From Russia With Love - Spring into Summer 2013

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

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  1. nuge

    nuge Well-Known Member

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  2. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

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    I can only see I/K leave Morozov if Elena breaks up with him.
     
  3. Dance truth

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    Really Takahashi ,is not with Morozov,he uses his services sometimes,
    Based on a polital promise of a gold Medal
     
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    There were rumors that I/K wanted to leave Morozov after this season, but RFSF didn't give them permission, so they stuck with him for another year
     
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    They want to protect their number ones b/s!
     
  9. hanca

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    I doubt it. They don't care where the medals come from, as long as there is a medal. As soon as B/S don't deliver, they will be replaced as number one.
     
  10. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    They wanted to, and the fed wouldn't allow it? That's insane. If that's true, that's so frustrating.
     
  11. Jeschke

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    russian fed ordered no coaching change during pre- and olympic season. i think for their favourites they surely make expectations (kovtun, bazarova/larionov) but people like p/g just have to work as ordered.

    i'm not their biggest fan, but it's the old story, sad that ice dancers like them will not be seen at any championships :(
     
  12. hanca

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    I don't believe it. There was something here about needing to ask for permission from Russian Federation when changing coaches just before the Olympic season, but considering how many Russian skaters did change their coach (Bazarova-Larionov, Stolbova-Klimov, Gerbold-Enbert, Voronov) I don't believe that I-K asked and were not allowed. I think it is more likely that someone just made it up. For them to change coaches, Elena would have to split up with Morozov, and if they did split up, the atmosphere at the rink would probably not be very nice; I don't think the Federation would want her to work in such environment. The Russian Federation must be aware of the relationship because neither Morozov nor Elena are hiding it.
     
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    These skaters are either have little chances to make an olympic team, leave alone high placement in Sochi, so RFSF doesn't care much about them, or didn't have most well-known and successful coaches like Morozov, so RFSF doesn't care much about their previous coaches. IK are a different case I think
     
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    Bazarova-Larionov are very likely going to Sochi, and if Kawaguti-Smirnov skate as bad as they skated throughout the last season, B-L will be number 2 pair, so I think the Federation actually cares about them.
     
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    Cherub721 was responding to Autumn_girl's post about Ilinykh/Katsalapov. This time it wasn't about Puskash/Guerreiro.
     
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    Of course. But not so much about their previous coach, who is nowhere Morozov's level and had some conflict with her students
     
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    Agreed, and B/L had a poor showing at worlds (getting beat by K/S ) with only the GPF as their best performance. Vera needs all the jumping help she can get, if Moser can't help no one can.
     
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    They could have Alexei Mishin drill his axel and toe technique into her until she gets it right.
     
  20. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    I'm hoping Stepanova/Bukin are going to be the next big Russian dance pair .Although I do like B/S but I don't like their programmes :rolleyes:Same with I/K .
     
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    I don't like I/K's programs either, but it may change if they were to leave Morozov sometime after Sochi (which is not impossible, since Ilinykh and Morozov splitting is not impossible either). I personally am not ecstatic about Stepanova/Bukin's programs and image/costumes either. They are decent, but quite old fashioned in a very Russian way. Not that much better than Bobrova/Soloviev before Zhulin. I have nothing against 'Bolero', for instance, but the choreography and the costumes... Not terrible, of course, but could be more contemporary. I will wait for Bobrova/Soloviev's new programs to decide if I really trust the direction that Zhulin is leading them in, but currently I really wish them success (probably not over Pechalat/Bourzat, though, especially if they too have good programs which it looks they will have).
     
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    Although I prefer I-K to B-S, I have to say that I actually liked this year's B-S's program. Nothing old fashioned about them now.
     
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    Pluschenko twitted he is back from Israel (he went 2 days ago) and the doctor gave his OK to start jumping on the ice.
     
  25. lala

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    ha-ha....Go Zhenya, go!
     
  26. misskarne

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    Let the insanity begin. *covers eyes*
     
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    Tesla Whippet Good

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    Lord, I hope it's worth it. I'd hate to think of him crippled in pursuit of a medal.
     
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    They must have done some major stress tests on the disc beforehand I'm sure but did they have him jump on the ground?
     
  29. Moka-Ananas

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    Great pictures, thank you very much :) Nice to see Alexander Uspenski is still involved in skating. I loved him back then when he was still competing.
     
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    Why do you laugh, Lala?
     
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