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If you watch Bobrova any time she is skating backwards, her body is almost parallel to the ice. Consequently, many people do not like her posture, especially those fans who prefer the classical Russian style of Klimova & Ponomarenko.
If you are a fan of Bobrova & Soloviev, I hope you will try to convince us of her strengths.
Macassar, I don't find it contradictory that some folks find OTT drama boring-drama can be all the same after a while.
Edited because Pogue is right; I should have hit the multiquote button to be sure I was quoting the right person. Apologies, Pogue.
Last edited by dorispulaski; 03-03-2012 at 03:09 AM.
In hindsight, I can see they have improved this season -- but again the packaging makes it less obvious.
ETA: REading the thread, you meant Macassar88
2. I actually don't hate B/S. Honestly, I felt their 2010/2011 FD was one of my favourite programs of that season (and others found it really boring, but I thought that when well skated, it was fluid with some interesting shapes, particularly in the lifts). But in an effort to make them stand out from the Russian pack (and reaffirm their number on status), they've actually emphasized what's wrong about them. Packaging that is all about flair and distraction; poor posture gets exacerbated when she's playing an old crone (witch); the step sequences have absolutely no relationship with the music (in either FD or SD). It's actually quite remarkable how much this FD missed the boat, thinking about it.
Thanks for your repsonse dorispulaski and Mrs. P. I am interested because I have spent some time watching B/S train in Moscow and I find them very beautiful. I am not a technical expert and I can understand how some see them as OTT, although that is the Russian style, is it not? I also very much like the effortless acrobatism of their programs.
And I'm definitely not anti-OTT and I think some teams do it well. But in the case of this team, I feel like it showcases all their flaws, especially their FD (as Imaginary Pogue noted).
Because Bobrova is inconsistent
after all these seasons she is stil prone of falling down from a twizzle
S/Z have talent, they set their goals and very ambitious
they have the possibility of having a successful transition into seniors.
Y/M ddi not medal but they have still many seasons as juniors Mozgov is only 16 and Yanovskaia 15
This is going to get ugly
Kustarova is complaining already of what happened and Y/M deserved the bronze medal.
looks like it might have been the boot cd problem
sorry just translated via google,
whole article: http://www.rsport.ru/figure_skating/...582391119.html"It's a shame that there was a story with straps - admitted Kustarova correspondent of the" F-Sport. "- The guys skated well, go for a medal, but the judges scores for the strap was removed because it is a violation of the rules. But it is a sport in which anything can happen . Well, it's now happened to them. When the fight is to be conducted in the first place, rather than the third, they will be careful. Yes, and we will check the suits - pants, hooks and all the other details. "
The ISU article on the competition says that Y&M's music was stopped because he had a broken boot strap.
yeah it was, and I don't see how she has to complain Yanovskaia(15) and Mozgov(16) are still very young , they have have many more seasons left to compete as juniors, and I'm sure they'll be comfortably on the podium at junior worlds in the coming seasons.
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Last edited by Mao88; 03-04-2012 at 01:44 AM.
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