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    A lot will happen between now and February. I think the fact that it is so hotly debated means how uncertain the outcome will be. Truly excited.

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    It's lovely to have a really good rivalry going into an Olympics. That's why 1988 was such a special Olympics in men's, ladies, and even pairs. Dance not so much. B&B winning were a forgone conclusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TontoK View Post
    Absolutely! This is what makes this match-up so special!

    Yep, D/W had the better of the rivalry last year, but since the Olympics it's been V/M, D/W, V/M, D/W at worlds. No guarantees for either team, and it may come down to personal preferences of whoever is on the judging panel.
    I agree this is a special match-up. Both are strong teams for different reasons. I do hope this doesn't come down to personal preference, though. First of all it has to be about the technical achievement - the levels of the SD and the step sequences in both SD and FD are the main deciders generally for teams at such an elite level. When it comes to PCS, I really truly hope this is not about personal preference. The rules and criteria and intent of the PCS are actually quite detailed, and if there would be some extra effort on the part of the judges to be really clear about what constitutes lower and higher levels and marks ahead of the competitive season, then perhaps we would have less controversy. I truly believe that as a general rule there is not nearly enough attention paid to all the aspects of PCS, and GOE's are not nearly defined well enough. Edge quality, matching lines, smoothness, positions in lifts, difficult and novel choreography, timing and musicality, etc. are too often ignored in both GOE and PCS. It's too easy to just reward speed. Ice dance is not a speed contest. It's ice dance.

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    I know what you're saying... but while we can enjoy both V/M and D/W, many of us give a slight edge to one or the other based on what we see as important.

    I can't see where judges would be any different, especially if both teams deliver the superb performances they are capable of.

    In this match-up it could boil down to GOE, and, as you say, that's defined in such a way as to permit a greater degree of subjectiveness.

    I really hope it doesn't come down to a particularly visible error (like V/M twizzle bobble WC SD 13) to decide.

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    Jamie Reidel ‏@jamiereideltsn
    Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir on set at the CTV/TSN production shoot @SkateCanada @AdrianS_TSN pic.twitter.com/MEqvMc1mGo
    12:09 PM - 5 Sep 13
    https://twitter.com/jamiereideltsn/s...97166528184320

    Can anyone with better eyes than mine make out whether Virtue/Moir are wearing new costumes??
    Or are they in their Carmen costumes (Virtue's original Carmen dress)??

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Jamie Reidel ‏@jamiereideltsn
    Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir on set at the CTV/TSN production shoot @SkateCanada @AdrianS_TSN pic.twitter.com/MEqvMc1mGo
    12:09 PM - 5 Sep 13
    https://twitter.com/jamiereideltsn/s...97166528184320

    Can anyone with better eyes than mine make out whether Virtue/Moir are wearing new costumes??
    Or are they in their Carmen costumes (Virtue's original Carmen dress)??
    They are wearing their Carmen costumes.

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    I desperately DESPERATELY want them to win this years OGM just for their Carmen. Can't wait to see their experimental/contemporary ballet FS, a must see this season.

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    FWIW :

    Eric Radford ‏@Rad85E
    Just saw Tessa and Scott's Olympic free dance. You are all going to love it! #WOW
    9:04 AM - 6 Sep 13
    https://twitter.com/Rad85E/statuses/376013046411317248

    Interesting that Radford as a fellow skater had the opportunity to see it at Skate Canada's High Performance Camp.
    In contrast, at U.S. Champs Camp, supposedly only the federation officials are permitted to see the programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    FWIW :

    Eric Radford ‏@Rad85E
    Just saw Tessa and Scott's Olympic free dance. You are all going to love it! #WOW
    9:04 AM - 6 Sep 13
    https://twitter.com/Rad85E/statuses/376013046411317248


    Interesting that Radford as a fellow skater had the opportunity to see it at Skate Canada's High Performance Camp.
    In contrast, at U.S. Champs Camp, supposedly only the federation officials are permitted to see the programs.
    My thought exactly. They don't train at the same center either, so it must not be such a strictly closed camp. Hoping for more insights.

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    Not news, and not specific to Virtue/Moir, but here are two Skate Canada national team photos from High Performance Camp:

    - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...5677038&type=1

    - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...5677038&type=1 [this one is from a weird angle, so several faces in the back row are hidden ]

    And this one is a kind of cool photo of autographed cards showing individual skaters, couples, or pairs;
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...5677038&type=1

    BTW: Purich/Tran attended HPC, but are not on the national team and do not appear in these photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Not news, and not specific to Virtue/Moir, but here are two Skate Canada national team photos from High Performance Camp:

    - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...5677038&type=1

    - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...5677038&type=1 [this one is from a weird angle, so several faces in the back row are hidden ]

    And this one is a kind of cool photo of autographed cards showing individual skaters, couples, or pairs;
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...5677038&type=1

    BTW: Purich/Tran attended HPC, but are not on the national team and do not appear in these photos.
    These are indeed cool photos! Thanks.

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    What a great opportunity and gesture of support that Purich/Tran were invited to attend.

    Love the photos with Tessa and Scott.

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