Yanking, pulling and dragging is the new skating, and as long as you make strong eye contact with the audience, and avoid any kind of contact with each other, you'll max out the scores. If Madison does win a U.S. gold medal in ice dance, I hope she hangs it on her left arm; it's doing all the work here.
It's a bit dispiriting to go through this, because it's not as if I have Virtue and Moir to fall back on. Ah, here's the real thing! We're going to see variations on this Chock Bates deal all over the place this season, although after breaking down the short dance I already know their predetermined victory over the Shibs is criminal.The Shibs skated better than this in 2009. But as we all see, the secret to successful ice dancing is to strip out most of the skating, and the secret to strong pcs is to skate far apart. But at least they have great lines!
|Bobrova and Soliev posture is the new proper|
See that straight up and down thing from Madison, dead on her flat? Lots and lots of that.
|Pulling is the new skating.|
|Work it, Maddy's Arm.|
|Lift prep. A flat and two footed in quasi snow |
plow, all hands on deck. We all know how high risk
these short dance lifts can be. A real test of the skating skills.
|This one is all about the security, stability and |
perfect alignment of Evan's feet.
|That looks familiar|
|Meryl loaned Maddie the leg when Meryl sat out 2014-15.|
|Scott must be kicking himself that he never|
tried to get with Madison Chock as a partner
after 2010, right, pani?
|My favorite. Madison Chock's performance |
in a nutshell. Truly a worthy heir to Meryl Davis.
As long as that arm is going strong, they're golden
I'm not ignoring Gumby there next to her. He's
got some scampering and gesturing coming up.
|Another shot so we can see the nuances in Evan's edge work.|
|Eat your heart out, Alex Shibutani.|
|This is what Steve Milton means when he says an |
ice dance team is "classical", in the Russian tradition.
Two decades of figure skating expertise behind that sort of
|To be continued.|
|Igor is like the Forever 21 of|
ice dance choreographers.
|Oh come on!|
|This is a still from the action movie they filmed in their|
down time. They've just realized the bad guy is making a run for it.
|Hermoine always knows the answer. All |
Ron can do is make fun.
|Level 3, + 2 for this sequence, am I right?|