They just seem so busy this year ever since worlds they've been all over the place! Where do they get the time to train and relax? Anyways can't wait to see the tweaks they are planning on making. Btw is it just me or does their music sound... different...edited? smoother? from Finlandia.
I know we've seen it many times but damn that performance of 'Stay' was exceptionally hotOr is it just me?
I was thinking that it's really incredible how ice dance is never discussed by a technical point of view on internet boards, with the exception of this thread. Generally, people talk about emotions, music, impressions, personal tastes, the way a program looks. A rather subjective (i.e., self-centered) way of approaching a sport. While for singles, everyone know about underrotations, quality of spins etc. And obviously everyone take these things in account. Ice dance experts seem so rare. They seem to be active in this thread only, and thank God we have them.
All this is so baffling. Things should change, and asap. Ice dance is a sport and deserves a different treatement.
Coaches and skaters don't comment on the points that they, and they rivals, receive on single elements, but if they had the nerve to do it, i bet they would say a lot of very, very interesting things. Sometimes i even doubt that the judges themselves really know how to score the GOE's.
Thank you for opening the new thread, CatherineC, and thank you for naming it, girlscouse62. Emdee, ceg15, and Rotation, thanks for your reports! how cool that you got to meet them E
very happy for you
and Corianna, I hope you also had a great time.
welcome Dreamskates and welcome back, elle123!
I really loved reading through the various reactions to their performances. This is one of my favourites:
And thank you for the link with that post as well as your collection of photos, Ice Princess. I put it through google translate and it was very enlightening. I find these discussions of the lift mechanics fascinating, and would love to learn more so I hope you keep that discussion going, Subway and Golightly.
Tessa mentioned she was still doing some courses for school (maybe just one, she wasn't specific). That the others skaters she trains with took the year off but that she likes the distraction although she laughed and said she was worried about her midterm in a couple of days (imagine with SC and this she didn't get much study in). Final thing I remember is they said they'd be making small adjustments but that they expect to be doing that all the way up til February. That they have gotten positive feedback so far and really feel these are the programs to get them where they want to go. That you hear music they like but you don't always picture yourself winning with it. They feel this music and especially the FD is special to them. Spoke about the sting of coming in second in London, that of course it hurt not hearing your national anthem in front of your home crowd but spun it into a positive that it set them up nicely for this year and they are sort of the underdogs even though they are the reigning Olympic Champions. (most of this was in response to pressure).
And now I'm forgetting the rest but those were the two that stuck out.
They didn't say anything specifically about what competitions the cameras will be at. I think in the beginning when this first came out they talked about filming for a couple of months. I think at the time we all guessed they would just add in footage from competitions along the way.
eta..my own two cents. I'm not the slightest bit worried about how this affects their training. Often with these shows they get most of their filming done in a shorter time frame and then just stretch it out with editing. I don't think it would be any more distracting then having to meet sponsor obligations with travel and press conferences and just schedule the crews to be there on your schedule. Doing what you do but just doing it with cameras. Although the friends and family setups are less natural in the sense that Scott mentioned his friends that are outgoing and vocal were somewhat quiet and the quieter ones more animated for the cameras so he thought that was interesting.
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bmcg, thank you a lot. It was interesting interview for me.
And thanks Meyrs, i could read it at FanForum too.
I think its good they understand they already have OGM and have nothing to lose.
And interesting to know about feedback. Fingers crossed for judges like there programs.
I think you're very right about the judges as well and for that I would say there's no excuse.I would even say I believe even the skaters aren't sure sometimes. But then that would again be the fault of the judges. How many times have we heard ice dancers state they aren't sure why they got the levels/mark that they did. At times they've seemed baffled. Now either the judges don't know what they are doing or...?
Also I feel there is no excuse for the medias ignorance. You wanna 'report' on figure skating do some research at least basic stuff. Make it look like you at least made an effort. Most reporters can't tell a lutz from a flip or they call a jump a spin. How many times have we read articles like that? If there was just some one who was interested enough to report on figure skating and took the time to understand it they could really help the general public understand it as well and give this sport a helping hand instead for the most part they could care less and unless you care enough to seek it out for yourself you will never understand it. It's a shame.