Gachinski seems to be trying to be the big romantic figure - a bit like Kotin in the '80s - but not nearly as effective.
Originally Posted by Becki
I feel the same.....and I've watched both programs. But Javier did have more "flare" (he was doing a tango I believe)
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
Fernandez music sounds like the El Cid soundtrack--Spanish themed but not tango.
On the Ice
1 Javier FERNANDEZ ESP
2 Nobunari ODA JPN
3 Denis TEN KAZ
4 Florent AMODIO FRA
5 Elladj BALDE CAN
6 Artur GACHINSKI RUS
7 Ross MINER USA
8 Takahito MURA JPN
9 Liam FIRUS CAN
Oda still has great, soft knees...but Javi looked good, strong, focused, committed to the choreo, and even elegant.
Ah, well I look forward to the program. I do like Javier too! I have no doubt he deserved the other marks, but I'm just strictly talking SS here. (Though I know about that whole corridor thing yada yada).
Originally Posted by emma
Elladj deserves to be in front of Ten and Amodio. Ten is definitely out of place and so is Amodio.
world record ?
Don't think so, but probably will get high 80s.
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
I really hope Chan doesn't break 80 for that.
Crushing on Hanyu, Abbott, Kozuka, & Farris <3
Really sad to see what is transpiring with Artur Gachinski's career. He showed so much promise at one point and now, sadly, he's much more miss than hit. :(
Mrs. P....I should have said that I can't really remark on SS - I'll have to rewatch these - but, they are both worth watching, so enjoy it when you do!