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    Starting to see Finnsteps for the Olympic season makes me really proud of what we created with @ssusu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TJA...e_gdata_player
    5:42 AM - 14 Sep 13
    https://twitter.com/coccco/status/378861189180030976

    [@ssusu = Susanna Rahkamo, of course]

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    How fascinating to compare the brilliant original to the pattern as it is skated today!

    Off-topic, but I'd like to ask any knowledgeable people here what the ISU Tech Committe looked for when they turned Klimova/Ponomarenko's and Rakhamo/Kokko's dances into CDs. I remember reading an article years ago where it was written that Belbin/Agosto were helping to demonstrate Christopher Dean's rhumba before the committee. I wonder what happened since then, because obviously there was no new rhumba CD. Was the pattern not quite suitable as a compulsory?

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    I do know that some of the problems with the T&D rumba CD is that it is too long. To get it to what was thought to be a normal CD length, one 1 1/2 patterns could be skated. Back in the days of 6.0 CD's one of the things that was considered important was that tracings from repeating the pattern were supposed to overlay each other quite closely, something that you can't demonstrate well if only 1/2 the pattern repeats. Here, my memory is hazy, but I think there were complaints that it was too difficult in some way, but I'm not sure if that was involved.

    I seem to remember that B&A did a demo at Worlds (perhaps 2003 Worlds in Washington, DC), but that was as far as it got.

    I have no knowledge of the inside workings of the tech committee, and hope someone else will answer the rest of your very interesting question.

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    Thanks for the informative reply, doris! I can see how it would be problematic with the awkward length.

    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Here, my memory is hazy, but I think there were complaints that it was too difficult in some way, but I'm not sure if that was involved.
    Haha, I can somehow imagine that what was easy for T/D (and with quite distinctive choreo) might be hard for other ice dance teams.

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    Some more instructional video for recognizing Finnstep keypoints

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrHfkgp5-xM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfqkOjLlK2A

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    After watching the Skate America short dances I am starting to warm up to the SD concept (kind of miss the compulsories, though). The actual Finnstep sequences were very distinct and easy to follow.

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    I'm rather enjoying many of the SD's I have seen so far. The Finnstep is much better to watch than some of last season's attempts at the Yankee Polka.

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    OTOH, I liked D&W's Giselle a lot better than any of the SD's I've seen so far-but I like all the Finnstep SD's a bit. There were some truly awful YP SD's last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    OTOH, I liked D&W's Giselle a lot better than any of the SD's I've seen so far-but I like all the Finnstep SD's a bit. There were some truly awful YP SD's last year.
    True. Their My Fair Lady just isn't saying this is special to me yet...

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    I think it was a mistake for the ISU to require both Finnstep sequences to be skated one after the other, rather than allowing transitions between, and other elements to be inserted between. It gives all the SD programs an unfortunate sameness about them.

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