Wednesday Practices - Ladies
Fumie Suguri - short pgm / Bolero / missed 1st part of pgm / layback is very good - pos are held with nice variations / death drop is huge but spin got very slow and then she fell out of a camel spin / ftwrk is done as the music is really building and matches it well / I like the program /. After she seemed to struggle a bit with the 3z but I did see some clean ones / also saw her stuggling a bit with the axel / towards the end she did a lovely 3f2t - so quiet on both the takeoff & landing - seems like it’s an on & off practise for her with the jumps
Yu Na Kim - free pgm / delicate but somehow power ful music to start - she just did the opening pos and chor then a break and the combo spin / skating through all the jumps / camel spin is just wonderful perfectly centered great speed and positions that are held to admire them / moving very well through the ftwrk it just flows from both her and the music / I could watch her sakte all day (this coming from a not mormally ladies fan) / gorgeous edges on the spirals leg could be extened a bit more / great combo spin to end - this is a lovely program / after I didn’t see her miss a jump- saw a few 3t3t’s - she has gorgeous tight air pos /
Tugba - some nice chor (mostly body movement ) to open / fell on the 3t / 3s a bit wild on the free leg but clean / nice Arabian/buttefly into camel spin / 2a is good / layback has position changes timed to the music as does the O ftwrk / everything was done right on the beat of the music - later on she seemed to be doing better with the jumps saw a few clean 3t & 3s / just saw a wonderful ina from her
Alicia Cziny - 3z2t still has a fair bit of wrap on her jump / 3? 2t didn’t see takeoff of 1st jump / 3l after some nice transitions with a lovely split jump / 3f / 2t2t / some more really nice ftwrk that is with the music / 3z and the wrap seems to be there at the start of the jump but not at the end - it’s weird / end the program with 2 spins that are just great /
Katy Taylor - from a distance on the ice she remids me of Annabelle Langlois / she fell out of a triple but didn’t see the takeoff (again, I know - gotta start catching them) / 3z2t neither ump had much height but they were clean / combo spin is wellcen tered and good speed / afterwards she seemed to be hit & miss on the jumps I saw
I missed Yoshie’s run through - she was 1st but didn’t see her missng much in the way of jumps afterwards - she seemed quite pleased with her practise /
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Glad to hear Fumie's program is a good one ... I have been wondering how she will fare with such a deep Japanese field of ladies.
And I hope Katy can do better than SA. I feel very sorry for her ... her mom told us she was breaking in new boots and having a hard time of it.
Thanks again for all your reports ... they are very appreciated.
Group 2 -
During warm-up Mira was having someone look at the heel of her left skate - hope there isn’t something wrong with it /
Lesley Hawker - short pgm / starts her program with a layback to bells then into 3z as music build - bit wild on free leg and didn’t get 2nd jump in (if it was meant to be a combo) 2a is good then fell on 3f and something went wrong with a spin - she finished it way early / skated through next part of music then some nice (if a bit slow) ftwrk / combo spin is very nice with position changes to the music /
After she seemed to be doing quite well with the jumps - didn’t see her miss anything much and as I wrote that she missed a 3sal - she did it again and it was a 3s3l with the loop a tiny bit under rot
Mira Leung - short pgm / some good opening chor / popped flip / then skated through next bit / layback / 2a has very deliberate set-up - clean / I liked the O ftwrk / skated around for the next bit and then hit the closing pose
Mira must have done a dozen 3t right in front of me - haven’t been paying enough attention to her to know what else she’s done excep that I did see an iffy 2a /
Joannie Rochette - short pgm / some great movement in place to start / skated through I think was to be a 2a / skated through next jump / now doing the chor - I like it / bluesy music and she’s got the riht moves and body language / like the ftwrk with twizzles just at the right spots in the music / combo spin is very fast until the Y pos at the end / I like this pgm on her. After she seemed to be a bit hit & miss on the jumps - saw some lovely ones but also some misses - it’s hard to keep an eye on her when you’re also watching to other ladies run-throughs
Binshu Xu - free pgm / and a huge pause waiting for the music / very delicate music to start / 3z2t / 3t with ahand down / I missed something because Susanna just did a very nice 3z2t2l right in front of me / Binshu is jus tskating around for a bit right now / 2a step 2a / Binshu’s music is Mulan / and I missed some more while looking it up /
Alisa Drei - we have music but no skater - it’s Paganini
Susanna Poykio - free pgm / Munich soundtrack / I missed seeing the opening combo / 3z fell / 3s fell out / now just skating around / some chor into a 2a / doubled a lutz / took another break and is now back into the chor / she had some nice jumps after her run-through
Thanks for the report. Please keep them coming.
Wow, nice to hear Fumie has a good layback. I can't wait to see it. Sounds like Alissa may be getting back on track. This is shaping up to be good competition.
thanks for the report - i can't wait to see these programs!
Bolero for Fumie! I like how she's continually challenging herself with different types of music.
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