check that quote above , he commented on his SP performance , was that really him ? wow
so I guess he is active on his youtube account, you can probably message him. LOL.
Last edited by sky_fly20; 12-25-2011 at 06:40 PM.
Woot first time B/L actually did synchronized SBS jumps 3T's!!
I love the entrance to the death spiral as well.
I also am missing the top two pairs, but overall I was happy to get to see these programs.
Finally, I absolutely LOVED S/K's step sequence. I'm excited for tomorrow.
Are you really comparing S/Z-a pair that had been togther for 20 years when they won their Olympic gold to G/E? G/E would have to had got together when they were 9. The other skaters you mentioned maybe older (later 20s early 30s) but they have great skating skills by themselves, not to mention great parters (sometime several great patners.) It has nothing to do with age, it has to do with learning your craft long before 22. There may have been pairs who didn't see results until after 22 but that doesn't mean they had trouble skating and all of a sudden became great skaters. Mostly it had to do with lack of partners or finding the right one.
G/E are now in 5th place (it would have been 7th if the top pairs were skating) and maybe they can still get on the podium. But even if they did medal it would have only been 4th or 5th place with V/T and K/S competing. I would rather Moskvina spend her last year and a half as a coach training someone like I/M or M/R.
I don't like Sui/Han and think they have horrible skating skills but with time, they could get better.
Again you are comparing a 16 year old bad skater with a 22 year old bad skater and S/H are already far more successful.
Sui will become a much better skater by the time she is 22 as long as she doesn't grow an inch or gain a pound or she will have to find a new partner.
Maiserudze and Rogonov certainly do interesting things in their spare time! LOL!
Just so I understand you, you think that just because the pairs field in Russia is - what you call - "tough" G/E don't have many opportunities to go to Euros and Worlds? Yet when they went to Cup of Nice, they were 2nd and at the Cup of Russia they were 5th. So what place do you honestly think they are going to get if by some miracle they are sent to worlds? Considering they now have the 21st highest total score this season. Finishing 4th at Russian Nationals in 2011 was not such a great feat when you consider they were at their very best at everyone else behind them failed.
You are too concerned about how long teams have been paired up versus how long they have skated alone. Gerboldt has had far more time than most other skaters to master her single skating skills (16 years, just as long as Sui has been alive) and has yet to master it. Like I said before if you can't master something under the tutelage of someone like Alexei Mishin, there is not much Dmitriev/Moskvina can teach you (especially in only a year and a half left before Moskvina retires.)
So she's new to pairs (1.5 years); without the basic skills she should have been taught in her teen years, she won't learn much while having to learn/perfect pair elements. Falling on a throw is one thing but falling on a single element is quite another. If you are fortunate enough to see them live make sure you bring earplugs, their scratchy skates will make your ears bleed.
Pairs LP Starting Order
Warm-Up Group 1
Oksana Nagalaty/Konstantin Bezmaternikh
Maria Vygalova /Egor Zakroev
Tatiana Tudvaseva/Sergey Lisiev
Yana Volkova/Alexei Petryanin
Warm-Up Group 2
Tatiana Novik/Andrei Novoselov
Katarina Gerboldt/Alexander Enbert
Vasilisa Davankova/Andrei Deputat
Ekaterina Petaykina/Maxim Kurdyukov
Warm-Up Group 3
Anastasia Martyusheva/Alexei Rogonov
Lyubov Iluschechkina/Nodari Maisuradze
Vera Bazarova/Yuri Larionov
Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov
Last edited by sky_fly20; 12-27-2011 at 08:01 AM.