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    Sui/Han: HUGE triple twist. Wow. HUGE throw triple flip. SBS 2A that didn't actually leave the ice (wierd). Lift seemed problematic. Given them credit though - they're the real deal and they played to this audience beautifully. Some awesome transitions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavender View Post
    Adorable junior world champions and they really sold the program but it was too frantic for me They were moving their arms so fast that that weren't together at times. I need some chamomile tea after that.
    lol. i love your description. i wish i could have seen them.

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    Denny and Barrett..... Nice pair (as in personalities) but I like the American couple that just won bronze last week way more. Anyhoo what bothers me about this couple is the lack of height on everything. Their twist, jumps and throws all are so low.

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    Denney/Barrett: Good indeed. Improved from NHK (lets check the levels) and they've actually improved presentation wise from last season. Lovely throw triple lutz. Posterior-up death spiral still present.

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    Love S/S. However, I don't know what is it with me but I've just never really got into folk music of any kind but thankfully I can still see and appreciate some good programs skated to it. Very nice introduction minus the double jump. Still adore this pair but not one of my fav shorts from them. Just a side note..that throw was huge....wow.
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    Now, the big guns.

    Savchenko/Szolkowy: She doubled the SBS 3T and they had off unison in the spin. But they were clearly the class of this field. Intricate footwork. Gorgeous throw triple flip (Aliona basically asked gravity if it could kindly take a break, and gravity agreed). She didn't seem happy at all.

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    Huh. I expected a bigger score. Of course, I can't actually watch it, so maybe that's an appropriate score.

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    Eh, I expected bigger too from watching it.

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    The Cowboy and the Dance Hall Gal from China playing with Ballanchine's Western Symphony will give Pang/Tong a rough time in Sochi. Mark me!

    D and B were fine but could do better.

    S and S were all round the best team, but there were obvious booboos.

    I really do not like that Canadian team. They did not show any feel for the music or each other.

    Oh well, let's see what the LPs tell us.

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    Rachael Flatt and Vanessa Crone should thank Kristen Moore-Towers for knocking them off first place in my "most annoying skaters" podium.

    MT/M's PCS was way too high. I have no idea what the judges see in this team. I don't disagree with the placement, but the score is ridiculously high compared to those around them.

    I thought Stolbova/Klimov were a little undermarked. They had the best choreography of the event.

    Denney/Barrett were much better than in Japan, but their skating skills and PCS are just not world class. She seems taller this season, too. She came across as very lovely and articulate in the Universal Sports interview, though.

    S/S were still rough, but they are in a whole different level when it comes to the other teams. Hopefully the LP will be better.

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    hi what streaming are you using to watch this ? thanks.

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    Sui and Han need to slow down. I love their enthusiasm and transitions, but they're almost out of control. He is lucky she's so small because he barely got that lift up.. Too rushed.

    Savchenko and Szolkowy were better than the rest, but the mistakes obviously hurt the score.

    Denney & Barrett and Moore-Towers & Moscovitch have some of the same issues in terms of polish... And they both have their rear ends sticking up on the death spiral, although the Canadian version wasn't quite as awful looking. At least D&B's was slightly better than the one they did at NHK, but that's not saying much. Overall, I can tell both of these teams are trying, but I will just never warm up to this rough style of skating.


    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    Agreed. Do people who know the history of this team know if they have jumping issues? Because his height and breadth suggest that that could be a problem (physics being what it is).
    This is only the second year that Castelli and Shnapir have competed SBS triples, so there's not much history. But they have both been pretty hot and cold. Their height difference is rather distracting, no matter how many times Peter Carruthers claims it's a big advantage. But too much of a height difference is better than not enough, I suppose.
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    SS were a little tight today.Some problems when S landed on her throw,but she controlled it.It also seems that Szolkowy also had problems with that SBS 3T but I`m not sure.May they have a good show of their lp debut tomorrow.By the way,I like the 'send in clowns' and 'out of Africa' from last year better.But,I will just show my honorship to this pair for their courage of keeping trying new styles and new technics!Good luck to them for this whole season!

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