Category: fs

Trusova quad jump height

here’s an old measurement of Trusova’s 4S from JWC that she no longers attempts this season: it’s 49.18625 cm (38 frames from 60 FPS)

I’m really impressed by how much the height on Trusova’s 4T has improved.

Here is her 4T at 2018 Junior Worlds which was only 49.18625 (38 frames frfom 60 FPS video).

Here is her 4T at 2018 JGPF which was 62.9815625 cm (43 frames from 60 FPS video).

Here’s an old measurement of her 4S from JWC that she no longers attempts this season: it’s 49.18625 cm (38 frames from 60 FPS video).

Here’s her first 4Lz from JGPF, which was 54.5 cm (40 frames from 60 FPS video).

Ladies 4-Triple Short Program Jump Height

I measured the jump height of the clean ladies 4-triple short programs using 981(Frames/FPS)^2/8. The amount of frames is from the first frame the skater leaves the ice to the first frame the skater’s toe-pick hits the ice.

Rika Kihira 2018 GPF SP:

Rika’s 3A was 46.63 cm (37 frames from a 60 FPS video)

Rika’s 3F in her 3F+3T was 39.38 cm (34 frames from a 60 FPS video)

Rika’s 3T in her 3F+3T was 30.66 cm (30 frames from a 60 FPS video)

Rika’s 3Lz was 41.73 cm (35 frames from a 60 FPS video)


Elizaveta Tuktamysheva 2015 Worlds SP:

Liza’s 3A at 2015 Worlds was 51.81 cm (39 frames from a 60 FPS video)

Liza’s 3Lz at 2015 Worlds was 60.09 cm (42 frames from a 60 FPS video)

Liza’s first 3T in her 3T+3T at 2015 Worlds was 44.15 cm (36 frames from a 60 FPS video)

Liza’s second 3T in her 3T+3T at 2015 Worlds was 44.15 cm (36 frames from a 60 FPS video)


Elizaveta Tuktamysheva 2018 Skate Canada SP:

Liza’s 3A at 2018 Skate Canada was 51.91 cm (39 frames from a 59.94 FPS video)

I wasn’t able to measure the height of the first 3T since the camera cut off half her boot, so I couldn’t see what frame her toe-pick hit the ice on. I was able to get her second 3T though. 

Liza’s second 3T in her 3T+3T at 2018 Skate Canada was 37.17 cm (33 frames from a 59.94 FPS video).

Liza’s 3Lz at 2018 Skate Canada was 51.91 cm (39 frames from a 59.94 FPS video)


Elizaveta Tuktamysheva 2018 NHK SP:

Liza’s 3A at 2018 NHK was 54.61 cm (40 frames from a 59.94 FPS video)

Liza’s first 3T in her 3T+3T at 2018 NHK was 44.23 cm (36 frames from a 59.94 FPS video)

Liza’s second 3T in her 3T+3T at 2018 NHK was 39.46 cm (34 frames from a 59.94 FPS video)

Liza’s 3Lz at 2018 NHK was 49.28 cm (38 frames from a 59.94 FPS video)

Rip Stepanova/Bukin’s sit twizzles in the RD. …

Rip Stepanova/Bukin’s sit twizzles in the RD. They will be missed. The most difficult entry they’ve ever done into the sit twizzles, how low their sit position is, and how they turn their head up to match the music in the 3rd set 💖

I have many, many thoughts about the GPF FD. M…

I have many, many thoughts about the GPF FD. My initial reaction to S/B placement included using Zach’s face at the end of the FD as a reaction meme, but it got flagged for sensitive content, so I deleted it. Honestly, I can’t blame the tumblr algorithm for that one! 

First of all, in terms of base value S/K, G/F, S/B, and Z/G were all tied for first at 44.58. H/B was 5th with 44.33. H/D was 6th with 42.83. For both RD+FD, G/F was first with 76.12, Z/G was 2nd with 75.87, S/K were 3rd with 74.37, S/B were 4th with 74.02, H/B were 5th with 73.62, and S/B were 6th with 73.12. S/B’s low levels led to them being off the podium, but H/D having the worst base value of all 6 teams led to them winning the RD, FD, and entire competition. 

