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Re-posting from the U.S. Dance thread and starting a brand new thread for Australian skating news:
Kimberley Hew-Low/Timothy McKernan are listed as skating [debuting] for Australia at NRW trophy.
http://www.isa.org.au/#!high-performance-and-athlete-development/brn1o
Hew-Low's previous dance partner was Cameron Hemmert; McKernan skated with Shannon Wingle in Senior/Junior & Piper Gilles in Junior and has been coaching in Canton, Michigan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_McKernan
He last competed at 2011 U.S. Nationals and placed 10th in Senior with Wingle.

As previously mentioned in the "From Russia with love" thread in May, Russia's Ekaterina Alezandrovskaya (Екатерина Александровская) will compete in Senior & JGP pairs with Harley Dahlstrom.

International assignments list as of July 20, 2016: http://media.wix.com/ugd/793a42_27ea6a2793ed4f0c9b909af54ad29942.pdf

Re-posting from this thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/ind...-australian-skaters-includes-james-min.98471/
... James Min recently shared a clip of himself landing a 3A in practice (fun to see his excited leap afterwards :)): https://www.instagram.com/p/BHzAYbjBdY0/

Min will turn 16 in September: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014951.htm
He is scheduled to start his international season in the Junior Men's event at the Asian Open Trophy, Aug. 4-7, in the Philippines.
 
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My knee snapped watching that, and then my brain did a cartwheel. It's a very cool combination. :kickass: I'd guess it would eventually be a 2A-4T combo if we see it in competition. I really like him and find him :smokin: ...underrated. :swoon:
 

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It seems that Brendan's might have been in response to another skater well-known for his jumps but who is not Australian...

At any rate, I have a great feeling about the coming season for Team Australia. In both Junior and Senior Men we have an abundance of talent that is starting to come into its own, we still have that great battle of our Senior ladies, we have a new pair, we have our ever-improving dancers...I hope it will be a really good season! :cheer:
 

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Under the IJS there is very little point in attempting a 4T as the second half of a combination because the scoring system doesn't acknowledge the difficulty of the second (or third) jump in combination. Brendan's attempt is great but unless the single axel becomes a triple, it wouldn't be worth trying that combination in competition.

Max's walley into 4T, however, is worthwhile since the walley is not a listed jump it won't count as combination but a difficult transition into a 4T so could be used in both SP and LP without taking up a combination box.
 

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The point of the exercise is working towards Quad, quad combo. I am sure the Chinese boy will be attempting this season.
His name is Boyang Jin, thankyou.

I would prefer to see Max getting the 4T in on its own before he goes trying crazy stuff like that, and I'd rather see Brendan get both quads stable before he goes for that too. But the training videos are pretty fun.

Here's another one Brendan posted today: 4T-1Lo-3F.
 

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Under the IJS there is very little point in attempting a 4T as the second half of a combination because the scoring system doesn't acknowledge the difficulty of the second (or third) jump in combination. Brendan's attempt is great but unless the single axel becomes a triple, it wouldn't be worth trying that combination in competition.
It would be useful in the SP you could do a 3Lz+4T...
 

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Here's a fan cam of Brendan Kerry's FS to the (ETA: not Gladiator) soundtrack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS8GhIfKy-E
He landed a nice opening 4T (also rotated one 3A, tried a 4S and a 2nd 4T) and scored 136.23 in the FS at Glacier Falls, 206.12 total.

ETA: I got the soundtrack wrong :p - see the post below.
 
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Here's a fan cam of Brendan Kerry's FS to the Gladiator soundtrack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS8GhIfKy-E
He landed a nice opening 4T (also rotated one 3A, tried a 4S and a 2nd 4T) and scored 136.23 in the FS at Glacier Falls, 206.12 total.
I know a lot of Hans Zimmer's stuff can sound the same after a while but I was sure this was Pirates of the Carribbean?
 

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It would be useful in the SP you could do a 3Lz+4T...
But the difference in base value between 3Lz+4T and 4T+3T is only 1.7 points. The pay off for a landing such a difficult combination is not worth the risk of getting a < or << on the 4T given that no-one in the world has yet come close to fully rotating a 4T after a triple jump.
 

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But the difference in base value between 3Lz+4T and 4T+3T is only 1.7 points. The pay off for a landing such a difficult combination is not worth the risk of getting a < or << on the 4T given that no-one in the world has yet come close to fully rotating a 4T after a triple jump.
It's the exact same gap as between a 4T and a 4Lo yet people are thinking about going for the 4Lo.

