New CDN ice dance team - Gilles & Poirier

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by victorskid, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. casken

    casken Well-Known Member

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    Looking at the costumes and music selections, I'm wondering if the Crone/Porier split was over creative direction. :shuffle:
     
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  3. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    I know it's difficult to gauge much from photos, but it appears these 2 are having a blast skating together. Their chemistry looks amazing for such a new team! 91.09 is an incredible FD score for a 1st ever debut! I'm really glad this match-up is looking as promising as it does! :cheer2::swoon:
     
  4. Sylvia

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  5. ltnskater

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    O... that couldn't be farther from the truth! :rofl: or even if it was... it certainly wasn't the main reason...
     
  6. peibeck

    peibeck Letting Poje be on top

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  7. mineko

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    Does anyone know which sectionals G/P participate and the scheduled time/date they skate on both SD & FD? I really don't want to miss seeing their programs.
     
  8. Sylvia

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    AFAIK, Gilles/Poirier will compete at the Challenge (not Sectionals). Challenge dates are November 30-December 4, 2011, in Regina, Saskatchewan.

    ETA: OK in the article they said their will debut their short dance "next weekend". It's the Central Ontario Sectional in Milton this weekend - Senior Dance is Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 12-13: http://www.skatecanada-centralontario.com/2011-12 resultsevents.htm#SECTIONALS
     
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  9. LilJen

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    So great, because they can get a head start on winning a log at the Olympics in Regina in 1154!:lol:
     
  10. flowerpower

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    Thanks, Sylvia.

    It will be an interesting match-up at Central Ontario sectionals, because Ralph/Hill are also entered.
     
  11. Sylvia

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    Just posted in the Canadian Sectionals thread in Kiss and Cry:
     
  12. mineko

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    Any video of G/P Sd? Pretty pleeeeeeeeease.
     
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  14. Tak

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    That is a very high score for a couple who have not been together long at all. Does anyone think they have any chance to come 3rd at Nationals? I guess their main rivals would be P/I [who havent looked too good and have had all kinds of bad luck] and R/H. Have I forgotten anyone?

    And yes, please - I'd love to see a video if there are any.
     
  15. Mevrouw

    Mevrouw living every minute

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    I saw them at Thornhill, only a few weeks after they started working together, and they were already looking very good - as though they had been together forever and really suited each other. She brings out a different vibe and he actually shows up better with the stronger presence. I wouldn't be surprised if they were 3rd, although Ralph & Hill have really developed this year (especially Hill).

    So sorry about the injury to Paul at NHK - she said she was OK but 20 stitches? wow.
     
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  17. mineko

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    ^ Thank you. Both teams look great! :)
     
  18. Twilight1

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    I am really excited about both these teams. Piper is just what Paul needs in a dance partner IMHO
     
  19. kppt

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    I, too think they have a real shot at third place in Moncton. I also agree that it looked a little more polished at Octoberfest, however I do think it had more speed at Sectionals. The twizzles were amazing!
     
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    Don't think I've seen Paul in a costume like that before.
     
  22. Sylvia

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    I am so sorry Vanessa and Paul had differences. Enjoyable but ...
     
  24. casken

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    Wow, that was a lot better than I was expecting.

    I'm not in love with her skating and I also think she's a *tad* tall for him, but they really move out across the ice surprisingly well and have pretty good unison for such a short time together. Paul looks amazing as always, both technically and :swoon: :grope:

    And the entrance and leg variation on the twizzles was :wideeyes:
     
  25. ~tapdancer~

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    I thought they looked great together. She fits him very well. Very nice unison.
     
  26. clarie

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    Very nice. They certainly don't look like a team that's just been together for a few months. Their unison was good from what I could tell on that tiny screen, and I couldn't really tell what the facial expressions were, but it looked as though they could be connecting a bit. I agree about the edges...Piper's don't look as good as Vanessa's. But obviously she lit a spark under Paul :). He seems to be a little more alive. His skating, as always looked awsome.

    I just hope and wish Vanessa would find a partner to suit her wonderful skills.
     
  27. 4rkidz

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    I really enjoyed their short dance, such a fun number. Although must admit..I really enjoyed the style Vanessa had - Piper is a lot different - more like Caitlyn (Poje).. The only thing that I don't like is that now we have two dance couples who have very similar styles.. But Paul skated that really well.. it will be an interesting Canadians.. I think they will move into the 3rd Canadian spot.. will be interesting to see what the international judges think of them :shuffle:
     
  28. shutterbug

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    Paul :swoon: x infinity. Piper is an attractive girl with nice posture and decent expression, but she has a ways to go yet in terms of matching him (or his previous partner ) skills wise. Fun program though, very high energy. It will be interesting to see if they can get on the podium at nats.
     
  29. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    As they skated out to starting position, for a moment I wondered why Poirier was skating with Weaver.

    I nominate Poirier as next year's recipient of the panties.
     
  30. MissIzzy

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    That had me grinning at the end. (Looking at the protocols, though, they do need to fix those levels).