Thanks Eislauffan for the interview.
6 Off Season Photos from Russia on the ISU's FS Facebook page - singles/pairs/dance, coaches & 1 AZE dance team: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1190874&type=1
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"Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden
Thanks Sylvia! I'm excited to see what Zhulin has done with Bobrova/Soloviev and Monko/Khaliavin.
Navka and Kostomarov's 2004 OD remains one of my favorite OD's that I've seen.
I love Pechalat and Bourzat's Chaplin and Circus routines.
But he's also let his teams perform programs like Requiem for a Dream and the Zhivago Golden Waltz SD.
But I think that, especially for Bobrova and Soloviev, he needs to get them level 4's on the footwork and other skills. Even with their flawed FD, they would have placed 5th in the FD if they had gotten level 4 on all their lifts and level 3 on their footwork sequences in worlds.
At the first GP everything should be level 3 or above. By Euros or the GPF or as early as the second GP all technical elements should be at 4. D/W and V/M sometimes get level 3 step sequences but everyhting else is a 4. Only step sequence can be below 4 if they have improved. If they are getting 2's there was no improvement and it is the same problems just with different presentation.
I am kind of worried about them getting their levels with Zhulin as Pechalat and Bourzat were getting consistent 3's on their steps even as the season progressed. I hope he can figure out how to get the magic level 4's. (Or else I hope that the Russian fed pays Igor enough to get his magic COP step sequence secrets)
I don't know if they will have a chance of medalling at worlds this season, but if they can get top 5, there will be a chance of getting a medal in Sochi. Otherwise there will be no chance IMO.
I think that, weirdly, the YP will be a good pattern dance for them because it will not allow them to have any hint of being old fashioned.
Love that Maisuradze has a new partner. Wishing them luck in their new pairing.
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Pushkash-Gerreiro will work with Nikolai Morozov
Elena, you better watch out
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