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    I miss Mao..

    This Mao

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tQ38...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbPbbUeQ3Kw

    the charming Mao

    she wasn't exactly the most polished skater back then, but I just enjow watching those programs more the Bells.

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    What joy. Thanks for posting. They reminded me of this exquisite skate:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmyUwtmch9w

    I miss Mao too. The pastel pink, baby ballerina, triple jumps that looks like she was floating in pixie dust Mao.

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    So refreshing to see skating like this! What a joy <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    What joy. Thanks for posting. They reminded me of this exquisite skate:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmyUwtmch9w

    I miss Mao too. The pastel pink, baby ballerina, triple jumps that looks like she was floating in pixie dust Mao.
    I loved this program. Wish she went back to this type of music. The interview was so cute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    What joy. Thanks for posting. They reminded me of this exquisite skate:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmyUwtmch9w

    I miss Mao too. The pastel pink, baby ballerina, triple jumps that looks like she was floating in pixie dust Mao.
    Yeah but you can't stay a baby ballerina forever. She needed to grow up at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berrycute View Post
    Yeah but you can't stay a baby ballerina forever. She needed to grow up at some point.
    Aww, love little Mao! And yes she did need to grow up but it seems like some people just handle that better. Like Yuna, she went from being a cute little pixie to a hot sophisticated phenom without really going through an awkward phase.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOndD839DJg

    ^^ litte Yuna, why did people not realize how amazing she is until recently? she seems pretty darn good there at 14

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOndD839DJg

    ^^ litte Yuna, why did people not realize how amazing she is until recently? she seems pretty darn good there at 14
    Yes, she was really good as a junior and her and Mao were going to be the next big things. But her first two seasons as a senior she battled back problems which held back her true potential.

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    In my opinion, I don't think Mao has reached her potential yet. When she was younger, she was a good jumper but was lacking in artistry department. Now that she is older, her artistry has improved but she now has problems with jumping. Her skate at 2006 SA was the closest she got to being good in both of these areas. I think Mao needs a good technical coach for her jumping programs.

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    This is probably the best "grown-up" Mao I've Seen

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1GfZW03lM4

    Its kinda bit of a bumber that Yu-na had back problems when Mao was at her best and when Yu-na got her A game, Mao lost hers. It would be one great competition if those 2 ever face off with their best skate.
    Last edited by mylastduchess; 12-31-2009 at 02:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miki88 View Post
    In my opinion, I don't think Mao has reached her potential yet. When she was younger, she was a good jumper but was lacking in artistry department. Now that she is older, her artistry has improved but she now has problems with jumping. Her skate at 2006 SA was the closest she got to being good in both of these areas. I think Mao needs a good technical coach for her jumping programs.
    I agree, Mao hasn't peaked at all. I think in a year or too, all her skills will come together from the technical jumping and the artistry that she has ben able to acquire from TAT. Overall, I would love for Mao to go back to Artunian to restore and reinforce her confidence in her jumps. Mao's main problem this season was her confidence in her jumps which many atrributed to as an example of her already "peaking."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylastduchess View Post
    This is probably the best "grown-up" Mao I've Seen

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1GfZW03lM4
    That was delightful. Perfect combination of maturity but that gentle, girl-like grace. The falling leaf into the footwork and the way that spiral hits the music so perfectly are beautiful moments in that program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theresa View Post
    I agree, Mao hasn't peaked at all. I think in a year or too, all her skills will come together from the technical jumping and the artistry that she has ben able to acquire from TAT. Overall, I would love for Mao to go back to Artunian to restore and reinforce her confidence in her jumps. Mao's main problem this season was her confidence in her jumps which many atrributed to as an example of her already "peaking."
    Not sure she should stay with TAT, because I don't think she helped Mao in the artistry department at least from the programs she has choreographed for her so far. The programs may be more suited for Russian skaters but not Mao. She should have Lori Nichol do the choreography for her again

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylastduchess View Post
    This is probably the best "grown-up" Mao I've Seen

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1GfZW03lM4

    Its kinda bit of a bumber that Yu-na had back problems when Mao was at her best and when Yu-na got her A game, Mao lost hers. It would be one great competition if those 2 ever face off with their best skate.
    And this is TAT's program...

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    I was just watching Mao's past programs and it seems that even then she had a flutz, just it wasn't so heavily penalised by the technical panel. I remember at the 2007 Worlds when even though she'd flutzed she still went for it and still got some points. Even though she still might get edge calls on it I think there's about 3-5 points she's not actually getting by choosing to ignore the lutz altogether. Though I can understand if she's still a bit shaky and has put most of her eggs into that one 3-A basket...

    I think she really needs a good technical coach to instill some confidence back into her jumps. She lacks confidence and hasn't been able to do a 3-3 in ages (UR calls are even worse than falling in terms of points).

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    Quote Originally Posted by poloska View Post
    And this is TAT's program...
    No its not Lori Nichol choreographed that program... its kida obvious the difference between programs from Tarasova and NIchol

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