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Well now I’ll go team by team by their ranking on what I thought of each FD:

H/D- It is upsetting they were able to win the FD based on PCS and GOEs despite having the lowest base value of all 6 teams, especially after their quote about putting 100% into their performance not caring about losing levels. I don’t think their generic Romeo and Juliet program with simple lifts should grant them the PCS/GOE cushion they have to be able to afford to lose levels. They did change their program a lot from Skate Canada though. About the addition of O Verona… I don’t like it. Zach’s running and both Madi and Zach’s OTT facial expression during the character steps WHY. They did change their lifts, so at least they’re not as bad as before. The straight line lift with Madi just on his lap and the curve lift + stationary lift with zero speed and flow from before were tragic. The stationary lift on its own is much better now and the twizzle exit out of it is nice. The straight line lift, while still not very complex is much better with Madi on his shoulder instead of on his lap. The curve lift is the same as before and the same one they’ve been using for years and I’m still not a fan. I still don’t understand how these lifts get all +4s and +5s in GOE. Their twizzles and how fast their twizzle with the leg held at horizontal are still their best aspect. I like that they changed their choreographic knee sliding to choreographic twizzles instead. On the one foot steps, getting 2.9 GOE (all +4 after the highest at +5 and lowest at +3 were dropped) was WAY TOO HIGH. Madi lost her balance on a RBI to RBO change of edge so I don’t see how the GOE was so high. Her RFI exit of her RBO three turn was also clearly flat before leaning into the RFI. Zach’s face at the end of their FD… well I told you all it got flagged by tumblr lajsfljksldfj.

Here is Madi’s one foot steps explained: https://twitter.com/yang_bo_dudnik/status/1071996963401326593

S/K- They got the highest TES of the FD which is impressive. Base value wise the thing that can definitely be improved is Nikita’s one foot steps, which were a level 2. One of the turns the didn’t credit was Nikita’s RBI-Bracket because the RFO exit edge wasn’t clear enough. Also, if there’s any “tech wizard” in ice dance, it’s Zhulin with how much Vika has improved her skating skills. Zhulin in general has given his teams (S/K, H/K) the most complex choreography in terms of skating in hold and one foot skating… except for S/K’s FD. Zhulin did a great job on H/K RD&FD and ESPECIALLY S/K’s incredible RD. I am not a fan of S/K’s FD, but judges actually seem to prefer their FD over RD which is weird. I feel the first half is like a lyrical romantic Gadbois type program and the 2nd half is like a classic dramatic Russian style. The program is honestly boring to me. I do like the straight line lift though. 

G/F- Tbh before GPF I kind of low key disliked them because their programs were boring and them scoring so high with a fall at Helsinki bothered me. But after GPF I low key feel they should have won it alsdfjslkdfj. Well they definitely should have had the lead in the RD because they had the best tango romantica pattern. I think of all the teams here they were the sharpest and it showed with them getting the highest base value. Of the top 4 teams, they had the lowest PCS, but were able to medal on the strength of their levels. Charlene and Barbra’s reactions to their scores in the kiss and cry were really adorable. As for the FD, I find their La La Land boring and their edge quality on the one foot steps at Helsinki was better. But they have good lifts despite having literally 0 height difference, their twizzle entrance is insanely difficult, Charlene has great core strength and toe point, and Marco has good spread eagles. 

S/B- Literally all my worst fears came true 😭. Well the fear that was immediately after the RD was that skating in the 1st group would mean their score would be held down and they wouldn’t medal. Before the competition started though, I already had fears that messing up RD at Rostelecom messed with their momentum, S/K getting a higher total score at IDF than S/B at Helsinki and Rostelecom would mean they would beat S/B at GPF, and that S/K being Russian #1 would mean S/B off the podium. I still had hopes S/B would win since they at least got FD record at Rostelecom, but then Alla Shekhovtsova became referee and my fears got worse aldkjfadlksjf. She didn’t have power to give levels or scores, but she still has a lot of political power and according to Tatiana Tarasova, she hates S/B since Sasha refused to split with Vanya to skate with Tkachenko. Apparently Svetlana Liapina (Jonathan Guerreiro’s mom) and Alla were also mad Sasha refused to split with Vanya and skate with Jonathan? TAT said in her commentary that she knew this would happen and she couldn’t sleep the night before RD. 🙁 Anyways in the FD, they tied for highest base value, but still came in 4th. Vanya did have an error where he was in sync with Sasha on the twizzles themselves, but unfortunately stumbled out of the first set of twizzles, which led to him getting level 3 and lower GOE. The crowd loved them once again and their choreographic sit twizzles and rotational lift were great though. Fuck the US judge Janis Engel for putting them in 5th place, giving them a score of 111.02, and giving them no 9s in PCS.

