What Pairs Partnerships do you miss?

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  1. FSWer

    FSWer New Member

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    Say,I was wondering what Pairs Partnerships (just Pairs) everyone misses here? For me I miss Katie Orscher and Garette Lucash,Ktia and Segel,and Jamie Sale and David Peffer. I'm sure there are others I've forgotten that I'll mention as we go. What about you all?
  2. Carmen Ovsiannikov

    Carmen Ovsiannikov New Member

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    I also miss Orsher & Lucash. Their gold medal winning performance to "Samson & Delilah" at Nationals is still on my re-watch list.

    Also, Berezhnaya & Skihaurulidze, Steigler & Zimmerman (amazing how one program made such an impression on me), Bechke & Petrov, LaRiviere & Faustino, Aaron Parchem and both of his previous partners (even with the jumping issues the ladies had), Gordeeva & Grinkov, Kavarikova (sp?) & Novotny, NNN & Themi, Keauna & Rockne Brubaker, Artur Dmitriev and both previous partners.

    FSWer, like you I'm probably missing some teams and will remember them as other people post. :eek:
  3. Yazmeen

    Yazmeen Well-Known Member

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    Tai and Randy. So amazing.
  4. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

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    Berezhnaya and Sikhuralidze are at the top of my list!
  5. personwhoishere

    personwhoishere Well-Known Member

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    Shen/Zhao, even though they just retired, and I imagine are probably still doing shows or something together. I honestly haven't even had an interest in pairs all season, because none of them excite me anymore.
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    Jenni & Todd as amateurs. I found a lot of their pro programs boring but I enjoyed them when they were eligible & was so happy for them that they earned a World medal.
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    Zhang and Zhang! No news?
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    I don't miss S/Z because they stayed in long enough to fulfill their potential and win an Olympic Gold in the process. I don't think they could have given any more of themselves than they did.

    However, I felt that the SLC scandal clipped the careers of both B/S and S/P short. S/P were so close to reaching an entirely new level with their 'Orchid' program, but never had a chance to do that. And IMO the pressure on B/S was obvious in SLC. Had they continued, they too would have reached new heights.

    None of the pairs today compare to the top three in SLC. Barring S/Z, it's been a long drought in pairs ever since.
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    Totmianina/Marinin, Gordeeva/Grinkov
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    Berezhnaya/Sikharulidze, Gordeeva/Grinkov, Berankova/Dlabola
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    Totmianina/Marinin most of all.
    Thanks to Pavla2304, I remembered how cute Berankova/Dlabola really were :)
    I miss Kokoreva/Golovking (the Junior Worlds bronze), pity they don't skate anymore, thought they were so beautiful and had tremendous potential.
    I also kind of miss Obertas/Slavnov. They've left too early.
  15. Willowway

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    I miss all the pairs who made pairs skating look like pairs skating - alignment, speed, 'skating as one.' I would love most of the pairs currently skating and anyone who's contemplating it to look at this (see G&G link below) and think again about what they could do to improve the unison/mirroring/alignment aspects of their work. When did pairs become two people out there sometimes skating with each other, sometimes relating to each other and doing a few hard-to-do lifts and throw jumps? I don't blame the skaters at all; the coaches (who apparently don't understand unison, or maybe it's just too hard and too time-consuming to teach well) and judges (I don't know what they're rewarding these days), they're another story.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RKu_2pjK2Q Just magnificent!
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  17. aka_gerbil

    aka_gerbil Rooting for the Underdogs

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    M&D, Brasseur & Eisler, and Castile & Okolski.
  18. Carmen Ovsiannikov

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    See, I knew I would forget someone(s). ITA with Castile & Okolski. I feel they never got to reach their potential because of the constant injuries and illnesses. Their "Requiem for a Dream" LP and last years was gorgeous even if they didn't skate well enough to make the Olympic team.
  19. FSWer

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    Doesn't Brooke still skate? BTW. I fully agree with the people here who miss Katie and Garrett. As well as Katia and Sergil. Both Teams really make me think of the old days of Pairs. Also so don't Jamie and David.
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    I loved the Carruthers. I used to forget they were siblings when I watched them skate. Loved their power and excitement.

    G&G...just the best. I still remember the Worlds ('83 I think) where Sergei's pant strap broke halfway through their program, the music stopped but they kept skating right to the end. They didn't realize what happened or that they were supposed to stop. Their training was just so intense. Most of their programs were just so memorable.

    Tai and Randy are the one pair that I always think of when I hear "two shall skate as one". They seemed connected on some cosmic level.
  21. aka_gerbil

    aka_gerbil Rooting for the Underdogs

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    That's how I feel about them, too. I absolutely believe that if it hadn't been for the injuries and illnesses that they would have at least made a run at the world podium. They had all the potential in the world. The injuries, etc. that kept them from competing contributed so much to their not building consistency in competition with the jumps. I wish they'd stuck around a little while longer.
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    I always think about what might have been with C/O. I do miss them. They had that great connection and two skate as one feel.
  23. Fozzie Bear

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    ITA about C/O. They brought some much needed grace to US pairs. Aside from the sbs jumps, everything else about their 2007 performances were World podium-worthy.

    They only skated together for one season, but Scott & Fein are another US team that I miss. Such creative programs they had. I hardly recognized Tiffany Scott.

    I miss Bereznhaya & Sikharulidze, definitely.

    I would miss Shen & Zhao, if not for the reason Japanfan mentioned. Thankfully we still get to see them in shows.
  24. blue_idealist

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    Anabelle Langlois and Cody Hay for sure!! Mandy Woetzel and Ingo Steuer, Isabelle Brasseur and Lloyd Eisler, Kristy and Kris Wirtz, Maria Petrova and Alexei Tikhonov, Kyoko Ina and John Zimmerman, Marie-Claude Savard-Gagnon and Luc Bradet (if you haven't heard of Marie and Luc, they were Canadian but were never strong international contenders.. I liked them though)

    Oh yeah, and some might think I'm crazy, but Rena Inoue and John Baldwin
  25. Rock2

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    Outstanding list. I miss Petrov, not Bechke. He could have been better than Dmitriev if he had the right partner. See some of his pro stuff with Kristi. He's way better than what he was known for. Super smokin, too

    I'd kick out L/F from this list and add in almost any German pair (Mandy/Ingo, Mirko/Peggy) and Castille/Okolski
  26. Carmen Ovsiannikov

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    Yet another team I'm reminded of by Rock2. ITA about the German pairs, especially Mirko and Peggy. I still love their Patch Adams LP and still feel badly for Peggy over how that partnership ended. I'm glad they won at least one World medal (well deserved).
  27. robinhood

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    I miss most of the pairs everyone's mentioned (B/S the most, definately). I have to say, I'm looking forward to this Olympic cycle. The pair discipline is going to be one of the most disputed and with many contenders and strong pairs.
    I'd like a Northamerican pair to emerge to compete with the Asian and European pairs
  28. blue_idealist

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    Moore-Towers and Moscovitch? Dare I hope?

    I know they're a little rough around the edges, but look how far they've come in such a short time.
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    I only saw one program by them also, but I still remember them vividly. She probably would never have learned to jump, so they might not have had a long-term future, but boy, were they exciting.