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beebee
11-27-2011, 08:00 PM
Kaitlyn and Andrew scored a 97.54 in their FD at 2011 Canadians, so, if the competition is scored similarly, it's a safe bet they will break 100 in 2012. More importantly, I believe there is a strong possibility it will also happen where it counts--at Worlds! They are certainly on an upward trajectory.

I applaud Pratfall's Post #60--couldn't have said it any better myself. I don't know about tacky and trashy, but I do know stunning when I see it. Kaitlyn, Andrew, their costumes, and their programs are absolutely stunning. It is a pleasure to see skaters' hard work and dedication pay dividends in the form of all-around improvement and recognition from the judges and the technical panels. I expect a great result for them at the GPF--maybe the 100 in the FD will come in QC!

PashaFan
11-27-2011, 08:37 PM
I made the point several times on the Virtue/Moir thread that Weaver/Poje were robbed at the NHK Trophy & were NOT almost 18 points behind Davis/White at The Cup Of Russia.
Anyone notice that Marina & Igors couples always get huge marks?.
I agree that Tessa & Scott are the most talented ice dancers out there but to me Davis/White are like mini pairs skaters & this years free dance is nothing special.
Weaver & Poje on the other hand have produced a free dance that is special & emotional.
I just wish the judges had the guts to rank the couples honestly & not go on what they THINK they should do.
I'm a huge Pechalat/Borzat fan & feel they are punished too much when they make errors but are not given the credit when they skate well.
Weaver & Poje have skated three amazing events now & I hope they get the marks at the Grand Prix final but I fear it will be a Marina/Igor celebration.

pani
11-27-2011, 08:42 PM
Honestly, after so emotional skating from Keithlyn and Andrew it was hard to start wiatching next team FD. Good job, guys!

mia joy
11-27-2011, 08:56 PM
^^ pani, considering the next team was D/W, it's really no wonder :P

but anyways, about W/P: I think their FD is lovely BUT I do not quite understand all the hype about it. Kaitlyn's lines and positions are so bad it actually disrupts enjoying the artistic side of the dance for me. Also, her expressions are more funny than dramatic IMO. Andrew, on the other hand, is not noticeable for me at all.

But the dance itself I really like. I think I would have loved it skated by another team, but W/P... well, like I said, I don't get the hype. I still think Nathalie and Fabian are the closest to V/M and D/W. I would have W/P in 4th, though, above the Shibutanis and the Russian teams.

pani
11-28-2011, 08:37 PM
Award ceremony from CoR (was made by Keithlyn and Andrew fans)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRT-fCmEQ8M&list=PL162AB9237B3BAEB3&index=9&feature=plpp_video

pani
11-28-2011, 08:55 PM
A lot of photos from CoR

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.307142652644016.81937.255007411190874&type=1

Pratfall
11-28-2011, 10:24 PM
Lucky Andrew in this one...surrounded by beauty !

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=307154929309455&set=a.307142652644016.81937.255007411190874&type=3&theater

professordeb
11-29-2011, 01:52 AM
Lucky Andrew in this one...surrounded by beauty !

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=307154929309455&set=a.307142652644016.81937.255007411190874&type=3&theater

What a gorgeous photo. Thanks for sharing. The ladies are truly beautiful and Andrew .. le sigh!

geoskate
11-29-2011, 05:45 AM
I've watched their free dance from Rostelecom Cup three times (obviously I enjoy it), but one of my reactions is just thankfulness that they are achieving their potential.

I remember the first time I saw Kaitlyn and Andrew skate on TV, and I loved them immediately. It seemed like they might have what it takes to become something special to watch. I've seen that with other skaters too, though, and then somehow some of those skaters just never reached the place that it seemed they should reach - perhaps injury, or poor coaching, or simply lack of motivation meant that they never became what I thought they would become. In Kaitlyn and Andrew's case I think they have become the special team that it seemed they could be when they started out.

clarie
11-29-2011, 12:54 PM
Yes, I agree. They seem to have a monstrous work ethic and it shows in their improvements. I like the way they look together on the ice, and they are picking up speed and line as well. I hope they stay in and achieve their true potential, and I always enjoy their programs (with the exception of music of the FD last year). :)

pani
11-29-2011, 05:43 PM
Lucky Andrew in this one...surrounded by beauty !

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=307154929309455&set=a.307142652644016.81937.255007411190874&type=3&theater

Yes :) And i always wonder, how Anjelika could be so beautifull ;)

PashaFan
11-29-2011, 08:19 PM
Just watched the Cup Of Russia Free Dance again. I found myself liking (not loving) Davis & White's FD, much better than Skate America.
BUT I ended up watching Weaver & Poje FD FOUR times.
LOVING IT !!!!

clarie
11-29-2011, 08:48 PM
Yep...I did the same thing pretty much.......It's a program that seems to grow on one. The same with V&M's FF.

Jammers
11-29-2011, 11:27 PM
Anjelika is still smokin hot.:swoon:

Debrah
11-30-2011, 03:43 AM
This dance by W&P is getting better and better each time I watch it.

Clarie I have to agree with you, I feel the same way about V&M's FF, I think it is because both have an emotional element to the dance that draws one in and makes it fun to watch over and over again.

I confess I enjoyed D & W FD much more at Skate America than I did the COR performance. After being wowed by the new program debut, it did not seem to have as much impact on me and not sure why that was, except it felt more matter of fact somehow, or maybe I knew what to expect, or it felt that way cuz the sound was bad on the 1st video I downloaded, so I turned it off. I quickly discovered that the emotion being generated is nearly ALL in the gorgeous waltz music itself; not so much comming from the dancers themselves.

If you turn off the sound and watch the dance performance, the D&W program does not have the same emotional impact. One can still be awed at the athleticism and the high quality of the difficult elements being performed, esp that twirling lift series, but overall the COR performance being executed as a careful technical exercise with limited emotional tension tween partner's did not make me want to watch it repeatedly.

However, both the Canadian FD's do have an emotional impact on me that draws me in even without the music. You can tell the dance style and get the storylines each couple are portraying just by watching the body movement and facial expressions as they dance. There are subtle details that come to light even over repeated viewings.

The TEB P&B FD performance was a bit like that too, it was much better the 2nd time out because they managed to generate real emotional intensity that finally drew me in, that was lacking for me in the SA FD performance.

In any case W&P are improving every time out and I can't wait for the GPF performance, as the music choice should go over very well in La belle Province...I am starting to get a feeling of upward momentum comming from all that hard won silver hardware...