Emanuel Sandhu Skating at Challenge

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by googooeyes, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. mag

    mag Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    7,476
    This link to the BC/YT Section website http://www.skatinginbc.com/ will give information on live streaming. Generally there is a link on the right hand side of the home page for any live streamed events.
     
  2. Twilight1

    Twilight1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2001
    Messages:
    7,602
    I think his ballet training made him a little stiff in his carriage.

    I saw him skate live several times and never thought he was slow. I thought he was average no better nor any worse than others.
     
  3. Japanfan

    Japanfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2002
    Messages:
    12,942
    I would guess this must be an error. PJ called his return last year 'the shortest come-back of all time' - said it lasted about 10 minutes.
     
  4. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,562
    Is there no way to confirm whether this is a mistake or not?
     
  5. miffy

    miffy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    9,160
    I would love this to be true but I'm not getting my hopes up after last year!

    I think Shae & Eman would have been great (2 divas in a nice way) but personally I always thought he would make a beautiful pairs skater... :swoon:
     
  6. The Accordion

    The Accordion Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2005
    Messages:
    3,443
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxqwVCOk0Uo

    The announcement - real or not - skate or not - has sent me to watch Youtube videos.
    This man was just far too good to have not been better than he was. If that makes any sense.
     
    mag and (deleted member) like this.
  7. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    2,701
    Eman has smouldering dark good looks. :) He wouldn't have problem looking for a partner for ice dancing?!
     
  8. Emdee

    Emdee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,610
    I totally loved Eman when he was skating. After he won the GPF beating Plushy I thought he would up the ante and get more consistent. I heard he had a hopeless work ethic but what a gorgeous skater when he was on.
     
  9. Twilight1

    Twilight1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2001
    Messages:
    7,602
  10. fsfan22

    fsfan22 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Messages:
    99
    It's no mistake ... Emanuel Sandhu is indeed scheduled to compete at the Challenge.

    Skate Canada Press Release

     
  11. quartz

    quartz I wonder what tomorrow has in mind for me

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2002
    Messages:
    2,332
    Well, he has aways been my most favorite frustration, and even if nothing comes of it, I wish him all the best.
     
  12. The Accordion

    The Accordion Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2005
    Messages:
    3,443
    Ditto this!

    I would LOVE LOVE to see him skate again - even though there would be a ton of challenges -not the least of which are the new demands in COP since he left and everyone upping their levels those ways.
     
  13. grimey

    grimey bird is the word

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2002
    Messages:
    1,287
    He was the first one I remember performing the spin, but I am not sure if it was his own invention.
     
  14. peibeck

    peibeck Letting Poje be on top

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2004
    Messages:
    17,051
    Out of curiousity, how many of these qualifiers move on to Canadian Nationals?
     
  15. hohoho

    hohoho Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    155
    Chan, Reynolds, Firus, Rogozine, Ten, Balde all have byes to nationals because of either podium in 2012 nats or SGP appearance. Unless I missed someone, 12 will advance from Challenge making a total of 18 for Nationals
     
  16. apatinar

    apatinar Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2012
    Messages:
    633

    Natalie Krieg was performing the butt spin way back in the early to mid 90's

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnoRJ8gZpZU
     
  17. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,562
    I was about to post that , aptinar. Also, many seem to think Caroline Zhang originated the Pearl or Oyster spin, but Nathalie was doing that spin in the early 90's. She usually went from the pearl position to a Biellmann.
     
  18. peibeck

    peibeck Letting Poje be on top

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2004
    Messages:
    17,051
    Thanks! I see Balde is also doing this comp. I guess just for experience?
     
  19. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2002
    Messages:
    31,987
    Skatebuzz/Skate Canada has initiated a Season Ticket subscription ($19.95) starting with Challenge - I've started a thread in TV Alerts with info links: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...subscription-required-starting-with-Challenge
     
  20. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2004
    Messages:
    3,925
    According to an acquaintance's Facebook, she just watched Emanuel practice and said he's looking good. She didn't mention what jumps he's doing, though.
     
  21. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2001
    Messages:
    29,606
    His results in the Challenge are here.
     
  22. Rock2

    Rock2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,877
    His SP at the challenge was the same SP from 2000 Nationals. Same costume it looks like, too.
    Here's the link to the 2000 program http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc6_c5g1P1Y

    He looked good. Pretty fit and not too nervous. 3F+3T+C well done, popped the loop and was forward on the 2A. Only 56pts but he's on track to qualify for Nationals no problem. Interested in seeing what he does in the LP. Hopefully he gets the 3A back.

    Couldn't tell who was coaching him. Almost seemed like no one. Some woman handed him his guards and he talked to her while waiting for the marks, but for all we know she could have been a volunteer at the event.
     
  23. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,562
    He has no coach at this point. I wonder if he has the resources to afford one.
     
  24. victoriajh

    victoriajh Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2002
    Messages:
    2,076
    Having no coach is still better than having Joanne........ :eek:
     
    alilou and (deleted member) like this.
  25. NadineWhite

    NadineWhite Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,546
    I honestly wish him luck, and recall his skating fondly. The best male artistic skater to come out of Canada.

    And I imagine he, like so many others (aka Johnny Weir), is motivated to return to the Olympics to add that oh so precious elusive Olympic Team Medal to his resume.

    I wouldn't put it past him to succeed in this endeavor, to earn that much coveted second spot. Kevin Reynolds, beware...
     
  26. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,128
    Decent result.. I hope he gets his 3A and/or his quad back by Nationals.
     
  27. professordeb

    professordeb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2001
    Messages:
    3,817
    When I first looked at his PCS I was almost horrified at how low they were - until I went and looked at how the skaters above his were marked and then didn't feel so bad. Having him on the World Team could be ... interesting.
     
  28. jamcan

    jamcan New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Messages:
    27
    :scream: I hope SC comprehends how many chances this guy has already had. Time for someone else to see how they can do imo.
     
  29. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2003
    Messages:
    3,082
    Sorry, but I just can't let this comment pass without mentioning Toller Cranston.
     
  30. Andora

    Andora Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2002
    Messages:
    10,662
    I would agree with this IF there were any other Canadian men skating like they wanted that second spot. Many suggest Kevin Reynolds is all but a lock, but he's had plenty of chances himself. I don't know that his results have improved enough to suggest he deserves his spot over anyone else, even Emanuel. The other Canadian men in the 2-6 range aren't exactly fresh on the scene. I'm an Ellaj fan, and even he's been toiling in the mid-pack a few years. If someone steps up I'm down with giving them a shot, but until then I think Emanuel deserves a chance as much as anyone.

    I was really impressed by what I saw for someone who's been out of competition since 2007, including a stint where his focus was dance. But I admit I'm a sucker for Sandhu. ;)