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    Finlandia 2013-2014 Synchro Competition

    Some of you asked about the synchro competition, and now there's videos in youtube!
    Go here.

    Results were:
    1.Team Unique "Great balls of fire"
    2. Team Paradise "Bla bla bla cha cha cha"
    3. Marigold IceUnity "African Vogue"
    4.Rockettes "Aloha moho"
    5. Revolutions "Daughters of the wind"

    Reguired elements this season in short program:
    1. Block, pivotin must be done in 4 lines ( senior teams all attempt level4, so they have to do the pivoting with 4 steps on one foot and pivot 270 degrees. Pivot point musch change ens once.
    2. Moves in the field
    3. Wheel, travel must be done in a parallel wheel and change of direction in 2-spoke wheel. (for level4 you must do travel extra features such as release your hold for 3 secons)
    4. No hold element (the step sequence done in 4 line no hold block)
    5. Intersection (for seniors the required intersection this season is angled intersection)

    This is very early for synchroteams to compete, so the programs aren't ready yet. Still i'm very excited for this season, since the finnish teams are all in a good shape, especially I liked Rockettes and Marigold's programs. Team Unique is strong and technically very good, but the program itself wasn't my favorite.
    Revolutions are using finnish folkmusic in their program. And are you guys familiar with voguing? Marigold is using voguing in their short, and they mixed it up with Lion King! They have made Lion King program before, and they actually use they old starting position in this program. Lion King from the 2003 Worlds

    Russia's Paradise have skated to ballad for 2 season in a row in their short so it was nice to see them doing something different, anf i'm sure that no other synchro team could so a cha cha as good as they did!

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    I agree about Team Unique's program not being that exciting, however, they skate it very well and were clearly the best at this competition.
    It looks like as the season goes on that the Rockettes program could be really great.
    MIU's dresses don't come across as nice as they could but perhaps they're nicer in person. I understand the concept, but the skirts seem too puffy, for lack of a better term.
    I agree about Paradise too, there are much better songs they could have picked, however, they are really great skaters and have improved so much over the last few years. Also, since it's so early in the season for synchro, I can understand why they had to use last year's long program dresses, but I don't care for the yellow and can't wait to see what their dresses will look like.

    Thanks for posting this and making it it's own thread. I hope we can get more synchro posters! I would love to learn more about it w/ IJS, since there wasn't IJS when I skated.

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    swurvestar, While we aren't experts at Synchro, we do have a Synchro tech section that you might like to look it

    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/for...8-Synchro-Tech

    Like you, we want to know more!

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    MIU - I liked the wheel to the spiral at about 1:20, it will become more striking as the season progresses. The costumes need work.

    Rockettes - loved their pairing at about 1:05, very fast and seamless. These skirts are just as full as MIU but they seem to have a nice shape because of the contrast in black. They really math the music well. I can't wait to see more of them.

    Team Unique - the dresses are fantastic, and it was a fun program to watch and technically the best program of the day.

    Team Paradise - the music was awesomesauce and they did a great job - very entertaining. I feel like the team is stronger than the music, they look like they hold back in speed to stay with the music.

    Revolution - a very nice program, the costumes blend in with the ice.

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    Thanks for posting the video link! It is nice to see videos from early in the season and realize that these amazing teams struggle with the same things :o)

    I wonder how long it has been since the Senior short requirement was a 2-spoke wheel? Maybe not as long as I think, but it is nice to see.

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