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Kati
02-28-2011, 12:10 PM
[QUOTE=Hedwig;3093248]How about just ignoring a prime d*ck and to talk about the Finnish skating news? Some people thrive on attention ;)

Very happy to hear that Laura will compete at Worlds. Even with the lack in training she is a better chance of helping to get the two spots again (or maybe even three...a girl can dream) than the Juniors. QUOTE]

ITA! Very happy for Laura, she has surely missed competitions!

Ankka
02-28-2011, 01:49 PM
Oh right. (I think you mean Worlds 2010?)

I always forgot that competition existed. Post-Olympic Worlds :drama:

Yeah sorry Marco, this is the reason one should never write when in fever :D

But of course that happening in Worlds 2011 would be great too :P

Marco
02-28-2011, 01:58 PM
Yeah sorry Marco, this is the reason one should never write when in fever :D

But of course that happening in Worlds 2011 would be great too :P
I hope you feel better, Ankka.

I don't know how prepared Lepisto is going to be for Worlds but IMO a top ten finish is going to be very respectable already seeing she wasn't even ready for Euros.

olympic
02-28-2011, 03:23 PM
I hope you feel better, Ankka.

I don't know how prepared Lepisto is going to be for Worlds but IMO a top ten finish is going to be very respectable already seeing she wasn't even ready for Euros.

You never know. Sometimes, when there is zero pressure, a skater with good technique lays it down [I'm saying this as a non-fan of Lepisto]. I think in re to Lepisto, the problem has always been in her head, not her technique.

OTOH, she didn't hit the ice until after the New Year [I think], didn't compete to get her programs out there and judged, then was sidelined briefly with the Flu all the while still trying to get back the 3-3. So, if I were to forced to place a bet, she'll probably be respectable, actually perform beyond currently low expectations, and easily keep 2 spots for Finland without being able to, however, match her scores from Vancouver and '10 Worlds.

SmallFairy
02-28-2011, 04:23 PM
She usually has enough trouble landing one clean 3lutz. I think the Olympics was the only time she landed bot the 3toe3toe and 3lutz last season (or ever?).

Repeating 3toe, 3loop and 2axel makes most sense for her.

And poths, do you rewatch that Olympic free skate the most out of all Olympic ladies free skates like I do? :lol:

I do too!!!!

Can't wait to see Laura at worlds, no matter what shape she's in, I could watch her do crossovers all day long! :cheer1:

CaptCrunch
02-28-2011, 10:25 PM
Please, regardless of what kind of shape Lepisto is in Finland will have no problem retaining 2 spots for 2012 worlds.

Lepisto's bronze at 2010 worlds was a complete joke. A disappointing SP (sloppy 2A) and a long program where 5 of her 7 jumping passes were double jumps. Just goes to show what a lousy scoring system CoP really is. :eek:

ioana
02-28-2011, 10:31 PM
Here's an idea for you CaptCrunch. You seem very unhappy with Laura's placements and COP interpretation as it pertains to her scores. Why don't you start your own thread where you could discuss those things -instead of derailing a *news* thread with bitching and moaning?

ioana
03-05-2011, 09:16 PM
Bela Papp said he plans to add a 3lutz to his LP for Worlds -he's going to Tokyo :cheer2:. Also, does Juulia's last name translate to "Turkish"? Google translate came up with this Babelfish-worthy translation "I've learned to focus on their performance ["my performance" would make a lot more sense], although I noticed that the competition has included a lot of good skaters, Turkish pondered."

http://www.sportti.com/uutinen.asp?CAT=4-3&ID=191475

Finnice
03-05-2011, 09:24 PM
Bela Papp said he plans to add a 3lutz to his LP for Worlds -he's going to Tokyo :cheer2:. Also, does Juulia's last name translate to "Turkish"? Google translate came up with this Babelfish-worthy translation "I've learned to focus on their performance ["my performance" would make a lot more sense], although I noticed that the competition has included a lot of good skaters, Turkish pondered."

http://www.sportti.com/uutinen.asp?CAT=4-3&ID=191475

Good for Bela! He really needs that 3lz to even have a change to get to the SP, and it is still very very slight.

No, Juulia´s last name does not mean Turkish. Turkki means both Turkey (the country) and fur in Finnish. The ending la after the family names usually means that somebody is from a certain house, so Turkkila would translate "being from a house with lots of furs" which kind of suits to a figure skater;)

ioana
03-05-2011, 09:32 PM
No, Juulia´s last name does not mean Turkish. Turkki means both Turkey (the country) and fur in Finnish. The ending la after the family names usually means that somebody is from a certain house, so Turkkila would translate "being from a house with lots of furs" which kind of suits to a figure skater;)

Thank you for clarifying! I like House of Furs as a last name :TT1:

Kati
03-05-2011, 09:41 PM
Thank you for clarifying! I like House of Furs as a last name :TT1:

And Turkkilainen means Turkish in Finnish! :D

caro-ira
03-07-2011, 03:08 PM
And Turkkilainen means Turkish in Finnish! :D

Being a Turk, I'm glad to learn that. :P

Hanna
04-01-2011, 09:19 PM
So, skating in the Stockholm show tomorrow is not going to get Laura in trouble regarding ISU rules? I forget how the rules exactly are. It's just certain shows that you can't do?

Hanna
04-02-2011, 06:27 AM
Another thing I noticed: Sirkka Kaipio has just quit her long coaching career at TTK. Does anyone know what she's planning to do now?

Finnice
04-02-2011, 04:25 PM
Another thing I noticed: Sirkka Kaipio has just quit her long coaching career at TTK. Does anyone know what she's planning to do now?

I don´t think she will quit coaching totally. I guess she will just change the club.