Castelli and Tran official

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  1. el henry

    el henry still fangirling for Toller

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    Tried to find this in the thread within a thread, but failed.

    Not crazy about pairs, but "Ain't No Sunshine". As in the one and only Mr. Bill Withers?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIdIqbv7SPo

    I'm there!
     
  2. Ziggy

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    There wasn't one. I can't recall seeing an opposite jumping pair since Vise/Trent have retired.
     
  3. yfbg722

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    Someone tried to tell me that Italy had a reverse team but I couldn't find any evidence of one.
     
  4. Lara

    Lara Well-Known Member

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  5. aftershocks

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    Oh, so it's not Ain't No Sunshine, but Su[/]
    Apparently we have to guess the rest, cuz @skatemovio is pulling our collective legs, or something. :confused: ;)

    Ha ha, one of Marissa's fave photos of the year:

    A rather tall Michelle with a distinguished looking gentleman in the foreground. :cool:
     
  6. CassAgain

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    Mervin confirmed on Twitter that the program is to Summertime.
     
  7. clairecloutier

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    Summertime is a great choice too! Oh, I can't wait to see them. :)
     
  8. halffull

    halffull halffull kind of day

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    Love Summertime! Curious to see this team.
     
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  9. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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  10. yfbg722

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    Me too. Great choice. Curious enough I may just make sure I'm home Saturday night to watch the live stream :)
     
  11. aftershocks

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    Okay, good. I wonder if they were considering both selections and ultimately decided on Summertime. Certainly both songs have a similar feel and rhythm. I wonder which version they are using of Summertime? But since they are skating in the Quebec comp on Saturday, I suppose we'll find out soon enough. :)
     
  12. NadineWhite

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    I read about M&M (aka Marissa & Mervin) and their debut over in the K&C. Can't wait, hope there's footage! :)
     
  13. aftershocks

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    Which version are they using? Here's a wonderful instrumental rendition:

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dnv8H_IneVc
     
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  16. aftershocks

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    Oh no, hope it's not too serious, if true. Heal well, Mervin. :(
     
  17. yfbg722

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    Awe, that's disappointing. I was really looking forward to seeing them. Hope it's nothing too serious and he's back at it soon so we don't have to wait too much longer to see the debut of this team!
     
  18. NadineWhite

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    What a trooper, can't wait to see footage of this intriguing pairing as well. :)
     
  19. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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  20. yfbg722

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    Really excited about this pairing. They look amazing together! Just sorry we can't have them for our very own here in Canada :)
     
  21. fan

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    They look stunning. Out of all the new pairs we've seen, this appears to be the most instant in gelling.
     
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    48.12 is pretty good considering his doubling the sal, doing a simple 2 twist and some unison issues on the footwork. But they look very good. Couldn't believe Marisa & simon "threw away" their 8 years together when they announced their split but I think this will be a VERY good pairing. Already it's good to see Mervin matching Marissa in artistry and performance "oomph," which Simon was never great at.
     
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  23. once_upon

    once_upon Isn't purple allways the right answer?

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    Are those the costumes for the season or just until they have others made? Many of the elements remind me of what Marissa and Simon did - seems that it would be easy to gel doing familiar things.
     
  24. TanithandBenFan

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    Marissa's dress is from a prior season.
     
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  25. rosewood

    rosewood Whoa! Samurai battles!

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    They look really good together! Mervin seemed paying attention to his foot in K&C, though.
     
  26. CassAgain

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    Wow! I love the program and the partnership.
     
  27. Amantide

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    Me too. Well matched, fluid and gentle. Good chemistry.
     
  28. BittyBug

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    Yeah, to me it looks like someone else standing in for Shnapir. Many of the same moves, much of the same style. Maybe wearing an old costume influenced that perception as well, but so far I don't see anything sufficiently compelling to justify her splitting from her prior partner. It's still very early for this new team, though, so I'll reserve judgment until they have some more mileage.
     
  29. NadineWhite

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    Thanks for the link! :) I was sooo disappointed when I had to leave just as the pairs were taking the ice, :( but so so happy when I came home a little while ago to see they were taped. :cheer2:

    My first impression is always my most honest, and I have to say they look good together, but nothing really stood out to me except for the fact that Mervin is smooooth. His skating is sublime. Half the time I was imagining what it would have looked like if he had skated with Gretchen Donlan. But of course Marissa is no slouch. She's tough, powerful, and has presence, style, and charisma of her own. It will be interesting to see how these two gel. Hopefully Marissa can learn some things from Mervin and vice versa. For now, they look good together. I just have to get used to seeing Marissa with a shorter (much smoother) partner and also the lifts and twists aren't comparable to the power & height she got with Simon. But that's because he was 6'4" and she only 5'0". On that score I do prefer M&M's height differential to her old partner.
     
  30. Zemgirl

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    Given that the split was mainly because Castelli and Shnapir didn't get along, so long as Castelli and Tran look well together and are happy with each other, that in itself justifies the decision to switch partners. I also think that the smaller height difference is for the best in this case.
     
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