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Jemestone
09-15-2012, 10:22 PM
Not me, but then I'm the lone B&L uber around here.

I actually uber B/L. Last year they were my team but this year S/K have really good programs and I'm starting to get bored with B/L. It seems like they do the same thing every year.

Domshabfan
09-15-2012, 10:23 PM
Sometimes I think you are some future version of me. It's creepy how we like the exact same things from skating to killer whales :eek:

Are you planning to sacrifice your students too in the future.

MarieM
09-15-2012, 10:46 PM
Ok I love B&S free dance. I don't know why, but it speaks to me.

Jemestone
09-15-2012, 11:00 PM
Some videos from this weeks Cup of Russia I:

Women

1. Seraphima Sahanovich 183.12 SP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxcT99t9cqI&feature=youtube_gdata_player) LP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ_70HOCKt8&feature=youtube_gdata_player) 12yrs old

2. Polina Shelepen 156.81 LP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwvnnPaJAho&feature=youtube_gdata_player) regressing

3. Nicole Gosviyani 156.62 SP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Eqx3xlgq0&feature=youtube_gdata_player) LP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj9BaK597zY&feature=youtube_gdata_player) Urmanov's student

5. Roza Scheveleva 128.44 SP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRshN-et2v4&feature=youtube_gdata_player) LP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq-rEcJj2E4&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

Mens

2. Artem Borodulin 209.14 SP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dlj2pg5XwY&feature=youtube_gdata_player) He's still regressing as well.

oleada
09-15-2012, 11:01 PM
Are you planning to sacrifice your students too in the future.

If the skater is worth it :EVILLE:

analia
09-15-2012, 11:02 PM
B/S FD should be better without the crazy cut, but it's not en par with say W/P's FD last year, so no Worlds medal chance really. It's weird, I feel like this program probably works better with I/K or even S/Z. Both B and S's lack of attractiveness is a problem.
I don't know. P/G looks better, more together to me despite being slower. They've gone far. I won't be surprised if they pass R/T if they progress. R/T's FD is so boring.

Karpenko
09-15-2012, 11:28 PM
I guess I totally slept through the fact that V/T are now an off-ice couple. :shuffle: what did Kwan retire too or is Irina pregnant? :o

I unexpectedly really love Leonovas SP and think she looks better than ever. :respec: she sure is a fighter, I think she will be one of the contenders for the world title this year if the jumps come along this season. This is going to be an exciting and very unpredictable ladies season! :inavoid:

misskarne
09-16-2012, 12:06 AM
Plushenko: It's gotten to the point where it doesn't matter what he's skating to or what he's wearing. I'm just riveted. Love him.


That is his power. :kickass:


Although I am mourning a bit because it took us HOW MANY YEARS to get him back into a colour other than black (last year's purple Storm shirt), and now...black and white. Oh Plushy. I know you look good in it, but...

triple_toe
09-16-2012, 01:32 AM
I know this is a bit of a taboo, but Vera :( poor girl looks worse than ever. Someone needs to step in and help her. Whether it's an ED or some other health problems, it's not natural. She looks seriously ill.

senorita
09-16-2012, 01:52 AM
Do you have a link to R&J?

I would like to watch R&J for comparison, though.
I dont think there is a video, I saw it live on a training camp. In my opinion RJ is much better constructed and more coherent, if that makes any sense. :lol:

kwanfan1818
09-16-2012, 02:58 AM
Sotnikova's Long program (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceDNc_1OAXs&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

I love this program, and I can't wait to see it next month in Kent, but I hope ShoWare Center has a good sound system.

Cherub721
09-16-2012, 04:08 AM
Plushenko: It's gotten to the point where it doesn't matter what he's skating to or what he's wearing. I'm just riveted. Love him.


Agreed... he's a legend and we're lucky to still have him around. I mean imagine if we still had the other SLC skaters like B&S, Yags, A&P... it's extraordinary.

With that said, I honestly do like his program, and I would be really impressed with him if he were some new skater on the scene.


Both B and S's lack of attractiveness is a problem.


Aww, I think she is very pretty, and he looks hot with the new haircut.


I guess I totally slept through the fact that V/T are now an off-ice couple. :shuffle: what did Kwan retire too or is Irina pregnant? :o


{{{Stanislav}}} :(


I dont think there is a video, I saw it live on a training camp. In my opinion RJ is much better constructed and more coherent, if that makes any sense. :lol:

Damn! You're lucky! Can't believe none of his ubers taped it.... would love to hear more of your impressions, anyway.

shan
09-16-2012, 04:27 AM
Bariev's short program day 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBNRnShtums&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

:rofl: at his music skipping during the footwork and finally gave out. He keep skating with no music :lol:

Poor guy, good for him for finishing strong! He got quite an ovation from the audience too! He looked kind of annoyed after he was done, but I don't blame him. :lol:

alchemy void
09-16-2012, 05:42 AM
Sotnikova is great. Loving the program, and Xtina's wailing doesn't bother me in the least. People bitch when skaters use the same old warhorses over and over again, and they bitch when they make an original choice. :lol: Even if you dislike the music, the program itself is well constructed, the jumps look great, and she is skating with more power and authority than last year. IMO this is tons better than that dreck she skated to last year.

Loving both of Leonova's programs. Mad respect for her; she's not going anywhere. I really think the LP has potential to be really fierce. Totally rocked the side pony too. :cheer:

Has Volchkova's magic worn off? Korobeynikova's LP is really quite terrible even accounting for boot and health issues. And Biryukova was just a total hot mess; the timing on the jumps was just so far off. Hopefully both can pull it together somewhat before the GP.

I don't know if I'd say Shelepen is necessarily regressing. The jump layout in her LP is kinda nuts: 3lutz-3loop, 2axel, 3loop, 2axel, 3sal-3toe, 3flip-2toe-2loop, 3lutz. That's a lot of content after the halfway point. And I kind of like the music, in a hot mess kind of way.

I'm loving Makarova's LP thus far although I really would like to see the entire program first. I'd love to see her make the Euros/Worlds team just to see the impending board meltdown. :cheer: Hair looks good too.

Plushenko is a freaking legend. I really, really, really want to see him at Worlds. Program has potential.

lulu
09-16-2012, 08:22 AM
Plushenko: It's gotten to the point where it doesn't matter what he's skating to or what he's wearing. I'm just riveted. Love him.



Absolutely, just the longevity of his career in the top echelons of men's skating is inspiring. Obviously the original report about "7 triple axels" was a mistranslation/mistake, BUT if there's any skater that could possibly pull off that physical feat, it's Plush. ;)