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Offline riley876

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Quartets
« on: December 04, 2015, 08:09:01 PM »
Ice SO SO SO needs quartets back. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeUjZS6LTJE

Can you imagine how cool a Davis/White/Moir/Virtue quartet would be?

It's funny.  The roller people constantly harp on how how great it would be to be an olympic sport,  but they don't realise all the neat things that would have to be ditched to feed the media machine (like quartets, synchro, figures, a sane scoring system, etc etc etc).

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Re: Quartets
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2015, 11:10:20 PM »
I thought it was called "fours."

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Re: Quartets
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2015, 11:22:26 PM »
No idea.   Well before my time.

Did stumble across this performance, which whilst it has it's cute moments, you can tell it wasn't really very serious.   More of a double pairs performance than a real quartet essemble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADBrIj8W10s

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Re: Quartets
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2015, 07:14:57 AM »
This used to be competed in Skate Canada and enormously popular with audiences

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCK6AG18AcE
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Re: Quartets
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2015, 08:14:05 AM »
No, I cannot imagine a V/M/D/W fours.

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Re: Quartets
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2015, 12:24:08 PM »
Oh neat!  Awesome to see that footage.

Anyone know if the Skate Canada Fours actually specified 2 guys+2 girls?

Roller quartets clearly don't (and couldn't! given the lack of guys) and I think they're more creative because of it.   The ice ones seem to be a lot of "simultaneous pairs" moves.