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    YAY, I am so happy that S/S won, I love their program. Although V/T had also been very good.
    I enjoyed both pairs.
    In fact I enjoyed the whole (pair)competition.

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    Zhang Dan is one of the tallest pair skaters out there and she has a less than 20cm height difference between her and her partner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    Zhang Dan is one of the tallest pair skaters out there and she has a less than 20cm height difference between her and her partner.
    The commentators for CBC said something about her growing a bit! Wasn't she already around 5'5? Yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachmaninoff View Post
    The commentators for CBC said something about her growing a bit! Wasn't she already around 5'5? Yikes.
    I think they meant she filled out a bit. Remember how frighteningly thin she was a couple of years ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan View Post
    I think they meant she filled out a bit. Remember how frighteningly thin she was a couple of years ago?
    Yeah, I noticed she'd filled out more. She looks good. An odd way to put it though if that's what they meant.

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    Yes...awesome results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florian View Post
    Surely they're pretty and have this certain something, but all in all it is a rather big man with a rather small woman, like K/S or the Zhangs are too. I like the harmonic picture S/S represent and I admire Szolkowy for what he does despite of not having this advantage.
    Aren't Volosozhar and Savchenko almost the same height? And height is not what makes me like or dislike a pair. It is their skating qualities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachmaninoff View Post
    Yeah, I noticed she'd filled out more. She looks good. An odd way to put it though if that's what they meant.
    her wikipedia bio says she's grown.
    Zhang Dan is the tallest currently-competing female pair skater. In 2008, she was 1.63 m and in October 2009, she reached 1.675 m,[6] surpassing Tatiana Totmianina (1.65 m) and ending in a virtual tie with Viktoria Borzenkova (1.68 m) who are both retired. As of August 2011, she is the tallest female in elite pair skating, being 1.695 m in height.
    Quote Originally Posted by DianaSelene View Post
    Aren't Volosozhar and Savchenko almost the same height? And height is not what makes me like or dislike a pair. It is their skating qualities.
    according to their bio Savchenko is 1.53 m (5 ft 0 in) and Volosozhar is 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in), Szolkowy - 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) and Trankov - 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in).
    Last edited by aniela; 12-10-2011 at 10:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aniela View Post
    her wikipedia bio says she's grown.



    according to their bio Savchenko is 1.53 m (5 ft 0 in) and Volosozhar is 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in), Szolkowy - 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) and Trankov - 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in).
    So Florian was wrong in saying that Trankov has a small woman and Szolkowy has a bigger one. The ratio is exactly the same. They are proportional. He/she was wrong about the Zhangs as well.

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    I was surprised at how little I enjoyed V/T. After hearing all the raves I was expecting something out of the water, but they skated very sloppy. They almost fell out of the last spin for god's sake! How was this FS scored so close to S/S???

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    Quote Originally Posted by aniela View Post
    her wikipedia bio says she's grown.
    So Dan is 5'6 3/4. Wow, that height would cause a lot of female singles skaters to struggle. Can't be easy for them.

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    Dan Zhang is too tall for an elite pairs/single skater. She's grown to almost 5'7.

    Happy for S/S! V/T are overrated pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dots View Post
    I was surprised at how little I enjoyed V/T. After hearing all the raves I was expecting something out of the water, but they skated very sloppy. They almost fell out of the last spin for god's sake! How was this FS scored so close to S/S???
    Because they're Russians.

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    I like V/T but they are not better than S/S but it's going to happen where the only way S/S will be able to win is if V/T make a mistake just because...imo.

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    Female pair skaters used to be much closer in height to the male partners before twists ans throws became core pair elements. Babilonia and Gardner were virtually the same height once the finished puberty. So were Starbuck and Shelley and the Protopopovs. The difference is the Hao is a beast. He can manage the physical strain those more modern pair elements impose. In fact their unison, death spiral and quality of position in lifts have clearly improved. I never liked them much pre-injury, but I have to give them credit for the obvious work they've put into improving their presentation and on ice projection.

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