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    Michelle&Sasha 2007-2008

    Well, I am "still" a big fan of Sasha&Michelle and hoping that they will go for another season if back healthy (Michelle) and in fighting spirit.
    I do not know much about COP but wonder what kind of jump layout that should be the best for them withouth any 3x3 and that would be competetive against the youngsters.
    I know that many think that they will not come back but this thread is for them that still have hopes

    Michelle
    2 axel
    3 lutz 2 toe
    3 flip
    3 salchow
    -------2 minutes mark----
    2 axel 3 toe
    3 flip 2 toe 2 loop
    3 lutz
    -----is this possible or one double axel to much?--------

    Sasha
    2 axel
    3 flip 2 toe
    3 salchow
    3 lutz
    3 toe
    -----two minutes mark-------
    3 salchow 2 toe 2 loop
    3 loop 2 toe
    3 flip


    Your thoughts?

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    Michelle hasn't been in heavy training at all, and AFAIK, she so far has only double jumps.

    Sasha hasn't tried a flip, a lutz or a loop in a long time. In her exhibition skating, she sticks to the salchow and the 2A. Even then, she sometimes singles the axel and doubles or two-foots the salchow. I don't think Sasha is anywhere near competitive shape.

    Don't look for either of them this season. I think Michelle is done for good, and Sasha probably is, too, even though she says she wants to come back for the 2010 Olympics. Wanting and being able to do are two different things.

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    Sadly, I think realism is on ChuckM's side. But we can dream!

    Michelle's program is great! The two 2A's are OK. The program is worth 44.18 points on jump values. This would put her right in the hunt. I see you are not giving her a triple loop -- saving her hip!

    The only problem I can see with this program is the 2A+3T combination. She has never done this particular combo and I am not sure that it would be any easier for Michelle than her 3T+3T (which she did quite regularly up to 2002).

    Mao Asada with a triple Axel and one or two triple-triples can get a base score for jumps of over 50 points -- but she has to deliver it on the ice, not just on paper.

    Sasha's program as given has eight jumping passes. But you could get it down to the required seven by combining her solo Salchow and toe loop into a 3S + 3T sequence (which is soemthing that she usually does put in her programs to bring the jump count up to seven triples without a triple/triple combo.)

    With that change Sasha's jump elements total 44.61 points.
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    This thread is enough to get 600 replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Sadly, I think realism is on ChuckM's side. But we can dream!
    Sasha's program as given has eight jumping passes. But you could get it down to the required seven by combining her solo Salchow and toe loop into a 3S + 3T sequence (which is soemthing that she usually does put in her programs to bring the jump count up to seven triples without a triple/triple combo.)
    is there a maximum number of jumping passes allowed? was i hallucinating again for i thought that you can fit as much as you possibly can and want to the long program in th CoP system.

    i think that michelle kwan's return to competitive skating seems to be VERY bleak. i do think that she will be a great ambassador for the sport though. with regards to sasha if she can get her jumps down (which she hasn't been able to do in IMO since her 2004 worlds SP) she has a shot at the 2010 olympics. although i think that she better start training soon for the US ladies seem to have a very deep field going on the 2009 worlds and 2010 olympics. meissner, hughes, zhang, nagasu, wagner, flatt and who knows if maybe taylor, czisny or/and liang will also be contenders, but i do think that all these girls are gunning for 3 spots.. and anyone of them are talented enough and as deserving or even more deserving than sasha for a spot in the 2010 olympics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyrskates View Post
    is there a maximum number of jumping passes allowed?
    Yes. Seven for a ladies' LP, eight for a men's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    Michelle hasn't been in heavy training at all, and AFAIK, she so far has only double jumps.

    Sasha hasn't tried a flip, a lutz or a loop in a long time. In her exhibition skating, she sticks to the salchow and the 2A. Even then, she sometimes singles the axel and doubles or two-foots the salchow. I don't think Sasha is anywhere near competitive shape.

    Sasha has a full arsenal of jumps right up to her last apperance in competion. She had a double loop and and i belive two lutzes and two loops in her Romeo and Juliet program. there is no need to try difficult jumps in shows... most skaters do not.

    I don't think it's fair to say that michelle only has doubles. She tried some triples before the olympics, and even in Torino. i am sure that after a year she is landing at least some easy triples. Michelle said in a interview that she goes skating for the fun of it in her time off...

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    I don't see either coming back. Sasha can't compete with Mao, Yu-Na, Kimmie and the young American girls. Mao and Kimmie have already beaten her once during her "prime." She could only get by on her spirals/spins for so long. Michelle was injured. I doubt she'll come back.

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    There is no reason why Sasha cannot compete with the youngsters ( who imo are so busy trying to do 3axles and 3/3's that their other skills are sorely lacking in more ways than one.) I am just not sure Sasha wants to. Sasha was an elite skater and I believe if Sasha did not fall at Torino she would be the gold medal winner instead of silver. The youngsters are talented but so is Sasha. Imo the only current skater that comes close to Sasha's abilities is YuNa Kim. I would love to see Sasha and Michelle compete again but alas I live in the real world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demarinis5 View Post
    I believe if Sasha did not fall at Torino she would be the gold medal winner instead of silver.
    Yeah, and if Kwan didn't fall in 2002, she would have won gold instead of bronze. Coulda, woulda, shoulda. Kwan had her share of clean FSs, but Sasha never had a single one, at least not in a major competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by euterpe View Post
    but Sasha never had a single one, at least not in a major competition.
    Which one of the current ladies have???? It is not about clean
    anymore it is about points.

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    Kimmie Meissner skated a flawless FS when she won 2006 Worlds. She got +GOE on every element.

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    That was it for Kimmie right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demarinis5 View Post
    . Sasha was an elite skater and I believe if Sasha did not fall at Torino she would be the gold medal winner instead of silver. .

    I belive that goes without saying. Sasha had could have easily won that and every other competion she entered, esp since Irina, her main rival messed up. Shizukia's performance wasn't perfect had no triple triples. Sasha deffintly would have won if she had not fallen. Without doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    I belive that goes without saying. Sasha had could have easily won that and every other competion she entered, esp since Irina, her main rival messed up. Shizukia's performance wasn't perfect had no triple triples. Sasha deffintly would have won if she had not fallen. Without doubt.
    But remember that Shizuka skated after Sasha. Had Sasha put out her first perfect program, Shizuka may as well have gone for the 3Lz-3Lo and 3S-3T. And Irina might have come out and skated with a lot more fire and determination...

    You can't simply say that Sasha would have won with a perfect performance. Shizuka skated smart, and Irina skated cautiously because they knew they didn't need the triple-triples.

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