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Thread: Elena Ilinykh & Nikita Katsalapov Split

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    Quote Originally Posted by elif View Post
    Paso Doble will be good for Elena and Anna, because they can get this passionate expression/feel effortlessly. For me Weaver and Bobrova too cute, (they are more waltz or finnstep kind of girls) Chock and Shibutani is too bland, no tension (yankee polka kind of girls) and Sinitsina is too cold for this kind of dance. After the waltz, latin, yankee polka and finnstep I really missed something passionate and dramatic.
    I think Weaver-Poje can do passionate. I remember the FS in 2012, that was when I first time noticed them.

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    LOL at anyone who suggests Chock and Weaver are bland or not passionate. I mean look at Weaver/Poje's SD from Sochi... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF2aNFluk9w

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanca View Post
    I think Weaver-Poje can do passionate. I remember the FS in 2012, that was when I first time noticed them.
    Ironically I liked them at 2010 when they skate Flamenco. Poje is very good but I don't just like when Weaver try passionate faces. Sorry

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23lp4s_vvcM

    Quote Originally Posted by flutzy13 View Post
    Madison Chock is the furthest thing from a bland "Yankee polka kind of girl."
    What can I say I didn't see her anything other than bland choreography. Not my fault. I said yankee polka as example of no tension between partners. I never liked their polka too, you could be right for this one. She can!t skate Polka too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy View Post
    LOL at anyone who suggests Chock and Weaver are bland or not passionate. I mean look at Weaver/Poje's SD from Sochi... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF2aNFluk9w
    I never said bland to Weaver. I just don't like her ''passionate faces'', thats all. She is looks more natural with happy, joyful, elegant dances.

    Not my cup of tea: (Grimacing is not passionate, she needs to use different expressions)

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/JiwzLf1odbk/0.jpg
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_rUDERYMBt-...cd-reuters.jpg
    http://ursuspolaris.files.wordpress....cd_2.jpg?w=720

    Beautiful:

    http://web.icenetwork.com/assets/ima...r_a0ohy6xz.jpg
    http://nimg.sulekha.com/sports/origi...3-21-30-53.jpg
    http://connections.uwaterloo.ca/2009...nalsCD_000.gif

    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

    http://www.icedancing.org.uk/main/wp...omantica47.jpg

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    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

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    The national team lists are up and both IZ and SK as well as all the other newly formed couples (like Bazarova and Deputat) are in the reserves.

    http://fsrussia.ru/files/docs/RUteam1415.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by bramweld View Post
    No longer worried about Lena and Rus. Look at who they are working with for the short dance Impressive...
    http://vk.com/figureskating_teamruss...24972370_44640 Antonio Najarro..they look pleased.
    They should be!!!! This has made my day!!! I love the flamenco choreo he's given over the years to skaters.....*cough*AP*cough*

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    Quote Originally Posted by bramweld View Post
    If he is the greatest ice dancer that we have now, why aren't he and Lena the current World Champions? This is the biggest joke ever, unless he purposely thwarted twizzles.

    Marina is so desperate to be on top of the podium this year you can smell it. So W/P, B/S and C/L are all just going to roll over and play dead along with I/Z? Not to mention H/B, H/D, S/S, C/B and G/P? Please people I am begging you she HAS got to eat crow and lots of it this year, PLEASE!!
    Lol. I can't wait for this season to get started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blancanieves View Post
    Lol. I can't wait for this season to get started.
    I can't wait for this quad!! It hasn't even started and it's already shaking up to be exciting!!! Can the season just begin already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowflakebeautiful View Post
    I can't wait for this quad!! It hasn't even started and it's already shaking up to be exciting!!! Can the season just begin already?
    Slow and steady with a cool head, case in point C/L and W/P. I/Z need to continue with the current plans; talk less and SKATE MUCH MUCH more. As for Zueva promoting the Shibs, yes she did when they were younger. She said they used their blades like hands their control was so good as is evident from their earlier work. Ice Dance is a brutal sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kittyvondutch View Post
    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
    The Shibs and the Reeds are in a tough place concerning this whole S/K deal. Marina is a good coach - G/G, D/W, V/M, B/A... The list goes on. But the latter three all benefitted from having roots with Igor first. But results don't lie - Marina produces star teams, and holds a lot of influence with the US and Russian and some but not as much (considering the whole 'Marina wasn't fully in our corner' thing) in the Canadian fed...

    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).

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    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.

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    On a lighter note, I/Z and co. are working on the paso. I'm so excited for next season!
    https://24.media.tumblr.com/3dfc454b...qt9ho1_500.png
    http://instagram.com/p/o8kQ7RKBqH/

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    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 I/Z in that gala video but then again it's just a gala video, so not reading too much into it.
    That was S/K. They will be fine with more time, their basic skating skills (blade to ice, knee bend etc) are more incongruous in comparison to that between I/Z as mentioned by experts in the field. However they do have a lovely lyrical, soft style.

    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.

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