I am not sure I would have picked it for an Oly year; especially if the ISU is trying to sell the sport. But such is life. I really who will get the spirit of the dance.
And, if I understand well the rules, the twizzle has to be exactly of 1 revolution and a half (a very unusual move), not more, so I think that we will see a lot of levels 1 and 2 for excellent finnesteps because one of the partners has performed a twizzle that had more (or less) than 1 1/2 revolutions right? For skaters who usually have to perform 5/6/7-revolutions twizzles this will be incredibly difficult to perform at the level of perfection that the key-points judging system requires...
I really like this dance, especially since it was only used at 2009 euros and four continents. It really separated the boys/girls from the men/women so to speak.
What I'm looking forward to more though is the no touch diagonal step sequence
I hope some of the teams will choose to do one
Hilarious ! Walked into the ice rink in Detroit and ran into Corky Ballas . Small world
5:24 PM - 17 Jun 13
And shortly before on Twitter:
Sharing our key lime pie three ways... @derekhough and corky- hash tag say what say what http://instagram.com/p/arffPjMT9q/
5:09 PM - 17 Jun 13
ice-dance.com's article on the Finnstep and Quickstep pattern dances for 2013/14:
Breaking It Down: Finnstep & Quickstep
Created on Friday, 21 June 2013 02:03
It's going to be interesting which teams will have the best finnstep pattern. It's such a deceptively difficult dance to execute with lots of steps!!
When it was a compulsory, in my opinion, virtue and moir's interpretation of the dance was the best (even with Tessa's stumble). However, since the compulsory portions are being marked against key points, it's going to be interesting who gets the levels?p.