11-14-2010, 10:21 AM
Carolina skated clean because here jumps were easy and beautiful and there is no request to do 3-3. Yes, she said she had in mind to to 3-3, but... the program didn't appear to luck something.
The step sequence at Torino gave her 6 points. No idea how much she got yesterday, but it makes up for the difference. She had higher TES and higher PCS than every one else and those who have seen her live can say she skates faster than everyone else. It's much more difficult to skate a program with her speed and that is rewarded
11-14-2010, 10:27 AM
yes...carolina planned a 3-3 and did a 3-2 BUT she didn't miss a required element...if she would have done a 2-2 that would have been another story...so she skated clean! her jumps were solid and good..and I agree with what npavel said! figure skating is not only jumps! there are also steps spins good quality skating interpretation ecc! yes, jumps are important but they are 3 elements out of seven. people seems to forget that..or at least, they forget when they want it. In this competition she was in a class of their own!
Originally Posted by Poodlepal
about the skaters you mentioned:
I love mao and I love the fact that she was and is trying to put the 3a in competition but she kind of need it...her jumping technic has been falling apart in last two years...she han no lutz she doesn't always do salchow and last time she did a 3-3 was at 2008 worlds if I'm not wrong.
Rachel needs big guns...the quality of the other elements are high but not as high as she needs to stay in a world podium
Zhang...c'mon..she HAS to do something with her jumps!!! I'm sorry because I loved her since I saw her ave maria program, but the lutz is awful when she does the axel it seems that she is in slow motion and the loop is not better! she did a really good job by fixing the flip but work is not finished yet.
11-14-2010, 10:29 AM
She said it during the press conference I think...It's written in the ISU page!
Originally Posted by MikiAndoFan#1
11-14-2010, 10:32 AM
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11-14-2010, 10:34 AM
Originally Posted by MikiAndoFan#1
11-14-2010, 10:46 AM
Sheesh I don't know how anyone who watched the Ladies SP yesterday can complain
about Carolina's score. Did you not see the skaters before her. The other ladies
in this competition are going to have to bring it up a few notches to match what Carolina
puts out on the ice. Of course this is only my humble opinion.
Anything can happen in the FS. I expect Rachael to come out fighting and move up.
Good Luck to all the Ladies.
11-14-2010, 12:29 PM
Funny you should say that....
Kristy Yamaguchi and Midori Ito would wipe this field off the map. 1992. Sad. Even Nancy Kerrigan wss a giant leap above these performances.
Originally Posted by herios
11-14-2010, 12:33 PM
Yu-Na Kim and Mao Asada would wipe this field off the map. 2010. Even Joannie Rochette was a giant leap above these performances. Sad? No. Just a weak field in the year after the Olympics.
Originally Posted by katymay
(Yes...I am aware of Mao's recent skates this season).
11-14-2010, 12:36 PM
Caroline does neat contortion things, a skill one is born with. It would have served her better in the sport of gymnastics. She does not have power legs and she cannot jump at the level you need to be at. This will never change, you can either jump or you can't. The arm waving, steps, spins, polish etc. can be improved, but if you can't jump...you can't jump.
11-14-2010, 03:25 PM
Originally Posted by npavel
Not close to being a Carolina fan but ita...