Face-palm "doh" move

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by haribobo, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

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    This move after the end of the program is starting to drive me crazy. It looks so undignified and really ruins any aura/mood the program just created. I especially hate when they do it the second their program ends without even holding the end pose. We all know you made a mistake you didn't meant to make, now save your reaction for backstage please. :shuffle:
     
  2. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

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    Those are the reactions I live for! :lol:

    Besides they are done performing, how they act after that is just a skater being human. I wouldn't be able to hide my disappointment either if I worked so hard and saw it go down the drain in 4 minutes. Especially if it were at the Olympics or Worlds.
     
  3. elle123

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    I agree. It's good to see the more human/emotional side of skaters.
     
  4. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

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    On the flip-side, you work hard to learn that choreo and pay your choreographer all that money, only to ruin the end of the program with a facepalm...
     
  5. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    Well they only do it if they already ruined the program...

    I like seeing how a skater reacts. I love the pumped fists, and am so sad for them when you can tell they are disappointed. Of course, I see them as athletes first, and artists second.


    I do wonder how much of it influences the judges though. Seems dumb to let them know you are disappointed.
     
  6. julieann

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    I agree; they already messed up, the reaction is of little consequence. But I doubt the judges even care, they don't watch the bows from what I see.
     
  7. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

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    Well sometimes its only a simple thing like a double instead of a triple. It ruins it so much more to give up on the intended choreo than to just move on from the mistake so you are still giving the best performance you can. I admire skaters that don't pull that move.
     
  8. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    The performance is already over by the time they do this.

    Or have you actually seen a skater do a face-palm after a bad jump, before moving on to the next element?
     
  9. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    Id gladly watch them all do the face palm if it meant never having to see the the fist pump(Joubert), the "TA-da!" face (Emily Hughes), the hysteric crying jag (baiul) and the screech (Tara) etc...
     
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  10. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

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    OMG yes, these moves work in certain programs but SO NOT in others :scream:
     
  11. taf2002

    taf2002 flower lady

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    What programs do they work in? Ever?
     
  12. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

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    Are we talking about the K&C or the actual choreogrphy?
     
  13. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    Based on the original post "after the end of the program" - I based my responses on - done with program, not yet off the ice. Usually as soon as their music ends, most skaters don't hold their ending pose for long.
     
  14. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

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    That's what I though then someone brings up "hysteric crying jag (baiul) and the screech (Tara)" and that threw me off because I have never seen it on the ice. I still think after the ending pose of the music stops the program is over, so how they act is just human emotion. If they throw a fit during the program after a biffed element, that is pretty bad, but I don't see hardly at all.
     
  15. Seerek

    Seerek Well-Known Member

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    any programs where there was an intentional facepalm in the choreography? ;)
     
  16. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    Sonia Lafuente :duh:
    Michal Březina :duh:

    I'd like to see these skaters going :duh: after the judges tell them that going :duh: at the end of the program prompted them not to give them the benefit of the doubt and to lower their marks.

    :EVILLE:
     
  17. ponta1

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    Yuzuru Hanyu did the face palm move after one of his programs, but that was because he was happy he performed so well. I thought it was really cute; sort of like the Home Alone boy.