Watched any good past competitions/shows lately?
I'm currently moving my VHS collection to DVD, so I've been watching a lot of competitions from the early 2000s and late 90s... haven't gotten to 'the Golden Era' much yet...
watching them I'm reminded of some skaters/teams that didn't make the transition from 6.0 skaters to CoP skaters and so they just faded out. Some great skaters, some great personalities...
I've found myself going "oh yeah, I remember them!" quite a bit.
Anyone else watching their skating tape/DVD collection during the off season getting that same bit of nostalgia? (and while I'm at it, I still don't see the vast difference that some push on this board between the programs/skaters of 6.0 and the CoP... some skaters were just as boring before as they are now)
I have computer videos of various ladies' programs dating back to 2003 but I don't think I've touched them since moving them from CD-ROMs to DVD back a few years ago...and since I've now been capturing in HD, I think I need to upgrade to a blu-ray disc drive...in which case I'll get another chance to dig them up
Still looking for stuff from the 2002-2003 season, though...would like some of those competitions on archive :(
Wicked Yankee Girl
If you're interested in doing this the long way around, you could go to youtube, download the programs you want for your disk in high quality (best mp4) and then play them in a player (like VLC player) that supports a playlist option. 3Axel1996 has just uploaded nearly everything from the 2002 Olympics for example. I just downloaded Winkler & Lohse's programs, which weren't in my stash of tapes.
As to what I'm watching myself, I was watchin 3Axel1996's youtube upload of the 1978 and 1979 world championships.
A youtube download site that works well is http://keep-tube.com
Thanks for the suggestion, but I've been there, done that...what I really wanted was an archive of the entire competition (in better quality) and there are tidbits and interviews (that don't get put up on YT) that I'm interested in as well. I want to be the one to pick and choose what parts of a comp I want to keep, rather than have other people do that for me if you know what I mean
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
I'm watching the 2005 Worlds- had never seen it before- and though I wasn't watching with overly scrutinizing eyes, HOW did Zhang/Zhang score ahead of Pang/Tong? Artistically, I felt that there were gulfs- yes, plural- between the two, and technically Zhang/Zhang were sloppy in many places. I've had some other "HUH?" moments, too, but am curious to see if anyone agrees with me on those 2 placements.
I hope all you folks upload all your videos to youtube. There are so many great pro and even all the cheesefests from the 90's would be good fun to watch.
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I don't remember that Worlds in too much detail, but I thought that Zhang and Zhang were often overscored during that time period, especially at the 06 Olympics.
Originally Posted by LeReveur