10-06-2013, 02:42 PM
10-06-2013, 02:43 PM
What you see as "ooey-gooey" I see as chemistry. But the lifts - IA! Wondering what these ice dance coaches are thinking with all these gymnastic moves in some of the new free dances: Tessa appearing to backflip into a swimming pool onto Scott’s shoulders; Meryl sprawled in an ungainly manner over Charlie’s back as he appears to be rescuing her from a burning house, and then there’s the lift in Chock and Bates' FD where she ends up straddling him in a sumo wrestler fashion (cringe).
Originally Posted by WeakAnkles
10-06-2013, 02:58 PM
I have to say that Julia Lipnitskaia was AWESOME. I loved both of her programs. That LP especially looked like an Olympic medal worthy skate to me!
I did love Mirai's LP skating dress. It's gorgeous! ♥
10-06-2013, 03:26 PM
Pretty positive Yuzu's fans and Yuzuru will not let that happen! xD
Originally Posted by artsciboy
Pooh is his lucky charm, and also doubles as his kleneex case holder
10-06-2013, 03:28 PM
Liza was seriously FIERCE, she really gets into these programs and sells them as hard as she can! I love it.
And Artur seemed so happy during the victory ceremony, so excited and bubbly (for him). I'm so glad. I really hope he's turned the corner.
10-06-2013, 03:38 PM
Yes, if she could skate with that spirit again, I honestly wouldn't care one way or another about the URs or her placements. She could be dead last, every time, with every jump URed and she'd still be one of my favorite skaters and light up the rink for me. She's lost that spirit though, and it is really very tragic.
Originally Posted by Sasha'sSpins
10-06-2013, 03:49 PM
Hey Mirai fans and Mirai - no expectations, great results will follow shortly! All needed are more genuine smiles - you are more charming, less serious than the 'winners'. Play and enjoy, you have nothing to lose and everything to win -- just smile!!!
10-06-2013, 03:59 PM
10-06-2013, 04:04 PM
Meant Hubbell & Donohoe not Chock & Bates for the sumo wrestling hold ...
Originally Posted by Ice Diva
10-06-2013, 04:08 PM
I very much agree! I was there to see her skating and it really left me cold compared to what I've seen from her several years back. I heard Frank Carroll saying recently that she has had (/is having) some personal issues that she needs to solve. It was in TSL interview. I feel like she doesn't have the passion for skating anymore
Originally Posted by tulosai
10-06-2013, 04:20 PM
I've watched the V/M FD several times now and to me though beautiful, it seems to lack either interesting content or the music is not rich enough to match them. It just doesn't seem dynamic enough. Though they are now more mature people it still feels like Mahler 2. They said it would show the seasons/changes in the male female dynamic but I don't see much of it. It seems almost one level. Where is the playfulness, passion, anger, contentment. It is supposed to be this but at this point I don't see it. I don't think the music is dynamic enough, albeit very beautiful. W/P and I/K though lesser skaters their programs seem to grab me more. I hope they add to it as the season progresses. Or maybe it will grow on me. But to be honest I was never a Mahler fan, I found it too over the top.
10-06-2013, 04:54 PM
Oh yes, thank you for putting a board on here for it. It was several years back that there used to be a very active forum for synchro, I think it was called synchro boards or something like that. I know it was the American teams that were told to no longer post, but that was a long time ago, not sure their rules now.
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
Anyway, to get back to this topic, was there anyone here who attended the competition that saw the synchro short programs at Finlandia that can give us a few impressions? Thanks
10-06-2013, 06:34 PM
Wicked Yankee Girl
We hope you all will post there! The mods like synchro, but we don't know a lot about it. However, IN has it on demand (and even live for Worlds last year!) and we watch it- I definitely want to find out more about what goes on in the world of synchro!
10-06-2013, 07:47 PM
I agree. I watched some synchro clips on Youtube and it looked VERY cool--like Busby Berkeley on ice. It's a shame that the Olympics didn't consider that for a medal event, which I think would have made a lot more sense than this team competition thang. But YMMV of course.
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
10-06-2013, 08:09 PM
I thought Virtue and Moir were excellent. Very fine lifts especially.
Originally Posted by Mao88
Chovk and Bates -- I knew I was going to hate vocal music. I got caught up with trying to follow the music and forgot that there was someone skating.