The new rink is really nice! Looking forward to seeing more vids of this competition from there.
"I miss footwork that has any kind of a discernible pattern. The goal of a step sequence should not be for a skater to show the same ice coverage as a Zamboni and take about as much time as an ice resurface. " ~ Zemgirl, reflecting on a pre-IJS straight line sequence
How old is Kovtun? Who is his coach?
His jumps are not that good; they seem labored. He has time to improve though. Right now I don't think he can challenge Gachinski.
I like Yuko's hair!
Bobrova and Soloviev win Finlandia, but they lost the free skate. They had the highest program components, but their tech marks were lower than those of Capellini and Lanotte.
He is newly coached by Buianova with an assist from Tarasova.
Here is the greatest youtube I have watched this season...of Tarasova watching him at hi performance.
Reposting the link from about a month ago.
Bobrova and Soloviev FD
They fixed her camel spin so now she does the donut position that I love. Her layback is great as well.
Not sure why they only got level 2 on the twizzles - they looked fine to me
As for why their Curve Lift only got level 2, there was an issue with Bobrova getting into her position, and they didn't hold the position long enough.
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Russian Fed Cup results
1 - Kavaguti & Smirnov 195.03pts
2 - Stolbova & Klimov 180.89pts
3 - Novikova & Novoselov 148.80pts
4 - Ashtakova & Rump 142.69pts
5 - Kuklina & Pethukov 135.61pts
According to what I've read on a blog, Bermaternykh got injuried after a fall so he and Petaykina had to withdrew.
1 - Pushkash & Guerreiro 142.81pts
2 - Sinitsina & Zhiganshin 142.67pts
3 - Starygyna & Volobuev 120.07pts
4 - Polikarpova & Kirilov 109.01pts
5 - Baturintseva & Nevsky 103.49pts
1 - Konstantin Menshov 233.25pts
2 - Sergei Voronov 230.28pts
3 - Artur Gachinski 219.00pts
4 - Ivan Bariev 216.59pts
5 - Mark Shymatkov 198.46pts
Shelepen was injuried on her ankle and withdrew after the SP
1 - Nicole Gosviyani 159.29pts
2 - Polina Korobeynikova 154.12pts
3 - Sofia Buryukova 147.08pts
4 - Valentina Tchernyshova 146.29pts
5 - Alexandra Deeva 114.41pts
Any video links to the Russia Fed Cup? In particular Men & Ladies? And Protocols?
^No videos besides K/S. No protocols either. It was a closed test skate.
detailed scores for all the skaters. I don't know if the protocols will be published, they usually make it online somehow.
I'm hope more of the skaters will make it onto youtube, I'm sure they all were recorded I guess we'll have to hope.
Someone needs to work with Lipnitskaya on her clear lack of flow. She still isn't holding her moves and is now finishing every jump and spin with a little hop because she had no momentum left. It's extremely distracting.
She also needs to know that if she holds her I spin for more than 8 revs in her combination spin, the same feature cannot be counted again for her closing layback spin.