Category: guillaume cizeron

This is easily my favorite part of P/C’s FD. Their inside to outside change of edge Ina Bauer into their stationary lift. It’s so pretty and I can’t stop watching it omg. 

Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron’s RBO-Mohawk (RBO to LFO)/LFO-Three Turn (LFO to LBI)/LBI-Three Turn (LBI to LFO) in their midline step sequence at the 2019 Saitama World Championships 

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).

P/C’s one foot step sequence in the FD was RFO-Rocker/RBO to RBI Change of Edge/RBI-Counter/RFI-Bracket/RBOIO Change of Edge/Double Twizzle. Gabi got level 3 and Gui got level 4. To be honest, I thought it should have been the other way around and that Gabi should have gotten level 4 and Gui level 3. Gabi’s RFI-Bracket and RBOIO change of edge looked much better than Gui’s to me.

Here is the RBO exit of the RFI-Bracket. Gabi’s right back outside edge looks much clear than Gui’s.

Gabi’s change to right back inside edge is also much clearer than Gui’s.

Gabi’s change to right back outside edge, which is also entry to double twizzle, also looks much clearer than Gui’s.

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Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron compete in the ice dance free dance of the figure skating event during the 2018 Winter Olympics