PEGGY FLEMING AND LESLEY VISSER. WE’RE GETTING SET FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP FREE SKATE HERE IN THE PAIRS COMPETITION AT THE CORES STATE CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA. AND THIS IS A TEAM THAT BROKE INTO THE TOP FIVE A YEAR AGO IN NASHVILLE. TH’RE IN FIFTH ACE AFTER THE SHORT PROGRAM. THE BTHER/SISTER COME BOW OF DANLDANIELLE AND STEVE HARTSELL.>>Peggy: THIS TEAM IS USUALLY PRETTY CONSISTENT. THAT VERY NICE PRACTICES ALL WEEK. THEY’RE OPENING WITH A TWINLE TWIST. NICE HEIGHT. A TRIPLE SALCHOW, TAKING OFF ON THE BACK INSIDE EDGE. VERY SMOOTH. NICE CONTROL OF LANDING.>>Dick: ONE THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT THEIR SKATING IS HOW STRONG THEY ARE, THE IMPRESSION OF SECURITY. LET’S HOPE THAT HOLDS THROUGH THIS SIDE BY SIDE. AND IT DID.>>Peggy: I THINK SHE TOUCHED HER HAND DOWN ON THAT LANDING. THEY BOTH COMPETE IN SINGLES. MAYBE THAT RESULTS IN BETTER SIDE BY SIDE JUMPS.>>Dick: AND THEY WON THE JUNIOR WORLD TITLE A YEAR AGO. A JUNIOR NATIONAL TIGHT UNTIL 1995.>>Terry: THIS PAIRS FREE SKATE LASTING FOUR MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS, AND IT’S WORTH TWO-THIRDS OF THE OVERALL SCORE. REMEMBER HARTSELL AND HARTSELL IN FIFTH PLACE AFTER THE SHORT PROGRAM. THEY’RE A VERY YOUNG PAIR. VERY STRONG EDGES, VERY SOLID IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL MOVES. I SAID THAT AT T RIGHT MOMENT. BUT THEY HAVE AN UNFINISHED QUALITY, A WHOLESOME QUALITY ALONG WITH IT. AND THEY CERTAINLY HAVE EVERY EVIDENCE OF BEING A POTENTIALLY VERY STRONG PAIR.>>Peggy: I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE THEY’RE KIND OF HOLDING BACK WHEN I SEE THEM PERFORM. I’D LIKE TO SEE THEM REALLY PUSH AND GIVE SOME ENERGY TO SOME OF THESE MOVES. BUT THEIR THROWS ARE VERY NICELY DONE. THEY LOOK SO EASY AND EFFORTLESS.>>Terry: I MUST SAY I THINK THAT’S THE ONE THING THEY DO HAVE IS ENERGY, SPEED AND STRENGTH AND SECURITY. THEY JUST HAVEN’T GOT THE FINESSE AND ARTISTRY THAT WE’VE SEEN IN SOME OF THE GREAT PAIRS TO THIS DATE. THEN THEY’RE ONLY 17 AND 20 YEARS OF AGE.>>Peggy: NICE LINE AND STRETCH IN THAT FORWARD, INSIDE DUST SPIRAL. NICE POINTED TOES, LONG LINE.>>Dick: THAT IS CALLED SHADOW SKATING, WHERE THE TWO OF PERFORMING THE SAME MOVEMENTS, BUT SEPARATED.>>Peggy: BUT THEY SHOULD NB UNISON, AND THEY’RE JUST A LITTLE BIT OFF.>>Dick: THEY’RE OFF MORE HERE. IMMATUTY SHOWS.IS WHERE THEY’RE SLIGHTLY AHEAD OF THEIR MUSIC. THE STRENGTH IS THERE. THE SECURITY IS THERE. THE BASIS OF GOOD PAIR SKATING TECHNIQUE IS THERE.>>Dick: THE THIRD TRIP TO THE U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR -YEAR-OLD DANIELLE HARTSELL>>Terry: WELCOME BAKE TO PHILADELPHIA. THE PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP SKATES CONTINUE. DANIELLE AND STEVE HARTSELL GET GREAT TAEK CAL MARKS, YOU KNOW? THIS IS ONE OF THE MISTAKES. THE SIDE BY SIDE DOUBLE AXEL. WATCH HIM. HE GOES UP IN THE AIR AND DOES NOT HAVE ANY ABILITY TO CONTROL THE LANDING. HERS, QUITE NICE.

Hartsell & Hartsell – 1998 United States Figure Skating Championships, Pairs’ Free Skate
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  • January 31, 2012 at 4:51 pm
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    que bello gesto el de su hermanita (Danielle Hartsell) al final de las puntuaciones!!!

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