New video of Nicole Bobek

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Spinner, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. N_Halifax

    N_Halifax Active Member

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    You sure know how to dish out a dream cast, aftershocks. Only names I would have added would have been Robin Cousins, Liz Manley, Hartshorn/Sweiding, Rahkhamo/Kokko, Laetitia Hubert and Bestemianova/Boukine. I have to say though, I have earned a whole new respect for Nicole since her comeback. You don't even know! What she's doing by coming back (and looking and skating so wonderfully) takes so much bravery, spirit and determination. Mad props to this woman!
     
  2. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    That was :inavoid:
     
  3. OliviaPug

    OliviaPug Well-Known Member

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    Wow! It's so wonderful to see Nicole looking well, healthy, and happy! And the gorgeous, amazing performance is just icing on the cake :)

    O-
     
  4. Karpenko

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    She looks so radiant, but that is one of those really really really really really bad accidents waiting to happen. The danger of it kind of made it more :inavoid: and added to the story she was telling, but oh. my. god.
     
  5. skateboy

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  6. mikey

    mikey ...an acquired taste

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    depth perception and not death perception!
     
  7. aftershocks

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    Oh, ITA!!! Definitely mad props to Nicole. I wasn't even thinking about the danger, just the wonderful inventiveness, fantastic skating and out of this world high-flying spirit of her heartfelt/ hard won dance.

    I agree re your additional dream cast members for an ice fantasy extravaganza, especially Robin, H/S, R/K, and Hubert! I'd also add in Jeremy Ten, Jeff Buttle, Denis Ten, Kurt Browning, Sasha Abt, Anissina/ Peizarat, Klimova/ Ponomarenko, The Protopopovs, Delobel/ Schoenfelder, D/W, V/M, Alissa Czisny, Jason Brown, Midori, Shizuka, Shen/ Zhao, Chen Lu, Kozuka, Mirai Nagasu, Caroline Zhang, Bebe Liang, Laurent Tobel, Sasha Cohen, and perhaps even Amodio without the snarling and posing -- choreo by Kate McSwain, Garrett Kling, Rohene Ward, Mark Hanretty, Sarah Kawahara, Shae Lynn Bourne, Tom Dickson, Catarina Lindgren, Julie Marcotte, Pasquale Camerlengo, et al.
     
  8. iarispiralllyof

    iarispiralllyof Active Member

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    Wow. I'm almost in tears

    I was not a Nicole fan before this. I think I am now. That was beautiful! But..kind of dangerous and freaky too! :O
     
  9. lulu

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    Fantastic routine. :cheer:
     
  10. FunnyBut

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    This was so inspiring to see, that you can go way off track, and work your way back. Major props to Nicole and her support team.

    This girl just knows what to do with music, she is such a charismatic performer.
     
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  11. aftershocks

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    ^^ Nicole always had tremendous talent, but lacked discipline and work ethic. I felt way back when that it was Nicole who had the goods to rival Michelle Kwan much more than Tara and Sasha. Michelle was inspired by Nicole's amazing leg lift in the spiral to get her leg up higher too, which of course led to MK owning that iconic inside/ outside spiral.

    Here's some sparkling performances Nicole gave in her early years as a professional (and some exhibitions while still eligible):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GyUHi3C7cs Cabaret

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=wtyJBMnVosc&NR=1 Moulin Rouge

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQm07yNndXM Evita

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6TRqDOXLRY Sacrifice


    ETA:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr9vcM7iGXE Dust in the Wind

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDo0cx6Z0zw Imagine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE1-jrqnqWE I Want You Back

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDzIqbfnWIw I Need to Know

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSifgsKmtNg Where Do I Begin?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAMtFYCMW1s Then He Kissed Me

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxufA1ysV-c The Mask of Zorro
     
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  12. viennese

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    Breathtaking and beautiful.
    She looks great. So nice to see Bobek skating again.
     
  13. Aussie Willy

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    It is so nice to see her skating. Again a lovely program and really musical. I love how statuesque she is.
     
  14. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    She is the reason I was pulled into this sport so deeply and she has never let go of my heart. Bobek, the beautiful, has still got "IT!" <3
     
  15. Jessica

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    She was the one I was rooting for in '98. I called her "My Nicole." I'm so glad she has her life back together. She looks wonderful and that program is beautiful and brought tears to my eyes.
     
  16. 4rkidz

    4rkidz GPF Barcelona here I come

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    Thanks Sylvia for the link - it was truly beautiful to watch.. i would love to see a video of it with lights and the right setting.. also thanks aftershocks for the links - great trip down memory lane as I too was (is) a fan..
     
  17. iarispiralllyof

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    thank you so much for this
     
  18. Simone411

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    Oh, wow! What a beautiful program! It's truly put a smile on my face. I've been reading through this thread and noticed that some of the posts date back to April of 2011, around the time I was in a coma and wasn't aware of how much she's progressed. I am so happy for Nicole. It's really an inspiration to see her doing so well. I wish Nicole nothing but the best. :cheer2:
     
  19. paskatefan

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    Stunning performance. It's such a joy to see Nicole skating and getting her life back on track! :encore:
     
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  20. skatesindreams

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    It surely is!

    How much everything has changed since then!
    You have both been "tried by fire"; and come out on the the other side.
     
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  21. aftershocks

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    My pleasure to provide the vids of these performances, many of which I'd missed at the time. It's wonderful to see Nicole finding herself again, looking good, happy and working hard on achieving her goals in skating. When I met Nicole years ago at a skating event, I shook her hand and exclaimed, "You're the best!" She smiled her quirky smile and kinda shrugged. She seems now to know and to believe more fully in herself and just how good she is and can always aspire to be. Nicole, you go lady!
     
  22. Maureen

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    Nicole's performance is amazing. She is so beautiful. I have always loved her skating. Thank you everyone for sharing these links.
     
  23. ChelleC

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    Wow, that was great.
     
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  24. Lainerb

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    Doesn't seem as though she has lost any of the beautiful extension she had earlier in her career and if anything the hoop allowed her to ease into some positions that may be hard to balance on the ice(the leg shouldering)..
     
  25. Aussie Willy

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    Nicole would be a perfect if Cirque du Solei ever did an ice show.