Might as well...
Might as well...
Actually, the more I think of it, the more I think that Midori would have been unbeatable against not just Yuna but anyone under CoP.
She had all the jumps, all done with exceptional height, width, speed. She had great centered spins with quick revolutions. She had great step sequence. The only problem she might have encountered is flexibility, but given the huge, huge GoEs she would have gotten from her speed and power, it wouldn't have mattered that much.
What about artistry?
I want to see a skater with Midori's jumps and Kwan's artistry. Then we'll have the best skater in history
Depends on what a "perfect" midori means. Two triple axels? A 3/3? Maybe. But that would be saying a less artistic perfect Mao could beat Yuna, yet even a perfect Mao could not beat her Yuna. She is unbeatable when clean. Period.
But unlike Mao, Midori would be getting incredibly high GOEs on all of her jumps. Apart from inconsistency issues, she had it all. She often had difficult transitions in and/or out of her jump elements comparable to Yuna. I don't know how her minor leg wrap would've affected GOEs, but IMO the other qualities of her jumps could more than make up for it. Also she grew up in "figure" era, so her skating skill score would be at least high as Yuna's. Nonetheless, I have to assume Yuna will get extra "pretty" points, so they would be quite evenly matched in terms of score.
Will someone create threads like this later? lol
Could a perfect Sasha have beaten a perfect Yuna?
Could a perfect K. Yamaguchi have beaten a perfect Yuna?
Could a perfect whoever have beaten a perfect Yuna?
Well, Midori Ito was always ahead of her peers in terms of technical department. So it's prossible if she had competed in the present day, she will still be ahead of everyone. Frankly, some of her jumps were better than some men. It was the artistic side that she was at a disadvantage, but she was still a very enjoyable skater to watch.
Midori flutzed, so she wouldn't get high GOES on her 3lutzs. But other than that at this point Midori would have been more competitive with Yu-na than Mao because Midori had other jumps to back her up, instead of just the 3axel. However, if Midori couldnt' manage to beat Kristi....
If Yu-na was competiting in 6.0, she'd probably always "attempt" the triple loop and just double it a lot. Or, I think in Yu-na's case, she attempt it more and it would be a bit more consistent because Kim can do the 3loop in practice.
But the idea that Kristi would have attempted her 3sal under IJS. :lol: