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    Quote Originally Posted by darializa View Post
    Towards the end of the spin, I noticed that her turnout was beautiful. I definitely noticed! Perhaps in her competitive layback, she gets her leg in a position so that it would be easier to grab the skate blade for the Biellman?
    Darn, I didn't notice! Now, I'm annoyed at myself... hope it's not too long before it's on Youtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    By wearing the right costumes, not the wrong ones.
    I'm trying to see what's wrong with this costume. Hmmm... hmmm... Further study is required.

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    I can't believe they completely ignored pairs and the Japanese skaters! NBC coverage sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertRoad View Post
    I'm trying to see what's wrong with this costume. Hmmm... hmmm... Further study is required.

    My guess, you're a guy while aftertherain and I are girls?

    No seriously, that one's probably great for the context of the skate, which I don't recognize. I was more reacting to her Olympic costumes - all three of them. It's just too much. Too much going on everywhere. We don't get to see MIKI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertRoad View Post
    I'm trying to see what's wrong with this costume. Hmmm... hmmm... Further study is required.
    I don't like any of her costumes, period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodhiyel View Post
    I'm not an Evan fan, but I think his exhibition programme was a wise choice. You can't go wrong with Gershwin!
    But I wish he could have come up with something new. He's the Olympic Gold Medalist! You would think we would have had something special, not a repeat for the umpteenth time of his World's LP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    OMG. Watch it on NBCOlympics.com! They kissed at the end of it! I think it's the first time I've ever seen them kiss!
    Yah I noticed that too. She kissed him first then he responded. My goodness communist China has come a long way for women especially. I wonder what Chinese audience think of that. Not only China, but this is something that Asian couples do not do in public for anything. Fun fun fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    I don't like any of her costumes, period.
    I agree. If Miki spent more time on refining her lines and posture, instead of her costumes this year (there were at least four elaborate ones made for her LP this season alone!), she might be on the Olympic podium. What is she thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Layfan View Post
    Darn, I didn't notice! Now, I'm annoyed at myself... hope it's not too long before it's on Youtube.
    In the NBC TV broadcast, they show the entire layout spin from one angle (so that you can see the whole spin), but I noticed that the online video at nbcolympics.com goes to an overhead shot right when she starts to turnout her leg!! :( That is a huge pet peeve of mine--when the camera zooms in or changes angle in the middle of any technical move. I never get why they feel the need to zoom in on someone's face when they are doing a spin. Makes no sense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darializa View Post
    In the NBC TV broadcast, they show the entire layout spin from one angle (so that you can see the whole spin), but I noticed that the online video at nbcolympics.com goes to an overhead shot right when she starts to turnout her leg!! :( That is a huge pet peeve of mine--when the camera zooms in or changes angle in the middle of any technical move. I never get why they feel the need to zoom in on someone's face when they are doing a spin. Makes no sense!
    NBC making sense is an oxymoron

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    Quote Originally Posted by aurora100 View Post
    i agree. If miki spent more time on refining her lines and posture, instead of her costumes this year (there were at least four elaborate ones made for her lp this season alone!), she might be on the olympic podium. What is she thinking?
    Agreed. I think that's why I don't like her skating; she's so .. awkward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    I was actually slightly disappointed by her gala performance ... It wasn't even the popping of one of the jumps. The program itself was .. meh. I was hoping for it to be on the level of, but not like Michelle Kwan's Fields of Gold or Shizuka Arakawa's Ave Maria, but it is not to be ... for me at least.

    Love her earrings though.
    Well Yuna had no reason to cry to Fields of Gold, which is what made Kwan's skate so powerful and emotional. Yuna did look a little tired and almost girlish, not a lot of make up did it perhaps. It was beautiful still. Very understated and showed off her beautiful lines. It's amazing how she goes from powerful triple jumps to whispering willow in nano seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aurora100 View Post
    Well Yuna had no reason to cry to Fields of Gold, which is what made Kwan's skate so powerful and emotional. Yuna did look a little tired and almost girlish, not a lot of make up did it perhaps. It was beautiful still. Very understated and showed off her beautiful lines. It's amazing how she goes from powerful triple jumps to whispering willow in nano seconds.
    It was an elegant program, but to me, it was lacking something. She didn't make me want to watch her program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    Agreed. I think that's why I don't like her skating; she's so .. awkward.
    To be fair, her posture and her lines have improved tremendously since I first started watching her four or five or six years ago. I do think she has been working on that. Miki has become a much more refined skater and I appreciate that much more than whether she can do a quad or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Layfan View Post
    To be fair, her posture and her lines have improved tremendously since I first started watching her four or five or six years ago. I do think she has been working on that. Miki has become a much more refined skater and I appreciate that much more than whether she can do a quad or not.
    I agree she has improved, but it doesn't mean it's good. It's just better than what it was before, which was awful. I noticed that her posture was much better in her exhibition program tonight than in her SP or LP, which tells me that when she gets nervous, her posture goes out the window. So she needed to work on it more instead of distracting herself with all these hidious LP costumes with crosses, snakes and spiders each time out.

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