Thursday, October 20, 2011

Love It or Hate It?



Discuss.

22 comments:

  1. hate it, boring as hell

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  2. It's okay. I just don't like him in general.

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  3. HATE. I like Florent, but that seemed to be missing a bit of his spark and looked like he was doing a sad, piss-poor imitation of Takahashi. Also, I propose 1-point deductions every time a skater comes to a complete stop. I can see stopping a couple of times for choreography breaks, but I think he stopped like five or six times - I stopped counting after his circular steps because I was disgusted. I want to see skating, not standing and posing.

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  4. even his jumps are off

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  5. Hate it!
    I guess it's to late to change the all program,but i hope he will at least change the custom.

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  6. This was just a slapped together mess. Surya ould be proud of it though.

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  7. his style is too techno-ish not my fav style

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  8. HATE. He can do so much better.

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  9. Bad, boring music with no story or changes of mood, tempo and volume. He has great potential to move his audience but he needs a work ethic. It's hard to think that all the breaks (same as last year) are anything but a chance to catch his breath.

    Oh, and if Morozov choreographed that hot mess, his license should be revoked.

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  10. Hate it. It looks as if someone took all the things people make fun of when they talk about figure skating and put it all in this one program. Florent can do so much better.

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  11. Figure skating is continuing to marginalize itself by thinking circus acts and ridiculously over-th-top programs that are more like train wrecks, will somehow rescue it from oblivion. This kind of fuckery should not be encouraged if FS wishes to survive as artistic sport.

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  12. Morozov continues to ruin figure skating, one talented charismatic skater at a time.....

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  13. Well, I like it better than his Michael Jackson program from last year.

    Florent has beautiful air position in his jumps.

    As said above, this program is obviously emulating Takahashi's great SP from last year...if it was Takahashi skating THIS program people would probably love it. But Takahashi would skate it with joy whereas Florent does all this tough-guy macho posturing that just comes off as embarrassingly ridiculous.

    There is also a kinetic quality to Takahashi's skating that Florent just does not possess. I think buried underneath there is a beautiful lyrical skater - but it is at war with what he aspires to be. Its a shame he does not look to emulate Johnny Weir's (serious) skating because I think that approach would be a much better 'fit' for his innate abilities.

    While its clear Morosov has a detrimental influence on many skaters, I gotta say that from my perspective, France has such a long legacy of turning out tacky skaters, I can't entirely blame Morosov.

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  14. I use to love Amodio until he went to Morosov. Oh well.

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  15. I really want to hate it, and I was succeeding for the first thirty seconds thanks to the obvious cramming of jumps into that span- Florent can't yet express the music as he's too concentrated on jumping.

    Then he hit the flying sit spin on the beat of the music and came out with the typical Florent flair, and I couldn't hate it anymore. I kind of love that he's skating to Brazilian music with French flair. It's a great nod to his roots. And he does the ballroom positions so well! So, I love Florent's skating, but...

    I still hate the way the program was glued together. Opening 30 seconds = jumps. Then stop, catch breath, play to audience. Then stop three or four more time! What was Morozov thinking? Florent is a better skater than that. Give him something that's not stop action. A samba -can- flow. And sprinkle the jumps through the program a bit better. Florent has been around long enough, he's ready to grow into a better program layout.

    I think Florent will grow into the choreography, and, as usual, skate it better than such choreography has a right to be skated. But I still think it's put together terribly!

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  16. It's seriously awful. Florent Amodio must be rescued from the evil clutches of Nikolai Morozov, who clearly has no idea what to do with him. Compare this with Amodio's Olympic year programs (choreographed, IIRC, by Stanick Jeannette and maybe some other people). There is no comparison.

    The costume must be burned.

    But unless the international judges kill Amodio on PCS, the FFSG will continue to push him and encourage this collaboration. Argh.

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  17. Yuck! The music is dreadful--I thought that everybody except Elvis Stojko knew better than to skate to drums. And none of the pieces of music go with any of the others.

    There are no WOW! moments anywhere. Spins are slow and labored, foot-work is random. There's no development as the program goes on.

    And somebody forgot to tell Florent that he was still wearing his sparkly Tigger pajamas instead of his skating costume.

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  18. I love the Amodio's style but sometimes I wanted to him with other sounds in the music and experimental positions....

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  19. I loved it! It was different, fun, and he skates with such joy.

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  20. I feel like he's just trying to get a date for after the competition is over. So much posturing and "I am SOOOOOOO sexy." You KNOW he can do better, and be much, much more creative.

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