Kimmie Meissner

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  1. FSWer

    FSWer New Member

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    Does anyone know what she's doing now? Is she doing Stars on Ice?
  2. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  4. smarts1

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    So is she going to compete at one more Nationals to the very least? I want to see her improved jump technique!!!
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  6. MacMadame

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    The injury problems did force her to stop skating. But it sounds like she's healed up and wants to come back. Whether she can come back and remain uninjured remains to be seen though.
  7. PAskate

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    She was one of the skaters at Scott Hamilton's CARES fundraiser event in Cleveland earlier this month.
  8. azcalder

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    Kimmie was in the Pandora Holiday Moments on Ice here in Phoenix. The show will be on November 27, 2011 (NBC). The skating surface was very small due to the large stage for Manheim Steamroller and the on-ice seating. The jumps and choreography were limited for most of the skaters. Michael Weiss did attempt a lutz but ended up landing in the first row. Fortunately no injuries....
  9. ks1227

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    Hmm. I guess I read the article a little differently. Sounds to me like she's saying, "Watching competitions makes me want to compete, but I'm mostly happy to stick with the skating shows."
  10. PDilemma

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    That's what I got from it, as well. I don't expect that we'll see her back.
  11. Louise

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    Seriously? She's not coming back to eligible skating. She has issues on her axel, toe, sal, flip. She's just happy to be invited to show skating. Why would anyone think she'd go back to eligible? She's been out four years.
  12. smarts1

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    Because she's spent the time to fix her jump technique?
  13. Louise

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    I've got some ocean front property in Arizona to sell you.
  14. Rob

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    I took it to mean that she was so injured that she couldn't even do shows regularly, but now she's healed and can skate in shows every weekend. She misses competition, but she's grateful she can still skate in shows without the pressure and injuries.
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  15. MacMadame

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    Well that would be good because I am a doubter that she could come back to competitive skating and match her previous achievements.
  16. azcalder

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    After watching her last week in Phoenix, there's no way she's ready to return to competitive skating. I think she did one small jump in each program. I expected more from a former World champion.
  17. AJ Skatefan

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    Sounds like she did more jumps than a certain Olympic Gold Medalist did in her recent shows. From what I've read, Kimmie just wants to do shows and doesn't expect to compete again.
  18. RD

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    ^ that's the impression I got at the Weiss show as well.

    Missing the feeling of competition and having the desire/drive to engineer a comeback are different things...and even if you have the latter, the body still must be up for it. She's done.
  19. Sparks

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    Kimmie is a great lady and certainly understands her limitations and strengths. I can't wait to see her in more shows.
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    ^ :respec: :encore:
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    Does she still go by Kimmie? She's got to be in her early twenties by now?
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    How old is Jimmy Carter?
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    I always get impression from her interviews that she actually would love to be back on the competitive ice! While training for Vancouver she got back her triple axel and it was a fall on that jump that destroyed her knee and prevented from competing. Nevertheless, even if she recovers, it will be extremely difficult for her to get back to shape. I wish her all the best and would love the see her in competiton again.

    If anyone is interested, here are my videos with her:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWU4YeBNRws triple axels
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyWXthM-fgc triple-triple combinations
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    :cool:Currently, KM has no plans to return to competition. She is working on her triples in order to perform them in shows, and because she LOVES to jump!:kickass:

    She will do a brief Canadian tour in December, and an official you tube channel is in the works. Hopefully it will be available soon (January)!
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  25. Coco

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    Just saw a little clip of her and she looks soooooooo improved from the last time I saw her skate. She did a credible 2a with nice runout. More than anything else, her fitness seems much improved.
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    I think Kimmie's style is comparable to that of Flatt's.
  29. MacMadame

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    Except she said in that interview that she's competitive. (Which is what confused me. :lol:)

    I don't think doing a few jumps over the course of several numbers is "competitive". It's fine for a show program but it's far from being competitive with elite athletes qualifying for ISU championship events.
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    I don't see it. :shuffle:
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    I don't think she meant that her current technical content was "competitive" with some of the best in the world--that she has a competitive personality/nature. We did all see what a steely competitor she was up through 2006 Worlds.
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    Nothing against either skater, but neither do I.
  33. AJ Skatefan

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    Just because she says she's "competitive" doesn't mean that she's returning to competition. An earlier poster (choreographer) seems to know Kimmie in some capacity and says she's practicing to be in shows. And it sounds to me like she's on the right track in getting some skills back and I really hope I get to see her in something soon.
  34. Fozzie Bear

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    Or Jonathan Carson or Jonathan Cash or Jonathan Weir. :p
  35. MacMadame

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    Johnny Cash is dead. :shuffle:
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    But surely that's beside the point. Alive or dead, he's still Johnny Cash ;)
    Nice to see Kimmie skating and happy again. I'm not sure what else she could have done jumpwise on that teeny tiny ice. Double axel looked solid :)
  37. MacMadame

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    But the question was "how old is he?" Once you are dead, you can't ask that question.
  38. mag

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    Well, one can ask ... There just isn't really an answer.
    Unless of course you mean the dead person can't ask. In that case you are correct. ;)
  39. Polymer Bob

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    Johnny Cash was 71 when he died.
    Johnny Mathis is 76.
    Jimmy Carter is 87.

    I think they had to call her Kimmie because the only other alternative to Kimberly is Kim. It would be hard to try to say KimmmmmMeissner.
  40. Cheylana

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    Why does every Kimmie Meissner thread always have to include someone belly-aching about her name? :blah:
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