View Poll Results: Which crusty warhorse will prevail?

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  • SwArms Lake--If you can't point your toes, flail.

    1 1.96%
  • Carmen. You know, in a black and red costume...

    9 17.65%
  • A slightly less ear-splitting George Gershwin number.

    6 11.76%
  • Memoirs of a Geisha. A tribute to Japanese culture?

    3 5.88%
  • Something Puccinni. Italian is always nice.

    4 7.84%
  • Soemthing Kwan used. If that feeling starts beginning, take an ant-acid.

    11 21.57%
  • Other Generic Movie Soundtrack. Music tinkly enough to make you pee.

    8 15.69%
  • An "edgy" Muzak version of a classic rock tune.

    1 1.96%
  • Something else (DO explain.)

    8 15.69%
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    Level 4 all the way! She should receive federal subsidies as a clean energy source.
    Well at least it would pay for her skating.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Confession: If I had to choose a warhorse for Gracie, I'd pick Turandot. She definitely has the speed to hit the peaks of the music.

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    Firstly, if I were to complain about a skater, it would be bitching about how they are not Cohen 2, not Kwan. Secondly, it would never occur to me to compare Gracie to either. In time she should be able to carve her own path.
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    this entire thread is hilarious.

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    As often as Gracie ends up with her ass on the ice, I think the Cohen2 comparision is more apt for the moment.

    I agree, she needs to cut her own path though. She's really nothing like either Sasha or Michelle (which is not necessarily a bad thing.)
    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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    Let's put her in the jungle where she will really be able to cut her own path with just a big machette and some insect repellant.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peibeck View Post
    As often as Gracie ends up with her ass on the ice, I think the Cohen2 comparision is more apt for the moment.
    I thought about that as I was typing it out.
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

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    Quote Originally Posted by peibeck View Post
    As often as Gracie ends up with her ass on the ice, I think the Cohen2 comparision is more apt for the moment.

    I agree, she needs to cut her own path though. She's really nothing like either Sasha or Michelle (which is not necessarily a bad thing.)
    Gracie has probably already in her short career had more clean LP's then Sasha had in her whole career.

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    Gracie reminds me of Nancy Kerrigan, in a way. She's got the pwetty pwincess look, but that's not the kind of skater she is. She gets a lot of hype and wins enough medals to sustain the hype. This despite the fact that she never seems entirely comfortable in her programs and can't seem to make it through a competition without major mistakes. That said, I think Frank Carroll can help her find her style and if it doesn't happen fast enough to suit her fans, well, sucks to be them. Honestly, I'd rather see her win an Olympic medal in 2018 when she's "soup".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    Gracie has probably already in her short career had more clean LP's then Sasha had in her whole career.
    Sasha had clean SPs. Le shrug. The point being that neither seemed to have a clean competition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    Gracie has probably already in her short career had more clean LP's then Sasha had in her whole career.
    This. In fact, in Gracie's first senior nationals appearance, she completed a more difficult long program jump layout than Kwan and Cohen did in their entire careers. I'm sure at least one Cohen or Kwan fanatic will come along, stomp their feet and try to crap on that statement but it's true.

    And no, I'm not saying that makes her a better skater than Kwan. I just think her jumps are remarkable (or were before Frank got hold of them ) and that the rest may come in time. It may not, but it still may. Now if she's skating the same in 3 years, let's talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Gracie reminds me of Nancy Kerrigan, in a way. She's got the pwetty pwincess look, but that's not the kind of skater she is. She gets a lot of hype and wins enough medals to sustain the hype. This despite the fact that she never seems entirely comfortable in her programs and can't seem to make it through a competition without major mistakes. That said, I think Frank Carroll can help her find her style and if it doesn't happen fast enough to suit her fans, well, sucks to be them. Honestly, I'd rather see her win an Olympic medal in 2018 when she's "soup".
    I totally agree. She's more of the Julia Sebestyen / Emily Hughes power skater mold. Gracie's free just isn't her in my opinion.
    Last edited by all_empty; 11-27-2013 at 04:48 AM.

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    I actually really like her current SP Movement could be more controlled, but there are a lot of nuances and she did a pretty decent job interpreting it I thought.

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    It would be great if she skated to this:

    http://youtu.be/rbBaLFTycYc

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    MUSIC ANNOUNCED:

    Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor
    We were all wrong. Wait, is this music tinkly?
    Last edited by Dr.Siouxs; 12-12-2013 at 06:53 PM.

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    KALINKA for the Russian audience. Or any other Russian warhorse....

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    Not at all tinkly, an excellent, classy and appropriate choice. WTG, FC!!
    http://youtu.be/VctuKi7QwcM
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    Not at all tinkly, an excellent, classy and appropriate choice. WTG, FC!!
    http://youtu.be/VctuKi7QwcM
    Thanks for the link IceAlisa. I just listened to it and I can hardly wait to see Gracie's new SP to this music choreographed by Lori. It's going to be awesome!!!

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    I just got PTSD flashbacks of Miki Ando "trying" to interpret Grieg's A-Minor.

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