02-11-2013, 08:51 PM
LOL, Dance Fanatic – this Kanadian Konspiracy must be stopped in its tracks before it spreads it’s red tentacles throughout the figure skating world and takes firm hold. Of course Virtue & Moir are the forerunners in this KK (Patrick Chan a close second – and here at 4CC – out of the blue - we see that jumping bean who somehow beat Hunyu! Not to mention the 2 pairs).
But most astute GS posters are already onto them: first it’s Virtue’s year long faked injury & surgery – there should be independent medical proof that surgery actually took place. After the Lance Armstrong debacle, we know how some doctors aren't that legit. And now, in the free dance, we have V/M faking some kind of injury because they fear they might lose to their closest competitors. You’d think they’d be satisfied that they’ve beaten D/W in the Olympics (altho, of course that was in Kanuk-land, so very suspect) & at every worlds – except the one when they were faking injury all year. But no! They are not satisfied. They, & the corrupt KK, are plotting at this very moment to win in London, Kanada at all costs, through any means! If it’s phony leg cramps this week, in London you can be sure it’ll be asthma in the short dance and then in the free dance – a loose screw in Voir’s blade – a la Takahashi. They’ll stop at nothing, so we must expose their evil plot ..
The rules must be changed at once so that there are no allowances made for these malingerers! Too bad they’ve devoted their lives the figure skating – we need to clean up this “sport” & bring in some discipline ... so our own favorite skaters can rise to the top!!!!
02-11-2013, 08:56 PM
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02-11-2013, 10:05 PM
yups, not the most flattering of photos, but WOW does it capture the intensity of what Meryl and Charlie have been trying to convey with their FD this season. It just goes to show how fully committed the two are to every moment in their performance. they really aren't holding back, and the performance/emotional abandon is becoming second nature...they don't need to try to do it, they just do.
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
02-11-2013, 10:47 PM
Edited because I got what I needed.
Last edited by all that; 02-11-2013 at 11:38 PM.
02-12-2013, 07:49 AM
02-12-2013, 09:37 AM
D and W are awesome; V and M need to work on their Carmen - it is artistically and conceptually a far more difficult program to convey. they are running out of time.
02-12-2013, 01:28 PM
I think it was quite simple that they missed the timing of the lift.
Instead of gracefully skipping it to the next element, which is obviously a loser thing to do, they chose the winner's way to go...
I don't blame them. I even like the second half of their program after the pause. Heck, that combo lift was amazing. But leg cramp..No. Tessa didn't even try to appear in pain.
02-12-2013, 02:51 PM
There was no way in (heck) they could have continued that lift at that point because you need speed/momentum to make it work. It was the most difficult lift in their program. Without it they would surely lose too many points and ultimately lose the competition. By taking the break and starting with speed they got a Level 4 on the lift and +2 GOE points and were wonderfully able to finish the program without any further problem. There is no way to prove Virtue did or did not have a cramp, but there should be stiffer rules/deductions for a such a break in a program. What if this happened at Worlds or at the Olympics over a gold or silver medal?
Originally Posted by backoutsideedge
And although I am still part of the media although I am semi-retired, I too can have an opinion on a message board. Mathman asked the question and I answered with a plausable response.
02-12-2013, 02:56 PM
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