Thursday, March 14, 2013

World Championships Short Dance

Group 5
Davis/White, USA: 38.29 TES + 38.83 PCS = 77.12 and into 1st place
  • Great unison on the twizzles, right on the music and good distance between them
  • Nice expression, fluidity and edges in the non touching step sequence
  • Nice speed in the polka and flow across the ice, good bounce to the steps while still being down into their knees
  • Nice final position in the rotational lift in a split position on his back
  • Solid performance from start to finish and everything looked really clean
Coomes/Buckland, GBR: 33.43 TES + 30.23 PCS = 63.66 and into 3rd place
  • Good set of three twizzles right on the music, but they seemed a little bouncy
  • She seems to lean forward a bit in some of the transitional steps and could stretch through her back more
  • They look very stiff in this polka and everything seems very placed and mechanical and it could have a lot more flow
  • A little bouncy and off on their timing in places in the non touching step sequence
  • There's quite a height difference between them and they don't seem to always know how to use holds that work for them to emphasize the difference
  • Nice back walkover into the lift
Zhiganshina/Gazsi, GER: 30.85 TES + 29.74 PCS = 60.59 and into 4th place
  • Traveled really far apart on the twizzles and he seemed to slightly lose his leg position in the 2nd set
  • They could stretch more through their arms in the hand to hand hold in the Polka and they could do more with their free arms as well; good speed and down into the ice though
  • He has really nice stretch through his lines and she could have a bit more to match him
  • Twist around to a straight line lift with a nice exit
Weaver/Poje, CAN: 34.22 TES + 33.32 PCS = 67.54 and into 2nd place
  • Good match to their leg lines in the Polka, but I'd like to see more extension and snap through their change of arm positions
  • Good twizzles but 2nd set of three seemed slow
  • I usually love everything Kaitlyn wears, but this dress seems to have too much fabric around the midsection and almost seems too big for her
  • Good energy through the midline step sequence but just a bit choppy in places
  • Nice entry into the haircutter rotational lift
  • A really solid performance for them considering they weren't even supposed to be here after her surgery in December
Virtue/Moir, CAN: 35.57 TES + 38.30 PCS = 73.87 and into 2nd place
  • Really lovely turn sequence at the beginning where she seems to spin forever before falling into his grasp
  • Odd edit to the music to get the polka in and they seem to be moving faster than the pace of the music because of the way it sounds
  • It looks like she caught an edge on her twizzles and they slightly lose the unison in two of the sets
  • Lovely lines and good one foot sequence through the non touching step sequence
  • Twist up to a good, fast rotational lift
  • I like this program a lot more than at the beginning of the season but I think the Polka seems thrown in as an afterthought and does not have a cohesive flow.  The Polka seems to interrupt the waltz rather than add to it
Group 6
Pechalat/Bourzat, FRA: 34.57 TES + 35.08 PCS = 69.65 and into 3rd place
  • A little off on their unison in the twizzles and very slow in the 2nd set
  • Good matching leg lines, changes in pattern and unison in their non touching step sequence
  • Nice changes of position in the rotational lift
  • Good leg lines in the polka and nice use of their arms in the hold and their free arms to carry the character of the piece
  • That little assisted back flip came out of no where and was very smooth
Cappellini/Lanotte, ITA: 34.28 TES + 33.65 PCS = 67.93 and into 4th place
  • Good unison on their twizzles but a little slow compared to the top teams
  • He holds her by the wrist and causes her to bend her arm in a few places in the Polka hold; good speed and flow through the Polka 
