04-29-2011, 10:53 PM
Just to clarify. This Linda Leaver is NOT the Linda Leaver who was Brian Boitano's coach. This Linda Leaver is from Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been a National, World, and Olympic judge. There have been times where she has been confused with Linda Leaver the coach but they are two separate people. Thus there are 2 prominent Linda Leavers in the figure skating world.
Originally Posted by Serious Business
04-29-2011, 10:57 PM
Also, I'm so glad I don't use my real name on boards!!!!!! I work Saturday, so I won't be able to see the dance until afterwards (and yes, I will definitely be spoiling it first - knowing who won will help calm me down).
Originally Posted by colleen o'neill
04-29-2011, 11:52 PM
Regarding the criticism of C&P, I don't think it's really fair to say that they could have changed it.They've reworked different parts and since 4Cs they've changed an entire section. The SD has not been easy for most of the teams, so it would have been foolish to completely redo it halfway through the season. And too many changes cause mistakes. The second criticism that they had easy GP assignments overlooks the fact that they came out of the gate really well-trained - as a matter of fact they skated the SD flawlessly at SC. Unfortunately for them the judging concensus was that the SD was going to have a flowing traditional line which is what the Shibs, W&P had begun with. I love their dance, others don't but I thought that the CoP was supposed to get rid of this style vs. style preference. I think the Shibs have also gotten worse since the GP season. They did indeed look juniorish today.
Last edited by veravina; 04-30-2011 at 12:05 AM.
04-30-2011, 01:09 AM
Problem for france federation if 3 places, as there is only 2 senior teams!!
Originally Posted by CARA
Last edited by Mattieu; 04-30-2011 at 01:14 AM.
04-30-2011, 01:24 AM
Constable , Costume Police
Veravina..Don't get me wrong... I don't think there's a thing wrong with the content of C/P's program. I think they have some really nice choreographic touches , there. And I agree ,they were obviously ready for the start of the season.They're very good, strong skaters. But it was obvious early in the season that programs without a strong steady waltz rhythm were getting the kind of feedback that made skaters and their teams reconsider their music. With the SC and SA assignments , it's possible CP weren't exposed to as much negative feedback , or , if they heard the music criticized , it's possible their positive GP results caused their team to disregard it.
ETA; I'm not criticizing them for having their GP assignments. I'm just stating they were favourable in terms of travel , and generally well disposed audiences .
OTOH , D/W's camp , for example ,acted immediately to ditch Amelie when it became obvious it wasn't helping them...I'm just saying, do you think C/L are better skaters than C/P? I don't, really. But their music ( even if I wouldn't care if I never heard Que Sera again ) is decidely a waltz.
I can't see that there was anything juniorish about the Shibs skating.It's a beautiful waltz, and difficult. It's just not a love story. Not everything needs to be. Maia displays a grace and poise beyond her years.
Pogue..work, Bah ! maybe we can all give our nails an extra nibble on your behalf.
Last edited by colleen o'neill; 04-30-2011 at 02:00 AM.
04-30-2011, 01:46 AM
Do you think one of your promising junior teams, say, Tiffany ZAHORSKI / Alexis MIART and/or Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON, are age eligible to skate at the senior level? If they could it would be a fantastic experience for them. In general, a whole lot more people watch Sr. worlds than jr. worlds. I would be thrilled to see one of those jr teams get more exposure.
Originally Posted by Mattieu
Of course, it's a moot point if France teams do not win three places.
04-30-2011, 03:07 AM
Tessa VIRTUE and Scott MOIR Worlds 2011 DANCE SHORT HD
Last edited by dorispulaski; 04-30-2011 at 10:47 PM.
04-30-2011, 08:54 AM
I was very impressed with Chock and Zuerlein. There is noticeable improvement since 4CC
04-30-2011, 09:17 AM
Papadakis, Cizeron, Zahorski same skating year (all 16 - 1 july 2011), Miart 3 year more (19 - 1 july 2011), so all age-eligible.
Originally Posted by CARA
They say, problem do junior and senior, rumba different speed against cha cha, so needed 2 short dances.
Zahorski/Miart say if all will well for junior then maybe trying nationals senior.
04-30-2011, 09:33 AM
Well. Some of the comments on this thread are CERTAIN indicators that "the Shibs" have ARRIVED. A sadly framed "Congratulations" is due to them. Probably since the beginning of time, when societies formed from a mixing of more than one "type" - hate, as a sign of fear, is consistent and is sadly just a reflection of the baseness of human nature.
Whether it is the thinly veiled overtones of racial prejudice, the decision that one's "preference" (meaning anything else is "wrong") in this discipline is for "hot couples", making well matched partners "ewww" because they are siblings, even if they are not presenting anything with their material that would hint of them trying to portray anything "incestuous" , the hate comments are becoming a classic message board way of giving the Shibs a big backhande compliment.
Understandable given the "forum" set up. Sad and ugly but a striking compliment all the same. Seems to me that some "fans" of those other than the Shibs have shown their true colors.
04-30-2011, 09:56 AM
04-30-2011, 11:01 AM
Re Shibs - What perhaps is fueling this idea that the Shibs are overmarked is something that is difficult to see on TV. Having seen them skate live for a number of years, the Shibs have wonderful edge quality - which gives them great flow across the ice. This is something the judges generally prize above some other attributes. They are NOT slow. Can they improve their expression? Sure, they are still young, but their basics are great.
04-30-2011, 06:13 PM
I almost forgot that the required dance elements between jr. & sr were different. So what you say makes sense.
Originally Posted by Mattieu
By the way, I feel really sad for P/B's fall during today's free dance. They sure could have medalled had they not fallen. Hopefully with the coaching change (they are moving to Krylova & Carmelango), they could finally medal at the next year's worlds.
04-30-2011, 10:50 PM
Wicked Yankee Girl
Is it sure that P&B are moving to Krylova & Camerlengo? I think that could be a great match if true.
No, I'm not in Moscow. But my internet connection turned to garbage this week-I couldn't watch anything until it was aired by US sports.
One thing that was not mentioned here to explain why V&M and D&W were so close:
GW2 7.93 (level 3)
Total GW 14.93
GW2 9.0 (level 4)
Total GW 16.00
Tessa had a small problem with the cascade/layback in GW2, which is where they lost the level. Also they were throwing up quite a bit of snow in the walk around threes at the beginning of GW1.
Last edited by dorispulaski; 04-30-2011 at 11:02 PM.
04-30-2011, 11:08 PM
Well, I read it at Ice Dance -FD page 18: " The guest commentator who is an international judge said on Hungarian Eurosport that P/B are going to Krylova/Camerlengo. " by tralfamodorian.
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
I agree if it is true it would be a great match. Krylova & Camerlengo have done wonderful job with W/P. Madison and Keiffer also are coached by them, so K/C camp can develop into another power house like S/Z.
Competition is good.
P.S.: Good to read your post, again.