From Russia With Love - Spring into Summer 2013

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Mar 17, 2013.

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  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    It was not my favorite G&G program. I watched it just once, and that was years ago. Never wanted to watch it again. I am disappointed if V&T are going to skate to this music. I do remember Lobacheva-Averbukh skating to it.
  2. Kasey

    Kasey Loving on babies!

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    Apparently V/T are having an open practice tomorrow (Aug 9) at the Italian Baselga de Pine rink; perhaps at some point soon there will be feedback on what the programs look like, and if totally horrific, maybe changes will be made.
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  3. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    So no reports on the V&T training? :(
  4. leapfrogonice

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    What's the latest on whether the Russian test skates will be "open" and posted? Hope so. Prior seasons, has been fascinating to watch the programs and the progress.
  5. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Posted in this thread back on July 11:
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    Junior singles test skates are starting today in Novogorsk
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    Eislauffan Well-Known Member

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    Probably nobody who is on FSU went there?
    There will be a practice session of Volosozhar/Trankov and Bazarova/Larionov open to the media on Wed, Aug 14. I am planning to go. Can't go to the Junior test skates though as I'm busy at the IAAF Worlds. I'm just lucky that not much is going on on Wednesday at the Athletics event.
  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Assigned to the first 3 JGPs (Latvia, Mexico, Slovakia), plus substitutes:

    Ladies:
    Serafima SAKHANOVICH - LAT & SVK
    Evgenia MEDVEDEVA - LAT
    Julia LI - MEX
    Natalia OGORELTSEVA - MEX
    Maria STAVITSKAIA - SVK
    Evgenia GERASIMOVA
    Alsu KAIUMOVA
    Alexandra PROKLOVA
    Maria SOTSKOVA
    Uliana TITUSHKINA

    Men:
    Adian PITKEEV - LAT
    Vladislav TARASENKO - LAT
    Alexei GENIA - MEX
    Andrei LAZUKIN - MEX
    Mikhail KOLYADA - SVK
    Alexander SAMARIN - SVK
    Alexei KRASNOZHON
    Murad KURBANOV
    Moris KVITELASHVILI
    Artem LEZHEEV
    Alexander PETROV

    Pairs:
    Lina FEDOROVA / Maxim MIROSHKIN - SVK
    Maria VIGALOVA / Egor ZAKROEV - LAT & SVK
    Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV - LAT
    Arina CHERNIVSKAIA / Antonino SOUZA-KORDYERU - LAT
    Oksana NAGALATI / Maxim BOBROV - SVK

    Dance:
    Kristina BAKLANOVA / Andrei BAGIN - LAT
    Sofia EVDOKIMOVA / Egor BAZIN - MEX
    Eva KHACHATURIAN / Igor EREMENKO - LAT
    Betina POPOVA / Yuri VLASENKO - MEX & SVK
    Anna YANOVSKAYA / Sergey MOZGOV - SVK
    Alla LOBODA / Pavel DROZD
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    Can anyone report, please.
  10. misskarne

    misskarne Spirit. Focus. Ability. Tenacity. Aussie Grit.

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    Happy birthday to Artur Gachinski, who is 20 years old today!
  11. Loves_Shizuka

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    S dnem rozhdeniya Artur! :cheer:
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  14. leapfrogonice

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    Happy Birthday ARTUR!

    Thank you to kapriza and lala for posting pictures. Hope you have video access to share as well.
    Spasiba
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    Maxim looks a bit :swoon:

    Thanks for the pics!
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  16. Finnice

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    Trankov is trusting the power of the headband.:rofl: Great pictures, thank you!
  17. Vash01

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    Happy birthday Artur! Wishing you a great year on and off the ice!
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    May be growing his hair to portray Jesus
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    Great, thank you for the videos!
    So it's Masquerade Waltz for V/T's short and Chaplin for B/L.
  21. Vash01

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    Are Davankova-Deputat (sp?) still junior pairs? I didn't see their names in the list of JGP in post #888, which is for only 3 JGPs. Which ones are they in? IIRC she is too young to be a senior- am I correct?
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    This open practice of the three pairs in Nina Mozer's school was really popular with the media! All pairs skated parts of their programs:
    Volosozhar/Trankov SP "Masquerade Waltz" and FS "Jesus Christ Superstar"
    Bazarova/Larionov SP "Charlie Chaplin" and FS "Polovetsian Dances"
    Stolbva/Klimov SP "Spanish Medley" and FS "La Strada" (but they plan to have new free skating during the season. They said they just didn't have time to do a new one yet, so they went back to this older program but made some changes to it)

