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    Forgive my ignorance but when did niki and shae split????wow, short marriage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadia01 View Post
    I think Miki & Morozov dating is true. I heard that from someone else too in Japan, though I don't know where he read/heard about it.
    I don't want this thread to get too far into rumor, but wow. If that is true it should make for an interesting coach/student relationship to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsk8fan View Post
    What does that mean specifically? I think she is more refined than 98% of the women. I think it was her lack of international exposure/reputation that held her back at the Olympics.
    I agree and of the US Ladies only Alissa is a more refined skater than Mirai at this point. Some could argue for Ashley but certainly not Rachael who still needs so much work on her spins and positions.

    About "Carmen" - many thought it was an odd choice but it turns out to have been a briliant choice for Mirai. We may have seen better character portrayals but Mirai skated to the music exceptionally well.

    Was it an accident that Mirai brought the audiences to their feet at Natls and the Olympics before the music even ended?
    Closing with the rousing Gypsy Dance and using Mirai's speed and spectacular spinning abilty was smart, smart, smart.

    Frank had commented that "Carmen" was picked to help Mirai grow - and I think we will see her music selected with a similar purpose each season leading toward 2014.

    I think Lori did a great job with the choreo. I say that because it is one of the few programs I have bothered to watch again on YouTube. I watch it because it is so much fun and very entertaining watching Mirai skating to this music.

    Apparently the judges thought so too as 4th place at the Olympics on a night when many better known and more experienced Ladies skated their best is not too shabby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertRoad View Post
    Morozov is also famous and beautiful. Those two will have lovely skating babies that pop out of the womb with a salchow entry, right into riverdancing footwork with a perfectly arched hunchback.
    Too Much!!! Where can I send you the bill, for having to take my laptop in to get the coffee spray cleaned out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andalusia View Post
    I'm not a big fan of Rachael's skating at all, but I only just saw her Olympic LP, and if it's true that both her flips were downgraded, I sure do smell something fishy going on. The first one might've been questionable (but even then, it looked no worse than the flips of some others that weren't downgraded), but the second one looked completely clean to me. I paid close attention to her landing foot, and I saw no evidence of her making the turn on the ice. Wuzrobbed!
    You don't brains and niether does the Judges they use one camer I saw not thing wrong with with Rachael skating was great . You guys must not see reel good Because I great eye site. Racheal great skate they just don't like Americans especally Russia who I hate Period. Bye the people Racheal tring go Stanford U. She's not to worry about bad Judges what they think her skating, she had a great time at the Olympic Games now she getting ready for College. She will not have time Skate anymore after this fall because her College is as hard as Harvard and Yale. Also she great persom maybe some of you stop riping her just enjoy her as a person. You Andalusia need act more like her stop being jerk. She thank her fans, everybody support, she had great ime there, just maybe if you acted like her you everybody else on this board would be better for it and better person.
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    Alissa is much slower skater than Mirai, at least it looks that way to me. I do like Alissa's skating, I don't enjoy watching her skate, however. I am dreading a mistake, or two, or three every program from her. In this way I find Alissa not as refined as Mirai.
    Quote Originally Posted by janetfan View Post
    I agree and of the US Ladies only Alissa is a more refined skater than Mirai at this point. Some could argue for Ashley but certainly not Rachael who still needs so much work on her spins and positions.

    About "Carmen" - many thought it was an odd choice but it turns out to have been a briliant choice for Mirai. We may have seen better character portrayals but Mirai skated to the music exceptionally well.

    Was it an accident that Mirai brought the audiences to their feet at Natls and the Olympics before the music even ended?
    Closing with the rousing Gypsy Dance and using Mirai's speed and spectacular spinning abilty was smart, smart, smart.

    Frank had commented that "Carmen" was picked to help Mirai grow - and I think we will see her music selected with a similar purpose each season leading toward 2014.

    I think Lori did a great job with the choreo. I say that because it is one of the few programs I have bothered to watch again on YouTube. I watch it because it is so much fun and very entertaining watching Mirai skating to this music.

    Apparently the judges thought so too as 4th place at the Olympics on a night when many better known and more experienced Ladies skated their best is not too shabby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsk8fan View Post
    Alissa is much slower skater than Mirai, at least it looks that way to me. I do like Alissa's skating, I don't enjoy watching her skate, however. I am dreading a mistake, or two, or three every program from her. In this way I find Alissa not as refined as Mirai.
    It depends on how you interpret the meaning of "refined."
    Certainly jumping is important and Mirai seems to be a much more secure jumper than Alissa.

