The French didn't get as many of the key points, they've struggled with the key points all season really.
Originally Posted by bramweld
Alexandra and Ivan were very good, their twizzles are D/W material I find something a bit off about their skating overall, might be her posture and constant bending(I don't mind the height difference) but they are looking better than last year in this regard. The French were the highlight for me. Also loved the couple in forth place, very promising. Glad to see Canada with good young ice dancers again (Madeline and Zhao are also very talented). The Russians in 9th place are very nice skaters but have major technical issues which they must sort out. To me, they are better than the Russians in 5th place ( I simply can't find anything fun or exciting about them and don't understand their placement either. And their Cats FD is simply bad).
To further bounce off this point -- P/C got just level 3 and level 2 on their pattern sequences while S/B got level 3 and level 4. That helped S/B have two whole points on the BV, but if you look at their GOE, the gap is slightly smaller with S/B scoring +5.21 in GOE and P/C scoring +4.71. PCS between the two is just .57 as well, so in essence, the judges acknowledged the great execution on the French, but really their struggles on the sequences is what caused the larger gap.
Originally Posted by Mattieu
Speaking of key points, yikes for A/E! Their base value was 26, which tied them for 7th in BV and 6th in TES overall. Their PCS (deservingly so) helped them out greatly here, but they really need to get a control of those patterns (though they are showing improvement from earlier in the season). Also Kaitlyn and Jean Luc's score is pretty interesting -- they scored level 4 on one sequence then a level 1 on the other!
McNamera and Carpenter actually did the best out of the three Americans teams in BV (level 3 and 4 in the sequences) and was just behind A/E in TES by .2. I can see them moving up in the standings with a solid FD.
Great job to the top two couples.
ETA: Corrected to clarify TES scores among the American teams.
Last edited by Mrs. P; 02-27-2013 at 12:27 PM.
ISU, stop promoting 2-foot skating!
Aldridge/Eaton's compulsory sequences were really terrible compared to their other elements. Their twizzles, step sequence and lift were sharp, they skated with good speed and loads of attack and expression but those blues sequences... Slow, scratchy, tentative. They have a lot of work to do in this area.
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
next season should be really be good for M/C
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
the Top 3 teams I think will be going seniors
Those great qualities you mentioned is the reason they always managed to play catch up in the FD, but I'm not sure how well this FD catch up they've been doing all season will work when they move up to the senior level. It seem, as a whole, the Krylova/Camerlengo camp, for whatever reason, has been struggling to get the patterns for its teams. With the exception of P/B, most of their teams have dealt with low levels all season long.
Originally Posted by Ziggy
Last edited by Mrs. P; 02-27-2013 at 12:35 PM.
Marika Humphreys is also the coach of french team Carron & Jones
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
Loved Bent/Mckean.......she has such a presence on the ice, but both have those beautiful deep edges and what looks like great speed. A fine future for them if they stay together.
SHORT DANCE - RESULT & VIDEOS
1. Alexandra STEPANOVA & Ivan BUKIN (RUS) - 64.65 Short Dance, 2nd Copy
2. Gabriella PAPADAKIS & Guillaume CIZERON (FRA) - 61.58 Short Dance, 2nd Copy
3. Alexandra ALDRIDGE & Daniel EATON (USA) - 56.89 Short Dance
4. Mackenzie BENT & Garrett MACKEEN (CAN) - 55.88 Short Dance
5. Valeria ZENKOVA / Valerie SINITSIN (RUS) - 55.82 Short Dance
6. Madeline EDWARDS & Zhao Kai PANG (CAN) - 54.92 Short Dance
7. Anna NAGORNYUK & Viktor KOVALENKO (UZB) - 52.19 Short Dance
8. Lorraine MCNAMARA & Quinn CARPENTER (USA) - 51.80
9. Evgenia KOSIGINA & Nikolai MOROSHKIN (RUS) - 50.64 Short Dance
10. Shari KOCH & Christian NÜCHTERN (GER) - 50.59 Short Dance
Last edited by Mao88; 02-28-2013 at 01:14 AM.
P/C are stunning. They are world champion material.
Short Dance: Last 2 groups as one whole video, acceptable quality.