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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilvskating View Post
    To be honest, as good as her 2A combos were, I'm 100% for the ISU change of rules on 2A. It was a shame that one could do three 2As and got ridiculous high GOE and beat skaters who did more triples. IMO it should have been changed long time ago. I'm not against Yuna and she was my number one fav going into the olympics, so save it if you want to argue with me. I'm just say it as a matter of fact. No Yuna hater here. It's not a loss to figure skating world, instead a change for a better world.
    Absolutely. The crazy amount of 2A was more than a shame - it was a disgrace. We can be fans, even ubers, but this was rule change that was too late in coming.

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    Very nice story, Marcus! Love Miki and she sounds very down to earth and sweet. No wonder I like her! I hope you have more encounters with her and don't forget to share! Hehe.

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    thank you for the sweet story about miki. i like miki more every time i see her--miki herself even more than miki's skating. it makes me feel torn, that worlds was held when miki and the other japanese skaters felt that their hearts weren't in it. i wonder if they really can be at their best. i hope they've made peace with the decision, and are being buoyed by the crowds and the energy of the event.

    i actually tuned in looking for dress rehearsal photos of YNK's costumes, but your miki story was an even better find.

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    I thought that Miki had followed her coach to somewhere in Europe, leaving NJ behind. Did she come back? Nice story about meeting her, I'm impressed by her fluency in English in the interviews I've seen.

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    RE: Yu-Na having to drop her 2Axel-3Toe combo...she wouldn't have to if the Free Skate actually allowed skaters to pick the elements they want to perform. Imagine if the minimum requirement for the Ladies Free Skate was:

    *6 jumping passes, two in combination with a second jump
    *3 spins
    *1 footwork or spiral sequence

    And after that 3 elements of the skater's choice (with certain restrictions) could be added to the program. She could do this jump layout:

    3Lutz+3Toe
    2Axel
    3Flip
    2Axel+3Toe
    3Lutz
    3Sal

    She would then choose non-jump elements to fill all of her 3 additional flexible slots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkusNJ View Post
    She was incredibly sweet, engaging, and so so so so pretty. Everyone who worked at the Starbucks knew her, and apparently she always orders Earl Gray tea!
    Made me a bigger fan....
    Is she prettier in person than on TV or vice versa?
    I find her very exotic looking, she almost looks like she has foreign blood in her.
    At the risk of offending Mao fans, I think Miki is much more interesting looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades of Passion View Post
    RE: Yu-Na having to drop her 2Axel-3Toe combo...she wouldn't have to if the Free Skate actually allowed skaters to pick the elements they want to perform. Imagine if the minimum requirement for the Ladies Free Skate was:

    *6 jumping passes, two in combination with a second jump
    *3 spins
    *1 footwork or spiral sequence

    And after that 3 elements of the skater's choice (with certain restrictions) could be added to the program. She could do this jump layout:

    3Lutz+3Toe
    2Axel
    3Flip
    2Axel+3Toe
    3Lutz
    3Sal

    She would then choose non-jump elements to fill all of her 3 additional flexible slots.
    I did some calculations and noticed she could actually get slightly higher base value than she has now by simply keeping the same layout as last year except with a double lutz substituted for the last double axel:

    3Lz+3T
    3F
    2A+2T+2L
    2A+3T*
    3Lz*
    3S*
    2Lz*
    *10% bonus

    She'd get 43.57 points base value for this. Add in some tano-arm for the double lutz for good measure and she'd get +3 for it surely.

    Don't know why she didn't go for this. The double tano lutz should be easy for her since the lutz is her strongest jump. (Unless the timing is so different it might throw off her 3Lutz technique? )

    The only reason I could think of is that the GOE pontential of the 2Lz is much less than a 3S+2T. The minor increase in BV is not enough to offset the huge decrease in maximum potential GOE (2.1 for the combo, 0.9 for the 2Lz).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    I did some calculations and noticed she could actually get slightly higher base value than she has now by simply keeping the same layout as last year except with a double lutz substituted for the last double axel:

    3Lz+3T
    3F
    2A+2T+2L
    2A+3T*
    3Lz*
    3S*
    2Lz*
    *10% bonus

    She'd get 43.57 points base value for this. Add in some tano-arm for the double lutz for good measure and she'd get +3 for it surely.

    Don't know why she didn't go for this. The double tano lutz should be easy for her since the lutz is her strongest jump. (Unless the timing is so different it might throw off her 3Lutz technique? )

    The only reason I could think of is that the GOE pontential of the 2Lz is much less than a 3S+2T. The minor increase in BV is not enough to offset the huge decrease in maximum potential GOE (2.1 for the combo, 0.9 for the 2Lz).
    thats ridiculos. 2lz in senior level ??? its very boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yangjie View Post
    thats ridiculos. 2lz in senior level ??? its very boring.
    When's the last time you saw a tano double lutz? A double lutz with lots of speed, great height and major rotation delay (since it's only double), and of course the arm over the head would be spectacular in my opinion.

    Check out this double flip from Boitano in his '88 SP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me0Rv...eature=related.
    Last edited by Krislite; 04-28-2011 at 02:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkusNJ View Post
    Has anyone heard anything about Rachael or Alyssa?
    Yeah. Anyone?

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    Or for that matter, the 3 US dance teams?

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    It may be new clip for you.
    http://ime.nu/sakuraweb.homeip.net/u...c/up145783.gif
    Nice 2A-3T from Mao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayayukiituka View Post
    It may be new clip for you.

    Nice 2A-3T from Mao.
    definitely didn't see skating on that clip

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayayukiituka View Post
    It may be new clip for you.
    http://ime.nu/sakuraweb.homeip.net/u...c/up145783.gif
    Nice 2A-3T from Mao.
    Sadly, the users living outside of Japan get the "403 forbidden" message. Not to mention the, err, porn adverts. ^^'

    I uploaded a gif showing Mao's 2A-3T here, though:
    http://fotoo.pl/zdjecia/files/2011-04/26b89233.gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okami View Post
    Sadly, the users living outside of Japan get the "403 forbidden" message. Not to mention the, err, porn adverts. ^^'

    I uploaded a gif showing Mao's 2A-3T here, though:
    http://fotoo.pl/zdjecia/files/2011-04/26b89233.gif
    Same problem

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