^evangeline, it was Easter, do lambs instead of goats count? I did my share in sacrificing for Dai, I ate too much Lamb, I hope it helped!
^Good, I didnt want all the cholesterol I developed this weekend to go in vain
Where are the practice reports/videos of the US ladies?
Oh, wah. It says I can't get those clips of Yuna and Mao in this country. But so glad to hear that both are looking strong. Impressive from Yuna. I wonder how free she'll be when she actually performs. One thing that was so impressive about her Olympic skates is that she didn't really look tight despite all the pressure. But she had been competing all season. Strange that we'll only get to see her programs once this season. Maybe all her touring will help with her performance level.
Impressive to hear about Miki's triple triples too! I would definitely call her the front-runner for gold at this point although not an overwhelming favorite.
Thanks for the reports everyone!
yeah, I had the same thought. She used that strategy at nationals and it worked. But this time there is jetlag to consider. Is Rachael already there?Wow, so she's only getting one day of practice at the rink?
I think i like the long better than the short. Right now I can't see masterpiece like Brian spoke of but you can't really say until the actual competition. I thought it was a nice skate from Yu na. Her jumps when completed look so easy. I'm glad she's not doing Michelle's inside out spiral. This spiral looks much better and stretched. She did stop so it's more missing choreo missing. She will amp it up when it's showtime so I can't wait.
I am a little dissapointed about Yuna's long, of course its beatiful and all stuffs but its the same for me, quite weird but i remember last year program to have more and better transitions beofre the elements, and also her layout its quite bizarre her 2-3toe is high and nice and she can get +2 on it, why the change to a 3sal, but well I am now rotting more for Mao's programme, since she made some changes at 4CC her liebestraum is amazing, but of course i hope both of them skate to their fully potential
Yuna had to drop her majestic 2A+3T and replace it with 3S+2T due to the ISU rule changes (which in my opinion was designed to close the gap between Yuna and other skaters). It's a loss to the figure skating world that we don't get to see the world's best 2A+3T combo, but you can thank the ISU for that. But at the same time, I *really* love 3S+2T in this new program. It's very subtle and smooth, and fits nicely with the choreography.
Now if she fixed her triple loop it wouldn't be a problem. I think the rule change was meant to encourage this, but in Yuna's case she didn't think it was worth it.
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