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cholla
10-07-2012, 07:26 PM
From last thread :

(Re P/B)
They weren't completely in unison from the video that I saw of them
Like Skatak, I haven't noticed any desynchronization when watching them live but I have to watch the videos now. Their programs, especially the FD, still needs work, and they are well aware of that.

kwanfan1818
10-08-2012, 10:24 PM
This is such a rough season: while they don't have to be worried about earning spots for France for the Olympics, since there's no third team right for whom it would be a shame if they missed out in 2014, everything skaters do this year is scrutinized and analyzed for how it will play out in Sochi. Ugh.

MysticHaze
10-08-2012, 10:29 PM
Was Alexis Miart the one who suffered an injury which forced them to withdraw from competitions last season or was it Tiffany who was injured?

Proustable
10-08-2012, 10:36 PM
Miart.

Sylvia
10-09-2012, 04:02 AM
Recap article on the Masters: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121007&content_id=39560500&vkey=ice_news

Are there any French articles about the competition?

marysy
10-09-2012, 10:11 AM
Are there any French articles about the competition?

Recap and some quotes from Brian and Florent at Passion Patinage after the LP: http://www.passion-patinage.com/?p=4577

Short summary of results of P/B, Brian, Florent with a few quotes from L'Equipe: http://www.lequipe.fr/Patinage-artistique/Actualites/Des-debuts-prometteurs/318011

Not directly about Masters, but an interview with Annick Dumont about training Brian: http://www.lanouvellerepublique.fr/Toute-zone/Sport/Sports-de-glisse/Patinage/n/Contenus/Articles/2012/10/08/DUMONT-AUX-JO-AVEC-BRIAN

Joubert is planning on staying with Dumont as a coach, though they are in contact with Guyon. One of the commentators during the Masters broadcast said that he's spending one day a week at Bercy, presumably with Katia Krier.

Is Alex Zahradnicek planning on representing France? He was invited to compete at Masters. If so, what's the connection? (Isn't he American?)

Zemgirl
10-09-2012, 10:23 AM
L'Equipe also ran a short interview (http://www.lequipe.fr/Patinage-artistique/Actualites/Amodio-je-me-sens-fort/317924) with Amodio, about his plans, working with Morozov and training alongside Takahashi.


Is Alex Zahradnicek planning on representing France? He was invited to compete at Masters. If so, what's the connection? (Isn't he American?)
I think so. Wasn't he hanging around in Poitiers a few months back? This must have been in the works for a while, though what advantage there is for the FFSG in bringing him over, I have no idea.

cholla
10-09-2012, 11:00 AM
Is Alex Zahradnicek planning on representing France? He was invited to compete at Masters. If so, what's the connection? (Isn't he American?)
It seems he's planning that, yes. The only connection so far, seems to be French former elite skater Vincent Restencourt who's his coach along with Priscilla Hill.

Artifice
10-09-2012, 01:29 PM
I love P/B's free dance music, this is so refreshing and modern, the Rolling Stones are probably one of the rare musics that is pretty "old" now but that is not has been. Something great can be done on this music. And P/B are probably a pair that can really connect to this music very well.
The problem, IMO, from what at saw, is that the music choice and cuts are bad, well, not at my taste at least, and they don't bring any emotion. And it's only because the program is brand new and need adjustments, it's because the choreography and rythms changes don't bring any emotion.
I'm afraid that with that kind of program judges will easily give the leads to americans or canadiens who will shine with their brilliant technic and precision with scirsors made choreography. On the contrary P/B's dance looks to messy to me. And I don't like the music cut, it starts with a weird rythm on wich they don't skate to the same bit, that makes it looks either slow (because of the music) or too fast (because of the moves that are too fast for the music). The slow part is nice though. And the last part, well, they missed it, so it's hard to get a real feeling about that.
But overall, eventhough there is a lot of improvements possible, I'm afraid that there is actually too much improvement needed to make it works and it leaves the door opened for other pairs to pass them.
To me all will depend on what others do, wether they do very well or not. But P/B didn't put all chances in their side.

shan
10-10-2012, 02:08 AM
P/B's SD (posted on their twitter)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o490KXM-x-s

kwanfan1818
10-10-2012, 02:14 AM
I love her skirt.

MarieM
10-10-2012, 09:01 AM
OMG I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE that SD :)

Kelvster
10-10-2012, 09:04 AM
Good to hear that Brian Joubidoo is staying with Annick (with a bit of support from Veronique) ... they had worked together a bit anyway during Salt Lake City (more than 10 years ago:eek:) so hopefully they will get on in the run-up to Sochi.

Brian seems to be the sort of guy who needs some strong woman to give him a kick :kickass: in the a** now and then (not that he is not motivated) and sort him out. His long programme this year (which I understand he wishes to keep for Sochi) is very beautiful and emotional ... wonder why people haven't commented on it.

Go Brian :rollin:

IceIceBaby
10-10-2012, 09:36 AM
His long programme this year (which I understand he wishes to keep for Sochi) is very beautiful and emotional ... wonder why people haven't commented on it.


Maybe they haven't seen it yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crlbwp16YJQ

I like it as well. Finally a great program for him!

rosewood
10-10-2012, 09:51 AM
P/B's SD (posted on their twitter)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o490KXM-x-s

Thanks for the link. Looooooove their new SD! Nathalie's skirt is sooooo cute :encore: