02-20-2011, 07:30 AM
Miki maybe boring for some, but as I said before she is competitive. Not surprised at her win.
I haven't seen this yet, but has Mao got more than the one big trick?
Mirai is a perfect example of trusting the strongest world's team to the US Nats.
02-20-2011, 07:51 AM
How amazing for Mirai! I'm so glad that one of our ladies won a medal and especially glad that it was Mirai. I'm thrilled for Mao and can't wait to see her program. I'm not one of Miki's biggest fans, but you have to admire her for her perseverance and her hard work. She's had an impressively long podium-quality career by anyone's standards, and she's only getting better.
02-20-2011, 07:53 AM
02-20-2011, 08:28 AM
Congrats the medalists and Rachel!! I was almost in tears watching Mirai and Mao's fights. Now I'm worrying is Miki keeps this shape until Worlds.As far as I know,a world champion has at least a bomb in a season,but Miki has skated without major mistakes in LPs...
02-20-2011, 08:30 AM
02-20-2011, 08:33 AM
Waiting for on-ice perfection.
If you're thinking of the Olympic season and the season right before the Olympics, when hype and excitement start to build, maybe, but any other season, the inflation does not occur until the big competition, Worlds itself, not 4CC. That skaters also skate better toward the end of the season because their programs grow on them, they've worked out the glitches and skated out the jitters also helps. That, however, would affect PCS, not TES.
Originally Posted by miki88
I think most people complaining about overinflation are focusing on the over-generous TES. That Mao got 70+ TES with an edge call on her Lz, two URs and no 3-3s and that Miki hit 73 TES with neither a 3A or 3-3 is surprising because up till now, the biggest TES scores were the following:
1. Yu-na Kim '10 Olympics 78.50: 3Lz-3T, 6 triples, explosive jumps
2. Mao Asada '07 GPF 73.35: 3A, two 3-3s (including the highest scoring triple combination, a 3F-3Lo+GOE)
3. Yu-na Kim '07 COR 72.90: 3F-3T, seven triples
Take out the spiral, Miki almost beat out Yu-na at the Olympics and won Mao's monstrous two 3-3, 3A program (possibly the most technically ambitious program, layout-wise). Mao also beat herself, although this is definitely not her best performance. I think cries of overscoring are valid. Miki's program is now the second highest scoring LP in CoP history, beating out your favorite Mao 2007 Worlds LP and Yu-na's clean Miss Saigon.
The tech calls were quite generous as well, since I would've URed a few jumps and DGed some of the jumps that were URed but who cares. If this kind of judging continues into March, my favorite will hit 155+ even without the SpSq if she goes clean.
02-20-2011, 09:50 AM
Lol. Why are you comparing scores from 07-08 season to now? That's one season where the judges were esp strict with GOE and PCS. If you're going to compare across seasons, then your favorite has also beaten herself several times, although her more recent performances aren't all necessarily better than those she did a few seasons ago.
Originally Posted by dlgpffps
02-20-2011, 10:21 AM
Mao's layout from 07 GPF was very impressive, but she received negative GoEs for 3A, 3F-3T and 3Lz, and her spins weren't as good back then. The base values ended up being pretty close, because:
Originally Posted by dlgpffps
- the base value and the way the GoE is factored has changed. In 2007, Mao got 6.70 for her 3A, now - 9.79. Also, the base value of 3L is now a bit higher.
- this year Mao got the '<' call on 3T and 2L, but because of the rule change this wasn't as costly an error as it would have been last season.
- this year Mao had more transitions in her program, which bumped up the GoE of the landed jumps and the PCS.
All in all it's difficult to compare the scores from previous season to those from this one, because the base value of some jumps and the way the GoE is factored has changed a lot. Right now CoP encourages doing 3As and having a full set of triples, and this is exactly what Mao is attempting to do, even if a couple of triples weren't perfect yet.
As for Miki - although she technically didn't do a 3-3, 2A-3T helped her to achieve what a 3-3 would serve to do - to land 6 triples (repeating 3Lz and 3T) and 2 2As. Her jump layout is quite similar to YuNa's - the difference is YuNa could attempt one additional 2A back then (now the skaters can do only 2 2As in the LP).
Miki's jump layout is really CoP-efficient, though - she gets a nice bonus for doing 5 jumps passes in the second half and doing 2Ls instead of 2Ts. Plus her jumps are really big, she does nice steps into some of them (esp. 3L) and makes an effort to hold the landing.
The only problem is, she probably can't score more than she did in this competition unless she does 3Lz-3L instead of 3Lz-2L and 3F instead of 3L, while Mao can score more by improving 2A-3T, 3S and 3-2-2 (it might be too soon to completely fix the Lutz before Worlds) and YuNa can bring 3L back.
02-20-2011, 10:22 AM
I'm not gonna lie. That's what I thought too...but it is what it is.
Originally Posted by Lucky Star
02-20-2011, 10:41 AM
What jumps, exactly, did Mao that were UR and weren't called as such? (I haven't seen Mirai's program, so I can not comment). I thought the 3A was fully rotatated(and so did most judges), her flips were fine, her 3L was also fine. She had problems with her 3S(which recieved negative GOE, one judge gave it -3), her second 2L from the 3-2-2 combination, which was called as UR, and with the 3T from 2A-3T(which, despire the UR, had an ok landing, and since the judges can't see if the jump was called UR or not, some thought it was, giving -1, some didn't, giving it +1.) Where is the problem?
Originally Posted by lilshorty
02-20-2011, 10:44 AM
I think the final placements were right, so I'm not going to quibble about the scores.
02-20-2011, 10:49 AM
The judges can see now whether jumps are UR/DG (part of new rules this year).
Originally Posted by Mirunna
I thought Mao's URs were correct, although the 3S was also questionable, the rest was fine. Mirai's jumps all looked good to me...except maybe the 3T at the end of the 2A-3T
02-20-2011, 10:50 AM
Just watched Mao´s skate and was totally impressed with the interpretation of the music. She was skating so soft with lot´s of transitions. just wow. I think 7,5 as average is just so low! I mean how much better can you skate to this music? The marks should be in the nines.
02-20-2011, 10:55 AM
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