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    TSL's interview with Jeff Buttle

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Vr6_rb7iRc
    Jeff Buttle is one of the leading choreographers, performers and personalities in the sport today. The 2008 World Figure Skating Champion is currently leaving his mark on many of the top skaters in the world, including Patrick Chan, Yuzuru Hanyu and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva. In our interview with Jeff, he discusses his relationship with David Wilson, the inspiration behind many of his memorable programs, the implications of competing and choreographing under the International Judging System and the people who have inspired him throughout the course of his career.
    "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

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    great job! I love their interviews they should stick to that, and leave the This and That stuff

    Anyone knows what does he say about Stephane Lambiel at the end? I couldn't get that

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    I agree robinhood. Great interview. I too found the link cut in and out a bit. I missed several things Jeff said. But what I got was really good. He's so well spoken!

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    I really enjoy the interviews from Jenny and David. I especially love the this and that chat, I look forward to it every Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinhood View Post
    great job! I love their interviews they should stick to that, and leave the This and That stuff

    Anyone knows what does he say about Stephane Lambiel at the end? I couldn't get that
    I think he said "spin" but I'm not sure.
    And did he say "helmet" for Mira Leung?

    Great interview, as always. I love TSL format. Too bad the sound was of such poor quality for Jeff.

    I haven't watched any of his performances lately so I loved seeing those wonderful highlights of his programs. What a great skater.

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    Arent Stephane and Jeffy good friends>?

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    I wonder how TSL will evolve in the future now that their attempt to obtain a "media," or "press," credential from USFS has been summarily denied recently.

    Aunt Joyce went too far in that blog, Dave went too far in another skating blog and now USFS recognized that the "This and That" and interview segments of their program do not constitute journalism or sporting news. Therefore, as they are not yet journalists, and I doubt Dave Leese ever will be, they were not afforded a credential by the skating body of which they are members.

    Do you think this response from USFS will affect their functioning, and will skaters, coaches, etc. now avoid TSL?

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    It would be nice if this thread could be focused on the Jeff Buttle interview - maybe a separate thread could be started about that topic?
    "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

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    I doubt skaters will avoid TSL but I suspected from their first show that Dave's association with it and the things he wrote on aunt Joyce (some he deleted) might harm the show's credibility. I understand that Jenny is loyal to her friend but I actually think the show would be improved with just one interviewer format. I don't think their chemistry is particularly interesting that the show going solo would miss anything. It won't happen but just my two cents.

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    This was one of the better interviews from TSL. Loved the highlights too!

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    2007 worlds was the most important of his career and the whole 2006-2010 and they completely skip over it!! There he was headed for a medal and was really the only skater in that competition harmed by the fall on UR quad and get no points whatsoever!! Then he never even tried one again! And that became the whole template for success in skating the next two years! 3/5 layout never try a quad at all. Did he get from 2007 and being the only one hurt by the fall on UR quad get no points never to even try one again? He was headed towards a medal possibly a win in 2007!! Then he got nothing! So did "buttle rule" of strategically falling on quads to get a lot of points ended by the COP revisions that left him with no points in the FS on his fall < quad?

    Now quads are back because they have value again. It's not a different set of skaters LOL. All the main contenders except Hanyu were in Vancouver and doing no quads in the SP and maybe on in the LP. Skaters learned from 2008-2010 you need to have a good program? But quads also were way too risky to even do? As the Buttle performance in 2007 showed and how he won in 2009! And then Lysacek never did a quad in international competition again. One try in 2010 US nationals FAll on UR and no points?

    I think the most important was completely left out because he stopped even trying and lots of other stopped even trying quads.

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    I seriously <3 Jeff, so this is a real treat; he's too adorable! Many thanks to Jenny and Dave for the interview!
    Last edited by museksk8r; 08-29-2013 at 01:12 AM.

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    The 2008 World Figure Skating Champion is currently leaving his mark on many of the top skaters in the world
    This could have been worded better. It sounds like he pokes them with a branding iron or bites them like Dracula
    You should never write words with numbers. Unless you're seven. Or your name is Prince. - "Weird Al" Yankovic, "Word Crimes"

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    Quote Originally Posted by overedge View Post
    This could have been worded better. It sounds like he pokes them with a branding iron or bites them like Dracula


    Really enjoyed the interview!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanoverrated View Post
    Arent Stephane and Jeffy good friends>?
    Most north american skaters usually are very professional, Michelle Kwan, Kurt Browning, Buttle, they are quite friendly to almost all the people, fans, colleagues, unless they both confirm that they are good friends, you can't tell if they are good friends.
    Last edited by unicorn; 08-30-2013 at 05:44 AM.

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    In a tour, most people are very professional and friendly to everybody, regardless of being north american, asian or european...I suppose

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    So obviously such a warm and wonderful person. A shame the video on his end was not the highest quality.

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    I really wanted to listen to this more, but had to stop after a few minutes because of the quality. Frustrating.

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