I don't know what Miki has planned, but with Morozov still at helm for her, the threat of 3Lz/3Lo is always there. Morozov will also likely see what other ladies do and then decide in the last minute what Miki should really try.
Uberness of some skater's fans is infamous even among international media as this article points out. Clearly exemplified in this thread by some.
Last edited by parma; 04-25-2011 at 05:51 PM.
If Mao tries a 3/3 I'm gonna guess that it'll be under-rotated.
From watching the practices I think Yuna will win this, she has the jumps and the speed. I like Mao's spins and spirals better but I just don't see her getting the jumps. I'd love for Mao to win this but I'm having doubts. As far as choregraphy I think Alissa has the best short this season it's just stunning even after seeing yuna's sp.
So far I only saw Yuna's practice video(are there any other ladies'?), and I like it a lot! Can't wait to see her performing it in full makeup and costume. It will be awesome.
By the way, her Giselle is not full of ballet, but to say it has nothing to do with ballet is just .
Sure, not much toe pointing, but aren't you forgetting something, like port de bras? It's so weird some ballet lovers always seem to ignore Yuna's beautiful port de bras.
So if she goes for triple triples I think she'll save the 3F+3L for the LP and do a 3L+3L in the SP.
Wouldn't that be something if Mao did the 3A and the 3/3 after such a difficult year! Were her 3/3's clean in practice?
Mixed feelings about Yuna's sp..
As for choreography wise, so far nothing particularly memorable except for her stomach grabbing... choreography before her 2A and another choreography right before her step sequence. But even with rather unmemorable choreography, the program wasn't boring, which is surprising I was greatly surprised when I realized her program was already over as she was doing her final combination spin in the program. I'm okay with her music cut since the time allotted for sp is considerably shorter than for lp; I'm actually glad that she's focused on portraying mad Giselle rather than trying to scramble everything together in one short program. Mad Giselle suits her style more too, I think, judging by how her more "innocent" "bright" program Die Fledermaus went compared to her other sp programs...
So enough on Yuna.
Are most of the podium contenders arriving today?
It's quite obvious that when you compare the two, it's very hard to consider Kim's 2011 SP to be anything ballet like.
So if skaters include one or two ballet like movement in their program given that many of them take ballet lessons regularly, does that prove their program has "a lot of ballet movements"? I think the answer is a clear no.
Last edited by wallylutz; 04-25-2011 at 06:09 PM.
Let's be careful calling people trolls...I've seen most of the posters here before on other topics, it seems like there are many different opinions and preferences.
I agree people should be careful with the 'troll' word. I'm sick of hearing that anytime you don't like a Yuna or Mao program. I like both skaters, they're both incredible but I'm disappointed with Yuna's program, after taking so much time off I thought there would be more legendary like choreography. That doesn't make one a troll to state their views on a program, trolls= hate kind of speech.
Hopefully the choreography will come alive when she has the costumes and makeup and everything in the real deal
I watched Yuna's practice clip once and thought she looked very strong.
I didn't expect Yuna to be skating like Oksana or even Sasha. Yuna is a gifted athlete and skater. She is also an elegant, exciting skater.
I think when she comes out in costume and makeup the SP will be fine. It still depends how she skates it the night of the competition. We saw a practice run trhough and nothing more.
To Parma: Be cool, man (or lady). What will be, will be. Everything will play out the way it will play out, no matter what anyone says on the Internet.