They first brought the lift out in 2008/2009, but with a step-down dismount-- not the jump Tessa would do the next year. I don't think it was changed all year, based on Canadians, 4CC & Worlds' videos.not sure which competition it was taken out but it was a main one...The first year they introduced the lift it was to great gig in the sky I believe which was not Olympic yr....But I am going totally by memory here....so....
Yes, it was not long before the Olympics that they changed it to be safe. They used it in it's original form for a season and a half before the OG. It seems unfair but better to hear from the "little birdie" before than after, I suppose.not sure which competition it was taken out but it was a main one...The first year they introduced the lift it was to great gig in the sky I believe which was not Olympic yr....But I am going totally by memory here....so....
I do, but I feel I must not be in the majority here Once Katsalapov starts splatting at crucial events, he often never stops, but one can always hope ; and H/D's programs this year are... not my cup of tea to remain polite, but I assume they will want some kind of revenge over this 4th place at 4CC. So they must be working their head off right now. I'm extremely bad at sport forecasts and bets (or at bets in general) anyway, so what I can say or nothing is the same ! And... maybe I just jinxed both couples
Zach Donohue and Nikita Katsalapov are chaos agents, existing to keep things interesting (see also, though to a lesser extent, Andrew Poje).
I think both have a good chance of medaling if they skate well and get most of their levels. Now the likelihood of that happening is questionable as Nikita tends to falter under pressure and H/D are still having technical issues. I think H/D will medal with decent skates but Sinkats isn't as much of a lock in
I think that may be the only problem for the russian teams but now the american teams too. They have two teams in medal contention and neither is 100% backed by their federation. These worlds results will be important for next season because the team that places higher will likely be seen as the countries #1As far as the Russian teams, the season hasn’t really resolved the question of which team the Rusfed should be pushing. It looked like things were sewn up for S/K after Nationals, but then Nikita splatted at Europeans to reintroduce some uncertainty into the equation.
I think that whichever of S/K and S/B are ahead after the rhythm dance will receive frantic last-minute boosterism going into the free dance, and the other will take a backseat.
As far as the Russian teams, the season hasn’t really resolved the question of which team the Rusfed should be pushing.
And the Canadian teams (who have split RD and FD scores in both head-to-heads this season).I think that may be the only problem for the russian teams but now the american teams too.
but wasn't 2017 the year that they had the fall at nats and then followed that up by a fall at worlds? i may be misremembering. (and i'm not wishing this on them, i'm just saying that they have sometimes had more than one major comp in a single season that had big mistakes)I don’t care how it happens, I just need H&D to keep it together at Worlds. My nerves won’t be able to take a 2017 Worlds or 2018 Oly repeat! Hopefully 4CC was their big mistake for the year and now it’s out of their system.
*makes mental note of which post to come back to when the skate gods show you why you shouldn't mess with them*I love p/c and don't want to jinx them but at this point I am genuinely curious how much they would have to screw up to not win. They usually rise to the occasion and compete well under pressure but I feel like it would take them completely bombing both programs to not get the gold.
How does one even invalidate a footwork sequence lol? I think maybe falling on their rotational lift like they did in practice at euros. I get so nervous thinking like this but I know G+G will come out and do greatTen points ought to do it. An invalidated footwork sequence, for example (splat early on?).
Their SB is about 10 1/2 points above Chock & Bates's SB from 4CCs. (You figure H&D at least have a potentially higher score than that; but we'll say 10 1/2 points is a good estimate). Footwork sequences are point heavy. P&C pulled in 11.68 for their diagonal step in the FD at Europeans.How does one even invalidate a footwork sequence lol? I think maybe falling on their rotational lift like they did in practice at euros. I get so nervous thinking like this but I know G+G will come out and do great
World standing is points accrued through weighted competition placements over the previous three seasons.Can someone explain how the world standing work? They don't really represent which team would likely rank ahead in a head to head competition. h/d are ranked over v/m and p/c although they have never won worlds or beat either team. How does that happen?
Do they take into account if people didn't compete at a certain competition or competed less (such as p/c and c/b missing grand prixs due to injury)World standing is points accrued through weighted competition placements over the previous three seasons.
Hubbell and Donohue are ranked ahead because they’ve competed much more so far this season than those other teams (especially Virtue and Moir, who of course have not competed at all since the Olympics).