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    I was expecting more given the comments. There is a heck of a lot of hand to hand dance holds in between. One lift looks like a lesser version of the goose lift. They don't seem yet to have great connection. And her foot position, toe point is terrible. They also don't get great depth of edge in their circular step sequence.
    Sorry really underwhelmed. But I do like them better then Hubbell /Donoghue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DORISPULASKI View Post
    I hope Meryl & Charlie move to Igor; I love Chock and Bates Dr. Zhivago FD
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm3r2utNDbc&feature=plcp

    (they just won Nebelhorn with it)
    It's a coherent story, and the lifts are just wonderful.

    Instead of saying Free Meryl & Charlie from Igor, maybe we should have been saying "Free Igor, Meryl & Charlie" from Marina?

    On their icenetwork bio, Igor is listed as the sole choreographer.

    I think D/W are in a place where they know what they need best. If anything the split between Shpilban and Zueva will probably make those two come up with newer and fresher ideas.

    I thought C/B were wonderful. It was such a nice surprise to see them both skating so well. I think the Shibutanis better watch it because C/B & H/D are coming out with guns blazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DORISPULASKI View Post
    pani (or Inap), not you the posts crossed in the ether.
    That makes much more sense. Lol.

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    I'm doing a blog series looking back at Skate America of years past, and I had to share this pic of Charlie from 2007. I don't think we'll ever see him in a hat again after the laughter this one caused.
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    I actually giggled more at Meryl's yellow handkerchief! Charlie looked cute in that hat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TanithandBenFan View Post
    I'm doing a blog series looking back at Skate America of years past, and I had to share this pic of Charlie from 2007. I don't think we'll ever see him in a hat again after the laughter this one caused.
    I remember some vid of him at an official competition practice, telling the fans, "I just know you're laughing WITH me, not AT me, right?"
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    Poor charlie. Everyone was totally laughing at him.

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    The renaissance hat thinggie...isn't it technically a bonnet?

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    Naw, it was a Russian style...Katinka, remember?

    But maybe they called it a bonnet...

    Also, isn't it just amazing how far they've come in five years? I was loving them way back then but had no idea how invested I would become and that they would be our first US World champs. They more than exceeded my expectations...by light years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~tapdancer~ View Post
    Naw, it was a Russian style...Katinka, remember?
    No, I really didn't remember seeing it before. By the time they got to Worlds, it was gone and if I'd ever seen them dance with it on, it must have gone into selective memory. Cannot imagine why.

    Definitely agree on the improvement since then. In their programs and choice of accessories (or lack thereof )

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzPOtIkI9I0

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanithandBenFan View Post
    I'm doing a blog series looking back at Skate America of years past, and I had to share this pic of Charlie from 2007. I don't think we'll ever see him in a hat again after the laughter this one caused.
    I always think of Fievel the Mouse when I see Charlie in that hat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    I always think of Fievel the Mouse when I see Charlie in that hat.
    I said the same thing in my blog post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TanithandBenFan View Post
    I said the same thing in my blog post!
    Great minds think alike!!

    (great blog post btw)

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    I remember Charlie was quite positive about that hat, being a really Russian hat and all, particularly purchased for its Russian authenticity and Cyrillic label inside. Which, when you think about it, is what the same hat style was doing on Fievel the mouse.

    And Ripley's Believe It Or Not, the little hankies were used in a number Russian presentations of Russian folk dances that I watched in youtube back when I was writing an article about translating folk dance to ice. The hat & hankie were at SA and no where else. And icenetwork still has the video, although youtube does not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~tapdancer~ View Post
    Naw, it was a Russian style...Katinka, remember?
    You mean the music/dance? That's actually 'Kalinka', not 'Katinka' . Katinka is short/a pet name for Ekaterina in Russian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauravvv View Post
    You mean the music/dance? That's actually 'Kalinka', not 'Katinka' . Katinka is short/a pet name for Ekaterina in Russian.
    Oh, I know! For some reason I always think of that song as Katinka! I knew I did it again after reading Tabfan's blog post!
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    Meryl and Charlie posted their first Classroom Champions lesson: Goal Setting

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    Quote Originally Posted by ioana View Post
    No, I really didn't remember seeing it before. By the time they got to Worlds, it was gone and if I'd ever seen them dance with it on, it must have gone into selective memory. Cannot imagine why.

    Definitely agree on the improvement since then. In their programs and choice of accessories (or lack thereof )

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzPOtIkI9I0
    They're the only skaters that have ever made terrible folk music (well maybe not terrible, but not awesome for ice dance) and dorky ass costumes look adorable and fun. Meryl looks likes she was born to wear that outfit. Seriously I normally cringe when I see this type of program about to be performed.

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    And for good measure (I couldn't resist!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqVXd...eature=related

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    Lynn Rutherford twitt about teleconference with D-W. Maybe icenetwork post soon. Look like they feel ready about programs.
    https://twitter.com/LynnRutherford/s...29695668740096

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