your uber fan opinion that YuNa is the best ever down others throat? Sour is force your uber YuNa fan POV on others, and try to intimate ppl who do not exactly agree with you that Yuna is the best ever. I am not arguing YuNa deserve to win, I just diagree with the YuNa ubers who make a claim that she is the best ever.
There was a youtube video of Mirai practicing 3A when she was with Charlene. It was a bit UR (3/8-1/2 on most of the attempts), but it was progressing. That was during her "twinkie" days of being tiny, 14 and fearless. Haven't seen vid of her practicing same with Frank, but Frank may be trying to assert his control (clean "easy" elements, full program run throughs) as he IS the coach.
As for the toe pointing comment about Yuna = it appears she's wearing something that looks suspiciously like a top end Jackson FS boot based on the boot shape which notoriously is a "non-pointing" boot. I wore Reidells for YEARS and then switched to Harlicks and my first day my coach commented on the improved toe point. If Jacksons are what's comfortable for her feet, then no reason to switch as many skaters have gone through the boot shuffle and injury because of it (Goebel, Lysacek, Czisney...)
So if we both agree that Yuna deserves to win and she is not the best ever, what the heck are you so work up about?
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Top 10 by most difficult element completed
1.) Yu-na Kim, KOR, 3Z-3T, 12.00
2.) Joannie Rochette, CAN, 3Z-2T-2L, 10.00
3.) Laura Lepisto, FIN, 3T-3T, 9.80
4.) Mao Asada, JPN, 3A-2T, 9.70
5.) Elena Glebona, EST, 3T-3T, 9.60
6.) Akiko Suzuki, JPN, 3F-2T-2L, 9.30
7.) Mirai Nagasu, USA, 3Z-2T-2T, 9.20
8.) Sarah Hecken, GER, 3T-3T, 9.00
9.) Alena Leonova, RUS, 3T-3T, 8.80
10.) Rachel Flatt, USA, 3Z-2T, 8.43
Btw, many have pointed out (sorry, don't fathom the multiple quotes) Yu-na's points compared to mens'. That Kim should have beaten the men if she got the same PC factor. However, I think there's a reason mens' factor is higher than the womens'. Isn't that a fundamental claim for their greater physical ability? I don't think Kim should be factored like them. And even like this, she does well enough.
COP has turned me off skating big time, as I find the GOE and PCS scores just ridiculous sometimes. Hopefully it's just me though.
And yes, you are right about the PCS factor; I heard that the ISU wanted to try to keep it proportional to the typical technical scores attained by the Men and Ladies, respectively, so they factor it higher for the guys.
To multiple-quote, there is a button the bottom-right of every post that looks like "+. Click that for every quote you want to add, then when you "Reply to Thread", they should all be included in the box.
I thought Mao would break down too. I thought Rachael was unfairly downgraded on her jumps (they looked totally fine to me), and I thought Mirai had the skate of the night and was undermarked for it. Mirai had same the 2A/3T as Yuna. She had arguably better spins and spirals. She didn't have the 3L/3T, but she did have the 3Lo-2A sequence. And she ended up losing by 25 points? That makes no sense.Originally Posted by pshla