    Looking at their expression, the IN and the way they hold positions I would give an edge to Alissa right now.

    That isn't meant as a knock on Mirai and I expect by next season she will have even better artistry. I think her team worked hard - and is still working hard on fixing up Mirai's jumps and the ur/edge problems. When this becomes more secure we will most likely see Mirai's artistry blossom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janetfan View Post
    It depends on how you interpret the meaning of "refined."
    Certainly jumping is important and Mirai seems to be a much more secure jumper than Alissa.

    Looking at their expression, the IN and the way they hold positions I would give an edge to Alissa right now.

    That isn't meant as a knock on Mirai and I expect by next season she will have even better artistry. I think her team worked hard - and is still working hard on fixing up Mirai's jumps and the ur/edge problems. When this becomes more secure we will most likely see Mirai's artistry blossom.
    I agree with that. When she's not jumping, Alissa is the most beautiful skater. Too bad about her competitive nerves. And Mirai is just starting to realize her artistry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsk8fan View Post
    Alissa is much slower skater than Mirai, at least it looks that way to me. I do like Alissa's skating, I don't enjoy watching her skate, however. I am dreading a mistake, or two, or three every program from her. In this way I find Alissa not as refined as Mirai.
    Alissa is a beautiful skater but is more like Sasha in that she gets nervous. The other thing is that Alissa is not the whole package - she has flexibility, great spins, and expression but doesn't have the technical goods (jumps), consistency, and competitive nerves to back her up. Mirai does have these things and that is why she is the full package and on her way to becoming a star. Alissa is also 6 years older than Mirai so of course she would be more polished and sophisticated, Mirai will grow in these areas as she gets older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyang View Post
    Rachael is a very 'solid' skater - consistent.

    During some post competition commentary on Olympic late night, Dick Button essentially said that Mirai has a very natural performance style, whereas Rachael tends to seem more 'choreographed'. Mirai's performance is 'unforced'.

    Both have good technical skills, but, for many, Rachael lacks an 'it' factor of Mirai - she doesn't 'sparkle' as naturally as Mirai. A Lot of people thought Mirai should have won the US title because of her performance factor. I think under 6.0, Mirai would likely have had her 2nd US title over Rachael.

    IMHO, I feel Rachael is like another Sarah Hughes - steady, consistent, not a lot of flare, but wins with performance of 'lifetime' at the world level. IMHO, Mirai has the POTENTIALl to be another Yu-Na. Caroline Zhang may be the next 'Sasha' - beautiful skater with nerve issues, assuming Caroline can also defeat her technique issues. I certainly hope that CZ can defeat both technique and nerve issues.


    I'm really hoping that Mirai and Ashley can earn 3 spots for next year's tWorld's. It's a highly likely possibility, but then you never know what the other competitors will do now that they aren't under the Olympic spot light and how all the media attention will impact the top 6 ladies from the Olympics.
    Good thinking Post!
    If the would be 11 points at the Olys were to count towards the 1011 season, we could add Ashley or whomever to next years Nats but it is only counted at Worlds. I believe Mirai and Rachael could garner at least 13 points in Torino.

    Their nemesis in Torino will be Ando, Kostner, Lepitot and a suprising Meier. which could knock out he American hopes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    Good thinking Post!
    If the would be 11 points at the Olys were to count towards the 1011 season, we could add Ashley or whomever to next years Nats but it is only counted at Worlds. I believe Mirai and Rachael could garner at least 13 points in Torino.

    Their nemesis in Torino will be Ando, Kostner, Lepitot and a suprising Meier. which could knock out he American hopes.
    This is true, and you could even throw Gedevanishvilli in there as well where she is now a European medalist, and Leonova and Makarova, potentially even Korpi because she beat Rachael and Mirai at CoC this year even though she did not skate well (neither did they but still). However, in terms of consistency, Rachael and Mirai are much more consistent than any of these Euro ladies, but you never know when someone will have an off night or the SOHL. The prospects look good for the US but I wouldn't say it's a done deal yet. I'd love for Mirai, Ashley, and Christina Gao to go next year though!

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