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    Wishing Tessa and Scott best of luck in their FD. Hopefully they can make up for the (totally absurd and unfair) 1.93 points they lost in the SD.

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    One of those points was due to Scott having a visible problem with the twizzles, which dropped them to level 3, and because it was visible real time, probably hurt their GOE too for that element.

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    Just perused the GPF FD board - interesting cheap shots at V/M - Tessa's weight, Scott not being to able to left Tessa etc. Okay - so I decided to post here instead of there. They had 2 solid performances at the GPF. Perfect? No. Heading in the right direction - definitely. As long as they are happy with their progress - that makes me a happy camper. Did they want to win? Obviously. Kudos to D/W for the win. After last year's Funny Face - I think fans were anxious with what they were going to skate to this year. Carmen is a challenging program and I am glad that they have taken this route. The last choreographic sequence may need some tweeking in order to get levels but otherwise I wouldn't change anything else. Obviously - not everyone is a fan of this program but hey you can't always satisfy everyone.
    I also enjoy D/W but the one thing that concerns me with them is that they received 3 tens for choreography in the GPF FD. My question is does receiving 10's discourage this team from trying new elements/lifts/step sequences?

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    Well, Tessa & Scott didn't become discouraged by 10.00's so no, I don't think any team is necessarily discouraged by 10.00's, particularly when their competition gets them too. IMO their Carmen is the most interesting program they have ever done, with all new and challenging lifts, and a different style of dance for them, and a different emotional character. Where they are least adventurous in trying new things, I think, are in spins & twizzles, and their not touching sequence in the SD.

    I don't think Meryl & Charlie are any different from Tessa & Scott; they aren't ones to sit on their laurels.
    Of the 6 lifts Meryl & Charlie are doing this year(1 SD, 4, FD with 1 Choreographic extra), only one is from last year (and it was new last year (the no hands rotational lift). The jump entry into the dance spin is new this year (last year they did a back entry), and the internal movements in the spin are different, too. The not touching circular step in the SD is significantly different from last year's, and they are using a different jump entry into the twizzles, doing the twizzling directly on the landing foot without intermediate steps. Skating to a ballet in their SD, and trying to incorporate balletic style in the dance is a much a change of style/challenge for Meryl & Charlie as a modern dance style for Carmen is to Tessa & Scott. Where they are least adventurous are in the two step sequences in the FD, IMO.

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    Tessa & Scott fans might be interested in this video, described by golden411

    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    And Virtue/Moir briefly discuss their Cirque training in their book too, if I remember correctly.



    If anyone has not seen this very interesting interview with V/M's trainer Maria Mountain, I highly recommend it. The video is 5:54 in length, and PJ Kwong recorded it over the summer.
    For one thing, Mountain is an immense pleasure to watch . She's full of energy and personality -- not to mention scientific knowledge and experience. (BTW, hockey players are the majority of her clients, from what I can tell.)
    I haven't gone back to view the video again, but among the points Mountain made is that Moir does bulk up during the off-season. Once the season starts, he maintains his strength but trims down a bit in order to enhance V/M's superb lines.
    As for Virtue, their goal is for her to have 100% of the muscle that she needs, but not an ounce more -- again partly for the sake of lines, and partly for Moir's sake during lifts.
    Virtue/Moir always show Mountain the specific lifts in their programs, and she customizes their workouts to target the appropriate muscles.
    The videos below have good footage of Virtue/Moir working out with Mountain.





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    ^^ Just to clarify because my responses to two separate posts ended up juxtaposed above:

    Virtue/Moir train with Maria Mountain twice a week in London. (She is not from Cirque du Soleil, in other words.)

    V/M return to Canton with her marching orders for their workouts there without her.

    BTW, the Canadian junior pair Margaret Purdy/Michael Marinaro also train with Mountain.
    Last edited by golden411; 12-10-2012 at 09:22 AM.

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    Please remember the fan fest threads are not a place to start fights/attack members/etc. This is supposed to be the "safe haven" where we can all have fun being fangirls/fanboys.

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    Short 2001 video of a young Tessa & Scott winning Pre Novice at the Junior Canadian Nationals
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy38E...ailpage#t=165s

    Too Cute for words

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    Even at that young age, their potential for beauty was very evident. They were so cute though.........Now they are magnificent

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    Just adorable!

    Scott looks exactly the same (except of course older)--same features, same expression. Tessa was always a swan, but now she's become like a super-swan.

    By sheer good luck, my local bookstore (in the U.S., mind you) had their hardcover book, and I splurged on it. It catalogues their career from childhood on, generously photographed. Seeing them at that age makes you realize the kind of commitment it takes to become top skaters. Somehow it's even more striking with a couple, because they have to stay committed to each other as well as to their individual training efforts.

    Now all I need is a similar book about Meryl and Charlie.
    Last edited by Olympia; 12-20-2012 at 07:54 AM.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPtVLfASU3U
    Christmas came early this year

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    A fancam version of their performances at the GPF is on youtube:

    SD (Anthony Hopkins' Waltz and a Polka)
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=o1NSLAxGyRo
    FD (Carmen)_
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SNFYNiHTH8
    EX (Hallelujah)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQv01u-nbug

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    Modern dance on the ice..evolvement, etc.
    http://www.ice-dance.com/main/news/g...e-in-ice-dance

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    Nick Verreos (fashion designer & fashion blogger) really liked Tessa & Scott's FD costumes for Carmen
    http://nickverrreos.blogspot.com/201...e-best_31.html

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