Italian skating/skaters news

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by pingu, May 30, 2011.

  1. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    Thank you so much for posting this -- she's delightful!
     
  2. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    It will be interesting to see his edge quality and axel technique.
     
  3. Sk8swan

    Sk8swan Well-Known Member

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    I can tell you there are EDGES in roller skating too! Rollers are fixed in a way that when you push on the outside, the outside rollers get closer together therefore you can "curve" same if you push on the inside part of the skate (dunno how to explain it better!). They need much more effort to achieve than with ice skates though!
     
  4. maatTheViking

    maatTheViking Now ubering Machida's hair

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    interesting! I am so impressed with roller skates at that level, I don't understand how they keep up the speed like this guy did in his foot work sequence.
     
  5. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    Wow, he is awesome!

    Great posture and lines, skated to the music very well and his timing on the jumps is great.

    I hope he can transition to the ice successfully. :)
     
  6. amesic

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  7. skatak

    skatak Well-Known Member

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    i.e., when you go for an right forward inside edge, the axis of the two pairs of wheel do not stay parallel (||) but bend (/\) so 'your skate goes left'. it amplifies the motion, which is quite tricky when coming from inline skates (and having forgotten the roller skating from many years ago ^^)
     
  8. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    Now that Contesti has retired, is there another competitive man that can help form the Italian team to contend for the Olympic Team Event? Perhaps they can count on this roller guy?
     
  9. pingu

    pingu Well-Known Member

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  10. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

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    That was fun to watch. He gets some great height on those jumps. I hope there will be some articles or interviews talking about transition to the ice for him. Cool!
     
  11. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    They have two hopelessly inconsistent skaters at the moment with very slim chances of qualifying to the Olympics.
     
  12. jiggs

    jiggs Well-Known Member

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    ^ They have Paul Parkinson Bonifacio who is Italian Champion and who has a pretty decent 3a but he totally bombed at Europeans and as far as I remember didn't qualify for the FP there. And then there is Paolo Bacchini who just makes me :yikes: whenever I see his horizontal jumps. I don't think there is anyone else and the chances of one of them qualifying for the Olympics are very slim, as Ziggy already said. It is a shame because the Italian Team is really strong in all other disciplines right now ...
     
  13. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    They both have jumps up to 3axel, just fall apart totally in competition most of the time.

    Their SPs are Euros were just :yikes:.
     
  14. pingu

    pingu Well-Known Member

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  15. SamuraiK

    SamuraiK Well-Known Member

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    Interesting that they are giving Francesca Rio a chance. She's a lovely skater and strong in the SP and actually hast got the Min Score multiple times in that portion but tends to completely fall apart in the LP. Challenge Cup is her last chance.
     
  16. npavel

    npavel Well-Known Member

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    it's maybe why she got the spot. being able to get to the free is more important than doing great fs when you don't get the chance to get there
     
  17. pingu

    pingu Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately Francesca Rio's TES at the Challenge Cup was 37.99, she hasn't achieved the 46 points required as a minimum score and therefore Carol Bressanutti will go to Fake London.
     
  18. Tony Wheeler

    Tony Wheeler Well-Known Member

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    Bressanutti for sure, or is it between her and Roberta Rodeghiero, who also has the minimum and is listed as another substitute?
     
  19. pingu

    pingu Well-Known Member

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    Carol is listed as the first substitute so I guess she will go to Worlds.
     
  20. Tony Wheeler

    Tony Wheeler Well-Known Member

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    :lol: It's alphabetic order for substitutes.
     
  21. drfj

    drfj Active Member

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    I think all the substitutes are listed in alphabetical order
     
  22. pingu

    pingu Well-Known Member

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    Ups I didn't know that :eek:
     
  23. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Does Paul Parkinson already have the SP minimum score of 32? His TES at Challenge Cup yesterday was 31.77.
     
  24. SamuraiK

    SamuraiK Well-Known Member

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    He already has it. He needs the LP score today or he won't be at Worlds.
     
  25. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Thanks! And he did it! Parkinson got 69.89 TES in his FS today (min. of 60 was required) and can go to his first Worlds (in the country of his birth).
     
  26. pingu

    pingu Well-Known Member

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    :cheer:
    I am happy that after Samuel Contesti worked hard to gain two spots for Italy, the Italian Team is able to fill these two spots :)
     
  27. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    Excellent news about Parkinson. He passed the high original FS TES minimum.
     
  28. jiggs

    jiggs Well-Known Member

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    Team Italy for Worlds in London (From www.fisg.it)

    Men
    Paolo Bacchini, GS Fiamme Oro, Peter Grutter (Allenatore)
    Paul B. Parkinson, Forum Ssdrl, Becky Calvin (Allenatore)

    Ladies
    Carolina Kostner, GS Fiamme Azzurre, Michael Huth (Allenatore)
    Valentina Marchei, Sesto Ice Skate, Jason Dungjan (Allenatore)
    Carol Bressanutti, Ice Skating Bolzano, Lorenzo Magri (Allenatore)
    Substitute
    Roberta Rodeghiero, Sesto Ice Skate, Franca Bianconi (Allenatore)

    Pairs
    Stefania Berton/Ondrej Hotarek, GS Fiamme Azzurre, Franca Bianconi (Allenatore)
    Nicole Della Monica/Matteo Guarise, Olympic Dream Ice School, Oleg Vassiliev (Allenatore)

    Dance
    Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte, GS Fiamme Azzurre, Paola Mezzadri (Allenatore)
    Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri, Agorà Skating Team, Barbara Fusar Poli (Allenatore)
    Substitute
    Lorenza Alessandrini/Simone Vaturi, Forum Ssdrl, Barbara Fusar Poli (Allenatore)

    Interesting they chose Carol Bressanutti as the third ladies' entry!
     
  29. npavel

    npavel Well-Known Member

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    It's not to strange. Rodighiero failed to qualify for the free at Euros with 44.71, her personal best in the short this year is 46.85 at Crystal Skate.
    Bressanutti had her season best at Hellmut Siebt Memorial two weeks ago with 47.09. So the difference isn't so big, she get the chance now to see if she qualifies now. Francesca Rio had better chances as she has skated 3 times over 50 in the short this season, but failed to get the FS minimum, witch Bressanutti did.
     
  30. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    I think it's good that Bressanutti got the opportunity.