But I was surprised yesterday. I was watching some videos from The Ice Show and I looked at Shibutani’s number as well. It was good number and very very nice and interesting choreography and smooth interpretation by those two. What suprised me was the choreography. I would like to know in what time the number was created, because many moves were similar to choreography of Victoria and Nikita at Golden Age show at the end of May and stylisation of both couples were identical. Of course this is not Russian style so I expect that Marina Zueva promising typical Russian romantic couple will produce something different in S&K’s skating not copying Shib’s style of skating. S&K definitely need their own style. But Shibs are looking good in this.
No suprise for me That is Zoueva style. She loves that type of music probably because It is easier to choreograph. If you move slowly with facial expression of awe, people automatically will think you are feeling the music Hopefully Zoueva will create different free dances for both teams. I don't think using Virtue/Moir's style will be advantage for S/S and S/K.
Shibutani's lift position on 4.00 looks like Ilinykh's position in SD lift. I like rotational version, but probably its never be enough for level4.
Originally Posted by Blades of Passion
I think Sinitsina+Katsalopov are already ahead in many regards, actually. They are able to create better lines and have a very romantic capability.
Lines and romantic capability didn't win gold for Virtue/Moir.