Maybe they all get measured in skates.
^^ Exactly what I was thinking, Skittl1321! For example, if Dornbush's actual height is 5'8" then his skates would add at least 3 inches making him appear to be 5'11"
For all intents and purposes, their skates do become part of these athletes, as they are in them for so much of their careers.
This reminds me of the time I met Petr Barna in person after a COI event. (He's a very sweet and friendly guy, btw). He admitted to me that he was actually wearing lifts in his shoes because he wasn't that tall. He felt more comfortable wearing the lifts because they made him appear as tall as he was when he was on the ice.
I stood next to Gwendal Peizerat in an elevator, and I was surprised at how short and slight he was -- Marina must be even tinier. He sure could skate "big" whatever his height.
More off-season fluff via Twitter:
Also from Jason Brown: "As of now... the hair is staying in a ponytail!"
@SarahandDrew Jason's skating talent? Off the charts. But it's his kindness and friendly, giving enthusiasm that matters more to me. :-)
"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
I've stood by Plushenko and next to Joubert while both were wearing street shoes and both are noticeably taller than my 5'5", which 5'8" people are not.
The piece is seventy-five minutes long...[l]ong enough for an idea to be developed, but not so long that one starts to measure the number of seats to the exits with desperation if the thing doesn’t work" -- Marina Harss
Scroll down for the latest Jason Brown update in Sarah and Drew's "Inside Edge" blog today (June 12): http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
Looking forward to seeing Brown's programs and happy to hear that Ward is involved in choreography again after returning from his European tour!The always-delightful Jason Brown told us Monday that he'll skate his short program next season to the Prince song "The Question of U." For the free skate, he'll be interpreting Franz Liszt's "Liebesträume." Brown's longtime choreographer Rohene Ward will create both programs.
"One of the people that works with me on my skating skills, Rob Peal, used to be a dancer, and he was like, 'I think you should do this piece.'" Brown told us. "It's really fun, because Rohene is Prince; he's just that type of person. It's been fun working with him on it. I got so caught up watching him that I would forget what I was supposed to do! ...
ITA With Jason that Rohene is Prince. Both from Minnesota...
Jason's Libestraume should be interesting, has a guy ever skated to that before? Seems like such a "girly" piece of music, but surely it doesn't have to be, should be really interesting to see though!
Not the ponytail.
Chengjiang LI, SP, 2006 WorldsJason's Libestraume should be interesting, has a guy ever skated to that before?
Chengjiang was known for his jumps.
I think this program was a new challenge for him.
(I know this thread is about US men, so this is just FYI)
So apparently someone asked about Richard's height on twitter and he replied saying he's 5'8". So as for the growthspurt theory...
Any news on his programs for the upcoming season? Did anyone confirm if Shae Lynn Bourne is in fact doing his choreo, or if he was working with some other Vancouver based choreographer?
And if he can do Liebstraume half as well as Ilia could, it will be absolutely beautiful...
So relieved to hear that the ponytail is staying put! I hope that if he does decides to cut it off he does it as his own choice, and not because anyone else has told him to.
And...no 3A news. Jason, you little tease...
Also, a free skate in 3 days?!?!?!?! Oh boy. Hope there'll be videos from this competition!
I'm so glad to hear Rohene is back and choreographing for Jason! (And I hope that he can help him with that dreaded 3A)
The article said Jason will be doing a competition this weekend, but that his LP wasn't done yet.
I'm super-excited to see this! (And I'll be keeping an eye on his jump content very, very, very closely. *crosses fingers*)