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pinky166
04-13-2010, 04:37 PM
Because??
Currently ISU ranked 8th, but too old at 24 by then?

If true, that would be :(.

Because the younger girls are better, and I'm sure some of them will survive puberty considering there's about a dozen of them and new ones popping up every week!

Ziggy
04-13-2010, 05:20 PM
The young girls are already very inconsistent, however, and growth spurts and big breasts/hips might impact their skating careers a lot. You just don't know what's going to happen to their bodies when they start to reach puberty.

Poor girls have it so much harder because of that. :(

pinky166
04-13-2010, 06:02 PM
The young girls are already very inconsistent, however, and growth spurts and big breasts/hips might impact their skating careers a lot. You just don't know what's going to happen to their bodies when they start to reach puberty.

Poor girls have it so much harder because of that. :(

I kind of doubt all of them will end up with big boobs and hips. Russia has so many thin, beautiful ballerinas that I think some of the girls will remain slim. Plus, growing up didn't ruin Irina.

13 year olds in general are inconsistent and many of these girls have only been doing triples for a little while. I personally don't find Leonova too impressive but maybe if she improves I will change my mind.

I found another Russian woo! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4uJuGoPOu8&feature=related she has pretty nice jumps.

REO
04-13-2010, 07:16 PM
:rofl: That is classic. Blind praise is right. :scream:
I like Makarova but listening to Johnny go on and on about how much of a woman she was made me want for Helgesson to kick her butt.

Because you never support your friends? How sad.

Ziggy
04-13-2010, 08:05 PM
Because you never support your friends? How sad.

No, because as a journalist you're supposed to try to remain as impartial as possible.

pinky166
04-13-2010, 09:03 PM
I kind of did not get that. Johnny kept talking about how Ksenia was a woman but to me she doesn't look that different from the other skaters out there. I mean, yeah she's tall but it's not like she has a particularly womanly body or mature presence on the ice. She is a good skater, but in some ways she's still a bit juniorish, womanly wouldn't be a word I'd use to describe her.

oleada
04-14-2010, 12:37 AM
Roza is lovely; I've adored her skating since I saw videos from Crystal Skate last year.
However, she's really inconsistent. But she does have a 3Lz and 3F without edge class.

pinky166
04-14-2010, 02:36 AM
Roza is lovely; I've adored her skating since I saw videos from Crystal Skate last year.
However, she's really inconsistent. But she does have a 3Lz and 3F without edge class.

Yay, another Roza fan! She might surprise us and improve in the coming season, Anna was only 16th at Junior Nationals and now she's doing really well, Roza could have a similar breakthrough.

Most of the girls are pretty inconsistent so I think Roza can learn consistency in coming years along with the rest of them.

oleada
04-14-2010, 03:54 AM
Roza was 5th and 6th at her JGP events this year, so not a bad start.

REO
04-14-2010, 04:32 AM
No, because as a journalist you're supposed to try to remain as impartial as possible.

Oh yeah, like Hamilton and Bezic. I get it now.

pinky166
04-14-2010, 05:28 AM
Roza was 5th and 6th at her JGP events this year, so not a bad start.

Yeah! And she was 2nd in the SP at JGP Croatia. Hope she does even better in the coming season and makes it to the JGPF! Lol, watch ALL the entrants at the ladies JGPF be from Russia next year :lol:.

chipso1
04-14-2010, 05:37 AM
Oh yeah, like Hamilton and Bezic. I get it now.

Those two don't exactly set the bar high themselves. I think Makarova is lovely, but Johnny's constant and never-ending praise of her on Universal Sports was a bit much and OTT.

chipso1
04-14-2010, 05:39 AM
Lol, watch ALL the entrants at the ladies JGPF be from Russia next year :lol:.

It's not like the girls from the U.S. and Japan won't be competitive with them. I think you're underestimating the rest of the world. A lot can happen in the next 5 months.

oleada
04-14-2010, 05:44 AM
Yeah, I wouldn't count on that. I can see Adelina and Elizaveta making the final, but Zawadski & Imai are very strong, as are some of the more obskure Japanese girls.

I don't think the US field is as strong next year as year's past, but they are never to be underestimated (and the not quite old enough novices are very good). I think Angela Wang could do really well. She finished behind Siraj and Jiang, but she has all the triples. I hope she gets a JGP assignment.

Fashionista
04-14-2010, 06:50 AM
Russia has so many thin, beautiful ballerinas that I think some of the girls will remain slim..

Yep, because they have almost fascist selection system in ballet schools.