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    U.S. Pairs 2020-21 season - News & Updates, Part XI

    I don’t know. I felt like they made clear mistakes in both the short and long. On replay the Sal in the short program wasn’t around although I couldn’t tell whether it merited a downgrade. But the twist definitely came down wrong- she landed smack on his shoulder- seriously noticeable on the...
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    From Russia With Love [#38]: Fall/Winter 2020

    Actually if you look at the selections, they are not the same. Trusova's are all R&J including dance of the knights and another that sound almost identical to each other. Kostornaia is using The cheek of the night, Dance for me Wallis and Wayward Sisters both by Korzeniowski. No piece of music...
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    From Russia With Love [#38]: Fall/Winter 2020

    Ooh. I quite like the looks of what she’s doing so far
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    From Russia With Love [#38]: Fall/Winter 2020

    So I get that she has only one chance but she should be focusing just on what she can control- herself. It feels like her strategy is a combination of trying to making herself better and trying to make sure others don’t get better. The latter seems to me to be a distraction from the former, a...
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    From Russia With Love [#38]: Fall/Winter 2020

    Then if that is the case, and the article is correct about her and her parents reaction to Kostornaya being there, they are idiots since it wasn’t the reason for the move. Trusova looked far better than any of the other ladies at the test skate and they should be ecstatic with that. Moral of the...
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    USFS announces Alysa Liu's coaching change to Barkell & Nichol in Toronto and Massimo Scali in Oakland, CA

    I guess time will tell but conceptually I think this is a questionable move. I’ve no thoughts on the stay vs not with her previous coach but going to a dance coach with a part time distance connection to a technical coach is not a great move. Yes she is slow in between the jumps, but as...
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    From Russia with Love [#35]: Winter 2019

    Totally agree. Timami your issues with Medvedeva have started to cross the line. As we discovered on an earlier exchange over your take on Kostornaia, you don’t know these people personally. Which makes the trolling with purported inside information, whether good or bad, almost stalker like in...
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    From Russia with Love [#34]: Autumn 2019

    As I said, Med was not ‘clean’- one edge call, 1 dodgy flip landing, 2 marginal 2a, 2 not great spins. The point being that clean to clean they are both still competitive
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    From Russia with Love [#34]: Autumn 2019

    I think the point is she outscored them both solidly in the free even with a lutz edge call and two of three spins with pretty low GOE and an average 2a . In watching Zag this weekend I could actually appreciate how much Med has improved this past year. She’s faster, smoother skating, sal/loop...
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    From Russia with Love [#34]: Autumn 2019

    WTF? She’s improved quite noticeably I’d say. The FS was very good and everyone’s allowed a bad day (the short), just ask Zagitova after Russian nationals last year. Med was rock solid in practice.
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    From Russia with Love [#34]: Autumn 2019

    I don’t think they’ll protect her at all- if Kostornaia, Trusova and Anna go clean Zagitova doesn’t have the base value to make up the distance with pcs. There would be no way to justify it as the other 3 would likely score well over 160 with clean skates.
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    From Russia with Love [#34]: Autumn 2019

    What’s interesting to look at this is in comparison to Kostornaia she looks really slow both into and out of that jump though
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    2019 Japan Open, October 5 + Carnival on Ice gala

    So glad someone else said it first. I saw it and thought that should barely be in the mid 140s. Last year’s program was not my favourite but it was infinitely better than this.
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    2019 Japan Open, October 5 + Carnival on Ice gala

    Hmmm. Except that Trusova had one short jump/bad landing on the lutz/loop and two dodgy landings on other quads all probably costing her a minimum of 6-7 points. So she would have ended up a minimum of 10 points above Zagitova, possibly more.
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