Pairs free skate
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Warm-Up Group 1
1 Mari VARTMANN / Aaron VAN CLEAVE GER 16 47.91
2 Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES FRA 13 50.51
3 Maylin HAUSCH / Daniel WENDE GER 15 48.48
4 Nicole DELLA MONICA / Matteo GUARISE ITA 14 49.07
Warm-Up Group 2
5 Stefania BERTON / Ondrej HOTAREK ITA 9 60.39
6 Mary Beth MARLEY / Rockne BRUBAKER USA 10 59.62
7 Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV RUS 11 59.59
8 Jessica DUBE / Sebastien WOLFE CAN 12 55.83
Warm-Up Group 3
9 Meagan DUHAMEL / Eric RADFORD CAN 5 63.69
10 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN CHN 6 63.27
11 Caydee DENNEY / John COUGHLIN USA 7 62.48
12 Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR / Maxim TRANKOV RUS 8 60.48
Warm-Up Group 4
13 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN 2 67.10
14 Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV RUS 4 65.02
15 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY GER 1 68.63
16 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN JPN 3 65.37
I hope T/T can hang on for a medal. They are way more interesting than P/T can ever hope to be. At their best, they are just so much better than P/T, B/L, D/C, S/H, D/R. I think they're even more interesting than K/S and V/T. S/S are better skaters, and have some interesting programs over the year, but She S looks wild and tacky and cheap vs. how polished T/T are.
i wish that aliona and robin skate a superb pina program... maybe with a 3ATh again ??
T/T sould skate like in the sp..... clean, polish ... i hope that they re not toooo nervous, because they skate last...
D/R pls skate like nationals...
well.... maybe no russian pair on the podium???... only 2 spots next year....
i think V/T are going to skate from the back to the medals.. silver?
It will be impossible for T/T to stay in 3rd, it's a numbers game and they just don't have it against the better teams. I see V/T winning the bronze maybe silver if they can have a great skate and get over 135 but I have no idea how P/T look in the free, they scored 126 at home in January so if they do just as well they should hang on for the silver.
K/S have performed well from 126-132 and if they can do that they should get around 4th but the other teams will have to absolutly flawless to beat them and for some that's a tall order.
Here are my guesses, I guess:
4th-8th in some order; sorry
it would be so nice if most of the top pairs were able to skate great free skates. This will be hard for S/S since their coach says they are at 85% but a girl can dream . . .
What better teams? T/T just beat them. Girl T is ultra inconsistent, but does that make them any less than the other teams? If everyone skate their best, I don't see T/T below anyone else but the top 4.
Originally Posted by mousepotato
So you think just because 5.79 points separates 3rd place T/T from 11th place K/S it's over? You really think a team with such a low free skate score like T/T they will be able to stay in that 3rd place spot?
Originally Posted by FlattFan
The best they have ever done in the free is 114.20 and that's the best, the average is 107.
For the other teams like K/S their average is 126 with a high of 132.67, D/R has and average of 122 with a high of 129.19, B/L has and average of 120 with a high of 126.90, S/H has and average of 121 with a high of 135.08, D/C has and average of 120.00 with a high of 128.82. Even M/B has higher free skate scores.
T/T would have to get the best they have ever done THEN do better than that by over 10 points! And when they got the 114 they only singled a jump so the score wouldn't have got that much higher. So let's say for arguments sake they get 124 (which for a team who just got 109 at 4CC will be a big ask especially since they are going last but let’s just say) K/S are only 5.79 points behind so K/S would need to get 129.79. That's doable with the scores they have been getting for CDL. And the other teams have even less to make up.
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D/R for the podium!! Marley and Brubaker for the top 10!!
Best. Do you understand what best means? No mistakes. No flaws. T/T at their best would beat the crap out of everyone else. Not season best. Just best!
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I don't think Takahashi/Tran will hang onto a podium position since she usually only lands half her jumps and throws in the LP cleanly, IF THAT, but I'm willing to be proven wrong.
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Technically, their SB is their best, unless they have a higher score from another season. It doesn't matter what they can do in practice or when no one can see them if they can't bring it to the competition.
Originally Posted by FlattFan
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Oh yeah I can't wait to see S/S's LP again. I love it.
Are you serious? You think T/T doing the very best they can do, skating their hearts out can beat D/R? Did you see Canadian Nationals? You think they can beat K/S at the top of their game? Did you see Cup of Russia when they score 132.67. Or V/T at the Grand Prix Final when they scored over 140?
Be serious. T/T were beaten by most of these teams a few weeks ago at 4CC
Wish v/t could win, maybe others will make mistakes
With only being about 9 points out, it's not strange to think S/S or P/T could give up that many points. I have a feeling V/T will be out for blood.
Originally Posted by alexeifan