Last edited by Olympia; 09-15-2012 at 03:13 PM.
But times change...what was innovative a half century ago is by my standards more or less dull these days.
It is the reason we see maniacal hatred for the Shibs from certain Russian fans......
They just can't cope with a team that is different.
Sorry folks....I don't watch skating for romantic motivation.
If every soccer team played with the same style I would get bored just as quickly.
"Oh look at us, we can skate...and we are in love".....gimme a break already
Last edited by janetfan; 09-15-2012 at 04:59 PM.
...and many more.
By the way, Stolbova/Klimov are a young Russian team, but they have some of the most interesting choreography in the pairs field today. If they progress and stay on the competitive scene as long as S/S, I have little doubt that their repertoire will rival S/S's in creativity.
Some photos of team Russia in the test skates
Sotnikova looked great! Except the lutz at the beginning, she landed all of her triples, excellent spins (as always) and good energy all through the program, I enjoyed it a lot more than when she performed it at the Moscow Junior competition... if she skates like this in international competitions, she can easily make the GPF this year!
Mr. Wilson did a great job with Gachinski, his skating skills and the overall choreography now look a lot better, he seems Artur now, not just Plushy's heir!
So out of thousands, maybe tens of thousands of programs 1% might fall into a different category than "love on the ice."
Here is a program I never forgot because it seemed - if not mocking - then it was certainly challenging the Ice dancing establishment:
Last edited by janetfan; 09-16-2012 at 09:21 AM.
Loved Adelina's LP. Yes, much MUCH better than last year's Liebestraum!
But overall choreo (and her opening pose) somehow reminds me of Dai's Klook. Who did her choreo, Madame Tarasova?
One of the reason I love Adelina among current Russian girls is she skates BIG. And it was the same reason I loved Shizuka and YuNa. Female skaters do not necessarily have to skate/project cutie, feminine or sexy all the time, I would believe. (Did you hear me, Nikolai?)
Also loved Artur's SP.
I agree with you, FSGMT. I have noticed Artur is becoming of himself. finally.
Don't get me wrong, but his skating, especially his crossovers bothered me a bit in the past. He skates like a senior skater now. He should move either 3Lz or 3A to the second half, I think.
As for Evgeni's LP, what is the program? Is this really Miyamoto's Romeo+Juliet?? Or, the other LP choreo done by Camerlengo???
Since when he went for 4S in the actual program? He IS still the King! Who else at the age 30 can jump all the triples including 3A like no sweat?!
Last edited by deedee1; 09-16-2012 at 06:34 AM.
^ No they didnt say anything about RJ program, where and to who did they say this about Miyamoto if you have a source please.
Interview of Plush, video and translation:
-I have a few SP and FS. I sometimes skated one program at a test skate and a different one in competitions. So, It's possible that at competitions you will see another FS.
- My health is fine, I feel well. It's good that I was operated last season. They put some tupes in my spinal, "burn" nerves (I was sleeping under drugs at that moment) and then for 4 dyas they injected some liquid in my spinal.
-( about competitons) I don't need GP events. My main goal is OG 2014. Soon I'll take part in Japan Open. It's like GP for me (in the sense of competitors I assume- *letsy). Then I'll skate at RN, then if things are fine- at EC, and if I can- at WC, maybe at WTT. You know, guys who are 18-20yo they need GP to skate themselvs out. I don't need it. GP is not a "title" event. Well, of course it's an opportunity to earn some cash. But I am not skating for money now. I skate to enjoy this special atmosphere. I am well-off enough in financial sense. The most important now- don't get injuried, the main target- Sochi 2014. At the same- to skate at EC and maybe at Worlds. (about Worlds- 2013)- I don't know now, we'll see. Maybe I'll go, as well as to WTT.
-Health is my main current concern. My another coach V. Balykin is working hard on that. We were two weeks in Italy and there besides FS training I played golf for 6 hours a day. Golf helps me a lot to relax, to calm down, it's a good focus-game, a lot of walking, for 10-15 km. We are working seriously on my physical conditions and now I am satisfied with the result.
- (about comebacks, with the smile) You know, I wouldn't mind if Alexei Yagudin and Timothy Geobel return, and all the rest. I am just doing my job. I am happy that Johnny is back, it's a great move of him that will give a good wave of interest to figure skating. When Lysacek is back, when I see him at cmpetitions, then I'll tell he did a great thing either.
- (on the quetions that media there is writing that Lysacek wants to beat Plush on the Russian territory, with the irony) You know, I feel indifferent what they write about me. I see the ice in front of him, I have 4S to land, as well as two 4T and two 3A and other stuff to skate. That is what I am thinking about. And what they write is their problem. I don't care.
Last edited by seniorita; 09-16-2012 at 08:15 AM.
No reliable source in the internet mentions what your said. Actually, no source at all, only gossips in rumours on other boards.
The video interview that Plu gave after Test Skate is on youtube and I posted the English translation on the Plu thread. Enjoy. No word about Miyamoto at all. He said that they have a few FS and a few SP. It's a norm for him to skate different programs and it's possible that he will skate another prog at competitions. I personally think that Kenji stuff they stashed for Sochi. But as you see I say it's my guess only. I don't say they said it like you do.