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misskarne
10-30-2012, 11:38 PM
I would assume he hasn't recovered from breaking his leg over the summer.

:yikes: Poor bloke.


I think Gachinski's more fluid than Plushenko, and, of course, he's developed through a different system with different demands. Didn't Plushenko do most of his growing before he exploded on the senior scene? Plushenko was a prodigy, reaching and maintaining success quite young, and having extraordinary confidence, and Gachinski's career has been like other top skaters, who had times of brilliance and times of struggle.

Looking at the videos it would seem Plushenko had a huge growth spurt between 17 and 18 (in that off-season between 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 season), and then finished there. But Plushenko also didn't seem to have these jolty spurts. He seemed to grow slowly after he hit Seniors, had that major spurt in the off-season where he went from small and skinny to tall and solid, and that was the end of it. Gachinski has had a few growth spurts over the last few years.

Plushenko is an incredible rarity, like a pink diamond or something. His incredible consistency and his ability to sustain that level of competitiveness - while fighting other exceptional talents as a youngster - is mind-boggling. And his confidence has never wavered, even for a moment. I was watching his short program from the 1998 World Championships again the other day - so young, just 15, at his first Senior worlds, and he was playing with the crowd, encouraging them to clap in time with his music!

Gachinski is a talent, a gift to Russian skating, with that lovely lyrical style and the big wonderful jumps. But he's been caught up in this mad search for "another Plushenko" and I don't think Russian skating realises what it really has with him.

alchemy void
10-31-2012, 04:59 AM
does anyone has any informations about shanette folle?
i only knew her as the coach of annette dytrt and later as assistant of tarasova (with asada).

i quite like the developemnt of her skater (although her methods in the dytrt case seemed a bit questionable).

would like to see her again.

I think the general consensus is she was completely out of her league as a coach for Asada and even Dytrt?

Although she's very easy on the eyes, so there's that.

Macassar88
10-31-2012, 02:07 PM
http://mn.ru/sports_figure/20121031/329768293.html
Interview with Bobrova

martyross
10-31-2012, 05:04 PM
http://mn.ru/sports_figure/20121031/329768293.html
Interview with Bobrova

it says that Stavisky recently graduated in (horse?) riding.

babayaga
10-31-2012, 05:18 PM
it says that Stavisky recently graduated in (horse?) riding.

:rofl: it says he recently stopped skating

lulu
10-31-2012, 05:22 PM
:rofl: it says he recently stopped skating

Well, he's short enough. :P ;) j/k

Ah, good old google translate, where would we ever be without our FSU translators? :drama:

Macassar88
10-31-2012, 05:31 PM
Yeah rolling comes up a lot instead of skating.

nuge
10-31-2012, 06:35 PM
it says that Stavisky recently graduated in (horse?) riding.

Let's hope he's in better charge of a horse than he is a car :shuffle:

What did the diva Bobrova say about this season etc ?

Macassar88
10-31-2012, 07:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmcmT22FlDA
IK's 70+ SD :)
Very poor quality video but it's all I could find

Macassar88
10-31-2012, 07:12 PM
Let's hope he's in better charge of a horse than he is a car :shuffle:

What did the diva Bobrova say about this season etc ?

She implied that she doesn't think that they won't be the #1 Russian team anymore and that she hasn't heard much about people telling her that they won't be it. She said that they will fight for that place throughout the season. She understands the judges feedback and they will work on correcting things. They want to be at the GPF.

And I don't really see her as a diva. She seems like she's actually really nice.

love_skate2011
10-31-2012, 07:44 PM
She implied that she doesn't think that they won't be the #1 Russian team anymore and that she hasn't heard much about people telling her that they won't be it. She said that they will fight for that place throughout the season. She understands the judges feedback and they will work on correcting things. They want to be at the GPF.

And I don't really see her as a diva. She seems like she's actually really nice.

True, Bobrova is too much of a goody good girl,
Ilinykh and Sinitsina are more of a diva than her

nuge
10-31-2012, 07:48 PM
And I don't really see her as a diva. She seems like she's actually really nice.

I know that I just like to call her a nice diva :)I think they will retain their number one spot :)

Macassar88
10-31-2012, 07:53 PM
I feel like if Ekaterina were a diva, she might have said some negative things about Kustarova and Alexeeva, but she has only said the nicest things about them in all her interviews - like how they are basically family to her and how they taught her so much.
And I hope that they retain the number 1 spot. I like their programs more, and they are much harder workers. Zhulin will hopefully be able to get them a medal at Sochi and then gold in 2018!

Marco
11-01-2012, 03:35 AM
I am really liking what I see from Tuk so far this season. She is taking her time to emote and project, instead of rushing and looking hectic with her arms. Her layback is unfortunate though (injury, I know). Compared to Sot though, she still needs some speed and ice coverage.

This will likely be Tuk and Sot's adjustment season - they will likely start to dominate next season, just in time to contend for the podium in Sochi. To contend for the title, they will have to be pretty solid from now on.

On the other hand, I was more impressed with Lip as a junior than is with her as a senior. She has visibly even less flow than Tuk. That will hurt her PCS.

quiqie
11-01-2012, 11:19 AM
No surgery required for Vera Bazarova's injured hip - Yuri Larionov http://www.team-russia2014.ru/article/figur/5899.html

He says they are currently preparing for the Rostelecom Cup.