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Thread: Brian Joubert to compete in Pairs with Katrina Gerboldt for Russia

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    Wait what?

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    Is he going to move all of his animals to Russia?

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    If Russia is gaining ANOTHER pairs team, could they PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE release Lubov?!

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    I have no problem with him in pairs. In fact, I thought he'd be quite good at pairs.
    But Russia? Really? Any other country would be an easier field to be in for pairs than Russia!

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    It seem the team "We can't stop competing" is becoming true...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gallavich View Post
    Is he going to move all of his animals to Russia?
    And his mom?

    http://www.absoluteskating.com/index...aymondejoubert

    It seem the team "We can't stop competing" is becoming true...
    Maybe there should be a support group for the time a skater decide to retire....

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    Is anyone else worried about the fact that most pairs skaters have strong skating skills and musicality and Joubert doesn't? Anytime he has done well it has been because he out-jumped the competition, which he can't in pairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    It seem the team "We can't stop competing" is becoming true...
    Maybe he should have teamed up with Aliona instead of Bruno. As long as the skaters are willing to put in the hours to train and are willing to sacrifice their bodies, rock on...

    I think it would be cool to see a skater be a successful singles skater then later move over to pairs and be successful, though trying to compete in Russia vs. France seems like a strange decision. France has very few pairs (2014 Nationals - only 1 team competed and 2013 the number was 2) and Russia is incredibly deep.

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    Maybe he chose Russia because he wanted motivation to push himself? That's the only explanation I can think of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    Mercy me, this is the weirdest post-Olympic season I can recall.
    I have to agree with you there.

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    A link to the news about the new couple in the Russian TV

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx507g_CFiI

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy View Post
    Is anyone else worried about the fact that most pairs skaters have strong skating skills and musicality and Joubert doesn't? Anytime he has done well it has been because he out-jumped the competition, which he can't in pairs.
    I am worried that people don't understand the difference between facts and opinions. What you wrote are opinions, not facts.

    My opinion is that pairs skaters vary in their skating skills, musicality and range as performers, just like singles skaters. Joubert is not Patrick Chan or Takahiko Kozuka in terms of skating skills, but he is hardly a novice-level skater in this regard. His international results cannot be attributed solely to jumping; there are many skaters who can jump and whose record does not match up well with Joubert's. I know that many people love to diminish what Joubert has achieved and portray him as someone who can only jump and cares about nothing else, but this is simply not true. He has at times challenged himself in terms of musical choices (e.g. Aranjuez, Beethoven's 9th) and is now challenging himself to become a pairs skater. This does not necessarily mean that he is aiming for the top of the podium, only that he wants to be meet whatever goals he and Gerboldt have set themselves.

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    When I first saw the thread title: Wow!

    Then, almost automatically: Briiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!

    (I'm a Brian fan okay? )

    Then when I read the news... I'm not sure if choosing Russia is the best option. Euros/Worlds can have a total of three slots - if they are earned - and France does not, even if we count Savchenko/Massot as potentially French, have three pairs (as far as I know?). So, there would be a better opening for them there, I would have thought...

    Anyway, reading the interview kindly linked by mermaid, it seems that he is very aware that it won't be easy, and that it will take a lot of hard work, and it does not seem that he is nurturing particular "delusions of grandeur". Why not try? If he fails, he fails. Should one never try anything just because of the fear of failure and "what people will say?"

    Good luck in becoming a "greenhouse" Brian. (Google translate can truly be hilarious sometimes... )

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    Well, lovely news indeed. No one should underappreciate the beauty. Have no idea if they will ever hit any podium but no doubt they will be invited in shows. The most handsome French skater with the Russian blonde, you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alain View Post
    Well, lovely news indeed. No one should underappreciate the beauty. Have no idea if they will ever hit any podium but no doubt they will be invited in shows. The most handsome French skater with the Russian blonde, you know.
    Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Cliché much, sure, but it's so true in FS. For example, I hate his see-through shirt this year but many thought it was hot. For sure he is sure one of the beauty of Men Skating.

    But please no more mentioning blond Russian beauty unless you want to enter the twilight zone.

    Quote Originally Posted by LRK View Post

    (I'm a Brian fan okay? )

    Then when I read the news... I'm not sure if choosing Russia is the best option. Euros/Worlds can have a total of three slots - if they are earned - and France does not, even if we count Savchenko/Massot as potentially French, have three pairs (as far as I know?). So, there would be a better opening for them there, I would have thought...

    Anyway, reading the interview kindly linked by mermaid, it seems that he is very aware that it won't be easy, and that it will take a lot of hard work, and it does not seem that he is nurturing particular "delusions of grandeur". Why not try? If he fails, he fails. Should one never try anything just because of the fear of failure and "what people will say?"

    Good luck in becoming a "greenhouse" Brian. (Google translate can truly be hilarious sometimes... )
    Love him too. I guess his last years fiesco with French federation is the main reason he chose to switch. Anyway he will be the great addition to the current competitors which is so less in numbers every years. Failures have so different meaning according to their goals. If he does his best, gets new experiences and enjoys the great time in a process, that spell success enough in my book.

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