01-29-2010, 04:17 AM
Desperate Mouse Killer
Great comeback from Mao She is a strong LP skater.
Congrats to all medalists, great debut to Haruka and Dobbs.
01-29-2010, 04:19 AM
First 3A looked okay.
Originally Posted by FlattFan
Second, definitely not.
I think Akiko's low PCS is kinda made up for her high TES. I thought her PCS should've been higher but TES lower.
01-29-2010, 04:20 AM
Mao: 3A, 3A+2T, 3F, 3Lo, 3F+2Lo+2Lo, 3T, 2A
Originally Posted by Nadine
Akiko: 3F+2T+2Lo, 3T+2A seq, 3Lo, 3F,3Lz, popped Lo, 3S+2A seq
Caroline: 3F+2T, 3Lz<+stepout, 2A, 3F, 3Lo,3S+2T, 3Lo+2T+2Lo
01-29-2010, 04:20 AM
Anybody have a youtube link for Mao's skate please?
Also, a breakdown of all the jumps & elements that Mao, Akiko, and Caroline did? Thanks in advance.
01-29-2010, 06:01 AM
Wow Asada! showed she is a fighter!
she successfully landed both 3As and got ratified, proving she is still solid in the game after a sub-par SP and bad practice sessions(what a steely gut she has). She must be encouraged by what she has accomplished, although in a way I kind of feel she has regressed a lot in overall presentation of the program. It seemed like she was way too focused on landing those jumps so that even her stroking got a little tentative and the choreographies looked almost empty. Yes I am happy she has come back strong and executed all 7 jumping passes but seriously her performance this time has left a lot to be desired non-jump wise.
I'm not sure Akiko was delivering the vivacious quality and joyfulness in her step sequence she had at GPF and Nationals, probabably because she has gotten a little stiff after making mistake in the short and botching loop again at the free. However, I'm satisfied she had a nice skate other than that and left a good impressions on judges right before Olympics.
and congratulations to Caroline for winning bronze
Last edited by EyesOfLove; 01-29-2010 at 06:07 AM.
01-29-2010, 06:06 AM
Sooo happy for Caroline. She was all smiles in the kiss and cry. (:
She ended the season with a bronze. Yay! I knew you could do it Caroline!
Happy for Mao and Akiko too!
Last edited by aftertherain; 01-29-2010 at 06:31 AM.
01-29-2010, 06:09 AM
Waiting for on-ice perfection.
01-29-2010, 06:12 AM
It's really "modern-looking" and I like it, but the comment boxes are too stretched out. =(
Originally Posted by dlgpffps
01-29-2010, 06:26 AM
Congratulations to Mao for an amazing technical skate. I totally agree that she sacrificed the presentation for the execution of the technical content and this is a great skate for her heading into the Olympics.
Congratulations to Akiko for winning her 1st 4 Continents medal , this is a huge achievement since the event is considered one of the major competitions of the ISU! I totally loved her skate and it's great that she is not peaking early heading into the Olympics! I just hope and pray that she would really deliver and be scored justly especially for her PCS! She is an amazing skater and definitely deserves higher PCS scores!
I'm so proud of Caroline! She is a great skater especially when she is competing in the international circuit! Congrats for winning the bronze medal at the 4CC!!!! Whohoooo!!!!!!
01-29-2010, 06:30 AM
Yeah, congrats to all the medalists! Definitely my three favorites here. Maybe my three favorites among all the ladies internationally?! So I can't be happier. I'm so delighted for Caroline to end her season on a high(er) note. I'm happy for Mao that she finally got two 3A's ratified this season -- and isn't it the first 6-triple program she's done in a long time?
(This font in the reply box is so small I really have to squint, and I have my contacts on... Will stop typing here)
01-29-2010, 06:51 AM
Originally Posted by aftertherain
01-29-2010, 07:12 AM
I'm happy for Caroline and Mao's redemption too. But I kinda lost joy in watching Mao skate. She's become too focused on the 3 axel.
01-29-2010, 07:39 AM
01-29-2010, 07:45 AM
What? Do GP events not count?
Originally Posted by PolymerBob
01-29-2010, 08:00 AM
Go Caroline! What a great comeback for her!