Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by chipso1, Dec 10, 2012.
Was that lift the one they'd gotten a timing deduction on or am I misremembering?
Nope. That's correct.
If they had kept the same lift and gotten an extended lift deduction for the 3rd time, I'd have thrown something at my computer.
Technically not about Davis/White but close. Just walked through the skywalk and waited for an elevator with Tanith. She was very friendly and texting away. I so wanted to ask if it was Charlie on the other end of those texts.
The SD today was just sublime. Their connection is so "there" in person. I was sitting near the kiss and cry. After their scores Charlie and Meryl hung out and signed autographs and posed for photos for fans. So gracious. (no autograph for me but hopefully some decent photos)
My photos from the short dance warmup and short dance are here. Also a few SD warm-up videos of Meryl and Charlie and a jumbotron video of D/W introducing the audience dance contest and showing off some moves.
I like the change a lot.
I can't wait for the free dance
I love the changes to the SD! It's in a class of its own. I can't seem to find the detailed score sheet. Can someone post a link to see the detailed scores? Thank you!
Found them! http://www.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/2013/68390/index.asp
Love the new change in the lift. It reminds me of a fish dive. http://www.ballet.co.uk/images/abt/js_sleeping_beauty_veronika_part_marcello_gomez_fish_dive_500.jpg
I believe Davis and White can do just about anything, but I was doubtful that lift would ever look good.
Thanks for the videos TaBfan!! The dance video is Bless Charlie he tries!!
I almost had a heart attack at the jumbo-tron video. I thought Charlie had cut his hair in the middle of the season.
Ah, the US Nationals judges sure know how to send Meryl and Charlie off to worlds in style! Those scores, I swear.
Meryl and Charlie were absolutely brilliant today. I don't even know what else I would say.
What a FD! Absolutely amazing. I know there were reservations with it at the start of the season but it's grown so beautifully and they are working their connection like crazy. I can't get enough of it now.
As an aside, I dream of either D/W or V/M beating the FD record one day.
WOW. What a performance and what a score! Just a fab competition with just one spoiler, H/D off the World team.
I didn't know Meryl's hair is naturally blonde!
ETA: Holy crap!!!
.07 away from a 60 in PCS.
So incredible! I saw a lot of improvement in their step sequences. A great score, but I'd love to see how an international panel would judge that performance. Overall, I'm feeling verrry confident for 4CC and Worlds.
If they called the same levels, I'd bet it would match or slightly exceed their personal best. So maybe five or six points less? 112-113? Like last year, they've done about a two point improvement per outing. But last year at this point their technical marks began to nosedive and they became stuck at 107.
I felt pretty confident this time last year, and we all know how THAT worked out.
I love the changes and improvements. The new spiral is IT, and their expression gets better every time. Charlie has pushed himself so much this year and it shows in every movement. I've always loved him, but he is just at a different level. And Meryl has always been just as fierce as she could be.
Nervous as always looking toward 4CC, but I love it when they skate in Japan.
Well, here's to hoping that won't happen this year! I have complete faith in them.
As an aside, I think Meryl & Charlie's music choice for the FD this year was especially wise, considering that Notre Dame de Paris is an uber popular French-Canadian musical and Worlds just so happens to be in Canada this year.
Oh dear, what a score. For the US judges the sky is the limit, isn't it?
Anyways, so glad Meryl and Charlie are still kicking ass. Hope it stays that way for the rest of the season. I wish nothing more for them than to go into the Olympic season as... you know
Off topic, but I really can't help but feel sorry for Emily Samuelson whenever I see Chock/Bates do well. She's such a talent. I still keep rewatching their Canto della Terra from Vancouver, it was one of the most striking FDs that night.
Ok, so where's my video of M&C's FD?
Wow, what a score! Nationals inflation, yes, but sounds like it was quite the performance. Can't wait to see video!
The only thing I'm sad about is Hubbell/Donohue; after D/W they're my favorite US team. It's so impressive how much they've improved in the past year, and that can only continue as they go forward. I'm sad they won't be in London though, I was rooting for them.
I love Evan as a skater, but Emily bored me to tears. Together they were a meh team. Technically she's great, but Chock/Bates have more of a connection and are fun. Actually Chock/Bates remind me a lot of Tanith/Ben. Ben was naturally a better skater than Tanith, but she tried really hard and they worked well together. Not to mention they're both gorgeous.
Spectacular. I got a little misty-eyed watching them take their bows, realizing this was their 5th National title and remembering when they won their 1st.
Is it me or have their twizzles actually improved? Sometimes they'd be just a tad off in the past, but they were 100% in unison at all times and so smooth here in both programs. And that spiral is of course breath-taking, I hope they don't shorten it. We rarely get to see ice dancers sustain an edge like that outside lifts. I love the irony that they've put in what is essentially a pair element, when they used to get flack for looking like a pairs team.
I am loving the score too. Judge #1 gave D/W a perfect score: all +3 GOEs and all 10s. Perhaps the judges will give D/W perfect PCS, if not the magic perfect score, if they skate lights out at next year's Nationals? Would it be the first time in CoP history?
Congratulations to Meryl and Charlie on their 5th National ice dance title. So amazing in every way as usual!!!