it easy to see why yuna deserve her score if you pay attention to lines; posture ;positions ,speed ;flow ; hieght ;ease; steadyness; intracacy; If you only look for things that look pretty and what jumps they did you end up overlooking a lot of the points;
I've watched almost everything on Universal Sports/NBC but justinTV is preferable because of lack of commentators. Every now and then Scott or Sandra will say something useful but its value is pretty much wiped out by their (mostly his, actually) extraneous babble, repetitiveness, and silence about mistakes that should actually be named, or how things are scored.
As grateful as I am for the coverage, I want Uncle Dick and Peggy back. Or hire the Eurosport guys!!!
I heard that the entrance to the flip has been changed after the TEB. She's probably not used to it yet. And since she was too concerned about the flip, she might have messed up all together.
I think it's better for her like this because she's now free from having to break the record every time she skates. She would be less criticized for having scores skyrocketing, which prohibits other skaters from dreaming about the gold medal at Olympics.
SA was quite interesting after all. Lots of thanks to Yuna, Rachael and Julia for unexpected surprises
1) LOL as if "another Mao" is supposed to be bad. Mao is still one of the top skating phenoms in the world.
2) YuNa has a mental fixation on the 3flip specifically in her LP, stemming from the TEB incident with the uneven ice (something she could not have controlled.) We will just have to see how she deals with it.
I am really happy for Julia
It looks like she has a good shot for the Euro gold this year.She looks younger than ever and has good flow over the ice, though, her music choice should be forbidden!!
Rachael did a fantastic job out there and showed good energy today. I like this program very much but I would rather see someone as Nagasu skating to it
Yuna is still very good despite the mistakes and deserved to win. The Grand Prix Final will be interesting if the other ladies could live up to their potential namely in the SP.Didn't Joannie score 67-68 with "just" a 3/2 last year?I wonder what score Rachael could get in the SP if she got her 3/3 ratified..
When she performed on Battle of the Blades and fell on her double axel it was quite shocking. Kurt interviewed Orser on the show as well and when Kurt called Kim the favourite going into the Olympics - you should have seen the cringe on Orser's face. I bet the pressure is getting to her. When you are hyped so much and have been on top for awhile there is no where to go but down. Hopefully she pulls it back together.
Flatt was absoltuely delightful. She sparkled out there!
I'm just glad NBC finally broadcast this in crisp clear HD.
Currently editing my captured footage...