Davis & White #16: Magical Wizard Hair

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  1. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't Amanda Evora often do a spiral position while standing on Mark Ladwig's shoulder? In exhibitions. Or maybe it was another skater, but I know I've seen it.

    (But he holds her. I can't imagine it would be allowable like in the video without the man supporting the lady. I think in dance it would violate overhead lift rules, though if he held ankles cheerleader style, the arms aren't extended. )
  2. mollymgr

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    I haven't seen anything similar to what Georgia and Eric were doing. But some of those overhead moves are scary and I'm glad there are some rules to prevent those.

    The Mother's day wishes keep rolling in. A compilation from USFS...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF1lf7Scino
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  4. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    That swan exhibition sure was something! Notice pads were integrated into the costume.
  5. Jessiebanana

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    The Swan Ex was wild!

    I would love to see Charlie and Meryl do something like Kavguti and Smirnov, but I don't think she's tiny enough compared to Charlie. Yuko's size is paramount in that lift working. *Sigh* I really wish they would lift a lot of these lift rules. There was an article about how arbitrary some of them are, especially in pairs. You have very dangerous lifts that are allowed and some not so dangerous ones that aren't just because.

    There will always be people who push the edge, but for the most part I don't think skaters are down for dying for the sake of their sport. Self preservation will prevail in seniors. Keep most of the safety rules for juniors who don't have a healthy sense of mortality.
  6. lauravvv

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    Perhaps it's less about what is in the rules than about what is not there. The rule is not specific enough, and that gives technical specialists room to interpret it in different ways.
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  7. Jessiebanana

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    You're probably right, which just makes one more thing in figure skating fans can't understand or follow. Yay.
  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Re-posting from the 2013 Worlds forum:
    Charlie and his mom: http://davecskatingphoto.com/photos/2013Worlds/banquet/jsw_dwc_4314.jpg
    The moms: http://davecskatingphoto.com/photos/2013Worlds/banquet/jsw_dwc_4352.jpg
    Charlie, Meryl and their moms: http://davecskatingphoto.com/photos/2013Worlds/banquet/jsw_dwc_4404.jpg
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  9. shan

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    Nice pictures. :)
  10. circuscandy

    circuscandy New Member

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    How tiny is Meryl's mom? I love those ladies!
  11. Jessiebanana

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    Probably as tiny as Meryl. I bet you Meryl is wearing at least 3 inch heels.
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    Oh my, whenever I see photos of their Moms I always become convinced that Meryl and Charlie were somehow accidentally switched as babies and the parents made them skate together to make up for it :lol:
  13. Whitneyskates

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    Random question; I know Charlie's middle name is Allen, but do we know what Meryl's is? Does she even have one?
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  15. circuscandy

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    Meryl's photo account is meryledavis, so I suppose it must start with an E.
  16. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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    I want to say it's Elizabeth. Feel like I've heard that somewhere but not sure where!
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    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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    That performance holds a very special place in my heart because it was the first time I ever saw them skate!:)
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  20. circuscandy

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    That's so wonderful!

    I've always loved that costume of Meryl's. What a great performance.
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    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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  23. shan

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  25. Jessiebanana

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    I also loved hearing about Aliona and Robin. They aren't media fans, so this is nice. Robin mature and calm? Not really a shocker from the man who agreed and performed in stride to Barbie Girl. Something tells me that wasn't his first choice :p.

    It will be nice to see their FD, knowing they took pointers from Meryl and Charlie. I'll try not to hold it against her that her sister is Caydee. I feel like Maxim and Tatiana, more so Maxim, could work on their basic skating skills too.
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    What is wrong with Maxim's basic skating skills?
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    Meryl's bikini is so cute. That is some trademark Meryl purple.
  29. CassAgain

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    Derek Hough choreographed a great quickstep (and an amazing free style) for Kellie Pickler last night. How long until Skate America again?
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    Speaking of which, did anyone identify which lift from Meryl & Charlie did Derek use for Kellie? Which dance was it in (I have to confess I haven't been following DWTS very closely this season).
  31. CassAgain

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    This is probably complete nonsense, but I saw this comment under this YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2auou58sUa0

  32. LilJen

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    :lol: Or wore lavender pleather or a very wild psychedelic unitard. Or a clown costume.
  33. Kaffeine

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    I can see Derek choreographing the short dance. I think that's almost a given at this point.
  34. CassAgain

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    I agree; it's the other bit to be taken with a grain of salt.
  35. Whitneyskates

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    That was posted as a joke suggestion on Goldenskate a few weeks ago :lol:
  36. CassAgain

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    Good to know!

    I did think Goodbye, Lenin! was a bit on the nose for Sochi.
  37. shan

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    I don't see how those two pieces would even go together. Isn't the Goodbye Lenin soindtrack by Tiresome?
  38. mollymgr

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    It is by Yann Tiersen, the same composer as Amelie. And no the two couldn't fit together.
  39. shan

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    I hate autocorrect.
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  40. Kaffeine

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    I was watching the Quickstep that Derek performed with Kellie Pickler. Man I'm getting excited. I can't wait to see the SD.