Allons-y! French skating news & updates

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

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  1. lauravvv

    lauravvv Well-Known Member

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    :eek: :confused: - I didn't know that there are such commentators - still. Even if a commentator is not an expert (actually, especially then), they should at least look at protocols from time to time - it's all there. In my opinion, it's quite unprofessional that this commentator hasn't done that in all those years. I am not an expert in figure skating at all, but even I know things like this - mostly because I do look at protocols.
  2. kwanfan1818

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    The same happened to Dick Button. He was so much better before he ran the Professional World Championships and had an inherent conflict-of-interest in who from the eligible ranks might feed into his, self-selected event. Then he became unbearable after the fall, with the rambling.
  3. Zemgirl

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    Apparently Florent Amodio has new programs (at least, so says his FB fan page). There was no specific information given, but just about anything is bound to be an improvement over what he was doing, right?
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    Worse than he was doing is hardly imaginable, so yes, I think we will see an improvement. Good news.:)
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    cholla Fearless Musher

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    I have heard that it is official Elektra and Benn have been selected by the French Federation to go to the Junior World Championship. What a great way to end your junior season. Dance on...........
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    Congratulation to Elektra & Benjamin!
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  10. Ziggy

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    Moving the discussion from the Russian skating thread here.

    After the very disappointing last season, Carron/Jones have apparently jumped ship and left Linichuk & Karponosov and moved to the UK.
  11. SkaterMate

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    Where they train and who is the coach?
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  12. MarieM

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    I think there's only Marika Humphreys Baranov coaching there, but I am not sure at all.
    Maybe a UK poster could tell us.
  13. taz'smum

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  14. Eislauffan

    Eislauffan Well-Known Member

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    As I mentioned in the Russia thread, John Dunn has moved back to England.
    Joan Slater probably has retired, at least I don't remember seeing her in the past few seasons.
    There is also Marika Humphrey's former partner Philip Askew coaching.
  15. casken

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    Maybe they just gave up and settled in the UK? :shuffle:
  16. mella

    mella is lutz crazy!!!

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    Good Grief!!!

    Liz Coates is also coaching in the UK.

    I've not heard anything about C/J at the rink where Liz Coates and John Dunn coach though.
  17. Zemgirl

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    So to sum up the French skaters' off-season so far, Gwendolyn Didier is now skating for Serbia, C/J have moved to a mystery coach in the UK, Amodio is shooting a movie and Joubert is doing a TV show (Fort Boyard again) and an Averbukh show (in Astana), and P/B will have a Rolling Stones FD. Have I missed anything?
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    He is also in a tv show called "Brisons la glace" (you can see bloopers here) where he plays a character named Mike.
  19. SkaterMate

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  20. antmanb

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    Joan Slater has definitely not retired I saw her coaching on the ice a couple of weeks ago.
  21. Zemgirl

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    As a public service, there's a shirtless part (of course) that starts around 2:41. ;)

    No source cited, though.
  22. SkaterMate

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    No smoke without fire...... :sekret:
  23. pani

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    Is someone still ptactice in Linichuck-Karponosov group?
  24. MarieM

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    Ok so I would have prefered Liz Coates but I don't know what Marika does these days. Strange.
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    Really? Tell me more, please. What kind of movie?
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    Marika coaches and does choreography at Deeside in Cheshire, Joan Slater is head coach at the rink. She's also trained a technical specialist. I don't know that she has any high profile/international skaters though.
  27. Zemgirl

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    My French is very limited, so the best I can do is provide a link. Google translated got me the following:
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    Rolling Stones FD for P/B - can't wait!! I hope C/J have a better season. I felt bad for them when they didn't make the FD at Worlds.
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    Thanks! Looks very exciting! :) I coudn't find out if the movie is supposed to be for the TV of theatres but I hope it will end up on Youtube or somewhere once it's finished (so I can see it)!
  30. sus2850

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    I looked at the link for the film, and it says also that it is a short film, So probably not to be seen widely...
  31. Ziggy

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    This is really surprising because to my knowledge Marika Humphreys-Baranova hasn't coached any higher level skaters so far.

    Why would Carron/Jones (who were on a downward trajectory anyway) risk an inexperienced coach? :confused:
  32. Eislauffan

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    Marika Humphreys is an ISU technical specialist, apparently one of the stricter ones. So if - and it is still if as there hasn't been any official confirmation yet that Carron/Jones indeed moved to England to train with her - they have switched to her they are probably hoping to improve their technique. Low levels held them down. The choreography of some programs didn't help either. I wouldn't say that Marika Humphreys is an inexperienced coach even if she didn't have any skaters yet that competed at the European or World level. Carron/Jones might turn to someone else for choreography.
  33. MarieM

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    And it's probably easier for them to train in England than in America without funding.
  34. Ziggy

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    Oh yeah I didn't mean to talk Marika down. I know that she's one of the toughest callers out there and I have no idea how much experience or skills she has as a coach.

    It just surprised me that a pair of their calibre risked going to somebody without a track record of training elite level dance team.

    But you are right Eislauffan - they can always hire somebody else for choreography and focus on getting higher levels on their elements as that's been an issue for them for a while now.

    I remember they choreographed their FD (or both programs) themselves once. But maybe that wouldn't be such a good idea. :p

    And whilst UK is definitely not a cheap place to live or train, the coaching fees are definitely lower than in the US.
  35. Andrey aka Pushkin

    Andrey aka Pushkin Brezina's Nemesis

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    Oooh interesting! Maybe she will act as a consultant of some sort a'la Tarasova?
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    Deeside ice rink is in Wales, not England! Doesn't Marika H-B train tech specialists for the ISU? So, if anyone could recognise a level 4 step sequence it would be her.
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