Antidote for my headache.
They are the most boring pair around. It's a joke their PCS is 63. Should be 53 when S/H got 59.
I've always felt Bazarova / Larionov were underwhelming. She is delicate and pretty, and he is solid, thick and expressionless. She doesn't always land jumps and throws while he is usually steady on the jumps. Their best quality is....that she is delicate and pretty and has nice lines in the air. But as a pair they have no charisma and are about as exciting as tepid tea.
Sui/Han are sloppy but they are fun to watch. And they do tricks B/L could never hope to pull off.
B&L remind me of T&M. Both are lovely to watch, have incredible matching lines and beautiful skating skills but both teams are a cure for insomnia. So when watching B&L, no matter how boring they may be, I remember that T&M are World and Olympic Champions, and that B&L should not be dismissed lightly, unless of course she continues to make mistakes.
B/L's lack of charisma is indeed a huge negative when compared with Savchenko / Szolkowy's innovation and creativity and Volosozhar / Trankov's flair and drama. Even Kavaguti / Smirnov are more exciting, despite Yuka's bored expression.
I don't see B/L ever becoming World or Olympic champions given their competition, even if she skates clean.
But here is the key, no matter how boring B/L are, they have the superior skating skills and everything else under pcs. No one can deny that with those boring slow programs, they have a great quality of skating. Are they extraordinary, mesmerizing, etc? No. But they deserve the scores they get when they skate clean which is from 124-128. They don't try to cover up anything with their hands. I can clearly see their edges and footwork without anything in the way.
But it's hard to cover up slips and falls, hands-free or not!
How sweet! How intelligent! How insulting, and very thinly veiled at that.
B/L PCS is a joke. Their P/E should be in the 4s. Definitely should be lower than most junior teams competing.
Their CH is a snoozefest and should be lower than most Jr.
Unless they're INterpreting counting sheep, there's no reason why their IN is that high.
If you're related to B/L in anyway, then it's ok. Mother crow thinks her baby crows are the blackest, we get it.
Last edited by FlattFan; 02-13-2012 at 03:01 PM.
I agree B/L's IN score should be lower than their other components, and maybe their CH as well. But if a team has a high SS score, their other component scores are kept at a similar level because judges are afraid to score "outside the corridor". I'd give them a slightly lower SS score to begin with, though.