if i didn't know skating so much, i would have thought that it was intentional. no negative GOE from me
Originally Posted by Gymfan15
More or less: more is more
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 04:04 PM.
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What is WRONG in this arena today?!
Wicked Yankee Girl
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.
Rooting for the divas with Kwanford
Don't mean to be mean, but I'm very glad they're not going to Worlds.
Great lifts, though, and lovely second throw.
altitude and attitude mood problems today ? lol
Originally Posted by blue_idealist
Like subtlety in ice dancing
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.
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I predict Sui/Han, Denney/Coughlin, and Marley/Brubaker for the podium, not sure what order.
Wicked Yankee Girl
Back in the dim distant past, a US team called, I think, the Fotheringill's called it a "foot-on" AFAIR. Not a sexy name, but still pretty cool
Originally Posted by Spun Silver
They were skating about the same time as Cynthia & Ronald Kaufman
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.