  • Nice flow, coverage, unison, leg extension and expression in their non touching step sequence
  • I'd like to see a bit more speed and a more creative entry into their rotational spin
Shibutani/Shibutani, USA: 34.14 TES + 32.00 PCS = 66.14 and into 7th place
  • He has a great frame for her in the Polka; great fast feed with nice flow and ease across the ice
  • Insane unison and difficulty in their twizzles--especially when they open up from the rotation and pull back in to complete another turn to finish them off
  • I really like the length of their lines in the non touching step sequence and the use of their arms
  • Good speed in the rotational lift
  • Technically everything looked really good but this program doesn't let them shine
Ilinykh/Katsalapov, RUS: 31.28 TES + 34.79 PCS =66.07 and into 8th place
  • He goes a little rogue on the first set of twizzles but manages to hold on
  • Nice speed and ice coverage in the non touching step sequence, but the unison was off in places and a little choppy
  • I'd like for their free arms to match better in the Polka; they also seem to be rushing and not really hitting through the end of their lines
Bobrova/Soloviev, RUS: 34.71 TES + 35.34 PCS = 70.05 and into 3rd place
  • Nice fast feet, but they seem to be a bit above the ice in times on the Polka
  • Slow and far apart on the twizzles
  • Cartwheel flip up into a nice lift that wrapped around his body--nice to see something beside a rotational lift 
  • A little choppy and she seems to be losing her posture in places on the non touching step sequence
  • She started celebrating the program before the music even ended
Pl.  Qual.NameNationTSS
1QMeryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITEUSA77.1238.29 38.839.579.509.829.829.790.00#20
2QTessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIRCAN73.8735.57 38.309.469.439.649.719.610.00#24
3QEkaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEVRUS70.0534.71 35.348.828.648.938.868.890.00#29
4QNathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZATFRA69.6534.57 35.088.688.548.868.938.820.00#25
5QAnna CAPPELLINI / Luca LANOTTEITA67.9334.28 33.658.298.188.508.468.570.00#26
6QKaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJECAN67.5434.22 33.328.258.048.508.398.430.00#23
7QMadison CHOCK / Evan BATESUSA66.7434.78 31.967.897.718.
9QElena ILINYKH / Nikita KATSALAPOVRUS66.0731.28 34.798.828.508.758.688.710.00#28
10QPenny COOMES / Nicholas BUCKLANDGBR63.6633.43 30.237.397.437.797.577.610.00#21
11QNelli ZHIGANSHINA / Alexander GAZSIGER60.5930.85 29.747.257.077.687.647.500.00#22
12QPernelle CARRON / Lloyd JONESFRA60.5831.86 28.727.006.897.367.297.320.00#19
13QEkaterina RIAZANOVA / Ilia TKACHENKORUS59.5228.86 30.667.717.467.717.797.640.00#18
14QSiobhan HEEKIN-CANEDY / Dmitri DUNUKR59.2032.93 26.276.576.396.686.756.460.00#8
15QPiper GILLES / Paul POIRIERCAN58.6131.00 27.616.896.507.
16QCharlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRIITA57.8930.85 27.046.796.547.006.686.790.00#7
17QJulia ZLOBINA / Alexei SITNIKOVAZE57.8029.65
18QIsabella TOBIAS / Deividas STAGNIUNASLTU57.3931.13 26.266.546.326.686.796.500.00#9
19QCathy REED / Chris REEDJPN53.9528.29 26.666.506.296.756.936.791.00#17
20QSara HURTADO / Adria DIAZESP53.1229.92 23.205.685.576.045.895.820.00#4
21Lucie MYSLIVECKOVA / Neil BROWNCZE51.8228.13 23.695.965.616.006.075.930.00#11
22Olesia KARMI / Max LINDHOLMFIN48.0627.29 20.775.214.935.255.365.180.00#3
23Allison REED / Vasili ROGOVISR46.6325.78 20.855.
24Zsuzsanna NAGY / Mate FEJESHUN45.6022.73 22.875.825.545.825.865.570.00#12
25Irina SHTORK / Taavi RANDEST45.2922.79 22.505.795.395.715.935.360.00#10
26Federica TESTA / Lukas CSOLLEYSVK44.7322.50 22.235.545.255.645.755.570.00#6
27Justyna PLUTOWSKA / Peter GERBERPOL44.0023.57 20.435.114.895.
28Alisa AGAFONOVA / Alper UCARTUR43.9822.21 22.775.755.366.045.645.681.00#13
29Viktoria KAVALIOVA / Yurii BIELIAIEVBLR32.5014.50 18.004.544.294.504.794.390.00#14

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