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    Any Sasha updates?

    I have not heard much about Sasha lately, has there been any reports how her training is going?Only found this new link from the "Super Match" ..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGL2qmtHXgg

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    This program is still her exhibition version of "Moonlight Sonata", I take it? The jumps looked okay, and I really like her variation on her flying camel combination spin -- the one where she went from a Bielmann to a haircutter, which I don't think I've seen before --, as well as her camel position in her closing combination spin, which is also unusual. Still, I would have thought her programs would have more than 2 (triple) jumps in them by now, seeing as TEB is only 2 months and a half away...

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    Quite lovely. Her quiet style suits her and the character of the music was there (Dreamy of a lost love). Now with whatever toe-off jump is required in the SP, I would say she will be on the podium.

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    Sasha mede me fall in love with her skate again.Her bielmann spin was better than ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    Quite lovely. Her quiet style suits her and the character of the music was there (Dreamy of a lost love). Now with whatever toe-off jump is required in the SP, I would say she will be on the podium.
    The program was lovely, but it was clearly an exhibition; Sasha's skating is slow and her footwork rudimentary.

    The only jumps Sasha did were a 3S and a 3T. With that jump repertoire, she won't finish anywhere near the podium at TEB, where she faces Kim, Asada, Nakano, Kostner and Zhang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kandidy View Post
    Sasha mede me fall in love with her skate again.Her bielmann spin was better than ever!
    I agree, her spins looks very good and it looks like she is trying some new variations

    Now, I would really like to know how her other jumps looks and what combinations she is planning to do...guess, I will need to wait until TEB...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kypma View Post
    This program is still her exhibition version of "Moonlight Sonata", I take it? The jumps looked okay, and I really like her variation on her flying camel combination spin -- the one where she went from a Bielmann to a haircutter, which I don't think I've seen before --, as well as her camel position in her closing combination spin, which is also unusual. Still, I would have thought her programs would have more than 2 (triple) jumps in them by now, seeing as TEB is only 2 months and a half away...

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    I seem to recall she did a very similar variation in her Nutcracker debut: camel-catchfoot-haircutter type position, but she ended up dropping that last position. But I do like it and I like the other variations in her camel spin. Her layback spin is a pretty as ever. That performance was just yesterday? I wonder if she has her LP readied yet, I'd imagine it would be had to practice to two different versions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz
    Now with whatever toe-off jump is required in the SP, I would say she will be on the podium.
    No required triple jump in the SP, that is for Jr's. Sr Ladies are required a 2ax, combo with at least one triple jump, and solo triple proceeded by footwork.

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    Thanks for posting!!!!
    Yes, she only tried her easiest triples, but they looked absolutely effortless. Of course this will not be her content in competition.

    Her Belliman looks so much more stretched than it had been in 2006, nice. Her footwork was stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKFSfan View Post

    No required triple jump in the SP, that is for Jr's. Sr Ladies are required a 2ax, combo with at least one triple jump, and solo triple proceeded by footwork.
    Now with that "Solo" jump, is it named by the ISU before skaters start to learn their program? I was thinking of Sasha's 3Lutz as not the best jump for her.

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    The program was lovely, but it was clearly an exhibition; Sasha's skating is slow and her footwork rudimentary.

    The only jumps Sasha did were a 3S and a 3T. With that jump repertoire, she won't finish anywhere near the podium at TEB, where she faces Kim, Asada, Nakano, Kostner and Zhang.
    I understand, but with Rafael, I was thinking her toe-off jumps should have improved and those wobbling landings should be taken care. I didn't notice any wobbles in the clip for the loop and salchow.

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    Well, well. As it's only an exhibition piece, I think it's pointless to pick it apart, but the jumps she did do looked better than usually seen from her.

    The only jumps Sasha did were a 3S and a 3T. With that jump repertoire, she won't finish anywhere near the podium at TEB, where she faces Kim, Asada, Nakano, Kostner and Zhang.
    obviously not, but I wouldn't expect her to do the full 6 or 7 jumps here, especially since the performance is not scored. I guess it would have wowed the crowd though.

    Anyway, isn't it comparable to what the other skaters are doing? usually they do anywhere from 2-4 jumps (the guys tend to do more from what I've seen)

    ETA: I watched Mao Asada's program and I counted 3
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    You can't compare what Mao did to what Sasha did. Mao has been competing steadily since 2006 and was the World silver medalist in 2007 and World Champion in 2008. Sasha has been doing nothing but exhibitions since March 2006 and just started training seriously less than 2 months ago.

    Nice that Sasha has cleaned up her 3S and 3T. That'll keep her competitive with Laura Lepisto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    You can't compare what Mao did to what Sasha did. Mao has been competing steadily since 2006 and was the World silver medalist in 2007 and World Champion in 2008. Sasha has been doing nothing but exhibitions since March 2006 and just started training seriously less than 2 months ago.

    Nice that Sasha has cleaned up her 3S and 3T. That'll keep her competitive with Laura Lepisto.
    But my point is, what they are performing in exhibitions really is little indication of what they would do/attempt in competition. This goes for all skaters. There are fewer jumps, the tricks are watered down, etc. The only exception would be if a skater chose to do her short program in an exhibition, for example.

    Yes, Cohen has been absent for three years while everyone else has stayed in the game (and others have come up during that point). Yes, she's going to have it really tough coming from behind and trying to catch up. But my point is this: Until we actually see her compete, there's no telling what will happen or what she's currently capable of. If she stays healthy, she's nothing more than a wildcard in this race. Only after her first competition will she actually be able to be placed somewhere in the pack. Anything up to that point is pure guesswork. 2006 is a loooong time ago in skating years.

    Look, I doubt her ability to make a successful return as much as you do. But let's view this from all angles. We don't know if or how Cohen does jumps other than 3S, 3T or 2A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    You can't compare what Mao did to what Sasha did. Mao has been competing steadily since 2006 and was the World silver medalist in 2007 and World Champion in 2008. Sasha has been doing nothing but exhibitions since March 2006 and just started training seriously less than 2 months ago.

    Nice that Sasha has cleaned up her 3S and 3T. That'll keep her competitive with Laura Lepisto.
    I think it is not fair to juge her just yet..did she not work with Kwan's ex coach at some point already last year?We have not seen her competitive programs yet and it is not like any of the top female skaters are landing more than 2-3 triples in their exhibitions..

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    Remember that Sasha also had to spend time off her foot for at least a month because of her tendonitis. She's looking really good. We'll see where her jumps are once competition starts.

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    Wow Sasha! I can't wait to see this program in full. IMO she has improved this program tremendously in every way. Her edges, jumps, spirals, loved her new spin and more importantly she looked confident and strong, she looks like a champion.

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