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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    Which Worlds?
    2013 Worlds TS was Marie Bowness CAN and ATS was Judy BLUMBERG USA
    The TC was Wolter (GER)

    2012 Worlds TS was Bowness CAN and ATS was Andrzej DOSTATNI POL
    I stand corrected then. But who was the Technical Caller at 2012 Worlds? They let a Nationalist be the TS for two years in a row?

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    Bowness is Canadian and she was TS at both Worlds 2012 and 2013. V/M won W2012 and D/W won W2013. So what does that prove?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    Bowness is Canadian and she was TS at both Worlds 2012 and 2013. V/M won W2012 and D/W won W2013. So what does that prove?
    Maybe she wanted to atone for her sins the following year. And wasn't an American sitting next to her? I am surprised though that they let a Nationalist do the job two straight years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK's Winter View Post
    I don't think the Tech Specialist being American is relevant to anything. I am a D/W fan but V/M are a class of their own as well. If they go out and skate 2 great programs they will easily win this event.
    Tessa and Scott winning this competition is not my worry- they are going to win 99.99%
    My worry are the scores they are going to receive- they need to grow their scores to in order to try and close the gap and be competitive with Meryl and Charlie.

    The tech specialist determines the levels for all elements and when the race for ice dance Gold is between and American and Canadian team, and the tech specialist is an American, bias (which is uncontrollable and part of our human nature) is going to play a role and visa versa (if there was a canadian on the panel)

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    Im a bit confused. Who determines the levels? Isn't the American just an assistant?

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    Blumberg is the tech specialist for TEB.

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    Whats the difference between the Tech Controller and Tech Specialist?

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    The technical specialist makes the calls. The technical control provides oversight, communicates with the referee, etc. The assistant technical specialist helps out. In the case of a disagreement there is a vote among the three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GF2445 View Post
    Tessa and Scott winning this competition is not my worry- they are going to win 99.99%
    My worry are the scores they are going to receive- they need to grow their scores to in order to try and close the gap and be competitive with Meryl and Charlie.

    The tech specialist determines the levels for all elements and when the race for ice dance Gold is between and American and Canadian team, and the tech specialist is an American, bias (which is uncontrollable and part of our human nature) is going to play a role and visa versa (if there was a canadian on the panel)
    I'm a D/W fan but I consider V/M a very strong competitor, and they get stronger as the season unfolds. GP scores don't matter, it's the performances by both teams at Sochi that count in the end. So why sweat the small stuff?

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    I hope Papadakis/Cizeron skate to their full potential and show Gailhaguet that they are the best choice for the second Olympic spot.

    They are the most exciting Ice Dance team I have seen for a long time.

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    Monko/Khaliavin - Former Junior World Champions. I thought they were very promising. Unfortunately, under Zhulin's tutelage they seem to be going nowhere. Pretty generic choreography. A jarring, sudden music change in the program. The middle part had very different character to the first and third and they didn't seem to go well together at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    Monko/Khaliavin - Former Junior World Champions. I thought they were very promising. Unfortunately, under Zhulin's tutelage they seem to be going nowhere. Pretty generic choreography. A jarring, sudden music change in the program. The middle part had very different character to the first and third and they didn't seem to go well together at all.
    I don't think this is Zhulin's fault. They switched from Kustarova and they look hopeless then too. She is too tall for him.

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    Orford/Williams had a cute ballroom program. A bit sickly sweet but it had nice character, quite a lot of closed holds and was well presented. Could have used more highlights I guess. Technical elements weren't very impressive though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elif View Post
    I don't think this is Zhulin's fault. They switched from Kustarova and they look hopeless then too. She is too tall for him.
    Yes :/ There is a little less than 3 inches difference in their heights and it's not enough, even in dance. Sinitsina and Zhiganshin have 4.5 inches between them and I think this sometimes causes them problems too.

    However, don't forget that pangtongfan has predicted that M/K will get Russia's third spot for the Olys, and that he is always right in his predictions since joining the boards!

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    Wow! french team was awesome!

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