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Lubov and Dylan - Wowza!

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Pratfall, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. Pratfall

    Pratfall Active Member

    I've just been watching them on practice at Canadians.. From Russia with Love ?..Well..Right back atcha!
    They've come ahead so fast ..I'm just thrilled at their prospects.
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  2. AnnieD

    AnnieD Active Member

    I just love them! I haven't been this excited about a pairs team in a very long time! Can't wait to see their skate at Nationals!
  3. arakwafan2006

    arakwafan2006 Well-Known Member

  4. mag

    mag Well-Known Member

    What a fabulous video! Thanks for posting.
  5. halffull

    halffull Life is a beautiful thing

    Count me as a huge fan of this team:rollin:. Wishing them a fantastic Nationals and an amazing career together :biggrinbo
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  6. Pratfall

    Pratfall Active Member

    Well, I thought they looked really promising from the first videos that have been posted... I don't know if anyone else got to see the practices today, but they looked very,very secure and polished.. another leap forward from the last time they were seen.
    This is on top of projecting a very likable personality together. :cheer2:
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  7. Xela M

    Xela M Well-Known Member

    If Luba can land her jumps consistently in competition, she might just be the new Katia Gordeeva
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  8. taz'smum

    taz'smum Well-Known Member

    Arakwanfan, thanks so much for posting, it shows there can be a happy outcome to release issues :) which gives us hope !
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2015
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  9. CassAgain

    CassAgain Well-Known Member

    I need to uber a Canadian pair with jump issues like I need like I need to be shot, but the heart wants what it wants. Go Luba and Dylan! You are the cutest.
  10. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

    I have never, and I have been following this wacky sport we all love so much for a long time now, but *never* have I seen anyone so literally full of joy and glee and happiness just to be out there before and during the actual program at a major event like I did w/Lubov tonight during their SP at Cdns. Not only that, but it just got stronger and more powerful as it went on, and if I could feel it coming through the TV screen, can't imagine what it was like in the arena tonight.

    And that was just Lubov. Dylan too was just radiating happiness, joy and just sheer delight at being able to skate period.

    I've never seen anything like it before, but knowing all they've gone through since coming together in the Summer...They more than had a right to feel like that. It really is one of those special moments that only happen every so often and glad I got to see it. Can't wait for tomorrow for 007 and his Bond Girl in the FS!! :D : D
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  11. Xela M

    Xela M Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have a video of their short?
  12. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

    They were absolutely phenomenal- and I agree, just radiating joy!
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  13. Xela M

    Xela M Well-Known Member

  14. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    Luba lands like a little bird on a branch, she alights. Love them, what a joy to watch! :cheer2:
  15. centerpt1

    centerpt1 Well-Known Member

    Love them together, and what a great story!
  16. Twilight1

    Twilight1 Well-Known Member

    Haven't loved a pairs team this much since S&P. I wish them luck at 4CC's and World's. They have that it factor. Kristen leaving Dylan was the best gift she could ever give the pairs world. Now we have Lubov and Dylan!!
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  17. CassAgain

    CassAgain Well-Known Member


    Thanks to MaoFan for the video link.

    Ugh, the jumps. Uggggggh, the beauty. The transitions in and out of the pair spin, and the spin itself is just wonderful. They start and finish the lift before the throw loop with a whisper--he placed her back on the ice like she was an egg, and the face caress--good heavens.

    Whoever is packaging her gets high marks as well. She looks liked an elegant young woman rather than a cute little girl. Love the longer dress on her.
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  18. fan

    fan Well-Known Member

    Please help to support this wonderful team. Www.pursu.it
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  19. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

    Totally agree on her dresses. First rate. I am really appreciating how MANY transitions they have between elements--it is HARD to put all that stuff in, let alone get steady on the elements in isolation. Definitely there's work to do but BOY do they have a great foundation and have accomplished a lot already.
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  20. Xela M

    Xela M Well-Known Member

    What I don't understand is why they are struggling with the twist when he's strong and she's tiny :confused:
  21. mag

    mag Well-Known Member

    Tracey, or was it Rod, said that it was a timing issue. They needed to relearn the element completely from the beginning. I assume they both used completely different technique with their previous partners.
  22. Skate Talker

    Skate Talker Replaced the display under my name

    Tara/Johnny also mentioned regarding Castelli/Tran that the 3 Twist is the hardest one to get the timing on for a new pairing - often taking a couple of years to get there. I know I/M did the triple twist at the Challenge and said something about it being their first time (in comp) but they had such a good short program they decided to give it a try and it was successful if not brilliant.
  23. marbri

    marbri Hey, Kool-Aid!

    Regarding the twist, in one of the interviews they mention the different techniques used between the Russian school and Canadian school so they need to take the time to find out what will work for them. So new partners plus different techniques taught will take them some time.
  24. allezfred

    allezfred That Irish Guy Staff Member

    Please, please, please let these two become Canadian champions ASAP.
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  25. becca

    becca Well-Known Member

    I just love them. Beautiful team.
  26. Catherine M

    Catherine M Well-Known Member

    I'll try to keep my gushing about Luba & Dylan to a minimum but seeing them live in Kingston was just wonderful and worth every penny I spent on my trip to Canadians. They have everything a pair team needs--jumps, strong lifts, throws, footwork, etc. And then they have that IT factor that can't be taught but is just there. Everyone was gushing over her and how beautiful of a skater she is and it must have been heart warming to them to be so well received by the entire arena!

    Guess I'll be setting the alarm to catch them live from Korea and China!
  27. becca

    becca Well-Known Member

    I know. There really is something to the Russian/Ukrainian female pairs skaters. The dance training at a young age! Lucky Canada.
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  28. CassAgain

    CassAgain Well-Known Member

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  29. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

    For those who might not of caught it on Saturday w/all that was going on, but the Gala will be shown this Saturday starting at Noon. I don't remember which of the TSN channels it'll be on though, so check your listings to make sure.

    I can understand why it's on when it's on w/TSN due to it being Aussie Open Championship Weekend and NCAA Basketball about to go into the Home Stretch towards March Madness, but I do not undertand why it's not being shown in Prime Time on CTV as in the past. It's not like there's anything new or a big hit being shown on a Saturday on CTV, so...Sad and strange.

    I just can not get over how fast these two have gelled. Yes, there's work to do, but considering when they teamed up and the way they're skating, it is beyond phenomenal. I watched Senior Pairs w/the Parents and Dad thought the cantilever entry into the Death Spiral was one of the coolest things he's seen in a Skating Program in a long time. :). Meanwhile Mom kept saying, " These two have only been together for how long again?" :D

    So happy and thrilled for the both of them and can not wait oo see their debut at Worlds.
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