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Thank you - interesting to see a little of them in action

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Machida's skating and his poses... I used to cringe a lot because of his poses. I find his poses too over-dramatic and forced. But now that I think back, it's unique style as well. I think his transitions were implemented very nicely.

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Great thread. :goe:

 

There is Plushy and then there is Goebel (congrats btw!), but what is our 4x WC and 2002 OGM Alyosha been up to :D

 

He's my second big love after Yuzu. :love: I still have a picture of him on my old pinboard.

Here's a recent video of his performance from Averbukh's show on 21st April:

 

same! i absolutely love his skating! his 3A are some of my favorite 3A ever (one of the many reasons i love yuzu's skating so much is because yuzu has amazing 3A too!) and his step sequences are just amazing. his skating is like a dramatic performance - i love it.

 

his "winter" SP is still, to this day, one of my all time favorite programs EVER. it deserves a place in "skating hall of fame" and is a masterclass in champion figure skating.

 

It took me a little while to realize that Alyosha is Alexei Yagudin :oops:

Is Alyosha an endearing term in Russian or like some sort of nickname (like Zhenia for Evgeni Plushenko)?

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I'm so glad that Stephane coaches Deniss now, so there's an opportunity to see him at competitions ^__^

Hope their tandem will make it to the top =)

Yeah, it's a pleasure to see Stephane near the icerink again :love:

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It took me a little while to realize that Alyosha is Alexei Yagudin :oops:

Is Alyosha an endearing term in Russian or like some sort of nickname (like Zhenia for Evgeni Plushenko)?

 

i don't speak russian but apparently "alyosha" is one of the short forms for alexei...?

 

Well it's not really a short form as it's longer than Alexei :) It's an affectionate diminutive of the name (thank you, wiki). There was a long post on the other site not long ago, where a Russian poster explained all the meanings of the different nicknames (ca. 10) of Alexei. It was worth reading :rofl2: Lyosha is an another diminutive, but it's more neutral, and less tender than Alyosha.

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It took me a little while to realize that Alyosha is Alexei Yagudin :oops:

Is Alyosha an endearing term in Russian or like some sort of nickname (like Zhenia for Evgeni Plushenko)?

 

i don't speak russian but apparently "alyosha" is one of the short forms for alexei...?

 

Well it's not really a short form as it's longer than Alexei :) It's an affectionate diminutive of the name (thank you, wiki). There was a long post on the other site not long ago, where a Russian poster explained all the meanings of the different nicknames (ca. 10) of Alexei. It was worth reading :rofl2: Lyosha is an another diminutive, but it's more neutral, and less tender than Alyosha.

 

Oh I see, thank you for the explanation :pbow: :pbow:

(It's just that I really like the name Alexei so I call him that and I've never heard of Alyosha haha)

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Oh I see, thank you for the explanation :pbow: :pbow:

(It's just that I really like the name Alexei so I call him that and I've never heard of Alyosha haha)

 

A point of special pride - nearly every single name can be shortened in Russian and be remade into dimunitive. Which can be made into even further dimunitives. So Lyosha can become Lyoshenka - which is way more intimate and tender and... sickly sweet sometimes!

We love our dimunitive forms!!!

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A point of special pride - nearly every single name can be shortened in Russian and be remade into dimunitive. Which can be made into even further dimunitives. So Lyosha can become Lyoshenka - which is way more intimate and tender and... sickly sweet sometimes!

We love our dimunitive forms!!!

 

I adore your diminutive forms! It's not just that there are so many variations but for the most part, to my ear, they sound so, so lovely! :love:

 

And to not get banned here's Alyosha skating for TAT during her anniversary show;

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[And to not get banned here's Alyosha skating for TAT during her anniversary show;
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Amazing, thanks for posting. Tat's proud face is everything. :pbow:

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And to not get banned here's Alyosha skating for TAT during her anniversary show;
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Winter is always going to be one of my favorites SP of all times. The step sequence is to die for :pbow: :pbow:

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Here's Tatsuki Machida's new self-choreographed program, Don Quixote: Basil's Glory, which he performed at Prince Ice World in Yokohama. For someone who hasn't skated for a while, his triples are quite amazing. 

 

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On 5/12/2017 at 06:47, Yatagarasu said:

 

I adore your diminutive forms! It's not just that there are so many variations but for the most part, to my ear, they sound so, so lovely! :love:

 

And to not get banned here's Alyosha skating for TAT during her anniversary show;

.

The most iconic SP

 

The way he throw those ice sprinkles just spelt EXTRA and DRAMA

everything I love in figure skating <3

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3 minutes ago, mcq said:

The most iconic SP

 

The way he throw those ice sprinkles just spelt EXTRA and DRAMA

everything I love in figure skating <3

 

The step sequences :heart:

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6 minutes ago, xeyra said:

Here's Tatsuki Machida's new self-choreographed program, Don Quixote: Basil's Glory, which he performed at Prince Ice World in Yokohama. For someone who hasn't skated for a while, his triples are quite amazing. 

 

Thank you! I still feel sorry for his early r****ment!:girlsigh:

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