11-01-2010, 10:53 AM
alissa-good program, good for you. nice to see you relax and not worry about outcome,-nice height on most jumps, back to see your nice flowing, effortless look on ice (like kwan)although a few looked ur that wasn't counted
Amelie--i wondered hat looked familar a bit, i thought she did, and it paid off for her, keep up good work,but good job
Ksenia-nice job-good flow, show a bit more personality
But as far as overscored I thinkk all of Skate Canada was overscore, some jumps that should have been called for ur's wasn't, and pc's was definetly overmarked.
11-02-2010, 11:50 AM
There is no denying? I deny, Skate Canada would, too.
Originally Posted by Blades of Passion
11-02-2010, 04:32 PM
I would have to disagree with the posters who said that the single position spin is boring/ not worth a feature. It is quite difficult to hold a position well for 8 revolutions and end up with a positive GOE ( for maintaining speed and position). Those that do it well should be credited.
11-02-2010, 06:29 PM
Skating is art, if you let it be.
I think holding positions out for lengthy amounts of time should be scored in the GOE if it is done well, not as a level feature. It is indeed boring to see a Change-of-foot Combination spin that only has 2 changes of position in the entire spin and, no, it's not that difficult. Not compared to the amount of difficult positions and transitions between positions the skater should have to be doing to get a Level 4.
Originally Posted by jan
ISU finally updated the rules for spins this season so that difficult variations, backwards entrances, and changes of edge only count once per performance a level feature. Spinning for 8+ rotations in the same position, though? They didn't limit that. It gets very repetitive and it's generally not very special.
If it is going to count for a feature, it should only count once per performance and it should only count if a truly impressive position is held for 8+ rotations. Like a Beillman, or a full donut position, or some kind of position which requires significant stretch/strength in both the skater's back and their limbs. Not just any standard catch-foot or twisted position that normally counts as a difficult variation.
11-03-2010, 12:01 AM
she takes the audience on her journey of emotions
Ha! I was thinking the same thing as you and R.D. Of all the skaters - Carolina and Alissa win the first two grand prix events. I love it!!
Originally Posted by Nadine
Anyway, interesting what everyone was saying about Alissa's spins. They were gorgeous but I wasn't as wowed as usual and I think it has to do with what Blades was explaining about the new spin rules - so thanks for that, Blades.
This LP is a bit of a different look for Allissa and I like it. Not as much as Sabrina perhaps but it's nice to see her get away from the warhorses and try something a little different and more abstract.
Bummer about the one fall but great recovery and she otherwise looked comfortable and determined at the same time. Yey!!!!!
I'm so happy for her!
Since I'm only NOW getting to watch SC clips I only watched Alissa's LP. I watched Cynthia and Agnes SP, too but I have this thing where if I don't get to watch competitions live, then I have a hard time going back and watching those who I know bombed or struggled. So I can't watch Cynthia's or Agnes' LP...
As for Agnes, I liked her in the SP and her jumps certainly are big and often look nice and easy. She's a very good all around skater and her SP confirms my feeling that she could be a factor at Nats, although she'll have to be spot on.
I agree with Nadine that she needs to work on her look. I don't mind the choreo in the SP but it's a bit over the top and I think she could use some refinement. And I really disliked her costume... I did see her FS costume though and I thought it was fun.
11-03-2010, 08:36 AM
IMO- Agnes' LP wasn't THAT bad. Just early-season jitters, being on the big stage and all having said that, I saw nothing really special about her.
Now Gilles, on the other hand...that was a true meltdown.
11-03-2010, 12:47 PM