H/B- They beat Z/G in the FD, but weren’t able to close the gap from the RD. I expected this since their RD levels have been very low all season and definitely need work (their rockers always look flat to me in real time). If only Gadbois cared about levels. Their FD is very generic Gadbois, but there are some lovely moments like their amazing spread eagles. The lifts are getting level 4 now, which is good for them, but they are still simple and look a bit labored. The one foot step sequence is the exact same as P/C’s which I made a video about, but Jean Luc got level 4 which is amazing! They need to work on the level 2 in the midline step sequence and Kaitlin’s level 2 on the one foot steps. 

Z/G- Their Blues for Klook FD looks way better than it did at Skate America and NHK. At those competitions they looked so much slower in the FD than the RD, which is very strange since their FD has more open holds than their RD, which usually would mean a team can gain more speed. I like their combination lift a lot, especially Tiffani’s position in the stationary lift. The 1st half of this FD is so improved. The 2nd half still needs a lot of work though and their interpretation could be better as well. It’s also impressive that they had the 2nd highest base value after G/F. 

Absolute Skating

Absolute Skating:

Russian dance couple Alexander Stepanov and Ivan Bukin won the Rostelecom Cup of Figure Skating in Moscow. This is their second victory; the first was at the Grand Prix in Helsinki. That means the couple qualified for the Grand Prix Final, which was held in Vancouver this weekend, where they placed 4th in as well the Rhythm and Free Dance. When the Rostelecom Cup ended they talked to a group of journalists and I was present. .

Congratulations on your victory! You set a world record in the free dance yesterday. Have you reviewed the scoring and are you satisfied with your skating?

Alexandra:  There are always some flaws. Yes, we reviewed the dance scoring yesterday. We sat together and noted many points for ourselves that we would like to improve on to execute our program better. We analyzed the details, not the technique. For example, we did not sort out steps and levels. For ourselves we noted where we can add on to current scores.

Ivan, on TV, we saw that you had a wound on your neck.

Ivan: This is a “work injury”.
Alexandra: I scratched his neck during the rotational lift.
Ivan: The wound just does not heal. At every dance session, Alexandra scratches me and I have a small scar. We cannot fix it with a plaster, because it could fall off and we would get a deduction for it (dropping an object on the ice).

It is no secret that there is a certain queue in the ice dance events. It is difficult to start as seniors and immediately enter into the elite. When you started in ice dance, did you realize how long you would have to wait, or did you think that success would be quicker?

Alexandra: We did not think about waiting. Every time we had to prove our position to the judges and the public, to follow this way step by step. We cannot sit and wait, we have to work hard to earn our place at the elite level.

At the Junior World Championships you beat Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron.

Alexandra: This is an eternal question for us, well, it happened. There was a junior level, a completely different one. They started on a senior level as the first couple in France, we were far from the first couple in Russia, so to everything there is a season.

Ilya Averbukh often praises you. What does his praise mean to you?

Alexandra: This is very pleasant to hear. He invited us to his show, to tour some cities. It was interesting to work with him, and it is very important to hear kind words from him. He is a professional; he manages the show, which is very popular. If he appreciates our skating this way, then this is really cool.

Did you get any offers to work with him to choreograph your programs?

Alexandra: We are working with Peter Tchernyshev for the third season, so for the time being we will not change anything, we will skate his program this season, and then we’ll see.

Was there a difficult moment in your career when your thought you would break up?

Ivan: In my opinion, there has never been a single time.
Alexandra: For us, this is impossible even in thoughts. We cannot think about it. Everything is going well with us. If we don’t get the result we would like to get, then it’s not Ivan’s fault, it’s not my fault. We have certain goals; each of us performs its part. We didn’t have thoughts to break up. Probably we just did not have such obvious problems leading to rupture. We are very lucky with each other and with coaches.

