comments on Thursday's ABC show (SPOILER)

comments on Thursday's ABC show (SPOILER)

Post by Jun Ya » Fri, 09 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Ah.  Very interesting game.  Not perfect, but that's OK because we're
going to the Olympics.  

I have to say the Rakhmaninov SP is perhaps the most mature program I've
seen Kwan has skated to date.  I like it very much.  Rakhmaninov's music
seems to work very well in figure skating.  Remember Mishkuchunok and
Dmitriev's LP in 94?  Give me chills all over again.  Great choreography.
Happy to see the toe is not bothering her that much, but we still have to
wait for the LP to obtain full assessment.  She deserves to win the SP.
Happy for Bobek too.  Hopefully Lipinski will turn in a better program on
Saturday.  

First time I realize Weiss has very straight back, due to all the
"round-shouldered" comments from Button.  Overall, I think the result is
fair, even though I wouldn't know what to do if I were the judge.
Personally, I don't think Eldrege should do a quadruple toe.  It seems to
through off his rhythm slightly and affect the rest of the program a
little bit.  He is maybe the most refined and cleanest skater in the world
right now.  I don't think he should risk that for a quad.  More respect
from me for Weiss, not only because of the quad but the improvement and
the confidence he displayed since last year.  This kid will go far.  

And Derrick Delmore the world junior champion.  An exciting new skater.  I
was reminded that the transformation of Kurt Browning after he went to
learn jazz dance.  The dance training shows too on Delmore.  Quite unique
feeling in his skating style.  This kind of skating makes it fun to watch.  

Can someone tell me the name of the music used by Shepherd Clark in his
LP?  It sounded awfully familiar to me.  Thanks.  

jun

 
 
 

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Post by Phefn » Sat, 10 Jan 1998 04:00:00

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Egads! That was a heck of a fall Tara took in the women's SP. Gosh, that's
unfortunate, but things happen. Tonia's music, costume, jumps, footwork,
everything was great.  Michelle knocked my socks off--so did Nicole. I think
people should stop talking about a "Michelle-Tara" rivalry.  They're ignoring a
few skaters!
Well, Todd was very solid, as usual. He didn't land his quad but he tried. His
fifth title! Michael was great, too. I really like Derek--I forget his last
name, he's the African-American. What a talent! I'll bet he'll be a factor in
Salt Lake City. So now we know which men are going to Nagano.

Patricia

 
 
 

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Post by Sharonil » Sat, 10 Jan 1998 04:00:00

What a night!!! I get really emotional sometimes, and Nicole started me off
with that clean program! What a treat!!!

Then Tara falls and I confound myself by bursting into tears yet again...I
really felt BAD for her, the poor little darling. What pressures these kids go
through...most 15 year olds are ready to jump off a bridge if the boy of their
dreams walks by without looking at them!

Then up came Michelle, skating with such command and joy that my tears
continued (they never stopped after Tara!) along with giddy giggles at watching
such perfection....

By the time I finish watching skating from Nagano, I will probably be in the
hospital suffering from dehydration!!!!!!!!

AM I the only bozo who cries her way through skating events??? (Only important
international competitions, though)...although I plan to take a carload of
kleenex with me to SOI in March..first time I've seen Scott LIVE in,oh...13
years or so???????? LOL!!!

Shari

      " The jumps were never supposed to mean so much. You need it all: the
lightness and the airiness, the music, the personality. You need the caressing
of the ice." ...Carol Heiss

 
 
 

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Post by Jun Ya » Sat, 10 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Eldrege will not necessarily lose to another skater who does a quad
successfully even if he doesn't do a quad.  However, I think the triple
axel-triple toe is more crucial.  It seems the quad sort of interferes
with his momentum of 3Axel-3toe.  I have an idea.  How about doing the
triple comb first since it's one of his more reliable jumps, and put the
quad toe as the 2nd jump?  That should work better.  I think if he was
used to doing quad all the time, it would be easier to shrug off an
unsuccessful  one, but now that it's such a big deal for him, I think it
takes up too much of his attention  and focus.  
Or he should just let it go.  The great Scott Hamilton never did a quad
either. :-)

jun

 
 
 

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Post by Tzigaa » Sun, 11 Jan 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>Then up came Michelle, skating with such command and joy that my >
>tears continued (they never stopped after Tara!) along with giddy
>giggles at watching such perfection....

>By the time I finish watching skating from Nagano, I will probably be in
>the hospital suffering from dehydration!!!!!!!!
>AM I the only bozo who cries her way through skating events???

I was sure it must just be me!  I cried all through Michelle's short program.
You're right - it was the joy she simply exuded, the elegance, the music.  How
wonderful.  I also cried when Todd threw in the 2nd 3Axel. Sorry, didn't cry
for Tara - only for happy things! I must be getting sentimental with age or
something.  I cried during Tanja Szweczenko's great skate too.

Tzigaane

 
 
 

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Post by Shushun0 » Mon, 12 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>The great Scott Hamilton never did a quad

either. :-)

 Or a triple axel. :-)

 Jam
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May Todd, Yagudin, Michelle, Surya, K&O and K&D not *win* gold in Nagano!

(Hope the skate gods are listening) :-)