On the other hand ... so what if she gets silver but doesn't make the GPF? At least that way she'll head to Nationals on a good note.
Akiko also got a wrong edge call on her lutz. So that was three jumping errors.
Edit: sorry, just realized that you did say Cohen's flexibility was better than Rochette, which I guess means her spirals, or at least the position of her spirals. But that's just where we just won't agree because to me flexibility is important.
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More specifically spin and spiral positions. Cohen only had the positions on spins and spirals. She is a faster spinner but of course, over time, the quality of her spinning went down. Rochette made not have the positions for the spirals, but OMG! Spirals is also a demonstration of basic skating. Rochette's edges in her spirals is far superior to Cohen.Spirals???? Rochette's spirals don't even compare to Cohen's. And yes opinions are great because what I'm about to say is totally subjective ... but Cohen's artistry is head and shoulders above Rochette's. I liked her footwork better too but maybe that's just choreography, I'm not the best judge.
"Toe axel" refers to the double toe loop at the end of her jump combination. The take off was so far turned forward, it looks like she stuck her toe in the ice and did an Axel as opposed to a double toe loop (a knock that Asada has gotten prior that she seems to have fixed). This is a guaranteed downgrade.
As for use of the music, you may not see it, but for me Joannie is one of the best ladies who actually listens and feels the music, and interprets nicely. Her expression is not as extroverted as Kim's, (for me, not as "put on"), but she "gets" the character and presents the music naturally. There's attention to details and I think her use of arms to express music is some of the best in the field. You may not see it, but it doesn't mean everybody doesn't see it.
Let's stop the nonsense right now.
Rochette's Spirals are NOT as good as Sasha's.
Sasha achieves positions and body line with her Spirals that nobody else in the World can match.
I would love to see Rochette's edge quality while doing a full-split, back-stop Charlotte.
*Hint* - it wouldn't be as good as Cohen's and she wouldn't have nearly as good of a position either.
Sasha demonstrated very good edge control in her Spirals. The way she could turn from a back edge to a forward edge in full split position was another trademark move that exhibited this.
Well, yes, I did very clearly state that was according to ME. I didn't say it was a fact. anyway, getting off topic so I'll leave it there.According to YOU .To me, Cohen never had any real artistry.
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