Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by pingu, May 30, 2011.
Thank you so much for posting this -- she's delightful!
It will be interesting to see his edge quality and axel technique.
I can tell you there are EDGES in roller skating too! Rollers are fixed in a way that when you push on the outside, the outside rollers get closer together therefore you can "curve" same if you push on the inside part of the skate (dunno how to explain it better!). They need much more effort to achieve than with ice skates though!
interesting! I am so impressed with roller skates at that level, I don't understand how they keep up the speed like this guy did in his foot work sequence.
Wow, he is awesome!
Great posture and lines, skated to the music very well and his timing on the jumps is great.
I hope he can transition to the ice successfully.
great tripple axel
i.e., when you go for an right forward inside edge, the axis of the two pairs of wheel do not stay parallel (||) but bend (/\) so 'your skate goes left'. it amplifies the motion, which is quite tricky when coming from inline skates (and having forgotten the roller skating from many years ago ^^)
Now that Contesti has retired, is there another competitive man that can help form the Italian team to contend for the Olympic Team Event? Perhaps they can count on this roller guy?
Interview with Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek on Figure Skating Online
That was fun to watch. He gets some great height on those jumps. I hope there will be some articles or interviews talking about transition to the ice for him. Cool!
They have two hopelessly inconsistent skaters at the moment with very slim chances of qualifying to the Olympics.
^ They have Paul Parkinson Bonifacio who is Italian Champion and who has a pretty decent 3a but he totally bombed at Europeans and as far as I remember didn't qualify for the FP there. And then there is Paolo Bacchini who just makes me whenever I see his horizontal jumps. I don't think there is anyone else and the chances of one of them qualifying for the Olympics are very slim, as Ziggy already said. It is a shame because the Italian Team is really strong in all other disciplines right now ...
They both have jumps up to 3axel, just fall apart totally in competition most of the time.
Their SPs are Euros were just .
This is the interview Eleonorad and I made in Zagreb with Marchei, Della Monica/Guarise and Parkinson.
Yes, both Bacchini and Parkinson didn't qualify for the LP in Zagreb.
The FISG has designated the Team for the World Championships, but some of the skaters don't have the minimum score yet so it may change after the Challenge Cup:
Interesting that they are giving Francesca Rio a chance. She's a lovely skater and strong in the SP and actually hast got the Min Score multiple times in that portion but tends to completely fall apart in the LP. Challenge Cup is her last chance.
it's maybe why she got the spot. being able to get to the free is more important than doing great fs when you don't get the chance to get there
Unfortunately Francesca Rio's TES at the Challenge Cup was 37.99, she hasn't achieved the 46 points required as a minimum score and therefore Carol Bressanutti will go to Fake London.
Bressanutti for sure, or is it between her and Roberta Rodeghiero, who also has the minimum and is listed as another substitute?
Carol is listed as the first substitute so I guess she will go to Worlds.
It's alphabetic order for substitutes.
I think all the substitutes are listed in alphabetical order
Ups I didn't know that
Does Paul Parkinson already have the SP minimum score of 32? His TES at Challenge Cup yesterday was 31.77.
He already has it. He needs the LP score today or he won't be at Worlds.
Thanks! And he did it! Parkinson got 69.89 TES in his FS today (min. of 60 was required) and can go to his first Worlds (in the country of his birth).
I am happy that after Samuel Contesti worked hard to gain two spots for Italy, the Italian Team is able to fill these two spots
Excellent news about Parkinson. He passed the high original FS TES minimum.
Team Italy for Worlds in London (From www.fisg.it)
Paolo Bacchini, GS Fiamme Oro, Peter Grutter (Allenatore)
Paul B. Parkinson, Forum Ssdrl, Becky Calvin (Allenatore)
Carolina Kostner, GS Fiamme Azzurre, Michael Huth (Allenatore)
Valentina Marchei, Sesto Ice Skate, Jason Dungjan (Allenatore)
Carol Bressanutti, Ice Skating Bolzano, Lorenzo Magri (Allenatore)
Roberta Rodeghiero, Sesto Ice Skate, Franca Bianconi (Allenatore)
Stefania Berton/Ondrej Hotarek, GS Fiamme Azzurre, Franca Bianconi (Allenatore)
Nicole Della Monica/Matteo Guarise, Olympic Dream Ice School, Oleg Vassiliev (Allenatore)
Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte, GS Fiamme Azzurre, Paola Mezzadri (Allenatore)
Charlene Guignard/Marco Fabbri, Agorà Skating Team, Barbara Fusar Poli (Allenatore)
Lorenza Alessandrini/Simone Vaturi, Forum Ssdrl, Barbara Fusar Poli (Allenatore)
Interesting they chose Carol Bressanutti as the third ladies' entry!
It's not to strange. Rodighiero failed to qualify for the free at Euros with 44.71, her personal best in the short this year is 46.85 at Crystal Skate.
Bressanutti had her season best at Hellmut Siebt Memorial two weeks ago with 47.09. So the difference isn't so big, she get the chance now to see if she qualifies now. Francesca Rio had better chances as she has skated 3 times over 50 in the short this season, but failed to get the FS minimum, witch Bressanutti did.
I think it's good that Bressanutti got the opportunity.