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    I won't speak about the technical improvement, which is obviously there, but the dance itself is pretty for me. Just another tango, which doesn't stand out in a way. Some single elements might be cool, but the dance as a whole is just boooooring.

    And I say that just because I sincerely loved their last season's FD and this one is just such a disappointment after that.

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    Guys, i think you wish a lot from them. This team first time had some more attention from there coaches, spend time in summer in dance class and first of time have normal FD I like there african OD in juniors, but i think they had too much dances in african style before. Fnd i think only people who hate them could say there last year SD costumes were great
    They have a lot of things to improve in there skating, but what i like the most in there tango - Ashers hands, his hands dancing in this FD, wich i didnt saw in most tangos, wich i saw in ice dance before.
    And i dont think they will be higher then P-I at Nationals, but this could be good rivality in future, if they will continie to improve there skating.

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    pani, I completely agree with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pani View Post
    Guys, i think you wish a lot from them. This team first time had some more attention from there coaches, spend time in summer in dance class and first of time have normal FD I like there african OD in juniors, but i think they had too much dances in african style before. Fnd i think only people who hate them could say there last year SD costumes were great
    They have a lot of things to improve in there skating, but what i like the most in there tango - Ashers hands, his hands dancing in this FD, wich i didnt saw in most tangos, wich i saw in ice dance before.
    And i dont think they will be higher then P-I at Nationals, but this could be good rivality in future, if they will continie to improve there skating.
    I think African dancing is a very broad category, so for me a team could skate only to African dances and still show a lot of range. samba, for instance, has African roots being tied to a history of slavery.

    I thought the SD costumes were great for an exhibition....but I felt that their SD did not do them any favours in terms of urging the judges to see them as a mature, senior-level team. I really like this team, though, and look forward to seeing them progress.

    I love what you said about Asher's hands! It is so great that you pick up on such details, and ITA!

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    Great debut at GP this season! God luck tomorrow! I like when both Asher and coach support Haris - look sweet.

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    Really liked the FD, but it looks like they struggled with technical levels. Still, a vast improvement over last season.

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    They had most difficult FD at this competition. Ow they could skate without any break?

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    It is a pleasure to watch them, love this FD.

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    Their FD was quite underscored, IMO.

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    I LOVE their FD! Too bad about the scoring today! They have a new fan in me. Good luck to them this season!

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    I felt like they should have placed higher, but I'm not a technical specialist.

    What I enjoy so much with this couple is the unique spin they put on various styles. A tango FD is so standard, but they're really producing something different (such as in the opening sequence) that still feels like an actual tango. I recall their SD last season also included some really original-seeming elements that separated it a bit from the other general waltzes.

    It's a little tough to think ahead to Nationals, as I also adore Paul/Islam and want them to succeed...but Canada really has some lovely, fresh up-and-comers right now.

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    I really liked their take on crossing twizzles=just excellent!

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    Just watched their FD and I really loved it! I like this team, they look like contenders this year, much improved.

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    I love these 2 and can't wait to see how their dances grow over the season. I agree that their FD is very difficult!

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    I watched a Russian feed of the gala at SA tonight...Asher performed shirtless! Although he did put a white t-shirt on for the finale!

    He's very intense. I like that about him. They definitely have improved this year.
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    What did they skate to in the gala?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    What did they skate to in the gala?
    Nat King Cole - Nature Boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavenderblue View Post
    I felt like they should have placed higher, but I'm not a technical specialist.
    I thought so too. I thought their FD was a little better than that of Tobias/Stagniunas but then again I'm not a technical specialist either.

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    R&H didn't get the levels that Tobias & Stagniunas did.

    R&H in the FD had a base value of 35.50, T&S had 38.50.

    http://www.isuresults.com/results/gp..._FD_Scores.pdf

    The teams' PCS was very close, but the TES did them in.

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    Well they just better up their TES then . I think they have improved greatly and seem to be well motivated to up their game.......Good luck to them.
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