to give a perspective of how Davankova can still grow
watching this last year's summer I was alarmed how tall her sister is: http://vk.com/videos121946509#/video121946509_161946585
that is one tall family genetics !
RE: Bobrov, yes, he is 187 cm which is excellent. Additionally, at 17 years of age, it's VERY possible he too will grow taller, which is really great in the event her height does continue to increase as well.
I agree he's not currently at Davankova's level, but he has potential to grow IMO- he is not a train wreck. As others have noted they can spend a few years in juniors and see how it goes, and honestly, there is almost literally NO ONE who is tall enough for her that is available. Frankly, I think to some degree she is lucky to have found a partner at all. It IS a real pity, because she really IS that good, but height is what it is.
I saw a picture of Radford beside Moscovitch recently, and they were both shirtless. I don't have the link but Radford looked so much less muscular than Moscovitch, pretty lanky.. TBH I think he's a weak lifter. I don't remember what his lifts were like with Rachel Kirkland but IIRC, she was very small when they were together.
Thanks to FSU and TAHbKA's translation: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...Deputat/page28
Short interview with Deputat.
AD: We tried out in Moscow. Today we are going to St. Petersburg and will start training there.
Q: Did you like skating with Vera?
AD: Yes, we are very comfortable and like working together. It was a common decision to skate together. On April 14th we went to the skating federation offices and filed a request. The president Alexand Gorshkov officially approved. There were no problems.
Q: How about working with Vasiliev?
AD: I like it. He is easy to communicate to person and is very involved.
Q: Do you have ideas for the new programmes?
AD: We are still looking for the music. There is still not a piece we listened and said `this is it!' but we tried several and now hesitating. Perhaps we'll decide on the final piece soon and will start choreographing.
Q: What are your relationship with your previous partner Vasilisa Davankova?
AD: Very good. We parted warmly, spoke of the pros and cons of our pair. There were no hard feelings or fights. The same with my previous coach Sergey Dobroskokov. We are all in good terms and talk to each other.
Gerboldt / Enbert have ended their partnership: http://www.rsport.ru/figure_skating/...744099385.html
Davankova will skate with Enbert: http://itar-tass.com/sport/1159214
not a good choice, but I suppose he is the only available male skater tall enough for Davankova