Davis & White #16: Magical Wizard Hair

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by circuscandy, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. circuscandy

    circuscandy New Member

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    We do know that they at least adhere to the rule of one split lift only, because Meryl and Charlie had to revise one of their lifts after Skate America.

    Personally, I think both of the top teams have pushed the rules probably as far as they can go with regard to the height of the lifts, but I'd love to see them get away with more.
     
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    Meryl Davis ‏@Meryl_Davis

    http://t.co/SGx2olKOW6

    Tanith Belbin ‏@TanithJLB

    http://t.co/b6sUnRRKs9
     
  3. circuscandy

    circuscandy New Member

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  4. Jessiebanana

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  5. DORISPULASKI

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    pani, What I'm trying to do is understand the rules better, something that is important to me :rolleyes:
     
  6. mollymgr

    mollymgr Well-Known Member

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    The Rotational Lift was not illegal because they did not hold the first position longer than 2 seconds which is stated in the rules posted above as permitted. It was a transition into the lift and recognized as that. The main position was the one where Tessa is on one shoulder!
     
  8. mollymgr

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    The way it is written, the 2 second rule would only apply to "lifting hand(s) of the lifting partner higher than his head)*;" as indicated by the * and not to the sitting clause.
     
  9. mollymgr

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    Blades on shoulders = Ouch^∞ :eek::scream:
     
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  11. 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. )
     
  12. 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
     
  13. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

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  14. Skittl1321

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    That swan exhibition sure was something! Notice pads were integrated into the costume.
     
  15. 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.
     
  16. 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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  17. Jessiebanana

    Jessiebanana Well-Known Member

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

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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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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  19. shan

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    Nice pictures. :)
     
  20. circuscandy

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

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    Probably as tiny as Meryl. I bet you Meryl is wearing at least 3 inch heels.
     
  22. tralfamadorian

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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:
     
  23. 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?
     
  24. LilJen

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    Didn't know Brooke Castile was getting married! Congrats to her and her fiance/husband!
     
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    Meryl's photo account is meryledavis, so I suppose it must start with an E.
     
  26. 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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  28. TanithandBenFan

    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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    That's so wonderful!

    I've always loved that costume of Meryl's. What a great performance.