11-12-2011, 08:24 AM
Fantastic for the Shibutanis! They are by far the better competitors and there is so much room for improvement with these two it's scary.
Lol @ people mentioning the world judges already. But hey, I want to play too! hmmm... One could say these countries were rumored to be part of a block back in the 90's
AUS, BLR, CAN, CHN, CZE, FRA, GEO, GER, GBR, HUN, ISR, ITA, UKR
On paper it does look kind of an uphill battle for the S/S . Hopefully all that crap is behind us. Though TEN judges from Europeans??? WOW that's an eyesore!
11-12-2011, 08:50 AM
I'm so happy! The Shibutani's won!!! Well deserved. I actually think they should have placed 1st in their SP too. What a lovely young brother and sister team and their hearts are in the right place - they have skated multiple times at Harvard's "Evening With Champions" charity ice-show to support cancer research.
11-12-2011, 09:00 AM
Really this comment is childish. The Shibs have wonderful deep edges and can generate speed without much effort. Their twizzles are the best in the world equal to Davis & White. With the FD program they have, smiling is a good thing as they are supposed to be enjoying dancing to "feel good" music. If you don' like them, that's a personal preference and that's fine, but no reason to be so snarky.
Originally Posted by gmyers
11-12-2011, 09:20 AM
between the bias pro Shibs and the bias vs Shibs, I'm not sure which one i would take.
Instead i would like to know who had the stroke of genius to chose that unspeakable horror that is IK's music. I guess it's only because the choreographer is not Morozov, that there are no signs of cross wisely placed here and there in the routine. Small consolation.
11-12-2011, 09:31 AM
Off the ice
Here's a brief reminder for those who keep harping about Euro-centric/Russian-led conspiracies:
Originally Posted by Dots
1. There are a lot of countries in Europe,
2. Many of which are ISU members.
3. They are not all alike.
4. Some of them have good relations; others have a history of animosity.
5. There are not many NA countries.
Thus, it is very likely that judging panels will have more European judges than American ones. This does not make them biased, nor are the European judges "an eyesore". But these posts sure are.
Last edited by Buttercup; 11-12-2011 at 11:41 AM.
11-12-2011, 09:48 AM
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