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C_T_T_
09-19-2010, 02:41 PM
Video from test skates!
http://www.fskate.ru/news/134/
I really like Gerboldt/Enbert! And I/K's new FD is beautiful. Interesting program from Alena Leonova too, looks like she lost some weight

thank you for the link!

I really like Liza's Sp now. When I first saw the video from one of Mishin's camps I thougth it was to frantic and messy but now it's a lot more polished and she really sells it. Leonova's SP is a disappointment for me, just because it's nothing like I imagined it would be. Hopefully it'll grow on me.

Liked Gachinski's LP. Obviously it didn't have the effect with the jumps not working but when it all comes together, it should be good.

I/K free dance didn't grab me. Nothing wrong with it, just nothing special. I really hate that skirt though, totally distracting!

Still need to watch the pairs...

Libertango
09-19-2010, 02:53 PM
I/K free dance didn't grab me. Nothing wrong with it, just nothing special. I really hate that skirt though, totally distracting!


I agree. There were a few nice details here and there but overall I thought it was bland...I hope Pechalat & Bourzat will have better lifts.

Cloudy_Gumdrops
09-19-2010, 03:30 PM
Thanks so much for the link. :)

The Russian pairs are all so nice to watch.

I didn't care for the SD's except G&B's.

I'm not totally sold on I&K's FD yet. I like it, but I wish they hadn't of reused all of last season's lifts. I do love that she's dressed like a ballerina though. I was expecting to see them in red or orange given the music choice, but thankfully, they went with something else.

Leonova's skating is looking a little more refined, imo.

rfisher
09-19-2010, 03:57 PM
If I were a conspiracy theorist, I'd say Russia started a breeding program for figure skaters 10-15 years ago so they'd have a stable to choose from for the homeland Olympics. Probably all athletic events. :sekret: Of course, in figure skating it seems they got mostly girls which might leave poor Plushenko to save face for the state in mens. The young girls can be paired with older partners for dance and pairs so maybe that was the sekret plan all along. Very sneaky and clever, those Russians.

allezfred
09-19-2010, 04:21 PM
I think Ilinykh/Katsalapov's FD has the potential to be really fantastic for them. :cheer2:

Sugar
09-19-2010, 04:40 PM
sorry, but Leonova's costume (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrlIfa4mxZ4&feature=player_embedded) is one of the ugliest I have ever seen :o

hanca
09-19-2010, 04:43 PM
sorry, but Leonova's costume (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrlIfa4mxZ4&feature=player_embedded) is one of the ugliest I have ever seen :o

Doesn't matter, her skating got a bit better! Less messy, more tidy.

dinakt
09-19-2010, 04:47 PM
I think it is a good move for I/K to go in a completely different direction from last year- now is the time to be working on technique. They seem to need A LOT of polish on that program still, but I am glad they are doing it. Like many others, I wish for a few more unusual lifts- but other than that, I am happy.

Nomad
09-19-2010, 04:52 PM
sorry, but Leonova's costume (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrlIfa4mxZ4&feature=player_embedded) is one of the ugliest I have ever seen :o

All her costumes are fugly. Somebody on Team Leonova has really bad taste.

MikiAndoFan#1
09-19-2010, 05:04 PM
sorry, but Leonova's costume (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrlIfa4mxZ4&feature=player_embedded) is one of the ugliest I have ever seen :o

I hate it, too, but for some weird reason, I think Alena looks adorable in it!

:eek:

angietang
09-19-2010, 05:51 PM
Very COOL videos at http://www.championat.ru/video/other/v/13/13863.html!

julieann
09-19-2010, 06:10 PM
It's not just a movie soundtrack, it's one of the best classical composers peice called "Also sprach Zarathustra".
Anyway, what else from the movie did they used last year?

I understand, but most people especially those born after the last 60's would associate it with the movie. Kubirck did many composers a favor by exposing people to music they may not otherwise hear.

At any rate....The Blue Danube was the other piece they used last year in their long program.



From Wikipedia:
The film has a memorable soundtrack—the result of the association that Kubrick made between the spinning motion of the satellites and the dancers of waltzes, which led him to use The Blue Danube waltz by Johann Strauss II and the famous symphonic poem Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss, to portray the philosophical evolution of Man theorized in Nietzsche's work of the same name.

C_T_T_
09-19-2010, 06:35 PM
Very COOL videos at http://www.championat.ru/video/other/v/13/13863.html!

Thank you!

Love V/T SP really suited them, great 3tw! I?M SP is also very good- esp for him. We all know she is a star no matter what they skate to or wear and he does a great job of presenting her but he really shines in this program too. Fingers crossed they can find their consistency! I am soooo impressed with G/E. Can't believe shes so new to pairs. Obviously they still have a way to go but she looks so comfortable and happy out their I wish she's tried it sooner. Still seems freaked out by SBS jumps but it must be scary having someone jump so near to you if your not used to it- that'll come.

Leonova's LP is much better than her SP even with the jumping mistakes, it will be great as the season goes on.

MR-FAN
09-19-2010, 06:36 PM
Doesn't matter, her skating got a bit better! Less messy, more tidy.

Really? I thought her skating looks rougher and more laboured. Her spins for sure got worse, and her perkiness seems even more forced than before.

icewalker08
09-19-2010, 07:19 PM
Very COOL videos at http://www.championat.ru/video/other/v/13/13863.html!


Thank you very much for the link. :)

Wow all pairs sps are better than their lps!!! I Like all of them :D its good too see clean skate by I&M. I hope they can continue that.