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    Quote Originally Posted by Polymer Bob View Post
    I don't remember the details, but a couple of years ago, I read that pairs get extra points for being close in height and weight. I can't recall if that's an official rule or some psychological factor that affects judges.
    How in the world do you come up with this stuff? Seriously?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polymer Bob View Post
    I don't remember the details, but a couple of years ago, I read that pairs get extra points for being close in height and weight.
    Perhaps you are referring to pairs being close (as in physically close) in SBS jumps and spins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    Yuko is just awful and would finally like her to retire.
    I could not agree more!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polymer Bob View Post
    I don't remember the details, but a couple of years ago, I read that pairs get extra points for being close in height and weight. I can't recall if that's an official rule or some psychological factor that affects judges.
    This is completely ridiculous. If they were close to the same size, they wouldn't be able to do lifts, twists, throws, etc. It's actually good for the guy to be 1.5-2x the weight of the girl and to be about 6-12" taller than the girl. Skaters do not get extra points for anything related to their physical size. Unison and closeness on the ice are desired traits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipso1 View Post
    How in the world do you come up with this stuff? Seriously?
    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie S View Post
    Perhaps you are referring to pairs being close (as in physically close) in SBS jumps and spins?
    Quote Originally Posted by madm View Post
    This is completely ridiculous.
    I love this early season fun.

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    You are something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie S View Post
    Perhaps you are referring to pairs being close (as in physically close) in SBS jumps and spins?
    Actually, Universal Sports has a nice interview with Castelli and Shnapir and it includes discussion of their intent to do a throw triple axel as well as Simon's extreme height and it's impact on their skating.

    http://www.universalsports.com/news/...id=493089.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk9tingfan View Post
    Actually, Universal Sports has a nice interview with Castelli and Shnapir and it includes discussion of their intent to do a throw triple axel as well as Simon's extreme height and it's impact on their skating.

    http://www.universalsports.com/news/...id=493089.html
    Thanks! at this answer:
    Simon, you were born in Moscow and speak fluent Russian...

    SS: Does that help me at competitions with the other Russian skaters? Yes. Every time I'm at a competition they always say something. I keep my mouth shut until the end of the week and just come out and say, ‘I understand everything you said.' Now a lot of them know, but some still don't.
    Castelli/Shnapir's throw 3A attempt was very exciting to see in person at Middle Atlantics -- I think they have a good shot at landing it in competition this season!

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    Thanks for posting that link. I absolutely loved Castelli & Schnapir's Survivor themed SP.

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    To be fair to Polymer Bob, I remember a long time ago (I mean, years and years, pre CoP even) reading an article with speculation that there might be some kind of points or bonus for pairs that were not ridiculously dissimilar in height and weight. It was supposed to be a reaction against all the Soviet "one and a half" pairs. But it was obviously impossible to put into practice, and silly besides.

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    Evora/Ladwig are scheduled to make their season debut at their home club's competition (Nancy Archie-Meyer Memorial) this weekend in Ellenton, Florida.
    Also, Caroline Knoop/Daniel O'Shea are scheduled to for their debut in Junior Pairs here.

    I've heard about some U.S. pairs that are competing in the Pikes Peak Classic in Colorado Springs this weekend -- they include: Molly Aaron/Daniyel Cohen and Lisa Moore/Justin Gaumond in Senior, the new team of Andrea Poapst (from Canada)/Chris Knierim are debuting in Junior, Junior FS only for Mandy Garza/Brandon Frazier, and Madeline Aaron/Max Settlage in Novice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Evora/Ladwig are scheduled to make their season debut at their home club's competition (Nancy Archie-Meyer Memorial) this weekend in Ellenton, Florida. .
    Amanda and Mark scored 127.11 pts in the FS today. Yesterday, they scored over 59 pts in the SP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apollo13 View Post
    Amanda and Mark scored 127.11 pts in the FS today. Yesterday, they scored over 59 pts in the SP.
    Wow! That's pretty impressive. I wonder what elements they successfully performed.

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    That's very good for so early on. Let's not forget one element has been dropped from the SP this season.

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    Holy crap! Amazing scores! I can't wait to see them skate!

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    Maybe there will be a video. We can hope!

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    Marley - Brubaker video!!!

    Perhaps this was posted somewhere else but here is Marley-Brubaker skating at St. Moritz:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lszr7icoss

    Looks good but you can all make your own judgments!

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    Wow they look great considering it's been just weeks!
    In my spare time, I like to interview figure skating legends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manleywoman View Post
    Wow they look great considering it's been just weeks!
    Surprised by their 'awareness' of each other on the ice for so little time together.

    they looked like ants in the vid, but -
    -their Death spiral looks beautiful.
    -She lands the throw 2sal with no glitch, nice and smooth.
    -nice Pairs spiral
    -Their SBS spins looked like they need unison but that will come with time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Also, Caroline Knoop/Daniel O'Shea are scheduled to for their debut in Junior Pairs here.
    They scored 111.24 which is really good for a first competition. Too bad they didn't compete early they should have gotten a JGP with that score.

    Results are http://www.floridaskating.com/docume...lts/index.html

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