love this program for them
love this program for them
I'm rooting for Marissa and Simon this year. Despite being the National champions, IMO they're underdogs to make the Olympic team. This SP has some nice choreographic moments, but I hate the music choice with the watered-down, lyric-free versions of such popular songs.
Really liked Marissa and Simon's SP! They looked comfortable and pretty sharp for August. Definitely see improvement in Simon and I agree Marissa is a .
MERYL DAVIS AND CHARLIE WHITE - 2014 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS!
^count me in as one who's impressed by C/S. A little spin-out by him on the SBS 3sal, but otherwise they look smoother, sharper and everything is so well-done choreographically. Definitely in the mix for the US Olympic team.
Looking at the protocols, they only got a LV 1 on the FW, though. Their marks would've been a couple points higher if they got a higher level. That's obviously going to get worked on for their next competition(s)
Thanks for posting this!
All I can say is WOW, W O W, W-O-W!!!
Seriously, "Black Magic Woman" was made for Ms. Castelli, now I know why she & Simon are my mom's favorites. Mom was blown away by them at 2012 Skate America, the first time she saw them skate, they are powerful & dynamic in person, as shown here too.
Thus far they are the very best I've seen of US pairs this summer. Easy to see why they are US National Champs. And I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see them repeat as such in 2014. They are that good.
Proof that sticking it out and staying together for 7+ years yields well-deserved results in the end.
GOOOO CASTELLI & SCHNAPIR, MAKE THAT OLYMPIC TEAM!!!
Loved Castelli's coupe position in their lift, and overall I like this program a lot and think they look pretty sharp for August.
"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
Eh, he still looks stiff as a board to me.
According to TanithandBenFan's post in the Kiss and Cry, Castelli/Shnapir aren't doing the free skate in Montreal today. They're scheduled for Cranberry Open next weekend so perhaps they will debut their Skyfall program then.
BTW, it's nice to see that Caitlin Fields has progressed well enough with her new Canadian partner, Sebastian Arcieri, that Skate Canada has assigned them to the JGP in Kosice, Slovakia (her first-ever international).
"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
Add Denney/Frazier into the mix and it will be a very exciting pairs event at Nationals.
Very impressed by Castelli & Shnapir's SP, as well as the way they skated it. Marcotte does a wonderful job choreographing for them. That 3 sal throw is one of the best in the world and it's too bad they don't have another reliable throw triple to match it. But all their experience together has paid off, they are skating with a new level of composure, it seems. Castelli is really lovely in lifts and has great energy.
Last edited by stjeaskategym; 08-12-2013 at 07:48 AM.
Raise a great point and in my book both D/C and S/K have the beauty and consistency and better programs C/S program is basically the same type of program as last year would have been nice to see them stretch themselves. I think the fight is going to be from 3rd to 7th this year.
For the team competition at Olympics do they take the third team placed at Nationals???