12-04-2010, 08:37 AM
If you wonder why we don't see 6-triple programs often...compare the old and new rules.
OLD 6.0... The best strategy was to execute 7 jumping passes clean...plus...some facinating moves
that would impress the judges and audience.
NEW COP...Skaters must try their best...not only jumps but also spins, spirals and step sequence.
cop consists of 7 jump passes, 3 spins, a spirals and a step sequence.
Skaters must spin their brain while perfoming...counting revolutions for the spins and counting seconds
for each of their spirals position for more points.
It is extremely difficult for a skater to concentrate to all 12 elements and perform flawless.
I didn't see any perfect programs other than Yuna's Olympic performance under the COP RULE.
Last edited by SkatingAnalyst; 12-04-2010 at 08:46 AM.
12-04-2010, 09:11 AM
I understand your admiration of YuNa, Nadine, and I share it, but I don't think we can slight Mao, especially in terms of on-ice personality. She's a wonderful skating actress, and her jumps are just, as Kurt Browning once said, on vacation. I'm just saying.
Myself, I'm thrilled that we have two great lady skaters to enjoy in the present, rather than sometime in the misty past. My fingers are crossed for YuNa to surface at Worlds still at her peak, and for Mao to recover her jumps and join YuNa in their splendid rivalry.
12-04-2010, 09:20 AM
Interesting, I never thought of Mao as an actress. I felt Peggy Flemming description was spot on when she said Mao uses her body as an instrument. Rather than through her face, as an actress usually does, Mao expresses her emotions through the whole body.
Originally Posted by Olympia
12-04-2010, 09:47 AM