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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    Very nice, but in competition, she can't do more than three jumps in a combination. Ahahah. She can do it for fun though.
    =P

    I know.

    And here's a Yu-Na clip!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8SBCd8LK2c&feature=sub
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    I heard Mao has got an ice rink all to herself so she can practice and try to emulate the feeling of performing in the actual rink under Olympic pressure. If she has I'm not sure how wise this is because wouldn't someone want to acclimatise to their surroundings and make sure they're comfortable? Strange...

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    If Yu-Na's 3flip-3toe was a back-up plan for the short program, it appears as though she'll shorten her footwork leading into it and focus on how she used to do it (in this year's SP she has steps leading up to the flip).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrymeyunakim View Post
    If Yu-Na's 3flip-3toe was a back-up plan for the short program, it appears as though she'll shorten her footwork leading into it and focus on how she used to do it (in this year's SP she has steps leading up to the flip).
    Hasn't the flip been a bother to her all season though?

    I guess skipping some of the footwork makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrymeyunakim View Post
    I heard Mao has got an ice rink all to herself so she can practice and try to emulate the feeling of performing in the actual rink under Olympic pressure. If she has I'm not sure how wise this is because wouldn't someone want to acclimatise to their surroundings and make sure they're comfortable? Strange...
    She probably wants a private rink for her extra practice time besides the warm up time. Miki also has a private rink to practice I think, because I read she says she needs to practice by herself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    Hasn't the flip been a bother to her all season though?

    I guess skipping some of the footwork makes sense.
    Her 3-flip has been giving her problems all season. She omitted it from her LP at TEB, fell on it on her LP at SA and popped it in her SP at GPF. She's 3/6 this season, so Brian Orser has been working on it a lot. I think skipping some footwork _if_ she misses her lutz (unlikely, since it's her money jump since she started having issues with her flip) is a good idea though.

    Apparently her 3-flip is very consistent in practice so it'll be up to how she does it during her programs. Orser commented once that she did 12 out of 12 flips perfectly during a practice session, so it's all about how she'll do it in her programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miki88 View Post
    She probably wants a private rink for her extra practice time besides the warm up time. Miki also has a private rink to practice I think, because I read she says she needs to practice by herself.
    That's cool, but hopefully both get some decent practices in at the real rink because there's no doubt each rink feels different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikiAndoFan#1 View Post
    Here's some Miki clips.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3a79SGX7AQ (17/2)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukLWVI-aQJ8 (18/2)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMxBiaRawvc (19/2)

    Miki landed 3Lz+3Lo and 2A+2Lo+2Lo+2Lo+2Lo!

    I love Miki. 5 jump combo = no problem! This girl is intense . It's amazing that these skaters are such powerful jumpers considering they are all so tiny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    I love Miki. 5 jump combo = no problem! This girl is intense . It's amazing that these skaters are such powerful jumpers considering they are all so tiny!
    Pshhhaw. That's nothing compared to Shizuka's 3T-3T-2T-2T-2T-2T:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6csWtMQhSY
    and her thirty-seven jump combo!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3lT3dQoU10

    Kidding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokky_oc View Post
    I know! It's so bad... Videos like Yu-Na's 3-3 downgrade is FAIR, Mao's triple axel is 1.75 turns, Yu-Na got plastic surgery, Mao is [color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color], Yu-Na eat dogs, Mao eat whales etc.

    I really hope they stop...

    It will be exciting event though!! I can't wait!


    Sorry but that made me crack up lol. I just tried to not even look at those videos when I visit youtube, so I didn't realize the level of riidiculousness of those videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    Pshhhaw. That's nothing compared to Shizuka's 3T-3T-2T-2T-2T-2T:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6csWtMQhSY
    and her thirty-seven jump combo!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3lT3dQoU10

    Kidding.
    Shiz is awesome too. The Japanese essentially own figure skating, so many skaters at a very high level!

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    I don't know. Those 2ts looked pretty under-rotated after a while. I'm definitely cutting back on my donation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertRoad View Post
    I don't know. Those 2ts looked pretty under-rotated after a while. I'm definitely cutting back on my donation.


    At least she tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    Pshhhaw. That's nothing compared to Shizuka's 3T-3T-2T-2T-2T-2T:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6csWtMQhSY
    and her thirty-seven jump combo!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3lT3dQoU10

    Kidding.
    lol well there also was her 3S+3T+3Lo combination
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx3Rl...eature=related

    I bet Miki is practicing those 2Lo's because so many have been downgraded for many skaters throughout the season.... and as we saw in the men's competition... a 2Lo could win it :hehe:

    I really wish Mao would put a 3-3 into her program (particularly the short)... she has a beautiful 3Lo+3Lo, but hasn't competed with it. If she had continued working on her 3F+3Lo combo instead of shoving it aside for the 3A, it would probably be just as consistent as Yu-Na's 3-3 by this point. It still sort of feels like Mao is doing the 3A's for the record books... but if she does nail them, then what? Retire or try to get more records? Go for a quad at 20? It's a very strange mentality.

    I think the funniest thing about the article is te "putting your eggs all into one basket," because as far as the LP goes, Yu-Na's 3-3 is very much similar (although more consistent) to Mao's 3A+2T... disregarding those big jumps, both Mao and Yu-Na are pretty evenly matched on PCS scores and the ability to earn +GOE's on other elements. It's quite different from the Mens competition in which Lyasek really milked CoP and Plushenko didn't. In Mao and Yu-Na's case, they both have programs designed to get every possible point available under CoP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertRoad View Post
    I don't know. Those 2ts looked pretty under-rotated after a while. I'm definitely cutting back on my donation.
    I think the she probably did that combo just to warm up or something. It still looked pretty cool even if the rotation was iffy

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