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Guardguy89 last won the day on September 6 2014

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    Les Eclipses, Connexion Quebec, The Cavaliers
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  1. Guardguy89

    Carolina Crown 2018

    The guard is definitely back to what they were pre 2017. Wow - I'm glad last year was a one off. This show will be amazing and I'm super happy to see "Crown Guard" back to form !!!! Later, Mike
  2. Guardguy89

    Crossmen Announce 2018 Program

    My question is - how does this type of theme even come across visually ???? These are the kind of thematic ideas that drive me crazy - because you can't really see any of it in the show unless you have a complete understanding of it. Some of these themes are just to esoteric to work and Crossmen seems to be a victim of this the last few years.
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    Phantom Regiment 2018

    Wasn't that the "Into the Light" year ? I thought the guard was pretty good that year - why would you think the males made it worse (honest question - I have no idea) Mike
  4. Last night's scores reminds me of the'80's - when guard scores didn't count and judging was super subjective !
  5. No - PR should not have been 4th. Their content, complexity and demand is nowhere near Boston or Crowns. Phantom has a very good guard this year, but it's a very good 7th or 8th place guard.
  6. Definitely the strangest guard scores this season - Boston and Crown in 7th and 8th is just wrong. And Phantom should not be beating either of them. Mike
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    I'm thinking Cavies might even have shot this year too. Look I get that the judges love BD's color guard....but I feel that they are getting stuck in the same pattern year after year, and in terms of triad (body, equipment, movement) they are being left behind by the likes of Crown, Cavies, Vanguard and now Boston - who - to me - have much more difficulty in terms of individual responsibility and total risk equipment wise. Mike
  8. Guardguy89

    The Cavaliers 2017

    I can't tell you how much I love this show !!! It has everything I look to in a classic Cavies show - great drill, an awesome color guard, fast paced, exciting and complexe !!!! Man are the Cavies back in a big way !!! Mike Cavies '88 & '89
  9. Guardguy89

    Carolina Crown 2017

    I have to say.....I'm really impressed with what the new guard staff has been able to do with the Crown Guard - they are right back in the thick of things and scoring really well! Also really happy for the guard kids that decided to stay with the Crown program this year ! Mike
  10. Guardguy89

    The Cavaliers 2017

    The first time I saw the Cavaliers live was at DCI prelims in '82 when DCI was literally in my backyard in Montreal ! I fell in love with the corps and decided that one day I was going to march their rifle line !!! Finally marched my last 2 years with them ('88 and '89) and loved every minute of it !!! PS: Absolutely love the transformation of the corps these last 2 years - and the guard is amazing this year !!!!! Mike
  11. Guardguy89

    Phantom Regiment 2017

    The guard isn't clean right now - because this is the most difficult book they've had in years. Coupled with the fact that they are probably still learning work - means it will take them longer to get clean, but the written book is there - and that needs to be the starting point. The last couple of years, their work was "pretty" which wasn't hard enough o really compete come August. I think this is their best show in a while and if they clean it up - will be very competitive at DCI ! later, Mike
  12. Guardguy89

    Carolina Crown 2017

    Did he write the guard book this year (please say yes) ! - I've gotta say - I'm a bit worried about Crown's guard - and I have been one of their biggest fan for years ! Blue Devils have built their guard dynasty though incredible staff consistency. Mike
  13. Guardguy89

    First Time Ever at DCI

    I stand corrected - thanks
  14. Hi all, Unless I'm wrong (which is always a strong probability) - I think this is the first time ever that the top 6 have all been DCI champions (had Phantom come in 7th - it would have been the top 7). Bluecoats BD Crown SCV Cavaliers Cadets Later, Mike