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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    I can't believe Danis and White's unison and attention to choreographic detail at the that age!
    Okay, I'm slow on the uptake. I finally watched Davis and White. Look at the size of them! And they skate as if they had twenty years' experience by that time. What a blessing that they, and also Virtue and Moir, have remained with the same partners for all these years. That's how you get such splendid chemistry--and a near-telepathic connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Welcome to Golden Skate airin! Yukina is lovely
    Thank you for warm welcome, dorispulaski
    This thread is so nice! It’s so interesting I can see the features and characters of each skater even though they are so young and little. It’s not Tuesday but let me share these videos. Not the oldest ones but my favorite, and so lovely to watch.
    Both of them are in their first season in junior level circuit.

    Maia & Alex SHIBUTANI in JWC2009 (I think they were 14/17 years old)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1ONEuW7RxE
    I love this video.I clearly remember I was amazed by their expressiveness when I watched this video for the first time. I think this program has innocent and transparent atmosphere, which fits this couple so much.

    Yuzuru HANYU in JWC2009 (he was 14yo)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFE8rrLCJtQ
    His jumps are not stable but what a cute smile at 6:14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    She was quite the star! what a face
    Meryl Davis has got the kind of face that you see in Renaissance portraits, of, say, a Duchess of Milan, or a mistress of a Tudor monarch.

    Check them out only a scant four years after the OP's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0_IWtmls8A

    What a difference. By this age (around 15, apparently), they are are no longer children, and the first traces of the D&W personae are already visible, but still they are not yet come into their full adult powers.

    To paraphrase The Bard: Now art thou Davis & White. Now art thou what thou art, by art as well as by nature...

    (although Charlie White does look like a Scott Moir clone here with that curiously dark and ruly coiff )

    (I think it's charming, and I'm not even an ice-dance uber. I stumbled across this while viewing the OP's vid )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robeye View Post
    Meryl Davis has got the kind of face that you see in Renaissance portraits, of, say, a Duchess of Milan, or a mistress of a Tudor monarch.


    I agree! She does look like a Renaissance portrait, maybe Leonardo's Ginevra de' Benci or the Lady with an Ermine. Someone said at one point that she looks like a Disney princess, which I understand, but the Disney ladies are shown in cartoons. Meryl looks like the real thing on which the Disney cartoons were based.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    What a blessing that they, and also Virtue and Moir, have remained with the same partners for all these years. That's how you get such splendid chemistry--and a near-telepathic connection.
    Skate Canada is using a still photo of Virtue/Moir from their younger years as one of its "100 Years of Champions" images:

    Quote Originally Posted by Robeye View Post
    (although Charlie White does look like a Scott Moir clone here with that curiously dark and ruly coiff )
    Reminds me of that old ad campaign: "... only her [er, his??] -- hairdresser knows for sure."

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    9 years old Chan. Super cute!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDOgOgIJINs

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    I don't recall whether we've had this Shibutani vid before, but here they are when Maia had just turned 11

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAlQ...1D9DF24717A251

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    I don't recall whether we've had this Shibutani vid before, but here they are when Maia had just turned 11

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAlQ...1D9DF24717A251
    Here's a photo that was posted to the new shibsibs Instagram page yesterday:

    http://distilleryimage11.ak.instagra...0a9f1885_8.jpg

    How cute are they???!!!

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