Grumpy Cynical Ice Dance Lover
Ok. So in fact, he only had them two weeks since Lena was sick if google translation is accurate. IMO, that says it all.
At Jr World, Fusar-Poli also sat and spent time with Shpilband team so I don't think there is anything special here.Well I was wondering cause usually, in summer time, correct me if I'm wrong but Barbara F Poli was going to work with Igor.... Last summer she sent her Italian team to Washington and, in the stand at Jr World Barbara and the Italian were sitting with the Weaton group.... So maybe Igor is loosing precious friend here??? Better hold on to Fabian !!
Igor needs a full time choreographer so damn bad. He shouldn't pick anyone's look. He's a master coach but is choreography is as boring as is comes
In the interview (http://www.gazeta.ru/sport/2016/03/21/a_8135711.shtml) he says that he had a talk with the head of FFKR Alexander Kogan in Debrecen and they discussed his work with I/Z, but so far it's been decided that they train with him until May, and then go back to Moscow.The way he's telling things, he's not interested in them. IMO of course.
Then you're really taking him for a fool and you're wrong He is everything but stupid. In this interview, I certainly don't read so much into what he did not say... He is very straighforward as always and if he doesn't want to give certain details, I assume it's because, like most coaches, he doesn't want to give comprehensive informations to the future contenders of his new trainees. Since they will mainly work on programs for next season, no need to reveal or even just give clues of what it will be so early. Even if said new trainees will be back in Moscow in a few weeks. Or maybe not.I bet he doesn't even understand that whole package thing.
Transition are more difficult than simple cross cut and two feet choreography.... very easy to keep unisson standing on two feet or doing cross cut lower level skaters can achieve that....He was telling the truth about the French. Their style is simple though they're my favorites. It goes to show that all that busy ass choreography C&B do does not equate to higher scores than the French choosing to showcase difficulty by being completely harmonious. Indeed, a perfect 3 course meal usually beats a buffet of just ok food. He has a legitimate gripe but let's see Madison and Evan do it.
C&B tried that and it supposedly failed spectacularly. (I say supposedly, becuase we never got to see what Najarro (sp?) gave them)
That's the problem with his teams. They all have such a set way of skating, that anything outside of that comfort zone becomes problematic.