    There were about 15 TV teams and also written press, the press conferences (one for V/T and one for the other two) was followed by an interview marathon.
    The junior teams were not there as they are at the test skates in Novogorsk right now.
  24. Eislauffan

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    They will skate juniors as they said before. They probably will be assigned to later JGPS. In this interview they talk about their new FS "Notre Dame de Paris". Andrei also had meniscus surgery. http://fsrussia.ru/news/653_vasilis...gramma-postavlena-na-muzyku-notr-dam-de-pari/
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  25. Jeschke

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    thanks to you, this one saves my day. i loved s/k with this program; this was the program they got my attention; loved the circular double axels towars the end with the great entry. I'm happy to see another verison of this program with a hopefully grown pair
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  28. Eislauffan

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    What I've seen from it today at the rink looked pretty much "standard" to me, so not innovative. However, they said themselves they still have a lot of work ahead of them. There will be more "flesh" and "muscles" to the "skeleton", to stay in your image. I'll withhold my judgement before I've seen a full run-through with elements, which will be probably at Nebelhorn Trophy in more than a month from now.
    The short program parts that I saw today looked more interesting to me. They really incorporate more dance moves into the program.
  29. casken

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    I said it in the music thread, but V&T's LP is just last season's LP with the spin moved earlier in the program.
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    I don't care for the JCS music and the program is just a skeleton at the moment. It's too early to make any judgments on it, but I am disappointed with their choice of music.
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    Why does everyone hate the JCS music? I quite like it. The program is not really there so nothing to say. V/T's strength has always been their clean elements and matching natural line, but if there is a vehicle for them to show any kind of grand emotion, it would be JCS. I can't even think of another piece of music that suits them better. If they were five years younger, some hardcore death metal would have been cool to see.
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    I can't say I like any of the programs, they seem very generic with boring choreography. Many things we have seen before, not just in previous programs but from short to long program. Not much innovation but I hope they add and change things before the grand prix. I'm hoping S/S really has a showstopper.

    Neither B/L or S/K look much better than they did last year even with the coaching change. I think S/K have the most promising program but it seems more suited to her than him. Also, if had had as much trouble with my jumps as Vera has, I would do them every time the program is performed.
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    LOL two great skaters who never medal at a worlds get together and become world champions and become horrible wastes! LOL!
  35. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Is S&K's flamenco the same one from their first season senior?

    B&L and V&T's programs look pretty generic, but it's hard to tell on practice ice, with no costumes, skating through parts of the choreo, and even with other skaters on the ice. I kind of wish I hadn't watched them because it's unfair to judge the programs based on that. I think Maxim Trankov, Superstar has some potential. Of course they end with her on the cross; did any pairs program to the Mission or JCS ever not do that?

    Sure in some way I wish V&T were doing a big RUSSIAN number in the free but everyone freaking else is going to be doing it too, so it'll be different in that sense. Maxim can really bring the voids sometimes. I totally see him rocking the crown of thorns look. Voidiest Jesus since Averbukh.
  36. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    I like it too. My only complaint is that I start singing it a lot when I hear it and I'll have to clear my head after each event. People would complain no matter what they chose. Franikly, there are only a hand full of skaters that the music really makes much difference any more. Dai, skating to blues, is sexy as hell. Other music he skates to and he's just a good skater. Most other skaters could skate to anything and their programs pretty much look alike. Shrug. If they skate clean and execute the elements well, I'm good.
  37. DaiKozOda

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    Does anybody knows what is going on with Gainetdinova & Bich?
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    The highlights from the press-conference yesterday:

    Trankov said he wanted to perform to the Jesus Christ Superstar since his teens, wanted to do it last year. Both programs are choreographed by Morozov (as are B/L's and S/K's, except their old LP they are going to use early in the season, obviously). In the LP V/T portray Maria Magdalene and Jesus, in the SP - baroness Strahl and prince Zvezdich. They wanted to do a dancey short program, watched Domnina/Shabalin's and Pakhomova/Gorshkov's Masquerade, tons and tons of JCS videos when preparing their LP. V/T said they will compete in the team event, but only in the SP.
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