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    From Russia with Love [#34]: Autumn 2019

    I don’t think the Russian Fed is willing to pay Nichol’s $20k fee. Tchernyshev charges $5k and doesn’t require travel to Morth America. Sounds mostly like economic reasons. Also, I agree that her work is very hit and miss. Paying $20k and possibly getting a dud is a big risk. Better to pay $5k...
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    Papadakis/Cizeron #9 - People Will See Them And Cry

    Can it really be "common sense" if it only seems common to you?
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    The Dance Hall 7: Tripping the Light Fantastic 2019-2020

    The calls from the Technical Panel had so much more weight in during the last cycle. Each level for a step sequence was worth 1.5 points, which back then could literally decide rankings. Last season was the turn IMO. The Tech Panel's calls had drastically less influence. The difference in step...
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    The Dance Hall 7: Tripping the Light Fantastic 2019-2020

    Kostomarov's reputation was already trash everywhere but Russia. He's an alcoholic who used to hit his former partner Samenovich.
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    The Dance Hall 7: Tripping the Light Fantastic 2019-2020

    You know @aftershocks only cares about facts that fit her narrative. :EVILLE:
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    The Dance Hall 7: Tripping the Light Fantastic 2019-2020

    THIS, so much THIS. The expressions are so OTT, but lacking in any genuine and real feeling. They're missing that "it", that spark that they used to have, where they would do something cool and edgy and we would believe it. They don't do commercial well at all, and that's what this feels like...
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    The Dance Hall 7: Tripping the Light Fantastic 2019-2020

    They are allowed to put the weight on their hands and knees during the choreographic sliding movement, but it has to be "controlled." Any uncontrolled weight transfer where hands or knees are on the ice is considered a fall, even during the choreographic slide. The panel actually debated what...
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    U.S. Ladies [#27]: A Time to Reboot

    And the judges would have to rescore the element. My bet is they leave the mistake and say “whoops!” At this point, it’s too difficult to correct.
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    Nationalistic bias in figure skating judging, 2018-present

    Data is meaningless without context.
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    Nationalistic bias in figure skating judging, 2018-present

    Riddled with poor analysis presented with poor context for so many of the reasons already mentioned. And for the most part, my reaction is “so what?”
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    Can't Help Falling In Love ... with Hubbell & Donohue (fan thread #2)

    Their Free Dance from the Skate America practice. https://youtu.be/kHjlHaxkqxg
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    The Dance Hall 7: Tripping the Light Fantastic 2019-2020

    And just to clarify, that 10 meters short can be found by adding up how short they are at the beginning AND end. In C&B’s case, they were mostly short from where they started, but were slightly short at the end of the short axis as well. Another poster also brought up that Finlandia was an...
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    U.S. Ladies [#27]: A Time to Reboot

    Right, so you have no proof, and you’re taking your “theory” and running with it like it’s truth. Got it.
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