Amanda EVORA / Mark LADWIG (USA)
Music: Daphnis and Chloe by Maurice Ravel
Reverie by Claude Debussy
5th after SP
3T - she twofoots (perhaps UR), both step out
3LzTh - she falls
2A+1Lo+2S - she singles first 2A, I think
CCoSp - good unison
Li - a bit shaky
Li - not secure as usual
Li - he almost drops her on setdown
Score: 107.24, total 167.99 and into 2nd
Last edited by sequinsgalore; 02-12-2012 at 03:04 PM.
What is WRONG in this arena today?!
Doing this stuff at altitude has to be worst in pairs.
Lawrence & Swiegers
158.66 into 2nd (rats, I preferred them)
Evora and Ladwig (fingers and toes crossed)
sweeping moves into 3t, both stepout
Amanda down on the throw flip
2a sequence one might have done 1a
Great dance lift as a transition
death spiral good one
really good unison
really really good
Beautiful throw 3Loop!!!
LIFTS so secure on the back spiral for Mark, smooth on the exit
Amazing flip up entrance lift wild cartwheel out into pair spin
Wow they are not sucking wind at the end like the others
lift from a lunge and down to end; just a hair sloppy at the landing
Sigh* Evora/Ladwig at least has the most beautiful lifts so far.
Don't mean to be mean, but I'm very glad they're not going to Worlds.
Great lifts, though, and lovely second throw.
This music always brightens my soul & puts a smile on thy face. Sarah Hughes Olympic LP music combined with G&G's exhibition skate music, one cannot go wrong, and therefore Evora & Ladwig to me have the best music & choreographed program of everybody, including my favorite lifts of anybody in the world.
I hope Mark and Amanda didn't lose any levels on the last lift 'cause he bent his elbow a bit too soon.
that was the pre-2010 upward swing E/L today... not as good as they've been Hopefully they come back swinging next year.
I predict Sui/Han, Denney/Coughlin, and Marley/Brubaker for the podium, not sure what order.
I'm glad my fav pair, Donlan & Gretchen, didn't skate here, too terrifying with the altitude problems.
So far so good, crossing my fingers that the final group makes it through without major incident as well.
I wish they were zeroing in on the arena vid screen to show the mini doc they are playing on Tai and Randy.
Is it just me, or does Peter sound as frustrated as ever with American Pairs skaters? He's close to calling everyone lazy and undeserving "If you think you're working hard enough, you gotta work 10 times harder."
And just now "They're all out there saying I want to skate my best, the only one I am competing against is myself. BALONEY." Wow... ok, someone give Peter some decaf or something (though I completely agree with him). Sometimes I think the USFSA has overtrained their skaters in the PR department.