Weaver and Poje their time is now

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  1. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    I think it is. They will be given the bronze as a retirement gift (or maybe they will deserve it) and then if they are wise they will get the heck out as by next year Weaver & Poje, Bobrova & Soloviev, Shibutanis, and possibly others will be leapfrogging them if they dare remain.
     
  2. nuge

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    It could be Dortmund W/L all over again except I hope P/B deserve it :shuffle:

    I can see W/P possibly overtaking them if they stay but not B/S.
     
  3. elle123

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    Weirder things have happened. Just look at the Shibs winning bronze last year - no one expected that.
     
  4. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    The sin will be if B/S overtake W/P by Sochi.
     
  5. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

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    If she improves her posture and they improve their footwork sequences, it's not out of the question. They get really PC's. They're really fast across the ice.
     
  6. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    Then I will have to just poke both of my eyes out. They started the push for them at Skate Canada 09. I just find them so unappealing.
     
  7. sliver98

    sliver98 Banned Member

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    well like every year at the start it seems that there is a big push for them but the programs turn out so terrible that the judges just give up:lol:
     
  8. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

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    Besides her shitty posture, what do you have against them? (I'm a big fan of both B/S and W/P)
     
  9. nuge

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    The sin will be if I/K don't overtake B/S by Sochi :shuffle:
     
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  10. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    For me, they are unwatchable, totally unappealing..too over the top...I'm sure that they are lovely people, in fact, an elite ice dancer's mom told me how nice she is, but I just don't like their skating.
     
  11. skatingfan04

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    My issue with both B/S and I/K is that they look so weak technically. I know they're doing difficult elements, but they usually look like their struggling through them. Teams like W/P and V/M (not to mention a bunch of others I would put into this group) are able to make the difficult look easy, and that is what should be rewarded. The best teams make the audience forget about the elements.

    Also, I find B/S really boring artistically. At least, IMO, I/K have a bit of spark.
     
  12. elle123

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    Costuming is pretty horrible, too.
     
  13. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    It is.
     
  14. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

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    Did you still talking about Gillis-Porie FD? I love t and i think they could be very strong team. They have similar temperaments and look like they have fun together. With Dean creativity this made me there fan :)
    As for W-P. I dont like SD, but great FD. But after G-P FD W-P look a little boring. My favorute Malade - at GPF :)
     
  15. Pratfall

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    pani .. I think they're comparing W/P to B/S.

    I liked G/P's FD as a show program. It was very enjoyable..but thought it was lacking as a competitive program. I liked their energy and power , and agree they have potential.... But I thought they should probably be somewhere in the mix with the 2 or 3 couples below them..not up at 62 ? for the SD and 100 (!!!) for the FD.

    Even Tracey Wilson had to make the excuse that the judges must have marked G/P so high in the SD because they had to skate so early , they really stuck out among the lowest ranked skaters.. but the judges aren't supposed to make that mistake.

    Paul may be a very excellent skater from the hips down ( and he's strong ) ... but Andrew is very far above him in posture, expression, musicality, being as one with his partner..and Piper is nowhere near the skater Kaitlyn is , right now.

    One very cute , clever program should not put them 16 points above the 2 or 3 couples below them and only 11 behind W/P.
     
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  16. geoskate

    geoskate Well-Known Member

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    As much as I love Weaver/Poje, I really want Pechalat/Bourzat to get the bronze this year, in their home country. I think Weaver/Poje would be fine with fourth. This year.

    I actually quite like B/S and I/K also, so I'd be quite happy if they improve enough that they start to get marks approaching Weaver/Poje's current marks as long as Weaver/Poje improve enough that they start getting marks approaching V/M or D/W's current marks.
     
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  17. bluestocking

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    Congratulations to WP! VERY well-deserved bronze medal. And to my ears they got the most enthusiastic response from the audience too.:)
     
  18. skatingfan04

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    These two just keep getting better.:D You could tell they had the crowd eating out of their hands. So amazing!
     
  19. Proustable

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    I actually thought they were freer with their expression at the GPF, but I think they were clearly pacing themselves here. They aim to peak in Nice, and I think that'll happen. Amazing
     
  20. Shayii

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    This two are my second favorite team!! I love them and that program and their performance of it today was amazing!
     
  21. Sit_spin

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    They were so good today. I really hope they do great at Worlds!
     
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  23. clarie

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    Beautiful and powerful!!!!
     
  24. elle123

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    Thanks! At work now but can't wait to go home and watch it!
     
  25. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

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    Amazing perfomance. They are so strong and all time show clean skating!
     
  26. mia joy

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    It's funny how a W/P fan can complain about some other girl's shitty posture :p

    Yes, I do agree Bobrova's posture is bad, I do agree they're too over the top and I just don't get this team, there's something terribly weird and annoying about the way they skate. I hope I/K improve like crazy and take the Russia's number 1 team status away from them asap.

    BUT that doesn't change the fact that Kaitlyn has huge issues with her positions too. Their FD is such a stunner, I love the dance to pieces and I'd love to love the team who skates it, but I just can't. I have too many issues with Weaver's skating. Such a shame.

    Also, I really think P/B, if clean, deserve to beat W/P. At least for now.
     
  27. elle123

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    Regardless of where they place at Worlds, this has been a great season for Andrew and Kaitlyn!

    I also hope P/B are able to skate cleanly and EARN the bronze in front of a home crowd.
     
  28. puglover

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    I hope they kick butt at worlds - my only regret is then I will only be able to watch "Je Suis Malade" on reruns. I loved it from the moment I saw it - strap and all - and it has just gotten better and better. I have always been a fan - but now they are one of my top favourite dance teams.
     
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  29. jl22aries

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    GAH I LOVE their FD this year. If the audience gets behind them in Nice, as the music swells, there will not be dry eye in the house.
     
  30. Bournekraatzfan

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    Awesome performance! I am so proud of them! They have been so consistent in the delivery of this FD and I can't help but get emotional each time I see it. I actually don't feel they have been over the top with the expression, but that is JMO. Like Proustable, I found they had more abandon at the GPF but I have loved this dance at every outing and I cannot wait to see their performance in Nice. Like others have said, no matter what the result, these two should be so proud of what they have accomplished this season. actually, they have improved throughout their career, always addressing their technical weaknesses while trying to challenge themselves artistically. I have mad respect for them and am thrilled to see them rewarded for all their hard work and talent.