Quote Originally Posted by SamuraiKike View Post
Top Ten Pairs in TES :

1 Dan ZHANG / Hao ZHANG CHN 66.82
2 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY GER 65.86
3 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN 65.55
4 Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV RUS 65.39
5 Maria MUKHORTOVA / Maxim TRANKOV RUS 62.75
6 Caydee DENNEY / Jeremy BARRETT USA 59.19
7 Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV RUS 59.18
8 Amanda EVORA / Mark LADWIG USA 58.5
9 Jessica DUBE / Bryce DAVISON CAN 57.63
10 Maylin HAUSCH / Daniel WENDE GER 51.28

I agree with the Zhangs being first here. Technically when they're on they are really ON.

Top Ten Pairs in PCS :

1 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN 70.56
2 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY GER 69.36
3 Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV RUS 67.28
4 Maria MUKHORTOVA / Maxim TRANKOV RUS 66.16
5 Jessica DUBE / Bryce DAVISON CAN 60.08
6 Dan ZHANG / Hao ZHANG CHN 59.76
7 Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV RUS 54.08
8 Caydee DENNEY / Jeremy BARRETT USA 53.76
9 Anabelle LANGLOIS / Cody HAY CAN 50.88
10 Amanda EVORA / Mark LADWIG USA 50.72

I'm Ok with PangTong being first too. CH, PF and IN are better IMO. The Germans have better skills and transitiosn but I guess I'm in the minority who believes transitions are not the new quads and definetly not most important thing in skating like they are being held recently lol
When the teams do similar technical elements than things like transitions should matter. Its not like Pang and Tong were doing throw quad sals are anything like that. Of the top four, P/T actually have the weakest skating skills, and so for them to get 9.00s especially over the German team is ridiculous.

And I don't even want to get into the ridiculous of K/S getting a score of 130 when they skate like they did. That was just majorily ridiculous. I love Russian pairs in general-but I don't love K/S. All of the things that made Russian teams so great-are missing with this team. IMO.