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Golightly
01-28-2012, 07:33 PM
I think Zueva try to made something different and she does experiment on V-M. After she will see will judges like this or no, she will use this or no for D-W next season.

LOL. V-M have more ambitious programs, pani. That's all I can say.

Cherub721
01-28-2012, 07:34 PM
I want to add some thoughts.
I must tell, that during ECh ice dance stream on russian TV,commentator said: " Did you know, V-M lost W-P at Nationasl in SD and they are very close with W-P in FD. Maybe this is Krylova coahing talent". So i think SC did what they want - they show V-M are not at the high level, then others.


That's why V&M's Nats scores worried me. I really don't get this whole reversal on their SD. They got great feedback during the GP. Everyone was saying they were the only couple to capture the Latin feel. They posted the highest SD scores, even slightly higher than D&W. Then when they finally met D&W at GPF, they had the fall, and even with the fall they were pretty far back, which started the chorus of "they have a problem with their SD." And then by barely placing them ahead of W&P, Skate Canada has confirmed this fiction that their SD is awful, and I just don't get how something that was a strength a few months ago is now such a problem. Now I'm reading comments like "Meryl does Latin so much better than Tessa" and I'm like :confused:

Meanwhile with the FD they had been scoring below D&W during the GP. They actually won the FD at GPF, but since we didn't know that until the scoring error was revealed, it kind of gets forgotten and their FD is not seen as a strength, either.

I think if the Russian commentators are talking about it, the Russian judges and officials are too, and so are officials from other countries. They're getting this rep now that they're having a bad season, struggling, and really... they're not? Their programs are very good and their skating is excellent other than 1-2 normal mistakes. It's all in the perception.

IoanaC
01-28-2012, 07:36 PM
The rhumba pattern lacks that theme, that connection, look at those steps, at those holds, it's all so awkward and demanding, hard to perform out of a particular context. For two people worried about dancing, this represents a challenge. Maybe if they approached their skating to achieve levels, they'd be more clinical about it (ala Davis and White) but they don't skate like that, they don't go out there and go: step 1, step 2, etc. The rhumba pattern forces you to do that. I don't know if I'm making sense, I hope you understand what I mean.

I agree with this and I also think, as Marbri pointed out, that it's very much a coaching/choreography issue. The middle section of "Funny Face" could be more exciting as well, they could do so much more with that jazzy, modern music (look at Savchenko&Szolkowy's "Pina", for instance).
Pani, the idea that "V/M are not so good anymore", according to those Russian commentators, is simply stupid. It's enough to watch them skate, there's no need to justify anything. Also, remember that Kustarova prefers to ignore her students' shortcomings and blame everyone else. Bobrova and Soloviev fight for a place on the Worlds podium. Any opinion of hers regarding Tessa & Scott is to be taken with a grain of salt.

IoanaC
01-28-2012, 07:40 PM
Now I'm reading comments like "Meryl does Latin so much better than Tessa" and I'm like :confused:

You're not the only one...

pani
01-28-2012, 07:45 PM
That's why V&M's Nats scores worried me. I really don't get this whole reversal on their SD. They got great feedback during the GP. Everyone was saying they were the only couple to capture the Latin feel. They posted the highest SD scores, even slightly higher than D&W. Then when they finally met D&W at GPF, they had the fall, and even with the fall they were pretty far back, which started the chorus of "they have a problem with their SD." And then by barely placing them ahead of W&P, Skate Canada has confirmed this fiction that their SD is awful, and I just don't get how something that was a strength a few months ago is now such a problem. Now I'm reading comments like "Meryl does Latin so much better than Tessa" and I'm like :confused:

Meanwhile with the FD they had been scoring below D&W during the GP. They actually won the FD at GPF, but since we didn't know that until the scoring error was revealed, it kind of gets forgotten and their FD is not seen as a strength, either.

I think if the Russian commentators are talking about it, the Russian judges and officials are too, and so are officials from other countries. They're getting this rep now that they're having a bad season, struggling, and really... they're not? Their programs are very good and their skating is excellent other than 1-2 normal mistakes. It's all in the perception.

Yes, this is really inteersting for me too. They lose SD, OK, but they had mistake and all talking about how Tessa could show such a great body moves in SD. But then for me its look like V-M to said everyone - we have bad programs, we to change something in both our programs this season. Why? Because Zueva al time talking about her masterpiece for D-W? Its all look like PR War sometime.

