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iris81
07-16-2012, 09:41 AM
Big interview with Kurt.
Part 1:http://www.absoluteskating.com/index.php?cat=articles&id=2012kurtbrowning1
Part 2: http://www.absoluteskating.com/index.php?cat=articles&id=2012kurtbrowning2

l'etoile
07-16-2012, 04:16 PM
Just finished part 1 and already gained lots of perspective on skating and on Kurt. What an article/interview. Thank you for posting:D

skatesindreams
07-16-2012, 04:39 PM
That was wonderful!
Thanks so much.

Really
07-16-2012, 05:38 PM
Enjoyed that! Thank you!

PeterG
07-16-2012, 06:02 PM
"I just don't think that skating should be predictable."

That is JUST what I expected Browning to say.

os168
07-16-2012, 06:41 PM
Love Kurt...

Yeah i think these 2 words should be repeated as much as possible, certainly here at least three times a day :P

Beside one of the rare skaters who has shown incredible personalities off ice as he is on ice, he has always something interesting, valuable and constructive to say. Beyond the easy going showman persona, there's real depth and intelligence that has brought a great deal of good will and positivity to the world of figure skating even it is a world that is far from perfect.

I can't wait to see what he comes up for Hanyu! Maybe a fun program with him as Christopher Robin? lol...

l'etoile
07-16-2012, 07:49 PM
Love Kurt...

Yeah i think these 2 words should be repeated as much as possible, certainly here at least three times a day :P

Beside one of the rare skaters who has shown incredible personalities off ice as he is on ice, he has always something interesting, valuable and constructive to say. Beyond the easy going showman persona, there's real depth and intelligence that has brought a great deal of good will and positivity to the world of figure skating even it is a world that is far from perfect.

I can't wait to see what he comes up for Hanyu! Maybe a fun program with him as Christopher Robin? lol...

Oh, there's a neat idea for everyone's sake!:swoon:

nyrak
07-16-2012, 07:56 PM
Great interview! This is the first I've heard of the Medal Winners Open - when/where is this? Can't wait to see it!

l'etoile
07-16-2012, 08:01 PM
Great interview! This is the first I've heard of the Medal Winners Open - when/where is this? Can't wait to see it!

There's a thread for MWO (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=83729) in GSD but have been drifted away. With this incredible cast, the event is a dream competition for figure skating fans!

LilJen
07-16-2012, 08:17 PM
That is JUST what I expected Browning to say.

Hahahaha. <You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to PeterG again.>

Teenes
07-17-2012, 05:58 PM
Thanks, iris81, for posting the links! I wrote that article and I'm so glad people like it.

Hanyu actually performed the Kurt-choreographed program at Dreams on Ice this summer, and you can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4YtnB1VGfc
Unfortunately, they seemed to pick a really error-filled version to air for some reason (I hear he performed it better in other stops of the show).

Also, yes as l'etoile pointed out, there is a Medal Winners Open thread here. FYI, I've summarized the details I know in English here: http://kurtfiles.com/events/medalwinners12.php
The competition is Oct. 5 in Saitama, JP, and will be aired the same weekend on TV Tokyo.

Kurt's also skating in the Carnival on Ice gala the next night, featuring skaters from both the Medal Winners Open and the Japan Open. Information here: http://kurtfiles.com/events/carnivalonice12.php

made_in_canada
07-18-2012, 02:37 AM
Thanks for sharing this. Kurt is such a classy guy.

ChelleC
07-18-2012, 03:57 AM
Great interview! That's for posting the links. :)

spikydurian
07-18-2012, 06:17 PM
Thank you iris81 for Kurt's interview. He has so much figure skating knowledge, insight and wisdom to share with the younger generation of skaters.

os168
07-18-2012, 06:48 PM
Hanyu actually performed the Kurt-choreographed program at Dreams on Ice this summer, and you can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4YtnB1VGfc
Unfortunately, they seemed to pick a really error-filled version to air for some reason (I hear he performed it better in other stops of the show).



Thanks for this. I am not sure how I feel about the program because I am still shocked at how badly his skating seem to have deteriorated over a few months. Good grief, what happened with all that world class training in Toronto?

Is he still going through a growth spurt or maybe recovering from injury? Any explanations at tht end? Hope it was just a one off bad skate, cute reaction at the end as usual. Ps He and Kanako looks so cute together, I sense a lot of chemistry.