Level 4 step sequence in both SP and LP. Very impressive.
Level 4 on all but 1 spin.
I'm not sure about the program. It looks like her coaches just put a bunch of good spins, steps, and a few jumps here and there, and some transitions in the middle. She milked every points in her non-jump elements. I like that she went for 2 flips and 2 flutzes. Maybe take out the second flutz and add a loop in the future.
Judge #5 hated her guts. Gave her a -3 GOE on her triple toe. And later a -3 GOE on her triple flip. ***.
Last edited by FlattFan; 09-09-2011 at 12:59 PM.
I don't know, I think the tech caller today wasn't strict, Risa got credit for almost all of her jumps, but there were underrotations for sure, and girls who got < for some of their jumps were lucky because those jumps deserved <<, not to mention level 4 for steps which is rare even for seniors.
Originally Posted by silverlake22
ITA about Hicks's PCS. Her presentation isn't even near the level of Shoji and Korobeinikova, and she should be far below Lam and even Hae-Jin Kim whose FS was a total disaster in this aspect
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I'm behind in my watching.To go back to the SD for a minute..
The sound is so awful , it's sometimes hard to tell whether the skaters are even in time or not. I thought O/W's SD looked somehow sharper at BCSS, but how much of that is due to better lighting, different camera angle and better sound at that event , I don't know....B/M's twizzles were a mess, and there seems to be a lot of Linichuk posing in their program. I like the look of them as a couple ,but think I was much more impressed with Aldridge and Eaton ,last week in Riga ( that sounds like a movie title ).
I'd like O/W to find a prettier position for that first lift..looks a bit like hanging on for dear life..but Doris,please don't open the floodgates with Thomas' hair That was the first thing anyone commented on when O/W came on the scene last year ( I'm imagining the endless discussions comparing his hair and Charlie's.. who highlights, who doesn't, and whether Thomas should go much shorter..whether it suits him or not , or should he get out the ironing board.. Could mean a special trip to the wine store for me. )
I watched Zenkova / Sinitsin's FD from the Russian test skates ( Gayane suite), and thought it looked pretty good..I'm very curious to see O/W's Gone With the Wind , and B/M's ..( do we know what it is ?..got to check doris' list ).. I don't know what to expect ;I'm not a Linichuk fan, but whatever the program is, it will come down to how well they skate.
Last edited by colleen o'neill; 09-09-2011 at 01:49 PM.
I'd pay good money for HD quality with decent audio. Wish IceNetwork covered this.
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I think Risa should have come out on top too. I think the overall quality of her skating and the fact that she was 90% clean should have outweighed Hicks's sloppy skating and two falls. I probably would have put Vanessa narrowly in 2nd place too...
I think the TS was rather lenient to Shoji. Her +3T in the SP was more deserving to be called 3T<<. The lutz and the loop in the FS was UR but ratified. It's lucky for her to hang on to 2nd place.
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