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hanca
08-29-2012, 05:31 PM
not translating everything, just the main points

Zhulin's interview for Team Russia 2014 - `We were trying to come up with a completely different style for Bobrova/Soloviev' (http://www.team-russia2014.ru/article/4915.html)


They worked a lot on chaging the image, the costumes, the characters etc. They were trying to depict a man and a woman and their relationship on the ice, and not just partners who perform the elements. Zhulin says their image was of the 70-80s and it was important to make them look modern. They did their best, but there was not too much time, so he hopes there are changes and there will be a continuation. Zhulin needs to work for 3 years with the pair till it becomes `his'.
He expects to be critisized a lot, but then he is used to that, so it's fine.

It seems to me that he is preparing ground for making excuses if things don't work out well. He says he needs three years...but the Olympics are in 2014!

Macassar88
08-29-2012, 05:35 PM
It seems to me that he is preparing ground for making excuses if things don't work out well. He says he needs three years...but the Olympics are in 2014!

Yes I agree. But I think it's a good plan. It's better than cutting corners to try for Sochi bronze and limiting their growth in the future. After all, he says that they will be peaking in 2015 which is when they'll actually be able to vie for world championships because Tessa and Scott and Davis and White will be retired so it will probably be them, Ilinykh and Katsalapov and Weaver and Poje.

love_skate2011
08-29-2012, 05:43 PM
the cats costume were hideous indeed, I'd still say their best hope for 2014 is Ilinykh/Katasalapov abeit inconsistent and hopefully the continued improvements of Sinitsina/Zhiganshin plus leaving A/K

casken
08-29-2012, 07:42 PM
Eh, I'm not going to throw away B&S's chances over a early fall performance by a junior team. And at least there's more choreography in there than a typical Zueva program. :shuffle:

I *am* worried that Zhulin admits that his skaters were more criticized than praised at the trials and like hanca said, seems to be lowering expectations.

I thought B&S looked good in that SD run through that was posted a while back, so who knows.

love_skate2011
08-29-2012, 08:21 PM
Eh, I'm not going to throw away B&S's chances over a early fall performance by a junior team. And at least there's more choreography in there than a typical Zueva program. :shuffle:



well this will be B/S make it or not season or else they will be buried even on their national rankings , I do think Sinitsina/Zhiganshin has the star quality and has the potential and living up to the hype is another thing but I think they can do better than Ilinykh/Katsalapov who are can either be hot/cold.

hanca
08-29-2012, 08:28 PM
We mustn't forget Riazanova-Tkachenko, who are now with Spilband. :)

love_skate2011
08-29-2012, 08:45 PM
We mustn't forget Riazanova-Tkachenko, who are now with Spilband. :)

No I didnt but they are so underrated......
I do hope taht the Top 3 rankings in Russia will be in competition between

Sinitsina/Zhiganshin, Ilinykh/Katsalapov and Riazanova/Tkachenko

Vash01
08-29-2012, 08:51 PM
No I didnt but they are so underrated......
I do hope taht the Top 3 rankings in Russia will be in competition between

Sinitsina/Zhiganshin, Ilinykh/Katsalapov and Riazanova/Tkachenko

That sounds like a bright future (for 2018) to me.

love_skate2011
08-29-2012, 09:04 PM
on another note, apparently Stolbova/Klimov finally now have their triple twist
I would love to see this especially since they have poor form.... :scream:

Cherub721
08-29-2012, 09:34 PM
No I didnt but they are so underrated......
I do hope taht the Top 3 rankings in Russia will be in competition between

Sinitsina/Zhiganshin, Ilinykh/Katsalapov and Riazanova/Tkachenko

I think B&S may fall, but it would be a big shock for them to fall from first all the way to fourth. I do hope the Russian fed doesn't protect them (or I&K) if they falter. The Shibutanis proved that you can come out of nowhere (or juniors) to medal at Worlds, so if S/Z or M/K do well in their GPs, I hope the fed pushes them to the top. I also want to see R/T pushed up if they have improved a lot. Ranking by seniority is so 90s. With that said, I was not that wowed with S/Z the last couple of seasons. Maybe if they stop recycling D/W programs I'll be able to tell whether I like them or not. :P

Kasey
08-29-2012, 11:36 PM
http://www.sport-express.ru/newspaper/2012-08-29/8_2/?view=page
Apparently V/T have pulled the throw triple flip from their programs.

ioana
08-29-2012, 11:49 PM
http://www.sport-express.ru/newspaper/2012-08-29/8_2/?view=page
Apparently V/T have pulled the throw triple flip from their programs.

So it will be throw 3loop in both the short and long programs? If S/S keep going for the 3axel in the short, that would give them a 2 pt base score advantage....And Max has a thing for :drama: pronouncements, i.e. 'blowing someone's head off' if they release their music music information

ETA: Thanks for the article link!

julieann
08-30-2012, 12:31 AM
If S/S keep going for the 3axel in the short, that would give them a 2 pt base score advantage

Not to mention their sky high 3FTh :eek:

But V/T will make up point with the twist.

Macassar88
08-30-2012, 01:41 AM
I have high hopes for bobrova and Soloviev. They are hard workers and showed good improvement already on their SD which I really enjoyed.
As for sinitsina and Zhiganshin I have low expectations for them as long as kustarova and Alexeeva are coaching them. I can see Victoria's posture beginning to get worse already.

shan
08-30-2012, 01:48 AM
I have high hopes for bobrova and Soloviev. They are hard workers and showed good improvement already on their SD which I really enjoyed.
As for sinitsina and Zhiganshin I have low expectations for them as long as kustarova and Alexeeva are coaching them. I can see Victoria's posture beginning to get worse already.

:scream: