I like this music on Mao:
Short clip of Japan SOI practice (Mao doing 3A and 3-3):
Nice picture of Daisuke, Mao, Joannie and Kurt:
I want her 3-3 back, it has so much softness in it. And her jumps seems to have a lot more flow out of it now.
Do you know for a fact that Mao refused to comb through the basics? You are talking as if that is true. I see that in the past 2 yrs she had 3 major thing to fix, and she /coach chose one the 3A. You are making a condlusion tht Mao was unwilling to fix her flutz that was why so left Arutunian. Do you have a reliable source? I still don't see how you can make a huge jump from "if that was true" to "perhaps she will be more willing to comb through the basics"Maybe after not so successful seasons in Mao's point of view, perhaps she'll be more willing to comb through the basics.
I don't know what was Arutunian's reason for not fixing the flutz when she was with him, but I clearly remember the TV commentators quoted Arutunian that "he was not puttinjg flutz as priority.Originally Posted by miki88
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*Here's an example: http://www.nemopan.com/board/2190240.../190/002/3.gif I wish I could post a Youtube video, but YT is blocked in China.
I'm sorry I have to criticize Mao so much, but really her jumps constitute my least favorite part of her skating. They are great, but very far from perfect.
At least, I hope so. Time will tell.
I don't know much about the technique and physicalities of jumping as you do, guys but one thing about Mao's jumps I like is her air positions. I find them beautiful. then, I cringe for the flip entrance now and she seems to have the same take off for the loop as Akiko, a tad long telegraphing (?)... sorry if I'm not correct, just my opinion as a viewer without many technical knowledge