What is the main goal for you?

Alexandra: Our main goal is to win the Olympics.
Ivan: I think it is the same for all athletes who want to achieve the best. Of course, everyone wants this, and we are not the exception. We work every day, we try to improve ourselves in order to achieve this goal. This is a dream, it is even more than a dream, it is our life.
Alexandra: I have this idea since childhood, maybe my parents or relatives have led me to it. Always, wherever I came,  everyone told me they would see me on TV soon, and I was a child, only seven years old. I realized that I had no other way, I understood that this is my life, my choice, there is no other.

Which dance couple did you admire in childhood?

Alexandra: Probably, Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov. Everyone loved them, and I am not the exception. They are champions loved by all.

Last season you ended up in the terrible situation of not getting an invite for the Olympics…

Ivan: We have already talked many times about this, I don’t want to talk about it anymore.

Did you ask the IOC to give an explanation for that decision?

Alexandra: We wrote letters, collected signatures from Olympic champions, a lot was done. The thing is that they have a right not to explain the reason. That is, if we were competing under the Russian flag, they would be obliged to explain the reason, but since we are competing under a neutral flag, they may simply not invite you. Similar to be, or not be, invited to a birthday party. So that’s the situation.

How was your collaboration with Valentin Yudashkin? How do you feel skating in “haute couture” costumes?

Alexandra: For us, this is a masterpiece, in fact. Valentin turned out to be a kind-hearted man, so open, calm, smiling. We constantly keep in touch, we inform him about our issues. Therefore, we are really very lucky that it happened and that he invented these images, these costumes.

Did you create the costumes with him? Or was it his idea?

Alexandra: It was originally his idea. We sent him our music, we showed ourselves, we came to his boutique.

Did he see the dance then?

Ivan: No, he didn’t see it at that moment, it was at the beginning of the season.
Alexandra: We showed him videos of our previous programs. He looked at us, figured it out and then the next time we arrived, he had a bunch of sketches. Valentine showed them to us, and then we already discussed the details: what we like, what to add, what, maybe, to remove, but he gave us the first idea. That is, we invented it together. There was no such thing: “I will sew it for you, and you will skate in it.”

Your dress looks very different in static and in motion. In dance it seems to start living its own life – and it is so beautiful.

Alexandra: Thank you so much! It really turned out very unusual. Not what I could have imagined. Because for the tango it is customary to take standard colors: red, black, maybe purple or green. But then suddenly gray, but in the end it looks cool. It is original and very, very beautiful.

This season your both dances are so hot and sexy. Are these images new for you?

Alexandra: From season to season, we try to change and show our different sides. Last year we had a lyrical, slow program, this year we decided to change up drastically. Therefore, Peter Tchernyshev offered us blues for the free dance.
Ivan: We immediately fell in love with this music. We came to the first practice with him, he began to show some movements, it was very stylish. We liked the way he interprets this music and sees us in this music. It was very interesting to work and quite simple.
Alexandra: It happened that the rhythm of the dance of this season is tango, and it was choreographed  by Irina Zhuk, and this tango is also one of our favourites. In this dance, we show our best . So, we got two very sexy, powerful images.

Looking at you we can see that you are close to each other, you communicate well on the ice and off the ice. Is it possible to act this passion if there is no such understanding between the skaters?

Alexandra: Actors play love, and in real life they can hate each other. We have a different story. We are very lucky with each other. Somehow it all came together. This is such a force – to understand each other completely. We are happy we manage to show passion so well that people believe us. Frequently asked questions: “Are you a couple in life?” This is a very good compliment to us playing on ice.

But you are not a couple in life?

Alexandra: No.

Will your unique element twizzles-pistols come back?

Ivan: We didn’t completely remove them. In the free dance they are in the choreo steps.
Alexandra: But I think that in the short program we will not return them, because we can lose too many points. I don’t think it’s worth the risk, especially since the new twizzles fit the music very well, maybe even better.
Ivan: In this season it definitely won’t be back, because we’ve got already a lot of criticism. At three starts we were told to think about and to perform something else. They are very hard to execute correctly.
Alexandra: To execute them is just not hard, we make them easy. Just the judges explained to us that they do not see which edge we are starting from.

