Allons-y! French skating news & updates

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, May 14, 2010.

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  1. masofs

    masofs New Member

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    Hi Vanessa! Thanks for your post. I really liked your partnership with Yannick but I wish you the best of luck. :)
     
  2. AJ Skatefan

    AJ Skatefan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your post Vanessa. I love it when skaters post here and give the real story. Good luck with your new partnership. I really look forward to seeing you skate together.
     
  3. Lanie

    Lanie Well-Known Member

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    Good luck, Vanessa!! I really enjoy your skating and wish you all the best. :)
     
  4. Finnice

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    Thank you, Vanessa! It is always precious when skaters tell their own story, even though it must be hard, too.

    I wish you luck with your new partner, and also all the best to Yannick.
     
  5. millyskate

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    Thanks for explainng, Vanessa... and good luck for the future.
     
  6. MarieM

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    Thanks for sharing your part of the story, although you're telling it your way only.
     
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  7. allezfred

    allezfred Prick Admin Staff Member

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    Well, you can't expect her to tell it anybody else's way. :lol:
     
  8. MarieM

    MarieM Well-Known Member

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    Sure, but cholla said it best : the truth is probably somewhere in the middle ;)
    I just can't remember what cholla said exactly, I thought it was in this topic :confused:
     
  9. Jackie Sparrow

    Jackie Sparrow Well-Known Member

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    Maybe, who knows. You definitely don't so stop presenting your posts as if they were facts and the one and only truth. You should learn to rephrase what you intend to post.
     
  10. MarieM

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    I shall choose another nickname then ! God or Godessa or something of the like :lol:
     
  11. Rafter

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    I'm :lol: because MarieM posted on the skatefans list that the split isn't official but yet Vanessa posted yesterday it was official on May 1! :shuffle:
     
  12. MarieM

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    It's not official hence there has been no press release from the FFSG yet ;)
     
  13. Pratfall

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    :rolleyes::confused: It's one thing to try to read between the lines of interviews , or speculate as to someone's reported motivations or actions .. but it's quite another to respond directly to a skater who has given us her first-hand input by thanking her for responding out of one side of one's mouth while practically accusing her of twisting the truth out of the other.

    Skaters are probably warned that it's a thankless task to respond to forums..no wonder they're not tempted too often...:wall:
     
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  14. calica

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    And wherefore the skaters would like to enter here?
    Obviously we know more than they... it is not important that we talk about their lives, or their careers.... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  15. Libertango

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    I just came across an article today about the possible debut of the french version of Dancing with the stars. About 3 channels are interested and one of them even asked Brian and a rugby player to take part.

    Honestly, I can't really imagine Brian dancing ballroom :rofl:
     
  16. Ziggy

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    Brian would not be able to take part, if he wished to remain eligible (which he seems to do).
     
  17. mella

    mella is lutz crazy!!!

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    Even in Dancing with the Stars (rather than skating?) I guess it would be pretty hard for him (any competitive skater) to find the time to dedicate to something like this whilst still trying to train for the forthcoming season.
     
  18. Ziggy

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    Ahhh sorry! I read it as Dancing on Ice. :eek:

    Of course he could. But that wouldn't be a great idea, for the reasons you have mentioned.
     
  19. musdancenow

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    Thank you Vanessa for your post. It seems honest to me, and I believe your post was sincere. Best of luck with Maxim or your future tryouts!! I hope you find a partner as talented as you are.
     
  20. musdancenow

    musdancenow New Member

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    I agree with Pratfall. :wall:
     
  21. Libertango

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    Well it's still a project and will probably take place only next year. And there are only 6 shows planned unlike the US version who is longer I believe.
     
  22. Tony Wheeler

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    As reported in the very beginning, don't be surprised if this team ends up in Ingo Steuer's camp sometime soon. From what I hear (and Vanessa can feel free to come in and confirm or deny), Steuer has been wanting to work with James but not with Yannick Bonheur. Whether that had to do with an attitude issue or Steuer's views on his skating potential/ability, I don't know.
     
  23. kirkbiggestfan

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    Steuer was in Paris that day. Of course, it was a seminar/try-out day, so you would want someone like him there. Steuer should be thrilled to have Vanessa/Maximin, since he lost his Ukrainian Pair.
     
  24. Rafter

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    I meant official in the sense that it was official as far as the two parties involved were concerned. :rolleyes: :p
     
  25. Tony Wheeler

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    He also gained Ilia Glebov and his new Russian partner (I don't know her name). I'm sure that's been reported prior but I'm too lazy to go look.
     
  26. Pratfall

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    :)Gee.. if you say so.. I won't be surprised. I might not be entirely thrilled though.

    There's no denying Ingo's abilities as a coach..but...but..:( His choreography can be great one moment and decidedly less than great the next. And there's a definite tendency to tastelessness in the costume dept.

    I can't imagine there's a coach out there who wouldn't want to work with Vanessa...I've already cast my vote for Richard Gauthier..:)rolleyes:I know I don't get a vote)..still, I'll continue to send thought waves.:lol:
     
  27. Ziggy

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    Darja Popowa/Ilja Glebov

    ETA: Darja, not Daja - spelling error. :eek:
     
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  28. Tony Wheeler

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    Thanks.
     
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  29. Pratfall

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    :eek:/\ ..Vanessa..don't go there....
     
  30. grandma

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    Does anyone know what kind of seminar was held in Bercy....
     
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