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    Thanks everybody for your comments & this thread! It was a JOY reading it!

    So HAPPY for Brian, Adrian, and the veteran KVDP!!!!!

    Only downside is my flatscreen gave out today, so I'm using a 46" one now that is GIGANTIC! But at least I'm able to watch & post until I buy a new one tomorrow. (:^)

    Would LOVE to see Brian's FS in particular, anybody have a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    If Chan takes 8 stops in the program to emote, I'm sure he can show his critics some awesome expressions.
    Could not have said it better myself!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadine View Post

    Would LOVE to see Brian's FS in particular, anybody have a link?
    Brian's LP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Layfan View Post
    In general I think I'm for a ban on skating to Michael Jackson. Most people on the planet look stupid trying to dance to MJ and it definitely rarely translates well to the ice. At least Florent can move well to the music - unlike Verner, sorry - but you're right and it doesn't make for good skating.
    Do you remember the season of skating to Elvis Presley? There was no way those couples could reflect Presley in Dance except to over mimic him. There is a difference between mockery and homage. Skaters apparently do not know that.

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    I see IPogue already linked Joubert's LP, This is for Joubert's and Amodio's lovers.

    What can I say? I do have a heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    If Chan takes 8 stops in the program to emote, I'm sure he can show his critics some awesome expressions.
    Except not, because Chan's capacity for emoting is nowhere near as good as Amodio's and he doesn't have the same quality of movement in his limbs either. In his SP this year, Chan TRIES to do what Amodio does and he doesn't pull it off as well.

    I am so very pleased with this result. Amodio has been by far the most interesting European guy this season. The interpretive quality of his LP is phenomenal and he moves like nobody else can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    IP Thank you for the link to the LPs.

    I watched the 5 skaters:

    Brezina: As Lady Bracknell might say, To Fall once is regrettable, but to Fall twice is carelessness. The Euro judges are not forgiving for Falls. He skated, not his best, but so much better than the others 'in general'. Does he still have a chance for Worlds?

    Amodio: I had hoped the bumps and grinds might have disappeared from this program, unless he is doing a parody of Burlesque, they should have. I don't want to see them anymore. Otherwise he made his tricks together with his rest stops.

    Gatchinski: It looked all right to me but I did begin to nod off after a while. I just became bleary eyed watching. However he did his tricks a la Plushenko.

    Verner, too had a ho hum skate, and his numerous combos where the second jump is a single got a bit tiresome.

    v.d.Perren did a fine job for himself. Good tricks, good music timing, but he needs a choreographer to put some pep into those routines to make them come alive.

    Thanks again IP, I feel better about Michal after seeing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    Thank you!! Brian is an incredible athlete. So happy for him. Congrats to Amodio and Tomas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    IP Thank you for the link to the LPs.

    I watched the 5 skaters:

    Brezina: As Lady Bracknell might say, To Fall once is regrettable, but to Fall twice is carelessness. The Euro judges are not forgiving for Falls. He skated, not his best, but so much better than the others 'in general'. Does he still have a chance for Worlds?

    Amodio: I had hoped the bumps and grinds might have disappeared from this program, unless he is doing a parody of Burlesque, they should have. I don't want to see them anymore. Otherwise he made his tricks together with his rest stops.

    Gatchinski: It looked all right to me but I did begin to nod off after a while. I just became bleary eyed watching. However he did his tricks a la Plushenko.

    Verner, too had a ho hum skate, and his numerous combos where the second jump is a single got a bit tiresome.

    v.d.Perren did a fine job for himself. Good tricks, good music timing, but he needs a choreographer to put some pep into those routines to make them come alive.

    Thanks again IP, I feel better about Michal after seeing this.
    Whoops. I forgot Brian who skated super. He is the best competitor in Europe and he doesn't need gimmics as others do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    thanks for the link, he was great today.

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    Brian Joubert - FS + Scores
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n_KNVcP75Y

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades of Passion View Post
    Except not, because Chan's capacity for emoting is nowhere near as good as Amodio's and he doesn't have the same quality of movement in his limbs either. In his SP this year, Chan TRIES to do what Amodio does and he doesn't pull it off as well.

    I am so very pleased with this result. Amodio has been by far the most interesting European guy this season. The interpretive quality of his LP is phenomenal and he moves like nobody else can.
    I am sure Amodio is doing these stops to conserve energy and not just to show us his dance moves. Chan would not need to do this as his edge quality and run of the blade are far superior.

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    I'm so glad that Patrick doesn't try to do what Amodio does ( please never stop in one spot and gyrate your pelvis, Patrick ).. and I so wish Amodio would try to do more of what Patrick does .

    I've only seen Brian so far, because of freezes and watching US Nats. on NBC, but I'm thrilled to see his comeback from the SP and the improvement his programs have made for him. I was never a particular fan, until he buckled down this season. Bravo!

    Off to YouTube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan View Post
    I am sure Amodio is doing these stops to conserve energy and not just to show us his dance moves. Chan would not need to do this as his edge quality and run of the blade are far superior.
    It doesn't really matter why Amodio is doing it, the movement and performance quality and musical interpretation is exceptional. Chan can't do what Amodio does. Just as Amodio can't do what Chan does. They both deserve to score higher than each other in different areas. There are 5 Program Components and they all mean something different.

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    Does anybody have a link to the medal ceremony? I want to see it again!!!

    Menshov said to RIA Novosti that he is very grateful to his girlfriend who helped him to skate his LP the way he did. After he failed his SP completely, she called him and said that she was flying to Bern. He assumed she was kidding him but she arrived. Aahh, Russian men are so romantic! And some Western coaches try to ban sex before competiotions. Here we have the best proof how wrong that decision can be.

    In general, I did enjoy men's competition so much! The handsome podium, great sportsmenship and big excitement!

    Thanks, guys!!!
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