Where there any results?
Last edited by Violet Bliss; 09-05-2011 at 04:33 PM.
Seems like it was much more of a exhibition than a test skate. Looks like Plushenko was doing flying upright spins which are not something that are worth much. It was rebuilding. He has a 3A and the quad is almost there - it is < or possibly << at this point. He was like Joubert there!
Well I don't know what to make of that. Is that a short program to vocal music? French lyrics for a world championship held in France? Beats me. There is a lot of two foot gliding with arm movements and the footwork turns are almost entirely in one direction. Lots of rests as well. But the jumps are pretty good. I wonder if he doesn't really know what he wants to do and is just trying to keep the door open. I always thought Evgeni could be so much better than he even was at his peak if he would just buy into a different style of program.
It is not a short program, I think it is obvious, this program he did had 3 3axels to begin with. This is Je suis Malade, his exhibition that launched in Vancouver Olympic gala and skated like 57489320 times after. Skaters could choose whatever program they wanted to show in test skate and they were some who chose not to skate their future programs. Plush is in rehab mode still I suppose judging from what I saw.
I know everybody is enthusiastic about V/T and I m too although they didnt show their program as well, but how much i love I/M and their new LP. I want so much this pair to move forward and at least be the No3 in russia, they are so good and enjoyable!
This can't be Plushy's SP, with lyrics and 4 jumps but no combo. OTOH, there is a token foot(arm)work and the program is skated to play to the judges' side like his competition programs.
I guess he didn't need to test skate but was he there to entertain? I thought he's been serious about his new competitive choreographies so why not get some judges' feedback on this occasion?
eta. I missed seniorita's explanation before I posted. I was aware he had a program to Je Suis Malade but was confused to see it at the test skate event.
Last edited by Violet Bliss; 09-06-2011 at 06:50 PM.
He had to appear as the rest skaters for a test like he did in 2009 also plus anyone like Plushenko in the russian team trials can be a boost for the younger ones I suppose.
If he wants a feedback about his programs he can do it privately with as many judges Mishin wants, like some other skaters. I havent heard anything about his new programs apart from some rumors so I dont think he will skate that much this season.
K/S program was strange but good strange.
I had heard that they were skating to a different music to keep their real FD music "secret".
I don't get it.
Certainly it doesn't look they have many hours on this program, and the twizzles are a hot mess. The lifts are not smooth, nor are they particularly interesting.
I wonder whether it's a quickly thrown together exhibition so that they had something they could show at the test skate without revealing their real program.
At least I hope so. They can do so much better than this.