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    practice reports?

    any practice reports would be appreciated. thanks!

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    According to one report Mao's jumps were mostly underrotated... (sigh)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bekalc View Post
    According to one report Mao's jumps were mostly underrotated... (sigh)
    If true, that's pretty awful. It just shows you how fragile & volatile female skaters' conditioning can be even if you're the best jumper in the world. TT's training regiment by focusing on true 3lutz, 3a+3t, 3s may have thrown Mao seriously off track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bekalc View Post
    According to one report Mao's jumps were mostly underrotated... (sigh)
    No, that's a wrong translation. They mean popped jumps (triples turned into doubles or singles). Underrotations are not the problems. Actually, Asada's jumps are getting higher and faster because of the physical trainings. What's bothering her is that she seems still unable to grasp the timings of jumps under tensed conditions.

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    I heard Nobunari Oda landed a 4T, how clean was it? How was Akiko Suzuki?

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    Yay, I'm right again. Mao does pop her jump!

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    i would be glad to hear not only about Japanese skaters...

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    Quote Originally Posted by propronia View Post
    No, that's a wrong translation. They mean popped jumps (triples turned into doubles or singles). Underrotations are not the problems. Actually, Asada's jumps are getting higher and faster because of the physical trainings. What's bothering her is that she seems still unable to grasp the timings of jumps under tensed conditions.
    Okay. That makes more sense. I don't think this competition is going to go all that well....But,better she have these issues now than later.

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    Mao seems to be struggling again. I think Nakano might win this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ks777 View Post
    Mao seems to be struggling again. I think Nakano might win this.
    I've been thinking this for a couple of weeks now. I don't know, I mean Mao's not someone you count out. But in an interview she sounded like she was not comfortable with her jumps, and mentioned she'd like to practice more than what Tarasova's system likes.. I don't think the problems she had two weeks ago, go away in two weeks. But we will see. People have had bad practices and gotten things together. A part of me wonders if she'll even make the GPF (I have flashes of Miki last year) but I'm not sure anyone other than Nakano can beat her...Everyone else is too inconsistent.

    So Let's see. The thing is if Mao places third here, she'll go into a tie breaker with Miki, and right now Miki has a bit of a lead on her, with a tie breaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by propronia View Post
    No, that's a wrong translation. They mean popped jumps (triples turned into doubles or singles). Underrotations are not the problems.
    Then, what does this article means? Did Mao not only under-rotate her jumps, but also pop triple ones onto double or single? What does it mean? Would Mao do it once again in the comming competition?
    But Nakano Yukari excecuted a successful triple Axel better than in Skate America!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yogudin View Post
    Then, what does this article means? Did Mao not only under-rotate her jumps, but also pop triple ones onto double or single? What does it mean? Would Mao do it once again in the comming competition?
    But Nakano Yukari excecuted a successful triple Axel better than in Skate America!
    Mao's problem isn't UR but popping of jumps. When she misses the 3F-3Lo combo, it's mostly because of overrotating on the flip. A triple loop combo is hard to manage when the timing of the first jump's landing wasn't perfect. I guess the "improvement" of her jumping ability has made the adjustment more difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiercemao View Post
    It just shows you how fragile & volatile female skaters' conditioning can be even if you're the best jumper in the world.
    Since when is Asado the best jumper in the world? AFAIK she's never had a full set of five triples (though she's had a 3ax, it's less impressive without the five basic triples to back it up).

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    Well, it's safe to say Asada is the best female jumper in the world at this point. By any chance, are you trying to say Kim (a lipper lacking loops) or Rochette (lacking 3-3s) are the better?. Asada is the first lady ever equipped with the 3A and two types of 3-3s (loop and toeloop). The salchow is a matter of the preference. As long as she does the 3A, there's no need to include it. Nonetheless she is ambitious enough to try it in this season. Pushing one's technical boundary is very rare virtue for a world champion's status.

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