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    Mental practice can be as effective as physical one. The skaters are conserving their energy at this point. They may do isolated jump practices but a run through is about the whole program. Joubert's emphasis on his quads is no surprise, as he has repeatedly declared so himself. However, with over emphasis, he thrives or dies with quad outcomes in a competition.

    Bradley is another one over practising his quads. In his interview with Kurt Browning, he said he would land several in a practice, but if he missed one, he would do more to make the stat better. This process sometimes went on till he did 15 or more quads in a day! In a recent interview, he said he thought quads should be worth a lot more.

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    Carolina Kostner: nice practice, 2a-3T, 3F, great 3Lz's

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlgpffps View Post
    Carolina Kostner: nice practice, 2a-3T, 3F, great 3Lz's
    great!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlgpffps View Post
    Carolina Kostner: nice practice, 2a-3T, 3F, great 3Lz's
    Wonderful! Can't wait to see some vids of the other ladies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    In a recent interview, he said he thought quads should be worth a lot more.
    My ideal is to seek the perfect ballance on both quad and artistry. If quad worth too much, it'll become a jumping bean contest which I, for one, don't like to see.

    But this is Bradley's best card. Without it, he doesn't have much in his pocket.

    On another note, Brian Joubert's interview after practice:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7ZSMkLaRsY

    He still feels pain and he knows he's not in best shape at this competition. Also he changed into new pair of boots two week's ago. He plans to skate two 4T and two 3A in LP.
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    Asada and Murakami maybe missed one jump the entire session. Wow. Asada two triple Axels and a 3F-3Lo, Murakami great 3T-3T's.

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    Makarova's jumps look much improved, skates fast, too.


    * Getting all of this from Universal Sports

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    Bradley's interview after worlds practice:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P3VKv8jqlQ&NR=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    LOL that while everyone runs through the whole program with only mental jumps, Joubert does his with just jumps, plus the ending footwork, with zero transition and spin.
    True. I've never noticed how much he uses his arms in those triple axels. They are very powerful but look a bit labored. Hope he can skate well in the SP tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlgpffps View Post
    Asada and Murakami maybe missed one jump the entire session. Wow. Asada two triple Axels and a 3F-3Lo, Murakami great 3T-3T's.
    I hope there is video of the 3F-3Lo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taffy View Post
    I just read through the last 4 pages and 90% is about YuNa - Mao.

    Will there be more reports on other skaters' practices?
    Be prepared for more of it---I just got wind Yuna will do her LP run-through in just a few hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlgpffps View Post
    Carolina Kostner: nice practice, 2a-3T, 3F, great 3Lz's
    Is this her jump layout for the short program? Is it permitted to combine the Axel requirement and the combination requirement into one pass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Is this her jump layout for the short program? Is it permitted to combine the Axel requirement and the combination requirement into one pass?
    Doubt it. Probably practicing her FS. At Euros she did 2a-3t and 3f so my guess is she is adding a 3lz in replacement of one of her 3lo which seem to be giving her trouble as of late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallylutz View Post
    Want to see a real competitive program with ballet focus? Take this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6zKfZVurJY
    Thanks for the link, it reminded me of how much I liked Oksana's skating. Seems like a long time ago now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post
    On another note, Brian Joubert's interview after practice:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7ZSMkLaRsY

    He still feels pain and he knows he's not in best shape at this competition. Also he changed into new pair of boots two week's ago. He plans to skate two 4T and two 3A in LP.
    Joubert has been voicing that he is aiming for a medal, conceding a gold is not realistic with his current conditions. He also cites Chan and Takahashi as front runners, so he may be hoping for a bronze.

    New boots 2 weeks ago? Yikes. Some poor preparation there.

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