10-07-2011, 01:27 PM
I know she is keeping Liebestraume (sp?) for her LP. What is her SP choice for this season?
10-07-2011, 01:42 PM
Originally Posted by lilshorty
10-07-2011, 09:30 PM
Here's the bit of open practice of Scheherazade.
10-07-2011, 10:22 PM
Very, Very nice. Thanks for the clip.
10-08-2011, 02:11 PM
Sorry if this has been posted. Got this from the Mao forum:
10-08-2011, 02:51 PM
Is she doing the Grand Prix series this year?
10-08-2011, 07:17 PM
Hopefully she brings something different to Scheherazade, Ito and Kwan both had great interpretations of that music.
11-06-2011, 04:30 PM
Some news clips before NHK (from Mao forum):
In the first part they talk about working on Mao's speed and after there is a short piece of the new short program.
And another one:
11-08-2011, 11:27 PM
Thanks for the links, babayaga!
I love the glimpse of her short, and that her upper body doesn't move up and down like it used to anymore.
11-09-2011, 08:44 PM
Here's Mao's SP cut this season: http://tokitama.tumblr.com/post/1255...9/scheherazade
Sounds pretty unique...a bit conflicted over whether I like it...
11-10-2011, 01:27 AM
Beliver in Sasha's Perfect Program
i don't. why mess with a good thing? Kwan did the classical, building, grand orchestration....as do most skaters.
Originally Posted by burntBREAD
11-10-2011, 05:57 AM
Tarasova is almost determined not to use an original version of anything it seems...
Fantasy Impromptu (the Olympic season LP that was later ditched) for Shizuka and Sotonikova's Bolero come to mind.
11-10-2011, 12:54 PM
I wonder what was the priority in rebuilding Mao's jumps. Certainly seemed not her flutz for the first season of her rebuilding.
BTW does she really need lutz? I kinda feel Mr. Sato has the same question...
Last edited by sorcerer; 11-10-2011 at 12:56 PM.
11-10-2011, 04:15 PM
In retrospect, changing her jump technique looks like a bad decision. She really wasn't close to landing a proper lutz the last few seasons (or ever for that matter). I wouldn't mind her falling on a lutz if it was taken off from the outside edge, but whatever work she put into the jump has not yet paid off because she is still taking off from the wrong edge. The time she has put in on the lutz has taken away from the maintenance of her other difficult triples, notably the flip and the axel, which have been less consistent than ever the last few seasons. I kind of wish she would permanently take the lutz out of her repertoire and concentrate on getting her 3/3 back because I feel like it might be easier to relearn something you used to do rather than learn something you never did correctly.
Originally Posted by sorcerer
11-10-2011, 04:26 PM
That's not 100% true, as she landed a true 3Lz with the correct edge twice in 2008-2009 season. But i don't know the reason she stopped doing it next season and by 2011 she was back to her old technique.
Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy