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    It really was heartwarming to see all the smiling today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    S/S had far below LP maks compared to V/T because their spins looked slow, they are a little off, not at their best
    and didn't Robin popped a jump ?
    I will look at it again to check for that, but I noticed no popping from Robin. The fact that S/S are not at full strength physically and still put out such a strong performance is a testament to their championship mettle. They slowed down uncharacteristically on their final spin, but not enough to warrant such low marks. I didn't see any great problems with their lifts either, unless you want to look at them under a microscope to find something. It's as if judges look for anything they can to ding S/S on, without appreciating the difficulty of this amazing program, much less the huge contributions to pairs skating by S/S and S. If you ask me, V/T could have been dinged more for their sloppy sp skate. In comparison, S/S fp skate, while not their strongest, was triumphant. I do not think it would have been fair to see V/T win overall with such a sloppy sp skate. V/T skated their fp great, just as they should as a top pair, but IMO, they did not warrant receiving such overly high scores for that fp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    It does indeed. There are so many divisions in the world; it's nice to see examples of people coming together. And I'm proud that this is a way that skating can contribute to the world's harmony.
    I disagree. I think people are coming together in spite of figure skating rules. After all, eligible FS rules require people to compete for one country, with various stipulations to that effect. This has hampered and outright sabotaged a lot of teams over the years, not to mention all the teams that could've been but never were. Compare this to tennis, where partners from different countries forming doubles teams is utterly commonplace. Figure skating has a long ways to go to be truly international.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sequinsgalore View Post
    Next years spots:

    3 spots: Russia, China (1 up)
    2 spots: Germany (1 down), Canada, USA, Japan (never uses 2nd), Italy
    S/S 1st
    H/W 13th
    V/vC 14th ... 28... but has to be < 28 mmmhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kissx3 View Post
    I wonder if this might push Tran to give up citizenship? Such a hard decision. First pairs medal for the country should give these two a huge career boost in figure skating crazy Japan.
    I dunno, I wouldn't give up my citizenship if I was him if it's difficult to get it back. It was one medal, and Narumi is still really inconsistent. I don't see them winning Olympic gold if S/S and V/T are still around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art&Sport View Post
    I will look at it again to check for that, but I noticed no popping from Robin. The fact that S/S are not at full strength physically and still put out such a strong performance is a testament to their championship mettle. They slowed down uncharacteristically on their final spin, but not enough to warrant such low marks. I didn't see any great problems with their lifts either, unless you want to look at them under a microscope to find something. It's as if judges look for anything they can to ding S/S on, without appreciating the difficulty of this amazing program, much less the huge contributions to pairs skating by S/S and S. If you ask me, V/T could have been dinged more for their sloppy sp skate. In comparison, S/S fp skate, while not their strongest, was triumphant. I do not think it would have been fair to see V/T win overall with such a sloppy sp skate. V/T skated their fp great, just as they should as a top pair, but IMO, they did not warrant receiving such overly high scores for that fp.
    right... after alions injury they were not @ there best... but they re fighters

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    I didn't see any of the competiton except P/T on my phone and that didn't look good, I'm so happy for V/T for pulling up and ALMOST winning a gold, it was soooo close, I can't wait to see everyone.

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    Robin singled his axel
    http://www.isuresults.com/results/wc..._FS_Scores.pdf
    S/S skated a lot better at the Grand Prix Final but I think the overall result was fair given V/T's disaster in the short. Great comeback by V/T though!

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    So happy for Takahashi & Tran! Hope to see videos up soon--especially of her reaction--sounds like it was priceless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chloepoco View Post
    So happy for Takahashi & Tran! Hope to see videos up soon--especially of her reaction--sounds like it was priceless!
    Does anyone have the video?? I've been looking for it...can't find anything. I guess I have to watch it on TV tonight then..

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    There doesn't appear to be any video of V/T's performance on youtube, and I missed it on the online stream since I was out, but I guess I can catch it on tv tonight too.

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    Last I heard, Tatiana is engaged to Stas and Max has a long-time girlfriend (they've been together since Max was 16). I haven't seen any information that they've dumped their significant others and began dating each other. It's possible to be very affectionate and just have a great friendship (see also Virtue/Moir, they said they've never been romantically involved, just good friends).
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    Quote Originally Posted by rain View Post
    For the gold, I'm perfectly fine with S/S winning, particularly since V/T really tanked the SP. I wanted to say that up front so people understand I'm not disputing scores or anything.

