05-03-2014, 07:54 PM
I'm clueless on the Marinaro guy. I vaguely remember he and Margaret and thinking , oh, she better shrink or he better grow if they're going to continue pairs. The shrinking doesn't work but I can't remember how tall he is. I think Kristen is about 5 feet so she has some choices with the 5'8" and above. But I get the need to have a guy who can throw you up or out with some pizzaz. So even an under 6 foot guy might work if he has the musculature to do that. It would be great for Kristen have a guy who could relate to her on the ice. She exudes personality on the ice and a guy who can compliment that would be great. I look forward to seeing her progress.
05-03-2014, 08:52 PM
Would love to see Andrew Speroff and KMT skate together. Any chance he would reconsider retirement.
05-03-2014, 10:05 PM
Kirsten is about 4'10, I've met her in real life and she was wearing huge heels, I would guess 4 inches and she was still shorter than me (I'm 5'4). She's the same height as Purich so she could go with either Tran or Marinaro since Marinaro is taller than Tran
Originally Posted by slider11
05-03-2014, 11:02 PM
Hey i've read on another forum that Natacha Purich and Mervin Tran had split ! Do you guys know anything about that ?
I've watched Tran and Marinaro's last skates with their former partners and the thing about them that i don't like much, although it's clearly not the most important thing, is their side-by-side jumps. They don't seem very consistent, while Kirsten's jumps are really nice.
Also, it seems to me that Marinaro is nowhere near the level of Moscovitch (both on the technical and presentation sides), while Tran, with Takahashi, had beautiful triple twists and throw jumps, but with Purich the throw jumps often looked a little bit out of control. Am i wrong ?
05-04-2014, 12:54 AM
Your observations are likely correct because the two teams you are describing (Purich & Tran and Purdy & Marinaro) have less experience than Moore-Towers & Moscovitch. M-T & M have been competing at the Senior level for several seasons now, whereas P&T just got together last year and are (or were) a very new team, with Natasha having little experience at this stage.
Originally Posted by FS.Addict
Likewise, P&M only emerged from the Junior ranks into Senior about a year ago, so while they medalled at the Junior Worlds, they are (or were) fairly new to the Senior level.
05-05-2014, 02:47 PM
I liked MT/M a lot better than D/R of the Canadian teams, but I can understand the split. If she is aiming to do 1-3 more quads, she's better off going with someone younger now and building up their rep. I think she'd do quite well with either Tran or Marinaro.
EDIT: I've seen both MT and Marinaro irl (but not Tran, sad as he's my favorite of the 3), and while she's tiny, I don't think she's 4'10 tiny - 4'11/5ft seemed more like it (that's pretty much my height so hopefully my gauge was accurate). Marinaro is actually quite big and tall (more so than Moskovitz imo) - Purdy is just ... also really tall. He should be able to handle MT no problem. Not sure about Tran.
I don't really agree with this. I thought almost EVERYONE thought their pairing would be pretty dominant and challenge S/S for the golds, as both were the better partner in their previous pairings. In fact, some thought their rise to the top would take way less time than it actually took ...
Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy
05-07-2014, 08:05 AM