Not my cup of tea: (Grimacing is not passionate, she needs to use different expressions)
But I can write pages and pages about how bland Chock actually is.
Note: CanadianSkaterGuy I can't open this video. Nonetheless I like their finnstep
One moment for Anna Capellini
Did Zueva ever supported the Shibs in press like she is supporting S/K?? With all the adjective she has been using for them!
I kinda feel sorry for the Shibs. They could have changed coaches, I feel like Marina is going to be too much into proving S/K better than I/Z to focus much on anyone else
I just worry how she'll be able to do two non-romantic paso doble sequences, one with a less than stellar team who switched straight to seniors and started to suck (cough Reeds cough). I feel like she hasn't known what to do with the Shibs since the 2011 season.
The only other option for the Shibs should they want to be able to commute to UofM is Igor, who I also think would be a better, not best, choice for the them. With the Shibs, there's other factors playing in - they're in college and their family is from Ann Arbor, so they want to stay close. But the Reeds could go anywhere, and Marina's going to be a terrible fit unless they want to go the incest-y way (yuck).
Personally I don't think Marina is a suitable coach for skaters who are building their skills from the scratches. Basic skills are not learn in just one summer.
Not to mention D/W and V/M all had roots from Igor.
The Shibs don't need our pity. Seriously. They are intelligent and articulate folks who have their own thing going. And at this point, the Shibs still have a world medal and S/K and I/Z don't. They certainly have built a lovely brand via social media that will help them long after they skating careers are complete.
As to why Marina isn't promoting the Shibs as much as S/K it makes perfect sense. The Shibs have a solid reputation in the U.S. already. They are already well-regarded by the fed. I mean you have folks like TSL accusing the Shibs of using politics to get their results and now I'm hearing that they're not being politicked enough. Which is it?
Eh, oh well -- we'll see what happens in a few months. I wasn't overly impressed with S/K in that gala video but then again it's just a gala video, so not reading too much into it.
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As for the Shibs I think you're right. I believe they know what it would take to skate at the level they did in their first season; so its up to them really. Life is good.