Alexandra Stepanova & Ivan Bukin

BlueCat28

Match Penalty
Joined
Mar 4, 2018
If (stepanova) Bukin wasn’t banned, and went to the Olympics with bobrova/soloviev. OAR would have had a real shot at getting gold again. Splitting the SD and FD between stepanova/bukin and bobrova/soloviev would mean less stress and they would be less tired.
Plus, stepanova/bukin’s SD is so good, it’s their strength (they got higher that bobrova/soloviev in 2018 europeans).

I am still not over this.
I am so sad, and so ready for them to kick (insert3letterwordhere) in worlds.

No, lack of S/B did no harm, blame Kolyada instead
 

russianskating4ever

On the Ice
Joined
Dec 6, 2017
No, lack of S/B did no harm, blame Kolyada instead

True, agree
It added to their faults
But I truly believe if Sasha and Vanya were there, them doing SD segment would produce a higher overall ID score than just Katya and Dima there (since they had potential and could have scored higher SD, I mean europeans)
 

uhh

Medalist
Joined
Nov 19, 2013
You think they would have beaten Shibutanis in the SD? :scratch2: I don't know, it was a tough panel for everyone.
 

RemyRose

YOLO
Record Breaker
Joined
Dec 28, 2005
Country
United-States
Peter Tchernyshev choreographed the FD for Stepanova/Bukin

"Tomorrow we start preparing for a new season in Novogorsk.The guys had a rest and on Monday go to the ice. as always, the program is ready, now we have to roll it in. Petya Tchernyshev has again appeared in the role of the director," Svinin said by phone.

Specialist noted that in the next season Stepanova/Bukin appear "in a different way." "It will be blues, but not slow, but very active, with fast pieces," - said Svinin.

He said that the short program will be delivered by another coach of the pair Irina Zhuk. "In general, the producers are the same as last season, we believe that we worked well," the coach added.

Source: https://rsport.ria.ru/figure_skating/20180527/1137389465.html
 

brushalley

On the Ice
Joined
Aug 22, 2014
I have a feeling this new season is going to be great for Sasha and Ivan. Depending on their programmes of course. This could definitaly be a break out year .A medal at gp and Euros?
 

Mattieu

Medalist
Joined
Dec 22, 2010
I have a feeling this new season is going to be great for Sasha and Ivan. Depending on their programmes of course. This could definitaly be a break out year .A medal at gp and Euros?

It seems they have a realistic chance 2 golds in the GPs, if C/B are really behind due to her injury and a silver in Euros is even more likely. :love:
 

Roast Toast

Medalist
Joined
Apr 13, 2017
Taking a page out of H/D's book suits them. I thought their step sequences stood out especially, very well choreographed and musical.
 
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