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2023 Grand Prix Espoo Rhythm Dance

el henry

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Sorry, have to disagree with you there. :slink:

That's what makes a skating board, and I know I don't have great technical expertise, so it's just my opinion. :) Respectful disagreement makes the world go round.

But I don't like Queen. Not even just these cuts, I don't like Queen. And I like this program. Better than Top Gun and better than whatever nickname we have for Carrera Ponomarenko ( I liked all of the names) and etc.

So I'll stand alone on this hill:biggrin:
 

labgoat

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If Debi Thomas could ice dance she would've killed the 80s theme skating to Cold Hearted Snake
 

labgoat

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From Skating Scores
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kolyadafan2002

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But Madi and Evan (yes even Madi even her edges) are so much better than the others in the last flight. They just are.And I quite like Top Gun (yes unsophisticated).
Madi's edges are actually pretty decent, for me the issue is more power/pushing related (which is often why the programs are choreographed with her doing artistic elements where Evan can provide more of the power).

When I watch her turns, they are generally well-executed (I wouldn't say perfect level 4s like she gets nowadays, but certainly better executed than many ice dancers). Even more so since going to Marie-France.

Either way for me I think this was much better performance than Skate America, although FB/S certainly have strengths in some aspects over Chock/Bates. TN and CP as well (although CP for me are a team with really strong strengths with just a couple things holding them back). The Finns got very low levels on turn elements, I think which indicates what they really need to work on.
 

Andrea82

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Breakdown of marks


Prins (Netherlands) and Kliushnikov (Azerbaijan) had FB-S into the lead.
Norway, Czech, Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Finland and Germany judges had Turkilla/Versluis into 3rd
Canadian and US judge put Carreira/Ponomarenko 3rd. Hungarian judge (him) had Zingas/Kolesnik 3rd
 

lariko

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I usually don't mind mispronounced names, but Mark just created the first same-sex Russian team, Stepanova-Bukina, while commenting on the Hungarians. :points: they actually managed to chose one of my all time fav songs too. The Hungarians, not Stepanova-Bukina, lol.

As always, rhythm dance is the best part of each event in GP!
 

lariko

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No surprises otherwise, but I think M/M maybe doing a little better? Hope so, I really want them to break out!
 

4everchan

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No surprises otherwise, but I think M/M maybe doing a little better? Hope so, I really want them to break out!
I think it will not happen before Milano. Too many good teams have better turns than them. They need to skate cleaner and probably a bit slower to achieve that. I find them very messy and if I do so, with my untrained eye, I cannot imagine how the judges woudln't.
 
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lariko

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I think it will not happen before Milano. Too many good things have better turns than them. They need to skate cleaner and probably a bit slower to achieve that. I find them very messy and if I do so, with my untrained eye, I cannot imagine how the judges woudln't.
Yeah, but they are pretty damn exciting.
 
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