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    Pictures from todays' test skates http://www.fskate.ru/photo/361/

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    Federova grew a lot so now they have to relearn throws. He threw her so differently because she was so small.
    but still Fedorova wont outgrow him like Davankova/Deputat
    the throws did look it needed more preparation than it used to , he used to throw her with no hesitation
    but for now I don't see a problem with their jumps, thats a good sign

    Elena Radionovas SP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ--pnU7pnQ

    Medvedeva looking great for JGP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwFkE_ipA7I, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H03tZZS06EI
    Last edited by love_skate2011; 08-18-2013 at 05:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by love_skate2011 View Post
    but still Fedorova wont outgrow him like Davankova/Deputat
    Davankova hasn't outgrown him yet! She is taller than she used to be, but saying that she has outgrown him is pushing it a bit too far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by love_skate2011 View Post
    I like Medvedeva's FS but hate her SP. The music, the dress, I don't think that's the right package for her. It doesn't show her strengths.

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    Wow, I was really resistant to M&K in the past, but they've really improved (especially her!) and their FD is relatively interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanca View Post
    Davankova hasn't outgrown him yet! She is taller than she used to be, but saying that she has outgrown him is pushing it a bit too far.
    smaller by a few cm ? that wont be enough
    you compare Davankova/Deputat with Fedorova/Miroshkins disparity which is more suited for Pairs
    D/D will struggle with lifts and twists

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    Quote Originally Posted by love_skate2011 View Post
    smaller by a few cm ? that wont be enough
    you compare Davankova/Deputat with Fedorova/Miroshkins disparity which is more suited for Pairs
    D/D will struggle with lifts and twists
    Sure, if you compare them with Fedorova/Miroshkin's size difference. However, if you compare them with Canadian Margaret PURDY / Michael MARINARO you may find out that although the size difference is advantage, it isn't everything. Purdy/Marinaro beat Fedorova/Miroshkin at the last junior worlds without having their size difference.

    This hopefully shows you that it is possible. Not easy, but doable.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1Yg8L65KLU

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanca View Post
    Sure, if you compare them with Fedorova/Miroshkin's size difference. However, if you compare them with Canadian Margaret PURDY / Michael MARINARO you may find out that although the size difference is advantage, it isn't everything. Purdy/Marinaro beat Fedorova/Miroshkin at the last junior worlds without having their size difference.

    This hopefully shows you that it is possible. Not easy, but doable.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1Yg8L65KLU

    P/M did not beat F/M on lifts and twists
    but because of F/M 2 mistake on their SP in jumps, had they been clean they would have won gold

    P/M look like an ice dancing couple
    comparing to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsFAvMfaQM4

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    Quote Originally Posted by love_skate2011 View Post
    P/M did not beat F/M on lifts and twists
    but because of F/M 2 mistake on their SP in jumps, had they been clean they would have won gold

    P/M look like an ice dancing couple
    comparing to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsFAvMfaQM4
    It doesn't really matter whether P/M did or did not beat F/M on lifts and twists. What matters is that their placement was higher. They may not get their points on lifts and twists but there are other elements in skating than lifts and twists. As you see on the link I sent you, you can be 2nd at junior worlds with nearly no height difference at all so please stop writing Davakova/Deputat off. Davakova/Deputat may not be earning their highest scores for lifts and twists but as long as they have their other elements very strong and consistent, they will be a decent pair despite their heights.

    "had they been clean they would have won gold" - yes, sure and have I landed a triple axel I would have been an Olympic champion! Let's return to reality. Skating is not about if someone had managed to go clean, but whether they actually did manage to go clean. As much as I love F/M, the fact is that they did not manage to go clean.
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