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    Lipnitskaya's Ears

    I noticed at the team event that her coach was rubbing Julia's ears quite vigorously. Was that to warm them up or what? Yeah, I know this should have been put in dumb questions, but seems the forum needs to be temporarily renamed "Julia Gone Wild".

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    Wow,Julia is the new Yuna, so many threads.

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    rubbing ears isn't new, its used and by practiced by most russian coaches to russian athletes
    you can see here http://www.imagebam.com/image/d6f3b0154336892

    they say it keeps you calm and settle your nerves
    not sure how effective is that for all

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    I noticed it to, it could've been to warm up her ears or something that she does to keep her relaxed prior to going on the ice.


    *NBC should have had this in their 11 things you need to know about Julia Lipnitskaia; because the majority of the things were really stupid like: she gives all her interviews in Russian (I'm thinking Duh, the 15 year old from Russia gives her interviews in Russian, shocker!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chapis View Post
    Wow,Julia is the new Yuna, so many threads.
    I've noticed several Yuna threads being invaded by Juliamania too. Not so much fanatical supporters like Yuna gets in other skater's theads but a constant discussion is happening everywhere. I like little things like this being pointed out so thank you Icey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amei View Post
    I noticed it to, it could've been to warm up her ears or something that she does to keep her relaxed prior to going on the ice.
    but its not unique to Julia
    many russian athletes especially ladies, get that ear rubbing thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    get that ear rubbing thing
    I don't know why that made me laugh so much.

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    Didn't Tarasova did it once to Arakawa?

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    It's very odd looking. It also reminds me of how someone sooths their skittish pet cat.

    I'm waiting for someone to make a gif.

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    Maybe she saw the technique as used on Deep Space Nine: http://www.ditl.org/capcomp/GCapENTAcquisition4.jpg and felt it could get the old juices running, just like it did for Quark!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    but its not unique to Julia
    many russian athletes especially ladies, get that ear rubbing thing
    I heard of it somewhere else, but I don't remember who it was. It wasn't someone from Russia.

    ref:
    http://www.sharecare.com/health/stre...-reduce-stress

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    Maybe it's the Russian version of rubbing Buddha's tummy.

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    I suppose ears are preferable to fat stomachs.

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