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    Konstantin Menshov

    Between Sergei Voronov, Evgeni Plushenko, and Konstantin, 2015-16 may be the year of the Russian Silver Foxes. Konstantin turned 32 on February 23, and like his fellow 32-year-old Plushy, he's still not ready to retire.

    Here is a recent video of Konstantin skating to Rachmaninoff, as performed live by pianist Luka Safronov in Elena Berezhnaya's Ice Theatre.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH0UM4yx-m8

    Incredible collection of some of his quad attempts:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx3GnlX4TlY

    Cute childhood photo of Kostya and Plushy in St. Petersburg:

    http://cfile215.uf.daum.net/image/14...50DF93A3265449

    Fan page on VK:

    https://vk.com/konstantinmenshov

    Konstantin's personal VK page:

    https://vk.com/id236848

    His ISU bio
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00006781.htm

    His wikipedia page
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konstantin_Menshov

    Russian biography entry
    http://fsrussia.ru/biografiya/45-men...nstantin.html;

    Website listed for him on his ISU bio
    http://menshov-skate.ru

    A video interview with Konstantin
    http://www.figureskating-online.com/...n-menshov.html
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 05-09-2015 at 11:38 PM.

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    Menshov has a certain character and charisma that I've always liked.
    That, and his HUGE jumps :-D

    I also admire him for remaining competitive at his age, his unusual choices of music, and the messages he tries to send through his skating.

    Some of my photos of him are >> HERE << , from last November at TEB

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    Thanks for the thread!

    I love Konstantin's creative choices for his programs and his super quad toe, not to mention his perseverance!

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    Also he is SO NICE

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    I actually thought of making this thread when I saw that Orphaned Fan Fest post, but you beat me to it Gallavich.

    Anyway, fun fact, Menshov is tiny! I was rather curious after seeing the childhood photo of him and Plushy, wondering if some time after it he had a growth spurt, but nope! According to his ISU biography he's 165cm or 5ft 5!

    Here's to a great 2015-2016 season, Old Man Menshov! :D

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    My favourite Silver Fox (after Plushy, of course). The Old Man Menshov! Always quirky and fun. I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YesWay View Post
    Menshov has a certain character and charisma that I've always liked.
    That, and his HUGE jumps :-D

    I also admire him for remaining competitive at his age, his unusual choices of music, and the messages he tries to send through his skating.

    Some of my photos of him are >> HERE << , from last November at TEB
    I remember your photos...they are great!

    Quote Originally Posted by anonymoose_au View Post
    I actually thought of making this thread when I saw that Orphaned Fan Fest post, but you beat me to it Gallavich.

    Anyway, fun fact, Menshov is tiny! I was rather curious after seeing the childhood photo of him and Plushy, wondering if some time after it he had a growth spurt, but nope! According to his ISU biography he's 165cm or 5ft 5!
    Great minds, etc.

    Maybe Konstantin is on the smaller side because he is a twin? I suppose there could be other factors, but I have read that twins tend to run a little smaller than non-twins (within the same family, that is).
    Last edited by gallavich; 05-09-2015 at 11:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gallavich View Post
    Great minds, etc.

    Maybe Konstantin is on the smaller side because he is a twin? I suppose there could be other factors, but I have read that twins tend to run a little smaller than non-twins (within the same family, that is).
    Heh, to be honest I hesitated because the only thing I could think to write was about his height and the fact that while watching Plushy's old programs on YouTube I managed to recognise his name (it was in Cyrillic so I was proud of myself!) way down the list at the 2003 Russian Nats, which I thought simply wouldn't do for the first post of a fan thread!

    Yes, I wonder if his twin is taller than him...but it is nice to hear a skater described as short who actually is short - at least to me (I'm 163cm).

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymoose_au View Post
    I managed to recognise his name (it was in Cyrillic so I was proud of myself!) way down the list at the 2003 Russian Nats.
    I can't speak or read a word of Russian - but I recognise the main skaters' names in Cyrillic too

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    He's is so charming and seems so nice and kind. Love him!

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    I found some photos from Team Rukavitsyn's recent trip to the US. Check out the height difference between Kostya and Dmitry Aliev

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

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    Quote Originally Posted by gallavich View Post
    I found some photos from Team Rukavitsyn's recent trip to the US. Check out the height difference between Kostya and Dmitry Aliev

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    Kostya is only like 5'4" He's not that tall at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daphenaxa View Post
    Also he is SO NICE
    And handsome, too.

    Best performance I've seen him skate live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo9YDEcBO_g Konstantin rocked the arena with his clean SP @ WTT 2013! And I complained A LOT to my husband that judges didn't give him 1st place...

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    My husband and I thought he was underscored at SkAm, too. We enjoyed his performances very much

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