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AragornElessar
04-07-2012, 08:43 PM
I haven't been in here before now because I thought it was the FSU April Fools joke for 2012, but seeing the amount of replies decided to pop in today and see if it was true or not and...

IT'S ABOUT TIME!!

I was at the then named Champions Series Final in 97 where Plushy made his debut and made everyone say Russian Mens Skating had a bright future w/that young man waiting in the wings behind Ilia and Yagudin. Even then he had the jumping goods, but he was also really charming out there as young as he was and I among many were looking forward to seeing how he'd develop his artistic side over the years.

So to see him plateau and never go beyond, as one poster perfectly described it, the jump and then puppet show, then jump and then puppet show we've watching for the last decade seemingly. He never really got any further than that and while he was able to get away w/that in the 6.0 days, not so much w/CoP. Yes, I know he still won competitions, but not w/the ease he did back during 6.0 and he was getting nailed for not having any decent transistions and in turn... The injuries haven't helped and, at times, even his jumps were shaky out there, w/CoP that also brought his marks down even a wee bit lower.

So long as Pasquale can come up w/something that will give Plushy a chance to stretch himself *and* not make things worse w/the knees and his groin *and* his back, it's all to the good IMO. It just seems that Plushy never really reached his potential performance wise out there, as he's a ham, we all know that. However, you can play just about any kind of music over one of his programs over the years and it wouldn't matter, it would work w/the music regardless due to the Choreography either being the barest of bare bones or the same old same old.

I still wish he'd retire, but not because I don't care for him or his skating, but because I want him to be able to run and play w/his little boy and his future Grandchildren. I get he still feels the fire to compete and loves to do that very thing, but when doing that endangers your ability to walk in the future?

He's not my favourite skater, but I do admire his determination and mental toughness. Here's hoping Pasquale can bring out that potential I saw in Evgeni all those years ago.

And that Mishin and Plushy leave well enough alone and *don't* water the programs down as the season progresses.

kwanfan1818
04-07-2012, 10:28 PM
Camerlengo is going to have to erect a castle and moat around his rink: he already did a mega amount of programs this year, and with the success of skaters using it and the success of his and Krylova's teams, he's going to have skaters sleeping outside the rink to beg him for programs :respec:

Jaana
04-09-2012, 10:54 AM
This is good news, but līll refrain from more enthusiasm until I have seen that Plushenko will actully perform to something new that can be called a choreography.

barbk
04-09-2012, 04:07 PM
I was thrilled until I saw that the article said that Pluschenko already had a choreographer -- Avdish -- and given how little effect that seemed to have on anything close to choreography or transitions, I'm a little dubious. Not sure if it Mishin or Pluschenko who drops everything related to choreography, but his programs have been seriously void.

(Though I suppose I can at least hope that Camerlengo knows of a few other composers.)

mikeko
04-10-2012, 12:50 PM
ANYTHING would be better than the Martin music to that boring hand puppet show he puts on... then jump... then more hand puppet show. GACK!!!!!!!!!

Well, Camerlengo's wife Anjelika Krylova choreographed Akiko Suzuki's SP this season, and the music was Edvin Marton version of Hungarian Rhapsody. :D

ItalianFan
04-10-2012, 04:43 PM
Well, Camerlengo's wife Anjelika Krylova choreographed Akiko Suzuki's SP this season, and the music was Edvin Marton version of Hungarian Rhapsody. :D

why is everyone so rabidly anti Marton? He is an excellent violinist and did afterall win the 2006 Emmy Award in America for Best Composition, for the song "Romeo and Juliet" . I don't think his music is any worse than all the other overused classical music we're monotonously subjected to season after season after season. (I can do without his stage presence but his music adaptions are fine with me)
As far as Plushy is concerned, I hope beyond hope that Camerlengo will pull him up by his bootstraps into a uncharacteristic choreo that will leave everyone mindboggled, just so I won't have to read any more anti Plush complaints about lack of this and lack of that and arm thrashing puppet show (??) etc. (listen to Euros B ESP commentators say how improved his routine was this year in that respect)

Cherub721
04-10-2012, 06:21 PM
Marton is fine as a general proposition, but Plushenko using him for every single program makes his routines feel repetitive to a lot of people. It doesn't help that the last two LPs have been tango on top of that.

peibeck
04-10-2012, 06:32 PM
I'm glad Evgeni is trying something new and is already starting to prep his programs for next season. Hopefully he can work on the choreography while getting his jumps back in shape following his recent surgery.