after all this people are born competitors so can you imagine the adrenaline inside the couple? i've heard of a soccher player who got his leg broken in a match but kept running for almost one hour. he was so driven that he wasn't even feeling the pain. yea, it must be the adrenaline. who knows, maybe it's the same when a skater falls badly but immediately gets up and keeps jumping and spinning.
When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.
AHH R&K's Borsalino--the program that spawned the Finnstep CD.
I also liked both version of the polka they did
The drunken sailor YP they skated at Skate America and the Lapland polka they used the rest of the year.
Pretty much anything they did was amazing.
I loved their La Strada FD
It's like 1997 again and am listing these performances at FSW...
R&K Red Moon FD
R&K Blondie&Dagwood* FD (*original title)
R&K Valse triste FD
Every move and gesture had a meaning. I guess I could have posted this in the "Versatile skaters" thread.
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This is a great thread!
The early 90-ies probably were the only time when I enjoyed ice dancing the most, while I usually don't care for it so much. Some of U/Z & K/P programmes give me goose pimples till today, the purity of the Bach programme in particular. To me it’s just one of the very best. I was so happy when the won with all the discussion on D/D in the years before.
Personally I think D/D were pretty much politically pushed to break Russian dominance.
Thank you all for posting the links and bringing back the memories.
And here ist the year when I saw G/P for the first time:
It's their exhibition number, but Sirtaki was also teir LP that time. Fell in love with them that time (and my particular love was devoted to Evgenij Platov ).
I also love this FD from Grishuk & Platov from 1993. I personally liked it a lot better than Usova & Zhulin's FD as it was a lot more difficult. But one of the lifts seemed to be illegal (Platov's arm clearly above his shoulder). And the judges seemed to be tepid on this material.
You pay your dues in ice dancing work your way up gradually one step at a time unless you're russian
See how the scores were up before they even left the ice
Takes an age these days
Judy Blumberg and Michael Seibert
1982 Nationals - the program was 2 weeks old!
1984 Winter Olympics - Original Set Pattern
1984 Winter Olympics - FD
I don't often think that anyone "was robbed".
However, I think they really were at the Olympics.
I've always thought of them as the rightful "OSM" 's.
They were innovative, like Torvill and Dean, without imitating them.
Torvill and Dean regarded them as worthy competition,.
High praise, indeed.
I remember our commentator saying that some judges,and commentators thought it was too much on the dark side,too sexy,too wild.I always thought that the part where he's trying to straggle her was so genuine
My favourite FD from that period remains K/P Bach FD.But I think that we had so many good programs because the groups used "real" choreographers with fresh ideas for ice dancing standards.
And my absolute favourite competition is still 1990 Europeans.My fair lady,Missing,U/Z Tango, Zorba the Greek (opa!) and R/K Tango.And the first time I watched ice dancing and got hooked.
[My favorite Grishuk & Platov exhibition. Nagano Olympics - You'll See.[/QUOTE]
Ooooh yes! What a diva
You tell me what ice dancer at the moment has that much presence ?