As for Tkachenko, he didnt said too much. He said after twizzles - how well was done.
Then commentator said a lot off words:
Masterpiece, nothing to say. Like waiting for that lift,. but still enjoy. Fantastic! It stratosphere.
Then commentators said, they they need to get too much points, but maybe they could do this. Tkachenko said - native walls should help them. Commentator (Grishin) start talking about Chans gold and that was a lot off conversations, but in this case nothing to talk about. Tkachenko said - yes, magnificently (when combination lift was shows). Then commentator said, that even if we saw great skating from W-P and C-B, but this was nothing to compare. And Tkachenko said - i even didnt remember all, what was before this FD.
They also talked about that rotational lift and Tkachenko said, how difficult to made something like this.
And on russian Eurosport Alexandr Boychuk (he was skating with Svetlana Alexeeva http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svetlana_Alexeeva) after SD said - there is V-M and all the others.
Well iggie, not only was that article well thought out and well done but it made me want to read your other articles. So I did. You've done a great job on all your stories and are bang on in what you say. Amazing how the judges just somehow didn't see what so many of us have seen this season. Perhaps blinded by the speed and hair of others
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Way to go iggie! Brilliant as always. Someone should hire you to report on figure skating I swear. You have more insight, knowledge and common sense in that one article than I have read in years. It's like they don't even try. You on the other hand rock as always! It still bugs me, and that article reminds me about how underappreciatd Carmen was especially after all the anticipation, excitement and praise and then the judges, SC,whoever have to go and rain on the parade. Why? Because it's a little sexy? Ooooh never seen that before.
How true this is.there is V-M and all the others.
They are THE skaters of their generation. It must be frustrating that they dont win everything in sight but it must also be heartwarming that they know in their hearts ( and in ours) who they are and what they are capable of.
Great art is not always appreciated and so many people fall for the picture perfect but unsatisfying performance.
Thanks Iggie - as usual well done!
Could we send tis to Swan? Or this is bad idea?
I don't think it is a bad idea, but iggie must give her permission first. I just think anyone who took part on the creation of this program should read that, if only to read what it meant to us when we saw it for the first time.
Also from a few pages back, the issue of posture. When we look at still photos from both teams, the difference in posture is very obvious. We have to remember that judges see this live, and sometimes in slow motion, but they don't have the time to freeze every frame to examine for such details. DW's speed is effective in hiding any unfinished movements or body positions, simply because it's too fast for the eye to see; after all, judges do not have inhuman vision. I'm just suggesting this as a possible reason as to why they were not marked down for that.
But i disagree with this. I remeber one russian FS commentator said (Vasiliy SolovieFF): "The differnce is best skaters look perfect even in slow motions".
So maybe i am wrong, but if judges think they are so close this could made the difference - to watch elements in slow motions. And they saw skaters at a lot off competitions in the season, during practice so i am sure, they see this difference, but dont want to show this in the marks.
If you will watch D-W twizzles in slow motions you could see- they are not perfect. But i agree - i reall time you coulddnt see this.
But russian commentators didnt saw Tessa mistake in SD from There places too.
I remember back when A&P were competing how it was discussed that you could take a series of photos and every one would look great. It's not about who has the prettier still shots, to get a "pretty" still shot requires a lot of control and skill on the part of the skaters. Tessa and Scott work hard and need amazing skills to make it all look so pretty, natural and easy. Never forget what Tracy Wilson said last season, that they make it look so easy and she doesn't feel the judges and others understand how difficult it is doing what they are doing because of that. It's a lot harder to do all the elements ice dancers are required to do AND do it the way Tessa and Scott do it. It's not as hard to whip around the ice on two feet and make things look busy by hopping, pulling and running around the ice. Chait and Sahknovski did it, FusarPolli and Margaglio did it. They also got rewarded for it because it seems even the judges get caught up with the illusion of it all. It's also a lot harder to notice mistakes with this "style" because their running edges are only in the step sequences. About to trip or lose your balance? Turn it into a hop
After this season I´m not even going to pretend they are equals. I would LOVE for Marina to choreograph both teams a SD where they BOTH hop and skip and run and pull each other across the ice and a FD without one single hop, skip, run, pull involved. Where every element has to be entered and exited on an edge, on one foot, all twizzles elements consist of a series of three and then we can put to rest the notion they are so equal that it all comes down to level calls. ''
Just needed to say that out loud.
So, how do you think, when we will have information of T-S programs in CSOI? Or only when CSOI tour will start?
I like that Kurt puts some effort and choreography in this show. Kind of wish I could fit a show into my schedule.