Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Hedwig, Jun 13, 2010.
I would so totally do that, if I were you.
I just watched Savchenko/Szolkowy's SP and I'm underwhelmed.
The program clearly isn't ready and I'm sure it will look much better later on in the season. So far, it seems nowhere near as complex as Clowns.
Free program is even less ready, they performed it with lots of gaps and it's very hard to say anything about it.
To be honest I don't see the point of that press show at all. Why bother showing programs that clearly aren't ready?
I think it is promotion and a way of earning money... after all the coach doesn`t get any official funding, and they have to pay him. At the moment he only has them and Dasha Popova....
Ah ok, I guess it was for the sponsors. Makes sense.
I thought there was some weird arrangement whereby DEU didn't give money to Steuer but paid their costs?
And Steuer must coach some younger skaters surely?
... no he doesn`t only S/S and Popova
That's weird. I am sure a lot of lower level skaters would love to train with him.
... he doesn`t train any lokal or german skaters
He would if the Federation was able to pay him. There are German skaters who want to be coached by him. He is for sure a strict coach, but he is successful and he is also a good choreographer.
He could take german skaters on a private basis, but he apparently doesn`t.
I don`t blame him.
He is a very good coach, and it would be fantastic if as many as possible could
have the opportunity to train with him.
Very good interview with Savchenko/Szolkowy and Steuer at Ice Network:
If that is indeed true that's very stupid. A 3toe...3toe...2axel sequence is extremely hard to perform.
I hope somebody from ISU Technical Committee is going to clarify that asap.
I can't believe they are already landing throw 4flips in the program!
Here are some pictures of their presentation of the program in Berlin:
And here something that might grow into an exhibion.
More interestingly, perhaps, a few snippets of their new programs:
Nelli Zhiganshina/Alexander Gazsi finally have their own official homepage: http://nelli-alex.de/de/index.html
They also publish videos from their programs from Nebelhorn Trophy and Ondrej Nepela Trophy.
We published an interview with Peter Liebers on our homepage. The interview was done at the Nebelhorn Trophy, where Peter finished third. The interview is available in German and in English.
eislauffang thanks for your constant news her and the homepage. i always like to read your reports and interviews.
du you have any news about annette dytrt? do you know to what music she is skating to this season? how does she develop?
thanks a lot
Here is how it is written in Rule 521 (in the 2010 Technical Rules).
The program requirements for the pairs free skate include:
Later in the rule, this is clarified by:
The old (2008) rule just said:
So, it is new in 2010 that pairs in the free skate can do a three jump combination. It says nothing about three jump sequences. (I wonder if someone misread this new rule and though that it applied to sequences also).
still looking for where there is a limit on the number of jumps that count for scores in a jump sequence.
ETA: found it!
Rule 353 h) ii) (Determination and publication of results) (2010 Technical Rules)
So, S/S can do a 3T 3T 2A sequence, but the 2A jump would not count toward the jump sequence base value.
This "two jumps count" rule for jump sequences applies to both singles and pairs skating. This rule is also in the 2008 ISU technical rules, so it is not new.
Aliona looks like she is having fun in the Barbie Girl EX, but Robin looks silly, it doesn't fit him at all.
Aliona had a bad step out on the triple flip at Europeans so I wouldn't put the quad in the program just yet just because it worked a few times. I hope she doesn't get hurt trying it just to get a few extra points.
I would be sad if they quit just because they may have won the OGM, I think they have many more years to compete.
HisWeirness you are a superstar!
That explains why we never see any sequences of three jumps being performed.
That throw has such enormous height that it must be extremely difficult to control. No wonder there are step-outs sometimes. I don't think this should mean they should stop working on the quad.
As for hurting herself... Yes that is a concern but I'm sure they must have tried it in a harness first.
I saw Annette Dytrt during Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf. She is training, but she said that she is not yet in top shape. She really wants to be ready for Nationals. She has two new programs. I think the SP is to "Blues for Klook". I don't know what the FS is, I forgot to ask, unfortunately. I hope that Annette will come back strong at Nationals.
thanks for the news, i will be excited. hope, she will top the field at nationals and will rock the house
Hello---any news on what Katarina Witt has been up to lately? How about Frau Mueller? Annette Poescht?
Katarina Witt is the ambassador for the Munich bid for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Annett Pötzsch is a coach in Dresden and also serves as an ISU technical specialist.
As far as I know, Jutta Müller is still on the ice in Chemnitz from time to time and working with children.
Here's a thread/article on this topic: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=74936
Her LP is to Out of Africa.
Sarah Hecken has been crossed out of her assignment to Skate Canada.
Here is Aliona and Robin's short program...
I like it!
Thank you! That throw was humongous
Too bad the sbs spin was all over the place, and they seemed slower than usual. But I really love the program for them
I love this program
but the end of the program is not the right ending. Ingo gave the organization the wrong music cut, so they missed the last 5 sec. They showed the right ending later. You can see it here http://www.ardmediathek.de/ard/servlet/content/3517136?documentId=5579386
aljona just looks gorgeous
What has Ingo done to his hair?!
But that throw +3 GOE
Great program. I usually detest Russian folklore programs as they feel so cliché after having watched the 897593, but somehow I loved this one. Lots of little details and movements that just said that this is a folklore program and cannot be skated to a random music.
And the (right) ending is very cute.
Robin was also cute in the interview when he said that the costumes Aljona has done again are nice as ever and then they are both laughing and rolling eyes as if they are teasing each other.