And thats why i post this - i am worry, because all others check Natioanls results. And i prefer they will say - o, this was Nationals, thats why this team had so high score, but not "they are no so good anymore, because they lose to another team from Canada"

Cherub721
01-28-2012, 07:54 PM
And thats why i post this - i am worry, because all others check Natioanls results. And i prefer they will say - o, this was Nationals, thats why this team had so high score, but not "they are no so good anymore, because they lose to another team from Canada"

Exactly... especially since Canadian nationals is known for inflating. If 68 is their inflated score, they're in trouble.

aka_gerbil
01-28-2012, 07:55 PM
And thats why i post this - i am worry, because all others check Natioanls results. And i prefer they will say - o, this was Nationals, thats why this team had so high score, but not "they are no so good anymore, because they lose to another team from Canada"

But, regardless of anything else, at the end of the day, V/M DIDN'T LOSE to another team from Canada, in any segment. That is a cold, hard fact. Anyone can go pull up the protocols on Skata Canada's website and see that V/M won both segments! Maybe not by the margins some of us had hoped/expected and feel that they needed to make a good impression, but they still won. Other than the GPF, at this point in time, they've won every segment of every competetion they've been in this year.

aka_gerbil
01-28-2012, 08:02 PM
Exactly... especially since Canadian nationals is known for inflating. If 68 is their inflated score, they're in trouble.

Why you can't argue over the fact that they did actually win, if 68 is an inflated score, I do agree that they're in trouble.

My bet, at this point, is that going forward this year, they'll get slammed on the SD but will win the FD, although not by enough to make up the point difference.

Cherub721
01-28-2012, 08:02 PM
Other than the GPF, at this point in time, they've won every segment of every competetion they've been in this year.

That's why it's so weird to me that they're getting a rep that they're having a bad season. It's all about perception and hype.

lavenderblue
01-28-2012, 08:06 PM
But, regardless of anything else, at the end of the day, V/M DIDN'T LOSE to another team from Canada, in any segment. That is a cold, hard fact. Anyone can go pull up the protocols on Skata Canada's website and see that V/M won both segments! Maybe not by the margins some of us had hoped/expected and feel that they needed to make a good impression, but they still won. Other than the GPF, at this point in time, they've won every segment of every competetion they've been in this year.

They also had a terrible SD at Nats -- 68 is a downgrade from prior scores, but they also fumbled an early element and clearly performed well below their abilities from there, as they freely conceded. I think it's a bit false to compare that particular outing with those of the Shibs and D/W, who both performed very well and confidently in their own Nationals SDs. Let's see what comes at 4CC.

I'm also still curious as to which dance teams at this year's Canadians actually had seriously inflated scores, outside of G/P, whose score, in my opinion, had absolutely nothing to do with V/M and W/P but was about establishing them as a firm Canadian third going forward. Looking at the scores from top to bottom, I had the impression that this was actually a fairly tough tech panel.

aka_gerbil
01-28-2012, 08:08 PM
That's why it's so weird to me that they're getting a rep that they're having a bad season. It's all about perception and hype.

It's definitely odd. Even though the standings weren't officially changed, with the scoring error, they technically won the FD, which people had been saying was the weaker of their two programs. Everyone, their dog, and their grandmother had been saying since the beginning of the season that they had the advantage in the SD. The one competetion segment they haven't won is the GPF SD with Scott's fall--a fall that was a total fluke at that. With the fall, I had no problem with them being in second, but I don't think they should have been 5 points behind. The fall wasn't on an element and Scott was bascially down-and-up in a second.

IMO, it really is all about perception.

marbri
01-28-2012, 08:09 PM
That is where they were naive in thinking that skating the pattern to different musics would make the judges appreciate it more ;)

That's why they need a coach ;)

aka_gerbil
01-28-2012, 08:11 PM
They also had a terrible SD at Nats -- 68 is a downgrade from prior scores, but they also fumbled an early element and clearly performed well below their abilities from there, as they freely conceded. I think it's a bit false to compare that particular outing with those of the Shibs and D/W, who both performed very well and confidently in their own Nationals SDs. Let's see what comes at 4CC.

That is true. They were off before they started, and the twizzle mistake just made it even worse.

I just still think that even if skated clean, this current configuration of the SD is a step back, especially given that prior to the GPF everyone was giving them the advantage. I know I'm repeating myself here, but the only "problem" they seemed to be having was not getting some of their levels, especially with the rhumba sequences. The way to fix that is not to totally overhaul the SD, but practice, practice, practice. (Not that they don't, but you know what I mean.)

lavenderblue
01-28-2012, 08:14 PM
I just still think that even if skated clean, this current configuration of the SD is a step back, especially given that prior to the GPF everyone was giving them the advantage. I know I'm repeating myself here, but the only "problem" they seemed to be having was not getting some of their levels, especially with the rhumba sequences. The way to fix that is not to totally overhaul the SD, but practice, practice, practice. (Not that they don't, but you know what I mean.)

I do agree with that. It feels as though they overreacted to something that didn't require overreaction -- Scott didn't fall, nor did they miss their levels, because the structure was somehow wrong. I really felt that as long as they drilled those rhumba sequences and the SS enough, they'd get those 4s, and once that became second nature the PCS would only have more room to grow. The restructuring just seems like overkill.

aka_gerbil
01-28-2012, 08:16 PM
IIt feels as though they overreacted to something that didn't require overreaction

I think that's the perfect way of putting it; overreacting to something that didn't require it, or even really require any action.