And for those who haven't seen this, this pretty clean 3Lz+4T that was linked to earlier is what's probably what's others to give the 4T as a 2nd jump a chance.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BErOmyVK12A/
 

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It's the exact same gap as between a 4T and a 4Lo yet people are thinking about going for the 4Lo.
Not in an SP, which is where you said it would be useful. In terms of absolute numbers, pushing the points by adding more quads when you can reliably do all the other jumps makes sense in an LP. Risking a difficult jump on the second half of a combination when you get the same points for doing them solo or with easier jumps in combination make no sense in the LP under the current scoring system, and only makes sense in an SP when the risk/reward is worth it. We've seen that Boyang Jin can attempt a programme with higher jump BV than Hanyu and Fernandez and yet those two skaters will beat him every time based on the quality of all of their elements.

And for those who haven't seen this, this pretty clean 3Lz+4T that was linked to earlier is what's probably what's others to give the 4T as a 2nd jump a chance.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BErOmyVK12A/
That is an incredible attempt at the combination but the 4T looks < in real time which means the hit on BV and GOE would leave it much less than a clean 4T+3T for most guys, and even without the < would still leave it in the dust to a Hanyu, Fernandez or Chan quad combo in the short.

Still a really impressive attempt though.
 

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Meet all the new dance teams in Australia. In Australia teams just have to meet a min score then can pick any B-international to attend. That's why some teams have so many, others are probably waiting to get the min score. Good to see so many teams.

Senior Dance
Matilda Friend/William Badaoui: 2015 Nationals Junior 1, 110.75, Attended FCC and Junior Worlds in 2016, Hollins 1, 105.33 (Junior), Upcoming -JGP Japan, NSW State Champs(Senior), Open d'Andorra Cup(Junior)
Kimberley Hew-Low/Timothy McKernan: New Team, Upcoming Events -NSW State Champs, NRW Trophy, Volvo Open Cup, Ice Challenge, Tallin Trophy, Golden Spin, Mentor Nestle Torun Cup
Chantelle Kerry/Edvinas Aoitionok: New Team, Upcoming Events -NSW State Champs
Adele Morrison/Demid Rokachev: New Team, Crystal Challenge 1, 102.82, Upcoming Events -NSW State Champs, Open d'Andorra Cup
India Nette/Patrick Adderley: New Team, Crystal Challenge 2, 83.23

Junior Dance
Micol Carmignani/Mitchell Frencham: 2015 Nationals Novice 1, 54.55, Crystal Challenge 5, 57.81
Anastasia Kuznetsova/Nicholas McCreary: New Team, Hollins 3, 79.97, Crystal Challenge 2, 98.58, Upcoming Events -JGP Estonia, Open d'Andorra Cup
Tiffany Miller/Jake Meyer: New Team, Hollins 5, 53.70, Crystal Challenge 4, 67.41, Upcoming Events -Open d'Andorra Cup
Jessica Palfreyman/Charlton Doherty: 2015 Nationals Junior 2, 80.95, Hollins 2, 85.49, Crystal Challenge 1, 101.19, Upcoming Events -JGP Germany, NRW Trophy, Volvo Open Cup, Mentor Nestle Torun Cup
Courtney Tyerman/Beau McElroy: New Team, Hollins 4, 71.90, Crystal Challenge 3, 83.11, Upcoming Events-NSW State Champs, Open d'Andorra Cup, Tallin Trophy

Novice Dance
Olivia Johnstone/Brenton Reid: 2015 Nationals Novice 3, 42.53, Crystal Challenge 1, 37.74, Hollins 1, 45.33
 

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Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya (released by Russia this year), age 16, and Harley Windsor (previously Dahlstrom), who turns 20 next month, skated an excellent short program (56.98) and are in 3rd place at their 2nd JGP in Tallinn, Estonia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11-LuPxwAlg
Their ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00101102.htm
Facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/Katia2016Harley/

ETA: They are scheduled to make their senior international debut together next week at Finlandia Trophy.
 
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Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya (released by Russia this year), age 16, and Harley Windsor (previously Dahlstrom), who turns 20 next month, skated an excellent short program (56.98) and are in 3rd place at their 2nd JGP in Tallinn, Estonia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11-LuPxwAlg
It's important to keep an eye on this team as the season progresses, as Alexandrovskaya/Windsor's results at either Four Continents (I'm assuming they'll get the minimums)/Junior Worlds will contribute towards Australia's attempt to qualify for the 2018 Olympic Team Event.
 

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It's too bad they didn't place a little higher in their first event or they could've made the final! They are really very good and have a lot of potential!
 

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It's too bad they didn't place a little higher in their first event or they could've made the final! They are really very good and have a lot of potential!
Honestly though they still have a chance, depending on how Germany goes. Given all the issues the Russian team had, and that the Aussie team has the 1st place tiebreaker over Liu/Johnson...
 

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They have a chance but Mishima/Mirzoev and DUskova/Bidar already have 15 pat from their first event; and Ustimkina/Volodin and Boikova/Kozlovski can finish as low as 5th and still qualify ahead of them.
 

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