Don’t you think that this is just a niggle and you are deprived of your unique style?

Alexandra: I don’t think so.
Ivan: No, we have already done them many times. And people who love figure skating know that there is such an element. I do not think this is a big loss. Rules are rules, we are all in the same predicament. We must do everything as prescribed, and cannot break the rules for the sake of some exclusive elements.

How did you feel about the expansion of the grade of execution (GOE) from three to five? Is it easier or harder?

Alexandra: It is neither easier nor more complicated. It’s so nice when you see in the protocol: “five”, “four”. Everything changed in the first season after the Olympics. A new Olympic cycle has begun …
Ivan: It’s really hard to judge, this is just the beginning of the season.
Alexandra: But we have already received very large increases in marks. At this competition we lost a lot of points in technique in the short program, but the gains were huge, and this is very cool!

But, again, this double-edged sword. You can lose as much.

Ivan: Of course, if you make a mistake, then the punishment will be twice as serious and painful. But perhaps this is correct. If you made a mistake, you should be punished, and if you performed well, then you should be well rewarded for it.

Thank you and good luck in your competitions!

After GPF I realized that Gadbois gave P/C and…

After GPF I realized that Gadbois gave P/C and H/B the exact same one foot step sequence: RFO-Rocker/RBO to RBI Change of Edge/RBI-Counter/RFI-Bracket/RBOIO Change of Edge/Double Twizzle. It’s the same 4 difficult turns for every team (Rocker, Counter, Bracket, Double Twizzle), so the sections will all be similar, but omg Gadbois gave P/C and H/B the turns in the same exact order, with the same exact free leg movement, and same exact arm movements aklsdfjalskfdjskdflj. 

Rika Kihira scores 82.51 to break the ladies’ …

Rika Kihira scores 82.51 to break the ladies’ SP record at the 2018 Grand Prix Final

Sofia Shevchenko and Igor Eremenko’s rhythm …

Sofia Shevchenko and Igor Eremenko’s rhythm dance twizzles with Sofia’s spin out of them are so cool!

Favorite Tango Romantica Compulsories

Anissina/Peizerat 1999 Worlds

Domnina/Shabalin 2010 Olympics

Virtue/Moir 2010 Olympics

Grishuk/Platov 1996 Worlds

Rahkamo/Kokko 1994 Worlds

Hi! It seems to me a bit unusual to get a leve…

Hi! It seems to me a bit unusual to get a level 4 for part of the Tango Romantica on the first outing but I don’t know all of the key points quite yet to check. I know that for example D/W missed kps but were still awarded them in 2014 so I wanted to know if P/C’s BV at IDF was legitimate? In the lift too, it didn’t seem like a level 4, it seemed like it should’ve been a level 3 idk?

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P/C’s curve lift got level 4 by fulfilling these 4 features:

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Entry feature lifted partner (Gui twists Gabi 180 degrees)

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Lifting partner sustains a difficult position for at least 3 seconds (Gui is in a crouch with two knees bent, thighs at least parallel to the ice)

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Exit feature lifted partner (Gabi’s ina bauer + double twizzle + lunge) and Exit feature lifting partner (Gui’s ina bauer + double twizzle + lunge)

I think the entry and exits to the lift are nice, but the position itself is a bit simple. But it does fulfill the requirements for a level 4 lift and many teams are basically using the same lap sitting lift and getting level 4 this season so. I wish ISU required that both partners hold a difficult position for 3 seconds because they only require that one of the partners does, so one partner can be in a very simple position and the team can still get level 4 by using exit and entry features. 

On the Tango Romantica I analyzed P/C’s key points below. I will put it under a read more link since there are so many photos. I think the calls were correct. Section 1 was called level 1 and I think Gui in particular has to do a lot of work on that section, but he is coming off injury. Section 2 is one of the best this season and got level 4. KP 3 could have been a close call and I explain why in my analysis and if the tech panel was super harsh it could have gotten no instead of yes and led to a level 3 which would be 0.5 less in base value, but since it was very close I am fine with the yes and level 4. Gabi could probably make right back outside edge exit of LFI-ClCho a little deeper and the exit curve a little clearer, but otherwise she did a good job on the pattern.


