Introducing new Pro-Am: Medal Winners Open, Oct. 5th in Japan

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by ice9, May 23, 2012.

  1. jenny12

    jenny12 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much! It's so nice to get to see these pros skating again. Also, can't wait for the Japan Open to see Patrick Chan and Mao's new programs.
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    Thank you so much for the posting the photos! I'm getting nostalgic for the glory days of professional skating just reading through this thread. It sounds like it was a good event, and hopefully there will be more in the future.
  3. rosewood

    rosewood Wheeee! Wonder babies!

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    If Jeffrey Buttle won, why are there no pictures of him during his skate? I've seen pics of others but not one of Jeffrey.
  7. Willowway

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    I saw in the links that Ilia skated to "Kashmir". As in Led Zeppelin!? Does anyone who was there know? Did it sound like classic rock to you? If so, cool... very cool...
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    star_gazer11 practising choreo

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    Kudos to Takeshi for going for a 3A. :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: And thanks for reminding/explaining the illegal element, I totally forgot Candeloro does backflips.

    Thanks for everyone's photo links and reports. :)
  9. midori

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    Joannie and Sarah's had some disadvantages of the programs by using show programs. I do not think squeezing required elements into the show programs was quite successful.

    Ilia's program was not very CoP friendly with rather lots of runs. I loved it a lot though.

    I think it was the version with no vocal, and sounds more modern. I think I had heard it very recently somewhere else but I cannot recall what it was.
  10. ice9

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    Yes, it was definitely Kashmir. :) Not original Zeppelin version, it sounded similar to the ones Armin and the Zhangs used. But it was really cool nonetheless. :D
  11. LilJen

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    AND Japan Open. Sheesh.
  12. Willowway

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    Thanks all - I wish it had been a cut from the original Kashmir but a cover will do nicely. I look forward to seeing it in person maybe someday somewhere.
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    I can't wait to see a video of Kurt's Singing in the Rain! I love the original program! if you find a video, please post! thanks!
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    For anyone with Keyhole TV, this competition is airing right now on TV Tokyo.
  15. rosewood

    rosewood Wheeee! Wonder babies!

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    Just for notice, TV Tokyo is broadcasting MWO. KeyHole TV is available, I hope.
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  18. 4rkidz

    4rkidz GPF Barcelona here I come

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    I am really in awe of these skaters doing so amazingly well years after their competing - especially the older ones.. I really used to like the professional world champs.. :)
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    Slutskaya looked liked she had a great time. Those jumps were excellent!
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    She was fantastic!Her jumps were just :cheer2: and such a good strectch in her spirals, very impressive :swoon:

    I feel fortunate to see some of the finest skater from the 6.0 system competing together and you can only hope that there will be other competitions like this. You would think it could work in Europe and North America as well..
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    I really enjoyed watching this competition. Hope they do more like it, brought back some very fond memories of the wonderful pro comps held back in the 90's after the infamous whack on the knee got the public to take notice of figure skating, but in a good way!
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    How many years ago did Takeshi retire from competition, 9, 10? I don't think he has skated very often between then and now and yet he went for a triple axel. He should have won this.:kickass:

    All the skaters were really enjoyable to watch. Even Candeloro in spite of his falls, funny guy.:cool:
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    Kudos to everyone

    Candeloro is surprisingly good except for the falls. He's actually skating.

    But really only Jeff and Yagudin skated like young man.
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  28. 4rkidz

    4rkidz GPF Barcelona here I come

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    Yagudin is still hot :eek:

    my fav woman still amazing too.. Irina just oozes the love of skating.. still reminds me of that rosy cheeked teenager when I first saw her skate..

    I wish these skaters had a tour or something - all of my fav's at once and Joannie and Jeff to sweeten the pot :D
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    Irina was fantastic! Her solid deep edges are still there as well as spring in her jumps. It was great to see her go after that triple flip and the difficult entrance into the loop. And the lift in her double axel, WOW! Most of the ladies skating at nowadays wish they had such a double axel.
  30. stevlin

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    When I clicked on Jeffrey Buttle, it came up T. Honda. Please try again for the Jeff Buttle video. Thanks, Stevlin
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    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  32. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    What a hottie! *havin' a serious man crush here* I think I need a cold shower now. Jeff is definitely the headliner from both these competitions (JO & MWO) for me! Amazing! :swoon::encore:
  33. Really

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

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    Thank you to those who posted vids! It's been great to watch them! :respec:
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    I have to agree, even though I'm not a fan and dislike 'Singing in the Rain'. The other guys look rusty, but Kurt is still on the top of his game. He must be over 40, so this is darn impressive.
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    He's 46. But even if he'd been younger, that was a fantastic performance; really fun and entertaining. I must say it was funny seeing Kurt in the K&C...
  36. misskarne

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

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    Oh my god.

    I totally remember why I love Ilia. What a magnificent beast. And still so flexible and in such great shape considering his competitive career ended 14 years ago and he's been busy opening his new school and everything.

    :cool:

    Yags, wow, just wow, I mean IMO he looked in quite a bit of pain by the end and it's such a shame the jumps aren't there for him anymore, but that footwork! Oh my. No-one will ever top it.

    :eek:

    I hope this is still going when Plushy finally retires. Can you imagine that? The three Russian Champions competing against each other again?
  37. ChelleC

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    Kurt was just magical. He really is the master. Definitely reminded me why he's the reason I'm a skating fan.
  38. essence_of_soy

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    I hope this event inspires a few more pro competitions.
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    Thanks soo much for those who posted on YouTube and posted links here! :respec:
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    My photos from Medal Winners Open:
    http://www.kurtfiles.com/pics/event.php?id=2012/Medal Winners Open&search=

    Also, here's a version of Singin' in the Rain sans commentary:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBqqX3eVuRc

    Kurt trained hard this summer to get ready for this competition, and to get Singin' in the Rain ready for a live audience (doing everything with the umbrella in hand can't be that easy). He's even skating it in the same costume as the original performance. He was so disappointed the debut wasn't perfect (that salchow). But in my admittedly biased opinion, I thought it was awesome...

    Oh btw, Willowway, according to the program list I got, Ilia skated to Kashmir by two different artists - Bond, and Escala featuring Slash.
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