Did Ashley Wagner skate to the same music as last year? I though she was suppose skate to Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir"?
Good on Caroline for getting rid of the mule kick. And it's not just that she's ditched the kick, but her 3F on the whole looks better than it's ever been. I don't see much improvement in the 2A, though, and my gosh she was slow. So unbelievably slow...the whole programme seemed to be running in slow motion...even her spins looked terribly slow. She's also filled out a lot, and she's clearly not as flexible as she once was.
Carolina - meh. She landed the jumps (didn't she do a much easier 3T-2T this time?), but nothing else about the programme seemed terribly noteworthy to me. Kanako showed a lot of spunk and landed a couple of nice jumps, but my problem with her is that she showed a little too much spunk, so much so that she came across as overly perky and 'on'. Michelle was doing Salome at her age, so Kanako had better get with the, um, programme. Rachael...Rachael's trudging along as she's always done and consequently looking as boring as she's ever been. Lori clearly thinks that jazzy, all-American feel works well for Rachael, but IMO it just makes her even more blah. And as a shallow aside, I don't think Rachael's new hairdo looks terribly flattering on her.
Ashley was my favourite, and I wish she was in first place. Mao's SP could be wonderful, but I see she's following her old pattern of looking unsteady early in the season, possibly going on to miss the GPF, and only coming into full bloom once the season is almost over.
I was so looking forward to Skate America in Portland, OR in a few weeks, but I don't know now. I just came from the website and Kanako is supposed to be skating there, which I don't like. It's unusual for me to have an aversion to a skater, but she reminds me of Fumie Suguri, whom I've never liked as a skater, this alone can turn me off, as well as fans, and of course the judging. It's not her fault btw, it's just a visceral reaction.
I'll have to think about this long & hard because I know my niece is looking forward to it, and I don't want to disappoint her, so I'm thinking we may just go to see the men skate, like we did at the Olympics. Lol, she likes the men moreso than the ladies anyways, same as me.
Hopefully I'll be more inspired when they skate their LPs, and just enjoy those ones I like (as I did in the SP), but the judging does affect me, I can't lie.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOO CAROLINA, RACHAEL, ASHLEY, CAROLINE, AND OF COURSE MAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Caroline looks so different. Her mule kick is gone and her jumps look higher so I'm happy for her. Whatever she had as a junior seems to be gone sadly. Her spins are nice but lost something , she's still so slow, not as flexible and she just look different. Puberty sure does change some people a lot.:sheesh:
Ashley is skating to the same music as last year but her program is totally reworked for the new rules and I don't really like it anymore. Ashley isn't a favorite skater at all but her short program from last year was one of my favorites but I don't like this new version so far. Whatever the rules are it has really slowed her program down. It took away the flow.
Rachel skating still does nothing for me but she looks like she's improved some.
Last edited by lavender; 10-22-2010 at 11:15 AM.
Go to the bathroom or go get food when Kanako skates.
Originally Posted by Nadine
Caro is actually in the lead with a 3t 2t. If anyone else would have put that down there would be an outcry. Never have been a fan and especially when she is gifted by the judges. Mao did not surprise me. She seems to not be ready this early in the season. Maybe if she was given later GP assignments..... Kanako still skates like a junior but she certainly is perky and enjoys skating. I wish Caroline Zhang would capture some of that enthusiasm. Glad to see her improve, but she still needs to speed things up and not skate so careful. She looks likes she skates to not make mistakes. Love Rachael's dress and I do think her program suits her. I enjoyed Ashley, but I still am not very good at identifying her jumps. I was glad to see clean programs other than Mao's. I don't think she deserved the score she recieved. Even the 47 was a gift.
Exactly like Bebe Liang.
Originally Posted by lavender
Well judging by how her older sister is quite thin I wouldn't quite say that Caroline has a tough outlook. The girl loves her junk food, I think it just takes eating healthier for her to get back into shape. I was more worried about her getting the same huge tatas Yangyang has and being thrown off balance Gedevanishvilli-style.
Originally Posted by luckyguy
Also Bebe skates like the wind, and then some. I would be ecstatic if Caroline skates that fast.
Last edited by cornell08; 10-22-2010 at 10:45 AM.
10-22-2010, 10:59 AM
please explain what is the "mule kick" you are all talking about
10-22-2010, 11:04 AM
Watch the entry to the Flip and Lutz.
Originally Posted by euroskate
That's a mule kick.
10-22-2010, 11:06 AM
You are right......
Originally Posted by luckyguy
Mao's program is nice so I can't wait til she skates it clean.
Last edited by lavender; 10-22-2010 at 11:14 AM.
10-22-2010, 11:12 AM
Last edited by adoreyuna; 10-22-2010 at 11:19 AM.
10-22-2010, 11:17 AM
awesome, thank you
Originally Posted by adoreyuna
10-22-2010, 11:17 AM
I think Caroline and Carolina have the same links.