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Extension? Speed? Hello?

And just as I type that subject line, I'm seeing both. From a Russian team, predictably enough. Though the lady is Japanese. Interesting.

I haven't been paying much attention to skating the last couple years, so I don't know who a lot of these people are. And I'm confuzzled, because I've been sitting here watching an awful lot of bent free legs. Which look like they're choreographed that way and all, at least most of the time, but still. It's weird.

And more weirdly, it seems like everybody is just creeping, in spins and traveling choreography alike, and yet they keep looking like they're running out of ice. Surely they're not having Worlds on a smaller-than-usual rink or something? And yet it does almost look like it. And if it's not... Running out of speed in the short? Pair after pair after pair?

I am confused.



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Mar. 20th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
Huh. I checked the Worlds website and it shows the dimensions for a Olympic sized rink (30m X 60m). Are they at altitude?

I know spins have really suffered because of the new points system. You seem to get more for adding different arm/leg variations or changing edges than for say centering and speed.

Mar. 20th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
I'm sure the points system is a lot of it. I'm still not used to it, and I at least half think it's why I'm not finding myself as interested anymore, and actually sitting down to watch even the major competitions. :-/
Mar. 20th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
Right! You'd probably know this.. I don't speak "skating" all that well, but hopefully you'll understand what I mean...

I caught skating a while back and there were several of those sit-spin thingies, and it seemed that every person, upon entering the spin, banged-down the opposite foot in what seemed a very un-graceful manner. I seem to recall that the entry to the spins used to be pretty and fluid and graceful, and it didn't seem that way to me at all, recently.

Thoughts? (You're welcome to tell me that my brain is entirely scrambled and they're much prettier now than ever before...)
Mar. 20th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
It was just pairs and dance tonight, so not so much with the sit spins. But I agree -- spins in general have gone downhill in recent years.
Mar. 20th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
Forgot. To. TiVo. Skating.


I knew I wouldn't be watching it 'live' either, since I'm singing Mass/cantoring every evening this weekend.

*bangs head (gently) on desk*
Mar. 21st, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
Gently is good. :-/

Maybe at least some of it can be watched online? I don't know if ESPN is into that...
Mar. 21st, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
Am lost too.
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