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love_skate2011
11-05-2012, 03:59 AM
Sorry but I don't resist asking this: Wasn't Dmitry Soloviev married and with a child?
If you look at his FB it seems he's together with Ksenia Stolbova.



Soloviev has divorced and is now with Ksenia Stolbova

martyross
11-05-2012, 08:23 AM
well, is it really a shocking news that a 14 years old has no artistry and musicality yet? or do we expect her to skate like a mature 25 year older? i hope people know how difficult is to emote while doing all sort of technical difficulties. it takes years of training before mastering everyting.

kwanfan1818
11-05-2012, 08:46 AM
There are 14-year-olds who might not be fully formed, but have the signs of the artist they'll become as young as that. Sasha Cohen, for example, was one who showed it quite early, even if she never had the technical facility that Lipnitskaia has now. Ice dancers often show signs of that spark at a very young age.

Marco
11-05-2012, 09:06 AM
Her capabity already far exceeds her age. However, I feel it's way too pre-mature to hype her up as a potential Sochi contender like many have. Once she learns to gain more power, musicality and maturity, she will likely be able to dominate (or co-dominate) the ladies in the next quad, probably along with Sotnikova, Tuk, Polina K and Radionova.

(and what kwanfan said - phenoms like Kwan, Lipinski, Kim, Asada already showed much star quality at 14)

love_skate2011
11-05-2012, 09:24 AM
well, is it really a shocking news that a 14 years old has no artistry and musicality yet? or do we expect her to skate like a mature 25 year older? i hope people know how difficult is to emote while doing all sort of technical difficulties. it takes years of training before mastering everyting.

agree, people are hammering her like all she has is flexibility which is completely false because Julia is very talented, I was impressed by her drive and how she was pissed off and unhappy at K&C, she wants to Win !, people are not giving her credit that Julia has handled the senior and pressure really well for a 14 year old

Marco
11-05-2012, 09:32 AM
I was impressed by her drive and how she was pissed off and unhappy at K&C, she wants to Win !

She must be psychic because the mistakes she made on her first 2 jumping passes were JUST enough to bump her down from gold to silver. :P

martyross
11-05-2012, 10:45 AM
yea to me she's not boring to watch at all! i like the strong spirit she shows in her skating, something i've always loved in Ashley. i enjoy seeing skaters with strong personality. i also find she's improved a lot from last year. the SP reminded me of Irina S. pure power is enjoyable as opposed to lyricism and gracefulness that is a more common route for ladies. i like her, she's tough!

babayaga
11-05-2012, 06:00 PM
I/K free dance from Crystal Skate competition last week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfOiZRQOh6Q

Macassar88
11-05-2012, 06:21 PM
I/K free dance from Crystal Skate competition last week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfOiZRQOh6Q
Lol they kept the voiceovers
Although I have to say that, even without the voiceovers, it feels lacking in transitions and non-element choreography.

Karpenko
11-05-2012, 06:34 PM
It has a nice buildup emotionally but it really is god-awful. I expect their scores to go up though because their skating does look improved. They have a lot more flow and speed over the ice. But yeah... pass.

But on the flip side, after viewing this program I instantly liked Fusar-Poli/Margaglio's 2001 FD a lot more and am now at peace with that program winning a world title. :shuffle:

IoanaC
11-05-2012, 06:46 PM
Lol they kept the voiceovers
Although I have to say that, even without the voiceovers, it feels lacking in transitions and non-element choreography.

And they scored 102 points for THAT? :rolleyes:
Generally they have good flow, yes, but they need to work on unison in the step sequences, they looked laboured and skated too far apart.
Plus, the music is a hot mess, choreo almost non-existent. They deserve much better.

kwanfan1818
11-05-2012, 07:07 PM
ugh, that was almost unwatchable.

casken
11-05-2012, 07:34 PM
God that is depressing. I think that program has less original in between choreography than D&W's FD. A pretty impressive feat indeed.

love_skate2011
11-05-2012, 07:53 PM
Burn Morozov :soapbox:

on a good side, some really nice pictures of Soloviev and Stolbova on their instagrams

znhurston
11-05-2012, 09:19 PM
Good interview. They both sound very level headed and self aware.

They certainly do!