I went over their Tango Romantica key points and here you go:

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On section 1, P/C got level 1 (credit for ¼ key points). Gabi got yes on KP 3. They got no on KP 1, 2, and 4.

KP 1: Lady Steps 8-10 (RBO, CR-LBOI/LBI-Tw1, RBI)

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Step 8: Gabi’s right back outside edge (RBO)

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Step 9: Gabi’s cross roll to left back outside edge, change to left back inside edge, left back inside full twizzle (CR-LBOI/LBI-Tw1)

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Step 10: Gabi’s right back inside edge (RBI), which didn’t get credit because it was flat.

So she met KP 1 features 2 (correct turn on the twizzle) and 3 (correct hold:  During Step 8, the lady places her right hand on the man’s right shoulder and places her left hand behind her back to clasp the man’s right hand. The lady
maintains this hold until the twizzle). She doesn’t meet feature 1 correct edges because step 10, her RBI was flat. 

KP 2: Man Steps 8-10 (LFO, CR-RFOI, LFI)

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Step 8: Gui’s left forward outside edge (LFO)

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Step 9: Gui’s cross roll to right forward outside edge (RFO) and then change to right forward inside edge (RFI) (CR-RFOI). Gui’s right forward inside edge is flat, so it didn’t get credit. 

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Step 10: Gui’s left forward inside edge (LFI). His initial blade placement is flat and then he leans into the inside edge, so this may have not gotten credit either.

So he only met KP 2 feature 3 (Correct hold: During Step 8, the lady places her right hand on the man’s right shoulder and places her left hand behind her back to clasp the man’s right hand. The lady
maintains this hold until the twizzle). He didn’t meet feature 1 (correct edges) because his RFI and LFI were flat or feature 2 (correct change of edge) also because his RFI was flat. 

KP 3 & 4: Lady Steps 16-24 (LFO, XF-RFI,
XB-LFO, XF-RFO, XF-LFI,
XB-RFO, XF-LFO-Rk, XF-RBI,
XF-LBI3) & Man Steps 16-25b (LFO, XF-RFI,
XB-LFO, XF-RFO, XF-LFI,
XB-RFO, XF-LFO-Rk, XF-RBI,
XF-LBI3, RFI-OpMo, LBI)

I’m gonna skip putting pictures of steps 16-21 because most teams do these correctly and that’s a lot of photos lol. I’ll just post steps 22-24 for the lady and steps 22-25b for the man because those are the ones that teams have trouble with and lead to yes or no for the KP. 

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Lady Step 22: Gabi’s XF-LFO-Rocker. This is the infamous Tango Romantica rocker that was originally gonna be an exception in the key point features with correct edges and turn except for XF-LFO-Rocker because it is so difficult, but Fabian Bourzat fought for it to be included. Gabi enters on a left forward outside edge and exits on a left back outside edge. In the first pic, her boot is partially blocked by Gui, but from what you can see she is on an forward outside edge. And in the 2nd pic you can clearly see she is on a back outside edge.

Man Step 22: Gui’s XF-LFO-Rocker. His edges are not as deep as Gabi’s and this was probably a close call. Not sure if tech panel thought the rocker was okay or not because there’s a step in this key point coming up later that definitely led to him getting no on this key point.

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Lady & Man Step 23: Gabi and Gui do a cross step forward to a right back inside edge (XF-RBI). Gabi’s foot is blocked by Gui in this picture, but he did this step correctly and presumably she did it correctly as well since she got credit for the key point.

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Lady & Man Step 24: Gabi and Gui do cross forward left backward inside three turns (XF-LBI3). They enter on a left back inside edge and exit on a left forward outside edge. Gabi did this correctly. Gui did not because he hopped the three turn. In the 2nd pic, you can see how his blade came completely off the ice. 

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Man Step 25a: Gui’s right forward inside open mohawk (RFI-OpMo). Here is his right forward inside entry edge.

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Man Step 25b: Gui’s left back inside edge (LBI). It is the exit to the RFI-OpMo. 

