I am just a little tired now, but this is how it impressed me. I notice that many pairs cannot get the catchfoot death spiral low enough, and I consider them in this category. I thought that S&Z did that move much better. The S&S thrown jump was very big, however.
    Really? You found them mechanical? I speak again as someone who was never particularly impressed by the performance/emotive side of this team, but they performed the hell out of this program. They seem more moved by the music than ever, a quality I don't usually associated with S/S.

    A great night of skating overall for me. The top 4 teams skated the best I've ever seen them skate.

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    I think P&T were robbed in marks, too low IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK's Winter View Post
    So...what does everyone think of the judging?
    The top 3 is about right.
    I would have had Aliona and Robin first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evangeline View Post
    Like most of the ice dance teams, for instance :D
    YES!!! I cant get over Khoklova/Novitski's costumes...Absolutely horrendous with no taste whatsoever...

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    all results are posted on the official vancouver olympics website...http://www.vancouver2010.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARipp42014 View Post
    Final thoughts....


    Btw for those who watched the NBC broadcast... did you noticed the epic fail? When did Shen & Zhao became Canadian and when did Dube & Davison became Chinese?
    They had S/S as Chinese and Z/Z as German too

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK's Winter View Post
    So...what does everyone think of the judging?
    Eh, K/S were really overscored. D/D were definitely overscored (I like them, but I thought they'd be behind M/T and L/H. Ahead of V/M because he's such a block of wood). I thought P/T were scored a little too low, though that might just be the deduction. Z/Z were a little overscored too. Basically about what we'd expect (though you wouldn't think that from the comments). I'm beginning to give credence to those who think that K/S can get gold, and that wouold be a travesty.

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    Honestly, I thought the placements were SPOT on, EXCEPT for Dube/Davison - would have had them 8th. I suppose the Canadian factor does come in there. But it doesn't really matter anyway...their out of contention now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertRoad View Post
    I speak as one who never liked Kavaguti/Smirnov, I hate hate hate her flexed feet. Still do. Needs to take that door-stopper out of her hamstring. However, their SP performance just now was inspired, beautiful and incredibly difficult. I think their score is accurate. Still, she needs to fix her feet.

    If anything, I think Shen/Zhao got slightly lower scores than they deserved, especially in the PCS.

    The only score I have a huge problem with is Dube/Davison. That was a horrible skate even if you ignore the fall. Minor bobbles all over. Slow and tentative. I am befuddled by those marks. No way did they deserve to be over their compatriots, or even M/T and V/M.
    I'm not exactly Kavaguti/Smirnov's biggest fan, but I do agree. They skated rather well and I would agree with their placement. Whatever Tamara Moskvina has done to them, it's working.

    Dube/Davison were pretty horrible and were probably the most gifted team of the night.

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    IMO it's not the costumes and makeup that turn people off figure skating, though I don't like S/S's clown "interpretation", but the seemingly arbitrary scoring and obvious inflations for certain teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatemom1122 View Post
    But it doesn't really matter anyway...their out of contention now.
    Hmmmm.... they might end up in the top 5. With a solid skate.

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    You know those crashy catches on the twist lifts they talk about? A photog captured Kavaguti/Smirnov's:

    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...sqe82/610x.jpg

    Oof! This möbius-like pair spin, though, is pretty trippy:

    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...RKbJf/610x.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hsuhs View Post
    Hmmmm.... they might end up in the top 5. With a solid skate.
    Perhaps, but I was mainly talking about the podium.

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    I think S/Z and S/S were in a league of their own tonight. K/S were obviously overmarked. I'm okay with having them in third, but their score should be within a point of P/T.

    D/D were overmarked and didn't even seem happy about it. I think they know that they didn't deserve their scores.

    I didn't mind S/S clown costumes, but the guys I was watching with in my dorm thought they were "freaks" and they thought D/D deserve to be overmarked because they had "cool music."

    They also agreed that Maria Mukhortova was the prettiest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatemom1122 View Post
    Honestly, I thought the placements were SPOT on, EXCEPT for Dube/Davison - would have had them 8th. I suppose the Canadian factor does come in there. But it doesn't really matter anyway...their out of contention now.
    The hometown inflation is not a big deal for pairs, but it would play a bigger factor for men and ladies where Canada actually have medal contenders. I would be upset if Chan and Rochette get on the podium with lackluster performances but help from hometown scoring.

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