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Thread: 2014 Four Nationals (CZE, HUN, POL, SVK) - Bratislava, Slovakia 20-22/12/2013

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    24. Alexandra Kunova /SVK/

    3toe/2toe [1]
    3salchow - very solid [1]
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    Lost balance on the camel position in the combination spin but other spins very good. Fantastic performance featuring busy upper body movement throughout. This is the best I've ever seen her skate.

    Now that has thrown a cat amongst the pigeons. It was supposed to be between Simancikova and Rajicova.

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    25. Coco Caminski /POL/

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    3salchow - two-footed, underrotated around 1/4, fall
    3loop - underrotated, two-footed, fall

    Good attack and expression!

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    A very big upset in Junior Ice Dance. Kaliszek/Kurbakov who have done very well at international competitions so far this (their first) season have lost both SD and FD to Tomczak/Binkowski. They both fell on their circular step sequence in the FD. An extremely costly mistake to make. I wonder what PFSA is going to do now. I would have a test skate before Junior Worlds because K/K have been much better overall this season.

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    Ladies SP results and protocols are up.

    Wow, Brezinova has finally pulled it together and landed all of her jumps!

    Kryger's result makes sense now as her 3salchow was <.

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    Last warm-up group of Senior Men FS on the ice now.

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    Fantastic performance from Petr Coufal. Very solid throughout, all of his jumps landed without any hesitation. Choreography was a little basic and he could have used more expression but really well done!

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    A great performance from Maciej Cieplucha as well!

    Fall on opening 4toe but all his triples landed, including 3lutz/3toe, two 3loops and 3lutz/2toe/2loop with arm above in the second half of the program. Quite detailed choreography featuring a good layout and busy upper body movement. Shame about the popped axel at the end but it was a great performance.

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    It looks like Tomas Verner is employing the tactic of skating easier content clean. Which might be the best way to go for him, given his consistency problems. Some strong jumps and fantastic basic skating but the jump set-up was the easiest he's done for a long time. Only one 3axel planned (that he had a heavy step out from) and no quad attempts. Two 2axels (one had a step out with hand down). Slightly weak landings on 3loop and 3salchow.

    ETA: I was wrong, the second axel was triple. So the only way he's watered down his jump set-up seems to be taking the quad out.

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    It wasn't Pavel Kaska's day. He fell on 3flip, 3lutz and the end of a 3toe/3toe combo. He then stepped out of 3loop. The performance was quite sluggish and muted although he really lit up during the choreo steps at the end.

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    Krzysztof Gała's basics are poor and he has no performance skills but he can really jump. He opened for program with a 3axel and a step out from a fully rotated 4toe. Sadly, mistakes crept in later on. Second axel was singled, he stepped out and put hand down on the 3salchow and fell on the 3toe (the two easiest jumps he was doing...). I would love him to get a good shrink. He needs to believe in himself, show more conviction on the ice and work on maintaining his focus throughout.

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    Not Brezina's day either. Good start with 4salchow/2toe and 3axel but it went downhill from there. He fell at the start of his circular step sequence, didn't fully rotate the second 3axel and fell on it, put his hand down on a cheated 3lutz and fell on a 3salchow. The program itself is very lackluster and lacks coherence. A lot of it is just long entries into the jumps without any choreographic purpose or relation to the music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    Not Brezina's day either. Good start with 4salchow/2toe and 3axel but it went downhill from there. He fell at the start of his circular step sequence, didn't fully rotate the second 3axel and fell on it, put his hand down on a cheated 3lutz and fell on a 3salchow. The program itself is very lackluster and lacks coherence. A lot of it is just long entries into the jumps without any choreographic purpose or relation to the music.
    Brezina does this too often though. He basically starts strong with the first two jumps but then totally loses it on the rest of the program. I wonder if he has endurance issues.

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    Ziggy, would you be so kind and post the final result of at least top 5 men? They're not on the entries/results page yet. Did Tomas win overall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimplyLex View Post
    Ziggy, would you be so kind and post the final result of at least top 5 men? They're not on the entries/results page yet. Did Tomas win overall?
    It's Verner > Brezina > Cieplucha > Coufal > Kaska > Gała

    ETA: They are showing the medal decoration now and it's definitely gold for Verner, silver for Brezina and bronze for Cieplucha.

    ETA2: Fortunately I heard wrong! Coufal was way ahead of Kaska in the FS and overall. The results are up now.

    Cieplucha has beaten Brezina's TES in both SP and FS!!!

    Coufal has second TES in the FS (Brezina's was only 4th).

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    ^ You mean he beat him on TES Too bad for Maciej, if only he could score a bit better on PCS, he would've easily placed second.

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