    I just wanted to comment on S/S's program in general this year. I love the concept of this program. I can see in it the modern dance movements and style the choreography was going for. Unfortunately, I don't think this program ever really got to where it was going. The movements and positions were never hit crisply enough, and there never seemed to be enough commitment to the movements. Possibly this was just a function of having to concentrate to perform the elements. I almost wish they would keep it another year so it could evolve to where I think the program was meant to go, but I'm not sure they'd get there even then. That's left me dissatisfied with the program all season. This performance of it was particularly dissatisfying, as they did seem tight and nervous and therefore distracted from really performing the choreography.

    Ah well. Congrats to all the medalists. S/S for gold, V/T for coming back in spectacular fashion for silver and T/T for having by far their best competition of the season and medaling.
    Thanks for your thoughts, rain. I wish we could have a face-to-face discussion. My tone is not meant to be confrontational, altho' my comments might come across that way. Yes, S/S were nervous (most athletes do experience nerves under the high-pressure of high level competition -- that S/S were more nervous than usual is unsurprising). When you see your strongest rivals come back with a great yet over-scored performance, wouldn't you start sweating? But, would you be able to overcome your nerves and perform the way S/S did? It was quite spectacular to see S/S hit everything and overcome their nerves. IMO, you are exaggerating that they were"so distracted." S/S could not have achieved that performance if they were that distracted. Training puts choreo in the very marrow of skaters' bones -- they know it by heart, and by God, yes, S/S did perform the choreography. It was not their strongest performance, but it certainly was good enough to be scored better than it was here. Apparently tho' not good enough for the judges' and your high expectations.

    Why don't you ask S/S and S where they feel the program was "meant to go," before assuming that you know all about it? Were you there when they came up with the idea? Did you watch them training in modern dance? Did you follow the difficult development of the choreography? Have you read the articles and interviews with S/S and S regarding this program? Have you seen the film, Pina, or some of the film excerpts on youtube? I guess it is not enough to reach high and keep pushing yourself, to try something risky and different that is a mini-masterpiece, despite it not becoming fully realized in a way that some viewers might find "satisfying." Whether or not it is obvious, the greatest difficulty of this program is in melding the difficult pairs elements (esp. CoP era elements) into the innovative choreography. BTW, the Pina-inspired movement style that S/S perform is not meant to be "crisp."

    It might be nice to see S/S keep their Pina program for another season to evolve it more, but I'd prefer that they continue working on it as an exhibition. I'd be surprised if we see this same fp again next year for competition. S/S never seem to repeat themselves or rest on their laurels. S/S and S have raised the bar in pairs figure skating, and everyone has sat up and taken notice, but many are grudging in their praise and reluctant to admit that S/S and S have been inspiring and influential.

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    how do u know this???

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    Quote Originally Posted by gold12345 View Post
    What a stunningly close result between the top 2!! It's always interesting between them, that's for sure! V/T really had an exceptional day and deserved to win the free skate by that much.

    And how great it was to see T/T skate well. They are a gorgeous pair!

    It was a great showing for D/R. Canada has to be kicking themselves for not sending Moore-Towers/Moscovitch here! A top 8 finish was very doable for them, which of course would have led to 3 spots for next year.

    And D/C did well for the Americans. One sizable mistake, but it was good overall. Hopefully they will further develop their programs next year.

    Yes, a very foolish decision on the part of Skate Canada. They made such a fuss over sending Amelie for ladies, who has been consistently ahead of Cynthia all season, who won Canadians, and where there are no possibility for either lady to get a 2nd spot for Canada. But in pairs, by sending MT/M, Canada could very well have earned 3 spots to worlds at home. D/R and MT/M are the top Canadian teams internationally. And more than that, Skate Canada has made it more difficult to move up the ranks in the future for D/W. This was a disasterous skate for them. They are a very new team, and needed some time to develop out of the pressure cooker of a world championships. For a lady who was once 3rd in the world, to now finish so poorly, it's not good for their reputation internationally. I really feel bad for Jessica and Sebastien.

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