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    I'm having trouble continuing to watch this performance too. (T/T)

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    Quote Originally Posted by icellist View Post
    ugh, they really need a linguist to be an announcer...
    They should hire PJ for all North american skating events, she may be annoying at times, but at least she can pronounce everyone's name.

    I have no issue with altitude for sports venues. It is a factor in tennis in cities like Madrid. It is clearly an issue in cycling. Federations need to plan for these things and make sure they give their athletes sufficient time and access to ensure good performances. A really fit, well-trained athlete will aclimatise faster than a less fit one. This is where doing lots of full run throughs and reps comes into play. Sui and Han clearly had no issue. Plus the World Arena has hosted more world championships than any other venue, along with nationals, 4CC, Skate America, etc. It's a perfectly fine venue. I know some of the skaters from weaker countries will have issues due to both training and travel, but that's a part of sports.

    BTW, I'm glad Peter is calling out the skaters, It's needed sometimes.

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    Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN (JPN)

    Music: Concerto de Quebec by Andre Mathieu

    4th after SP

    3FTw - nice
    3S - she has hard fall, ouch!
    2T - she doesn't even do single, both tries combo
    BoDs
    FCCoSp - ok unison
    Li - lovely stretch
    3STh - bad stepout
    3TTh - stepout again
    PCoSp
    Li
    ChSp
    Li

    Not their best, unfortunately...

    Score: 109.57, total 171.11 and into 3rd
    Last edited by sequinsgalore; 02-12-2012 at 03:42 PM.

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    Huge score 135 + twist was a quad for sure
    Into lead

    Takahashi & Tran
    Japan

    very musical beginning

    gorgeous 3tw

    Narumi falls on 3S (req'd element)

    quickly up into dance lift

    she pops the 1st jump of the combination

    death spiral they get through it

    sbs spins nice unison

    lift-beautiful and easy. She has lovely back postion

    3Sth two foot stepout

    3Fth two foot stepout

    pair spin a bit ragged and out of gas

    Neat dance lift into complex changes lift

    choreo spiral, very gorgeous

    last lift. He's holding up. Sets her down lightly.
    Not sure where this will score

    Lovely couple, but hugely flawed today.

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    Sui and Han's PCS are a joke. She can't skate and is age ineligible too. Hopefully puberty will come soon. I wouldn't wish that if she was scored correctly and the Chinese weren't cheating. Of course its easier to throw a 12 year old into a quad throw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirunna View Post
    135?? The scoring at this event is absolutely ridiculous
    given its the best skate so far
    they were just happy to see one, with that result they will squash S/S and V/T at Worlds !
    4CC really outscores Euros pairs alot , lol
    Last edited by sky_fly20; 02-12-2012 at 03:43 PM.

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    Such a lovely delicate elegant pair, thee most refined out of all the pairs here imho (not far behind Evora & Ladwig), just too bad about the mistakes. It makes me worry for Donlan & Speroff, but Gretchen is way more consistent and better at the throw jumps, that's on their side at least.

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    That's too bad that TAKAHASHI / TRAN had such a hard time with their technical elements because the choreography was really nice. They had two of the nicest set of programs that I've seen in the pairs competition this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    given its the best skate so far
    they were just happy to see one, with that result they will squash S/S and V/T at Worlds !
    V/T and S/S skating skills alone are miles ahead. If S/H get 5s they deserve 15s both of them.

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    T&T are the most sheerly beautiful pair out there ... and they have THE loveliest lifts of all... but...

    Why did she do a jump all by herself after they (or he) messed one up? I guess it was supposed to be a combo and he didn't bother with the second one?

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    Is this the first time two quads have been done in a pairs program? Did Sui/Han create a new record?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    given its the best skate so far
    they were just happy to see one, with that result they will squash S/S and V/T at Worlds !
    Can you imagine Sui/Han beating both V/T ans S/S at worlds? While it's unlikely V/T will bomb, S/S have a history of disaster performances I don't even want to remember...
    OK, 109 for T/T? This is getting so a absurd, it's actually funny

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    Takahashi/Tran have moments of beauty. Now on to the pair that has well many fewer moments of beauty... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bekalc View Post
    V/T and S/S skating skills alone are miles ahead. If S/H get 5s they deserve 15s both of them.
    Weeellll....S/H averaged 7.46.

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    Takahashi/Tran have nice programs, yes, but their jumping skills make me want to get sick.. or laugh.

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