I don't think B/S are unaware of this.
Kudos to Voronov who has medaled at both of his senior B events so far, and had better international scores than some of his competitors (i.e., Kovtun) have had with national judging inflation.
I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.~W. C. Fields
Oh god... that needs a lot of work. I love them as a team, but that felt like they were literally just mashing in stuff from their old FD and hoping that it kind of went with the music.
Leave it to Zhulin to have some dramatic quirk.
I am not sure what to think yet; I liked how the previous music fit the program and I think using Mozart's "Lacrimosa" is emotionally manipulative, but that's my personal quirk. It all actually might work. With a strong and emotional skate, I'll be crying for that... swan? duck? partridge?
improving my ballad- like lines
I don't like the the slight choreographic changes either. Some of the little nuances which helped the program stand out are gone. The curve lift with her changing positions went perfectly with the music before, now it just kind of happens randomly.
Even the footwork sequences look worse than the test skate, even though they're mostly the same in content. Slower, with far more drifting. The don't go with music nearly as well either.
They said they knew immediately that the original SD didn't work and they needed to change it, so I'm hoping they got the same feeling after skating this FD that the music and other changes have weakened the FD. They didn't look anywhere near as confident performing this version as the test skate version, and Bobrova was stumbling all the way through.
Agreed. Even the all black practice outfits at the test skate looked better.Even their costumes look dated.
I just *knew* this was going to happen. I can only hope if Zhulin doesn't realize it himself, Tat, or someone else talks some sense into him.
Last edited by casken; 10-21-2013 at 11:48 AM.