L4 and L3.
Whoo. I agree - it went better than I feared it would. I feel for the most part relieved, just a bit worried about the ongoing problems with twizzles. But the step sequence was just . The only thing - I realized that I don't like Tessa's black dress all that much. I am not sure why, but to me it doesn't look sophisticated enough. Not because it's black. It can be black, but... I really don't know. I want to see either a different black dress, or some stronger/brighter color.
Welcome soxxxy! glad you enjoyed the performance
And thank you for the video, Proustable. Here is the key point I was talking about, the XB-LBO, XF-RBI/RBI Tw1½/RFO. I just started the video to show the last half of this key point--the exit edge comes at the end of 2:04 beginning of 2:05. Tessa appears to hit a flat on the exit of the 1.5 twizzle (or at the most, an edge that is barely leaning outside). This step looked great in Quebec, so I think it was just competition nerves.
I agree with you guys, this is a dance from start to finish. A true dance. Rhythm, connection, full-bodied movement. IoanaC said it so well,They have no equal out there. And this SD showcases it wonderfully.
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I am still marveling at the step sequence.
I think they are trying to get too cute with the hands. Really, it is not necessary, considering judges have stopped caring whether the twizzles match the feel of the dance, so might as well just scrap those hand moments there. If you notice, the way the hands are positioned, makes it very difficult to keep your center because you are not using your arms for balance.
ETA: Look at this wonderful shot of Tessa mid-lift. See how she uses her legs, arms and back to keep her center while he rotates her. Amazing. http://31.media.tumblr.com/56ae629d8...fdco2_1280.jpg
Huge thank you, Proustable, for the link. My TV shows no signal . So mad to miss on big screen. That was truly WONDERFUL dance. So happy for them, that the judges seem to like it. They are simply the very very best (does that seem too much uber??), but I luuurve them.
Also I agree with you Golightly if the second twizzles is causing them trouble they should just replace it. D/W have been doing the same twizzles for AGES and they still get high GOE and PCS for it.
If the entra features are causing the problem, stop pushing yourselves without rewards. People are getting perfect scores for the same old sets of twizzles for years now.
^^It just occured to me. Maybe what some couples do may not work for V/M? For ex. D/W hve been always reusing lifts but now that V/M decided to resuse lifts they still look rough.
I also agree with Golightly. As much as I love the champagne hand it's not worth it if that's the reason they are messing up the twizzles.
I think Scott was caught off guard by Tessa's bobble and lost concentration and messed up his.
They are not only having problems with the twizzles in the SD. I hope that they keep that hand and arm in the same position