03-30-2012, 05:44 PM
u re my brother/sister in mind
Originally Posted by Art&Sport
03-30-2012, 05:47 PM
Youtube seems to cracking down on some vids right as they are put up so I would use keep-tube.com if you want to save them
03-30-2012, 05:49 PM
welll if M/M-T skates like @ nationals.... they won t be better than D/W
but they re more experienced...
03-30-2012, 05:55 PM
First of, well done T/T, what a great performance to get bronze. I really didn't think they had a chance, I thought they were going to drop like a stone. I think that was the best I seen her perform. Their reaction on realising they were 3rd was priceless.
V/T were superb, that was the best I have ever seen them perform, they nailed everything. They really went for it, they were the clear winners on the night, I thought they were going to sneak the gold for a while. I found S/S a bit flat, it wasn't the best they performed but they had a clear lead from the short, four world titles is a great achievement. What a delightful performance from K/S if they had got that lift up they would be on the podium. It's sad that programme has not got a world medal, it is one of the best pair programmes in years (IMO). I was a bit disappointed for P/T, he had a real bad fall, it was a long way of their best.
I found the second last group more impressive that the final group. Even thought I thought D/R, D/C and S/H excelled on the TES I though they were lacking in PCS and all were overscored in that area. An electric guitar doing Nessum Dorma, there should be a deduction for that, horrible music. S/H were better than I expected, they have great trick the quad throw and twist were very exciting to see and he done a decent flamengo impression. D/R I also found empty.
I wouldn't have M/B ahead of the Italians. I thought they rushed through everything and completely ignored the music and while they probably should be ahead on TES I would not have them ahead on PCS, the Italians are by far the better on the second mark. Dissapointing for D/W, after doing so well make the Canadian team they had a bit of a disaster tonight.
03-30-2012, 05:58 PM
I think it is a case of different cultures. I remember a news story from a couple years ago about a Russian tennis player (Torgunov, Torlanov?) who was seen kissing another Russian man on the mouth and it was assumed they were in a relationship but they said it was just a cultural misunderstanding.
Originally Posted by lavender
03-30-2012, 06:00 PM
kissing in the mouth ?
I did see Stepanova/Bukin kiss in the mouth too
at the juniors K&C. maybe just affectionate but not necessarily mean lovers ?
V/T just got a bit emotional after their LP and kiss each other
03-30-2012, 06:03 PM
come on we re in europe .... it s spring ...
03-30-2012, 06:05 PM
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03-30-2012, 06:14 PM
that s sooo cool
Originally Posted by Nena
03-30-2012, 06:18 PM
any replay videos from Tanya/Maxim ?
03-30-2012, 06:19 PM
03-30-2012, 06:23 PM
OMG i honestly couldn't contain my emotions while watching the K&C....Narumi is so adorable!! I love these moments! These moments are definitely the highlight of figure skating for me I am so so so so happy for them!
Originally Posted by christinaskater
Btw what the heck was that, Mervin? He threw his tissue or something to the side during the K&C...
Last edited by Becki; 03-30-2012 at 06:26 PM.
03-30-2012, 06:24 PM
For starters, Savchenko/ Solkowy gave an interview where they discussed the difficulty of putting the Pina program together and the complexities of performing it. I've followed figure skating closely for many years (too many to count), and unsurprisingly, I am a huge fan of S/S and S and what they have brought to the sport of figure skating. In addition, I have studied dance and followed the work of many ballet and modern dance choreographers. Pina Bausch was a famous German modern dance choreographer and ballet director. She was known for an inventive, unexpected movement style, and for creating choreography that explored male-female interactions and melancholy themes. Below is a trailer for the documentary film, Pina, which inspired S/S fp.
Originally Posted by paircheck
Lots of movements in there that might also have been explored, but Steuer and his team did a great job considering they had to work within the constraints of CoP. Also, S/S challenged themselves technically this season with training the throw 3-axel. I for one marvel at what they have been able to accomplish with all the obstacles they have faced.
BTW, I am also excited about V/T pairing and potential, but for me V/T while they are definitely able to challenge S/S, are being over-hyped prematurely largely because of the great Russian tradition which has historically dominated pairs figure skating.