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    Feb 13, 2020: Hersh article about possible ISU changes

    The discussion of who's doing the 3-axel made me realize that to be competitive as a junior or senior man, you MUST perform the 3-axel. Ladies are getting closer to the 3-axel being a MUST as well. I don't think this should be limited. It's just the natural progression of the sport.
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    Feb 13, 2020: Hersh article about possible ISU changes

    Yes...four senior women and one junior woman are doing them this season. Still...if it were easy, I would expect to see a lot more women landing them...but right now, we are not seeing that. If you look at the junior and senior men however, all the junior medalists are performing the 3-Axel as...
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    Feb 13, 2020: Hersh article about possible ISU changes

    It's still extraordinary for the women...with only Kihira, Liu, Kostornaia, Tuktamusheva and You landing them cleanly this season.
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    U.S. Ladies [#28]: Achieving 2020 Vision

    Karen has the best layback spin of any lady right now.
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    U.S. Ladies [#28]: Achieving 2020 Vision

    "...the lovely quality of her skating, her flow, her glide, her spirals and spins.."...not to mention the spectacular spring in her jumps. So many ladies just whip their jumps around or start rotating on the ice (pre-rotation), but Karen's jumps get spectacular lift and cover a great deal of ice...
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    U.S. Men 2019-20 season - news & updates

    Is Vincent training with Jason now? If so, maybe they can motivate each other.
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    Surya Bonaly made Knight of the French Legion of Honor

    There has been so much bad news in skating of late...now to lighten the mood...Surya Bonaly was decorated as a Knight of the French Legion of Honor on 12-13-19 in her hometown of Nice, France. https://youtu.be/ntzEfBiSs8s
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    U.S. Ladies [#28]: Achieving 2020 Vision

    I think that was written two years ago. Marina Zueva is in Florida now. Gracie is still in Aston, PA.
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    From Russia with Love [#35]: Winter 2019

    I have been studying the jump technique of the Eteri girls and they all have the same technique (to one degree or another)...the back spin technique that relies so much on the upper body. This applies also to Valieva and Kostornaia, who come from different schools of jumping. It's like the Eteri...
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    From Russia with Love [#35]: Winter 2019

    I was looking over the protocols for Golden Spin and Tuktamysheva is still only doing 7 triples. Why won't she do that 8th triple? She's capable of it. She has done it before, but she's been leaving out that 8th triple all season. She is going to need that 8th triple at Russian Nationals (plus...
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    From Russia with Love [#35]: Winter 2019

    I am warming to the Russian ladies. I am very happy with Kostornaia's development. I really appreciate the spring in her jumps, the centering and speed in her spins...her general speed and flow. She seems to really listen to her music...there were moments in her programs where she was emoting...
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    U.S. Ice Dance 2019-20 season news & updates

    Success does not come overnight in ice dance. It takes years to develop. The most successful ice dance teams are those who put in the years...so for a brand new team like Green and Parsons, 6th place is about right (and nothing to sneeze at). They will get better in the years to come and move up...
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    U.S. Ice Dance 2019-20 season news & updates

    I think the Shibutanis coming back may be just the push Hawayek and Baker need to step up their game and that goes for the other top teams too (none can afford silly mistakes). They are all so evenly matched that any team could win on any given day. That's what makes the sport exciting!
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    U.S. Ice Dance 2019-20 season news & updates

    https://media0.giphy.com/media/UvQpOEXDNvMtOW74fu/200.webp?cid=790b7611085b899ee5e168192404bd9ae5a58312ebd506fd&rid=200.webp https://media2.giphy.com/media/2jve6gTIlDz4wdvad0/200.webp?cid=790b7611c946bf11b3a3648edae852cea96a5cada70c7571&rid=200.webp...
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    U.S. Ice Dance 2019-20 season news & updates

    I am all for the Shibs coming back. Question(s) for everyone: Do you think Virture/Moir coming back hurt Canadian Ice Dance? Blocked young teams from progressing? Ruined careers(Weaver/Poje)? I just have a hard time seeing things that way. I think talented teams will rise regardless of who...
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