Thursday, January 27, 2011
US Nationals: Live Commentary of Pairs Short
Evora and Ladwig just skated their new short program to Sing, Sing, Sing and it was a vast improvement over The Mask of Zorro. They showed personality and it took their skating up a notch, especially in terms of presentation. Given their lines and good lifts, you always expect them to have better unison than they actually do. Amanda and Mark got off to a good start on their side-by-side spins, then got off, then got back on unison, and then ended off unison. Their throw triple loop was a bitch pitched forward, but they nailed their side-by-side Triple Toes. Amanda had missed her Triple Toe in warm up, so it was great to see them fight back. They'll be in the final flight and are very much in contention for a spot on the World Team. This is a pair that continues to improve late in the game. (35.33, 27.54 = 62.87)
Davis and Leftheris- She looks like a singles skater who would go into pairs. Themi missed his SBS Triple Loop. Their spins were way off and their footwork needs better unison was well. Lindsay landed her throw Triple Loop. Overall, they need more time and more work as a pair. Themi hit that Triple Loop in warmup. They want a top six finish, but it seems unlikely.
Andrew Speroff looks yummy.
Update: My tired shoveling ass fell asleep during the broadcast and will finish this recap once I watch the archive!