Gabi got yes for KP 3 because she met features 1 (correct edges) and 2 (correct turn). Gui got no for KP 4 because he didn’t meet feature 2 (correct turns) because he hopped his XF-LBI3.


On section 2, P/C got level 4 (credit for 4/4 key points).

KP 1: Lady Steps 29-31 (Wd-XF-RFO-LFO/RFO3,
LBO, RFO) & Man Steps 29-31 (Wd-LBO-RBI/LBO,
RFO3, LBO)

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Lady Step 29: Gabi does a wide cross step forward to a right forward outside edge, while her left foot is on a forward outside edge as well (Wd-XF-RFO-LFO). She then does a right forward outside 3 turn (RFO3). She enters on that same right forward outside edge in pic 1 and exits on the right back inside edge in pic 2. 

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Man Step 29: Gui places his left foot on a left back outside edge, while his right foot is on a right back inside edge (Wd-LBO-RBI).

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Lady Step 30: Gabi steps onto a left back outside edge (LBO)

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Man Step 30: Gui does a right forward outside three turn (RFO3). He enters on a right forward outside edge and exits on a right back inside edge.

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Lady Step 31: Gabi steps onto a right forward outside edge (RFO).

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Man Step 31: Gui steps onto a left back outside edge (LBO).

They got credit for this KP because they met feature 1 (correct edges) and feature 2 (correct turns).

KP 2: 

Lady Steps 35a, 36, 37a, 37b
(LFO-Rk, RBO3, LFI-ClCho, RBO)

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Lady Step 35a: Gabi’s left forward outside rocker (LFO-Rk). She enters on a left forward outside edge and exits on a left back outside edge. Gabi is in correct hold with her left hand on Gui’s right shoulder and her right hand and his left hand joined at her right hip.

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Lady Step 36: Gabi’s right back outside three turn (RBO3). She enters on a right back outside edge and enters on a right forward inside edge.

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Lady Step 37a: Gabi’s left forward inside closed choctaw (LFI-ClCho). She enters on a left forward inside edge and exits on a right back outside edge.

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Lady Step 37b: Gabi’s right back outside edge exit from the LFI-ClCho. She is on a shallow outside edge, but I would have liked for her outside edge to be deeper and the exit curve to be a little clearer. This could have been a close call for the tech panel. 

It was a close all on feature 1 (correct edges) because of step 37b (RBO). Steps 35a-37a  were correct though and tech panel gave it to her step 37b. She met feature 2 (correct turns #35a, 36, 37a) and feature 3 (correct hold on 35a: While performing the rocker, the lady places her left hand on the man’s right shoulder and her right hand and his left hand join on her right hip. His right hand
is extended). 

KP 3: Man Steps 35a, 35b, 36 (LFO,
RFO-Sw-ClCho, LBI)

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Man Step 35a: Gui steps onto a left forward outside edge (LFO).

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Man Step 35b: Gui does a right forward outside swing closed choctaw (RFO-Sw-ClCho). He enters on a right forward outside edge and exits on a left back inside edge. He is in correct hold with his right arm extended and his left hand joined to Gabi’s right hand at her right hip.

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Man Step 36: Gui exits his RFO-Sw-ClCho on a left back inside edge (LBI).

He met all the KP features: feature 1 (correct edges), feature 2 (correct turn #35b), and feature 3 (correct hold #35b:

While performing the rocker, the lady places her left hand on the man’s right shoulder and her right hand and his left hand join on her right hip. His right hand
is extended).

KP 4: 

Lady Steps 44-45 (LFI-ClCho,
RBO/RBO-Tw1) & Man Steps 44-45a (LFI, RFI)

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Lady step 44: Gabi does a left forward inside closed choctaw (LFI-ClCho). She enters on a left forward inside edge and exits on a right back outside edge.

Man step 44: Gui steps onto a left forward inside edge (LFI).

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Lady Step 45: Gabi’s right back outside edge (RBO) is the exit from her LFI-ClCho and entry to her right back outside twizzle (RBO-Tw1).

Man Step 45a: Gui steps onto a right forward inside edge (RFI).

They met KP feature 1 (correct edges) and feature 2 (correct turns).