Keepin' it real
2011 Nebelhorn Trophy - Short Dance
Home crowd favorites Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi of Germany grabbed a
narrow lead in the short dance as the Nebelhorn Trophy kicked off in Oberstdorf
Constable , Costume Police
Good Grief !!!..Another egregious costume crime , and they're repeat offenders ! I'm so opposed to SD's being taken in this direction..it's not a Halloween party. I'm hoping to see video from Nebelhorn eventually.. but as for now , having seen the costumes of the top 3 , I have to say that Hubbell & Donohue should get a huge bonus for tasteful , appropriate costumes and be in the lead by a mile.
I find this really depressing because every year , I find much to like in Z/G's actual skating , and have a hard time ignoring their horrible costumes. This may be the worst yet.
Last edited by colleen o'neill; 09-22-2011 at 05:36 PM.
Lol. "Good grief!" is probably warranted. I love the "Halloween party" analogy.
THAT SAID ... my impression of Z/G has been that they have a pretty well defined "uniqueness" about them, in particular their approach to programs, costuming,... really the whole "package" It is like they have an affinity with Ice Theater or Cirque du Soleil sensibilities. And I kind of respect them for that. Very likely, their "package" does tend to stray from "convention" and will probably not fall into what would typically be considered "tasteful" I guess I sort of welcome them for their originality actually.
As for who leads who by a mile, a glance at the protocols indicates that Z/G had trouble with twizzles actually. This field is actually very weak. Probably the weakest Nebelhorn in years, which is making for a good opportunity for many teams. Not a single team in the top 10 at Worlds or with meaningful Grand Prix series experience or success.
Were the knives necessary? I'd do a costume deduction for that.
Being new to ice dance, I watched several of the team's programs from the past on Youtube. To me it seemed that Z/G's programs look more like Theater on Ice than they do actual ice dance-is it only me?
I hope there will be videos posted of the event-how long does it usually take before they start to be posted? Looking forward to seeing new partnership Hubbell/Donahue.
Wicked Yankee Girl
The videos from the Junior Grand Prix events are posted during the actual event!
However, since Nebelhorn is not as far as I know being streamed or televised, we are relying on spectators to have filmed the event. And they may not have. Or if they do, they film only a couple of skaters.
I do hope someone has filmed Z&S's performance, though & Hubbell & Donahue, for sure.