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    Julia Lipnitskaia's arms/hands/wrists

    Does anyone else find Lipnitskaia's hand and wrist movements floppy and unnecessary? I don't get them, and what's with the gloves?

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    Now this is a little creepy. It sounds as though we are dismembering skaters.

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    Why not start a thread that addresses flaws of various skaters instead of a separate thread to criticize every young Russian skater? I am wondering who will be the next victim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    Why not start a thread that addresses flaws of various skaters instead of a separate thread to criticize every young Russian skater? I am wondering who will be the next victim?
    Perhaps it is like the beginning of the "Plushenko is not artistic" opinion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lala View Post
    Perhaps it is like the beginning of the "Plushenko is not artistic" opinion...
    Perhaps we can have our own opinions and disagree with you.

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    A lot of skaters wear gloves. What's the deal with asking about gloves. I don't understand why so many are so intolerant of the wearing of gloves. The other stuff is just - don't care

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    Quote Originally Posted by lala View Post
    Perhaps it is like the beginning of the "Plushenko is not artistic" opinion...
    Umm....I am afraid it may be a lot worse than this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nours View Post
    Perhaps we can have our own opinions and disagree with you.
    It's not about agreeing or not agreeing with the point the OP is trying to make - it's about the necessity or not of opening a new thread for every skater's body part(s) we think needs improvement

    Personally, I vote for not. Necessary. At all

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    Im fine with Julia wearing gloves in every competition
    its sort of her trademark now

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    A lot of skaters wear gloves. What's the deal with asking about gloves. I don't understand why so many are so intolerant of the wearing of gloves. The other stuff is just - don't care

    I don't like the gloves but my problem is I don't know why I don't like them. I should simply see them as part of the costume; but I don't.

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    Is it particular gloves you don't like, or any gloves worn by any skaters?

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    She's so often getting herself into and out of contortionist positions that who even notices her hands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkelly View Post
    Is it particular gloves you don't like, or any gloves worn by any skaters?
    All gloves, any skater...

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    Then Julia shouldn't take it personally.

    I pretty much always wear gloves when I skate, so it seems normal to me. Rough ice can damage bare skin sliding on it.

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    Re: Julia Lipnitskaia's arms/hands/wrists

    The ice can really tear the skin on the hands to shreds, I'm surprised they all don't wear gloves.

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    IronLady.......Thanks for the discussion. It is the break at the wrist that I find distracting and unattractive. It is accentuated because of the gloves (if there were also a color break from costume to hand, it would not be as noticeable.

    I noticed the same thing this weekend with Mirai when I watched her performance at Nationals. That break in the line, to my eye, is really unappealing. If you watch someone with fabulous arms and hands, like Joannie or Sasha Cohen you can see that they use their arms all the way to their fingertips................there is nothing flailing around at the end of their arm.
    DH - and that's just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkelly View Post
    Is it particular gloves you don't like, or any gloves worn by any skaters?
    Now that I think about it, what bothers me are gloves with long sleeves. It can make for a original look, but my opinions is it can look bulky and unnatural. Axel Annie, thanks for pinpointing the lack of color break issue.

    I think for me it is particular gloves. I liked Vanessa Lam's gloves from a few years back. It helped her look for Danse Macabre. She only wore them for that FS. Sometimes it gives the skater a distinctive look, and other times gloves are an essential feature on the costume like Chouinard's 1994 American in Paris. What I wonder is why for every costume Julia chooses gloves, and why some ladies seem glove-happy as well. Stotnikova looks better without gloves in my opinion.
    Last edited by TheIronLady; 03-12-2013 at 01:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkelly View Post
    Then Julia shouldn't take it personally.

    I pretty much always wear gloves when I skate, so it seems normal to me. Rough ice can damage bare skin sliding on it.
    Do you wear them during performances? I guess I think the hands very expressive or else I wouldn't mind the gloves. As far as practice goes--protect your hands!

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    What's wrong with you, theironlady? Why do you feel the need to belittle and attack these skaters? First the Chinese and now the Russian. Are North American skaters so much better, or do you simply have an agenda to spread your coldwar mindset? Even dare I say you are just a closet racist and bad at hide your prejudice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiery View Post
    The ice can really tear the skin on the hands to shreds, I'm surprised they all don't wear gloves.

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    i never wear gloves. my hands get too hot!

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