The Carolina Kostner Thread

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by jiggs, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    What I liked about Humoresque was that it was a rarely used piece of music. I don't even know anyone that skated to it. Carolina has the sophistication to skate to that kind of piece of music. However, if her Ave Maria is as beautiful as everyone says (I have not watched it yet), so be it.
     
  2. VIETgrlTerifa

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    I'm not a fan of her Ave Maria program. It reminds me too much of Lori Nichol's Ave Maria for Fumie Suguri in 2002 except I found Fumie's version to be superior. I thought Humoresque was a better program, but if Ave Maria will help her calm her nerves and skate well, then more power to Caro. I am much more excited that she dumped her Schez program and is going back to Bolero to which I felt she never skated up to her abilities. I much prefer her Mozart LP, but even with her limited difficulty, I felt Caro's 2012 Worlds LP performance was probably the best interpretation of Mozart Caro would ever do, so it's better to give Bolero more mileage.

    I do appreciate Caro's Schez for one reason. If Lori had to choreograph Schez for Kwan, then Caro's routine makes me think that Lori would not have done a better job with it than Sarah Kawahara and then the Kwan team (later on in the season) did in 2002.
     
  3. briancoogaert

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    I loved her humoresque SP and Bolero is my least favorite LP of this quad...Too bad :(
    Am I the only one sad of these news ? lol
     
  4. rfisher

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    I don't care what she skates to as long as she feels comfortable with the program. It was clear in her GP events that she did not and she said she simply couldn't make Schez work for her. I just want her to be well and in top form by Sochi because if she is and she's comfortable with her programs, she'll shine and a podium spot is well within her reach. Out of all the possible Olympic medalists, I want it for her the most so I'm :cheer2: for anything she does that will help her succeed.
     
  5. lahaa968

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u8AR2o3zwU

    This is the exhibition version of Ave Maria that Carolina skated at the Oberstdorf Gala. The choreography will be the same/similar I believe, plus her regular jumping content (3T+3T, 3Lo, 2A)
     
  6. orbitz

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    It seems like skaters should have some sort of a refund policy in their contracts with their choreographers. If the skater skates to the new program at the start of the season X number of times and then dumps it before her Nationals then she should get a partial refund from the choreographer :)

    I'm glad Caroline is back to Bolero again, although I do think Schez looks much better in the clip posted by jiggs. I wonder if the 3sal at the final seconds will still be in the program.
     
  7. orbitz

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    Lori wouldn't have given Kwan the same choreography that she gave Carol though. I'm sure each skater inspired Lori differently, and the Lori of 2001 was not the same Lori of 2013. Plus she would've been choreographing under the 6.0 system and not IJS in 2013. I'm sure Lori's Schez for Michelle would've been tailored to fit Michelle's style.
     
  8. jiggs

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  9. Bournekraatzfan

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    ITA. I hope she skates lights out at the Olympics. I will miss Humoresque, but her Ave Maria is my favourite since S/N's stunning SP.

    Thank you for the article, jiggs.
     
  10. spikydurian

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    Good luck to Caro. I love her skating. She's beautiful to watch. Go Caro. Just go with whatever programs you feel most comfortable with.
     
  11. briancoogaert

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    Bolero is not my favorite program of hers. But the last minute is fantastic, and something I can't take my eyes off of.
    I think she interprets it even better than last year. She is amazing.
    FORZA CARO !
     
  12. jiggs

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROLINA!!!
    She turns 27 today :) Enjoy skating on your special day today :cheer2:
     
  13. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    Happy Birthday !!!!
    And good luck !!!!
    :40beers:
     
  14. smarts1

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    No signs of Carolina either yesterday. I was staring at the Italian team trying to look for her but I guess she too is resting.
     
  15. lulu

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    Happy Birthday Carolina! :cheer:
     
  16. Kabooke

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    All the best to Carolina! A Spectacular birthday! :encore:
     
  17. rosewood

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    Good program from Caro in Olympics!!
    Happy birthday Carolina! :cheer:
     
  18. Doozy

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    She did a great job today. Happy Birthday Carolina!
     
  19. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    Funny there are so many birthdays this week. Ksenia Stolbova turned 22 yesterday, now Carolina (turned 27). All the birthday girls skated really well.
     
  20. all_empty

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  21. puglover

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    Wow - such a beautiful and heartwarming segment. I love Carolina's skating and hope she has a great time in Sochi.
     
  22. cbd1235

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    Heartwarming indeed! She deserves a great Olympics. Cheering for her :) she's an amazing representative of figure skating.
     
  23. Karpenko

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    Forza Carolina!! :cheer2: More 10's! :cheer2: She looks so lovely here, the best her skating has ever looked from head to toe. One of the most beautiful skaters of all-time.

    Haven't been this invested since SLC :inavoid:
     
  24. Spun Silver

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    Carolina, do your best today! You have the power to make judges weep!
     
  25. rosewood

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    Wish she shows a beautiful program in Olympics.
    Go Caro! :cheer2:
     
  26. PashaFan

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    Good luck to Carolina, I'm hoping the great skate in the team event has inspired her for the Ladies event.
    If Carolina & Akiko go clean I will be a happy lady !.
     
  27. lulu

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    Good luck Carolina!
     
  28. cbd1235

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    Wow! Best program she's ever skated? Bringing out the 3Flip-3Toe in the short program was a nice surprise.

    I think it's shocking that she wasn't 1st after the short. Thankfully the judges rewarded her on the components. But still not sure how Adelina's components got so close to hers and Yuna's.....
     
  29. Karpenko

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    I wasn't paying close enough attention to realize her 3/3 was the flip/toe, she made it looks just as effortless as her 3toe/3toe. What a great place she is in, I expect to see her do extremely well tomorrow and wouldn't be the least bit surprised if she ended up as the Olympic Champion. Her skating and the way she moves is absolutely gorgeous.

    I'm disgusted at the scoring for Sotnikova.
     
  30. rosewood

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    So happy for her!! She was sublime. :inavoid: