sky_fly20 has an issue with skaters height, weight, body shape and sometimes also nationality. I wouldn't take most of what sky_fly20 says seriously. Not point worrying about it because luckily the judges don't agree with sky_fly20.
Originally Posted by viviabond
Fedorova can skate in juniors for three more seasons, she turned 16 only last month. It's clear that she isn't a good jumper. She's always struggled, even on doubles. The idea that in eight months she'll be able to land two kinds of triples is rather farfetched. I'm also skeptical about Vigalova (though I do think Vigalova is great in many respects). You shouldn't expect pair girls to have the same rapid jumping success as the ones who stay in singles. Girls typically go into pairs if jumping is not their strength.
Originally Posted by hanca
Anyway, I never said that triple jumps are a guarantee of senior success, just that they're a prerequisite. So, my point is, don't expect the Russian juniors to sweep aside current seniors who are inconsistent, like M/R. Right now there are only two junior pairs with the technical goods to be able to move up to seniors (and they're not guaranteed to be successful either, as you pointed out.)
In some aspect I am expecting the current junior pairs to sweep aside current seniors that are inconsistent. I obviously don't think that they would be able to kick Volosozhar/Trankov, Stolbova/Klimov or Bazarova/Larionov (or Kavaguti/Smirnov when or if they return) off their spot at the Europeans/Worlds next season, neither I think that they will catch up on Antipova/Maisuradze who improved a lot in the last year. But on the other hand you have to realise that it is Russian Federation that is submitting names for GP events. If three current junior pairs (V/Z, F/M and D/D) managed to beat Gerboldt/Enbert at Russian nationals, what do you think are the chances that the Russian Federation will submit G/E for GP event? Unfortunately Martiusheva/Rogonov did not compete at the nationals, but if they are going to be beaten at Russian internal competitions by current juniors (and I can imagine it happening), they are not going to be submitted either. Federation has the power to choose who will be submitted for events.
Originally Posted by cassiem