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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    Davankova's forehead was almost at par with Deputat's eyes !
    You make it sound like the eyes are placed somewhere far from the nose. I don't know, like knees for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    Davankova's forehead was almost at par with Deputat's eyes !
    Davankova is much much taller now
    No, she is not! As I said, up to his nose (which is exactly where Vera reaches). And this is not an old photo.

    http://www.fskate.ru/photos/image22929.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanca View Post
    No, she is not! As I said, up to his nose (which is exactly where Vera reaches). And this is not an old photo.

    http://www.fskate.ru/photos/image22929.jpg
    Skyfly has her own way to measure the athletes.

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    In fairness to sky_fly on this ONE POINT ONLY, Deputat HIMSELF said he split from Davankova because she was too tall for him. She had grown after the picture that has been posted. I believe she is almost 5'6" now. At the start of this season, she was 5'3" which IS how tall Vera is now, but she was and maybe is not done growing. Vera is.

    I know sky_fly was already saying Davankova was too tall for him when she was 5'3" and now seems to think this height difference is ideal, which does not compute, and is illogical. However, trying to claim Davankova and Bazarova are currently the same height is just not true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanca View Post
    No, she is not! As I said, up to his nose (which is exactly where Vera reaches). And this is not an old photo.

    http://www.fskate.ru/photos/image22929.jpg
    that was taken early in 2013, in Estonia
    Davankova is taller than taht now

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    That was taken in February at Russian junior nationals I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    Marinaro ? lol
    they were buried in seniors when he competed with Purdy
    aside from not so good looks, he needs better refinement, extension, expression and jumps
    They won World silver in 2013. Deputat was 3rd in World Juniors in 2012 and 4th in World Juniors last year.

    And, yet again, how can you dub B/D potentially future World Champions when you haven't even seen them compete, heck even perform?

    Also, I seriously question Deputat's ability to be able to grow a creeper moustache like only Trankov can. So already they're at a disadvantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy View Post
    They won World silver in 2013. Deputat was 3rd in World Juniors in 2012 and 4th in World Juniors last year.
    2013 was a depleted pairs field won by an American who have no success till now in seniors with P/M (aka the similar height pair) coming second because of F/M mistakes in the SP

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    2013 was a depleted pairs field won by an American who have no success till now in seniors with P/M (aka the similar height pair) coming second because of F/M mistakes in the SP
    Depleted field maybe, but that still doesn't change anything on the fact that Deputat was not even sent to those junior worlds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanca View Post
    Depleted field maybe, but that still doesn't change anything on the fact that Deputat was not even sent to those junior worlds...
    I believe they withdrew from Jr. Nationals due to an injury to Vasilisa, but yes the point is that they weren't there

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96skiluvr View Post
    I believe they withdrew from Jr. Nationals due to an injury to Vasilisa, but yes the point is that they weren't there
    They could have got pass by their Federation, if they were that great. Some dancers got pass to junior worlds without attending junior nationals. This year Radionova also got pass to junior worlds without attending the nationals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanca View Post
    They could have got pass by their Federation, if they were that great. Some dancers got pass to junior worlds without attending junior nationals. This year Radionova also got pass to junior worlds without attending the nationals.
    To be fair though, she came 3rd at Russian Nationals, with a score higher than the Junior champion. Not to mention, she qualified for the GPF and did well coming 4th. She's totally the Sui/Han of Ladies skating... senior level but still hoarding all the Junior World titles.

    Vas/Deputat came 5th at Nationals (40 points behind Bazarova/Larionov), and only 3rd in the Junior competition.

    I don't see how Deputat joining Bazarova will magically move him from a Russian Junior bronze medalist to a Russian Senior team that threatens V/T. I mean, they'll have tons of trouble even matching S/K. Look at Vera vs. Ksenia when thrown, for example. It's night and day. And you can bet S/K will start adding in a second triple instead of SBS 2A, making them even harder to surpass.

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    I don't think Bazarova/Deputat will start beating Stolbova/Klimov. Not yet, anyway. S/K are now firmly Russian pair number 2. But I can imagine that the fight for the third place within Russia would be between Antipova/Maisuradze, Kavaguti/Smirnov, Bazarova/Deputat and Tarasova/Morozov. I know Kavaguti/Smirnov's achievement in the past, but now they missed a season, and the season before they were on decline; their results definitely were not the standard we are used from them. Time is against them; they are getting older and it is getting hard to train. Antipova/Maisuradze are on the rise, but I am sot sure whether she went through puberty yet. Also, if you noticed, the last season in some competitions they were doing only side by side doubles. Although at worlds they did triples, I think there may have been some jump problems. Maybe temporary ones, or maybe the problems are still there. So while I don't think that Bazarova/Deputat will be threat to V/T and S/K, I could see them unexpectedly grab the third spot to Europeans or worlds. But the same can be also said about Tarasova-Morozov(grabbing the third spot).

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