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    Short Dance

    1 Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev
    MoE 65.34 32.72 32.62 8.14 8.07 8.07 8.25 8.21 0.00 # 7
    2 Elena Ilyinkh / Nikita KATSALAPOV
    MoE 62.30 31.00 31.30 7.82 7.61 7.89 7.79 7.96 0.00 # 3
    3 Ekaterina Ryazanova/ Ilia Tkachenko
    MOB 62.17 31.14 31.03 7.68 7.64 7.79 7.75 7.89 0.00 # 6
    4 Kristina Gorshkova / Vitali Butikov
    MoE 57.30 29.01 28.29 7.14 6.96 7.04 7.14 7.07 0.00 # 9
    5 Jana Khokhlova / Fedor Andreev
    MoE 53.74 26.22 27.52 6.89 6.75 6.79 6.96 6.96 0.00 # 1
    6 Angelina Telegina / Valentin Molotov
    IOE 47.06 23.64 23.42 5.93 5.71 5.96 6.04 5.68 0.00 # 5
    7 Valeria Starygina / Ivan Volobuyev
    MoE 43.32 19.64 23.68 5.93 5.75 5.93 6.04 5.93 0.00 # 8
    8 Anastasia Kabanova / Nicholas Babin
    MOB 35.60 19.07 17.53 4.54 4.29 4.43 4.39 4.29 1.00 # 2
    9 Eugene Shakhtarin / Denis Kozlov
    KIR 28.95 12.79 16.16 4.04 3.96 4.04 4.11 4.04 0.00 #

    Anyone else watched?
    Bobrova/Soloviev were very lucky to be in first place with such a big margin. On the positive side, their GW was excellent. However, he had a big mistake in the twizzles. I also thought they looked frantic and unpolished compared to Ilinykh/Katsalapov and Riazanova/Tkachenko, who were both just on and had great performances.

    I think the difference between R/T and I/K is just about right - they were both great and I think it comes down to taste on who you have first. R/T were more mature, but I/K were fiercer and had more attack.

    I would have had it: I/K (tiny gap) R/T and (larger gap) B/S

    Khoklova and Andreev were totally gifted. He's wooden as heck, and I thought Telegina/Molotov deserved to be ahead of them. T/M were my pleasant surprise of the competition - great bascis and a lovely program to Amelie. I thought they were hard done by the judging. I wish Khoklova had paired up with Volobuev - who is much better than his new partner and was right there in Svin/Zhuk's group!
    Last edited by oleada; 12-26-2010 at 08:46 AM.

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    I also watched the SD, here are my impressions:

    Bobrova/Soloviev were good, he had a little problem on the twizzle(obviously) but he managed to held on this time. They were fast, intricate and had the best GW part.
    Ilinukh/Katsalopov were gorgeous! For the first time I really liked their program. Their twizzles were to die for, good speed, slowed down a little on the GW, but then came back with a superb non-touching step sequence. This was by far their best performance of the SD(they kissed in the K%C, are they dating?:D). It's good they are in second place, as their FD is better than their SD
    Riazanova/Tkachenko were also clean, I believe they were just slightly off on their twizzle, there was a litle hesitation, but other than that they were(to my untrained eye) better that I/K on the GW portion. The battle for silver will be intense.(but i don't like their FD)
    Gorshkova/Butikov: I din't watch them , sorry, but their score is Ok so I guess they skated well
    Khokhlova/Andreev: Big mistake on the twizzle from him. Also, their non-touching step sequence was slow and off unison. They were a bit overscored in my opinion

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    It would be wonderful to watch I-K at Worlds. Fingers crossed...

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    I'm holding mine crossed too! I would love to see them at worlds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirunna View Post
    I'm holding mine crossed too! I would love to see them at worlds
    Me too! I love this team so much and what a great performance from them today! And I also really liked Riazanova/Tkachenko, they were so beautiful and elegant, Ilia is a fantastic partner and Katya is gorgeous! Even though B/S were fast and their GW were the best, I wouldn't put them first... You know, I/K and R/T skated like champions and they have "it" and B/S just not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Star View Post
    Me too! I love this team so much and what a great performance from them today! And I also really liked Riazanova/Tkachenko, they were so beautiful and elegant, Ilia is a fantastic partner and Katya is gorgeous! Even though B/S were fast and their GW were the best, I wouldn't put them first... You know, I/K and R/T skated like champions and they have "it" and B/S just not...
    I totally agree with everything.

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    If there are youtubes of this, I hope links will be posted!

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    Can't wait for Youtube links. Would love for both I/K and R/T to make the World team but I know that's impossible this season. In the long-term they have more potential than B/S.

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    ^it's possible still to watch all the pairs and dance on: http://tvali.ge/gadget.php?channel=70955
    Just "turn back time", scroll a couple of hours back on the clock right side.

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    16:15 for those who can get this for the SD-unfortunately, I'm not getting the speed I need, really. Interruptions about every 15 seconds.

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    I have the same problem, but if you let it sit on pause for a while it will load the 5-minute block and then you can watch it without interruption. My internet is slow and it takes about 15 minutes to load a 5-minutes portion.

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    You get the warm up at 15:55.

    Thanks for the tip!

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    :sheesh: I'll still have to wait and hope for YouTube..I have to sort out my computer problems in the new year. Might have to get a new video card or jack up my memory ( or both ). So I hope there are some good YouTube fairies out there.

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    I found only I/K
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDaFwhqAGS0
    But I think this user will upload more videos soon

    Upd. B/S
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oyjdUt8NmU
    Last edited by Lucky Star; 12-26-2010 at 06:33 PM.

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