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    She is a such a lovely young lady and in my opinion deserves the accomplishments that has achieved. It has been a very long road for her. Longevity and the maturity that has come with it, without "attitude" or negativity, is to be celebrated in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiggs View Post
    Carolina has designed and created her 2011/2012 competition costumes. If you scroll down this page, you see the drafts. Quite impressive!
    http://www.carolina-kostner.it/E-costumes.htm


    thank you for sharing the article about carolina. so interesting, how she chose her short and long program music, the creative process with lori nichol, how she contributes her own ideas, perhaps a bit like the way MK used to work with nichol.

    i like carolina's long program unitard very much, now that i've had more time to absorb its impact. i still think the bracelet on the sleeveless arm completely breaks the impression of long lines that she otherwise managed to create. she skips the skirt, but then she has this other... obstruction. ^^ though i see it on so many costumes this season--S/S long, tut's long program red dress, akiko's short, zijun li's short... i just can't get behind the fat bracelet / naked cuff look

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    Quote Originally Posted by vash01 View Post
    until last year i never liked carolina's skating. She skated fast, but fell many times and looked coltish. Suddenly last year i found her skating mature and enjoyable. This year she is more consistent in her jumps, more controlled, and a joy to watch. I am almost a fan at this point. Imo she should have won skate america over alissa, whom i like quite a lot. Carolina needs to work on her spins though. At the recent sa, her spins looked really weak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theresa View Post
    Like the poster above, I never ever considered myself a fan of Carolina at all. To be honest, she was my least-favorite skater and much of that stemmed from what I saw as overmarking on her scores. Yet she blew me away last season at Worlds as the last skater to skate and the one who truly won me over in the ladies LP. Her performance to "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" was unique and spell-binding to say the least. That LP performance of hers is one of my personal favorites of the season 2010-2011. I know I am not the only one who thinks that Carolina should have won SA but it is what it is. Carolina just needs to keep doing what she is doing and improve her spins and increase her jump difficulty. I hope she has a good season
    There's the whole issue most have with this winning. She wasn't winning, she was splatting with the more difficult jumps. And she is now winning with watered down tech content due to her lines, elegance, speed, joie de skating. So why should she go back to plan A? There is no reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skfan View Post
    i like carolina's long program unitard very much, now that i've had more time to absorb its impact. i still think the bracelet on the sleeveless arm completely breaks the impression of long lines that she otherwise managed to create. she skips the skirt, but then she has this other... obstruction. ^^ though i see it on so many costumes this season--S/S long, tut's long program red dress, akiko's short, zijun li's short... i just can't get behind the fat bracelet / naked cuff look
    ITA. The bracelet really bothers me too. It really does break her long lines. Hope she will get rid of it, cause otherwhise, I have really grown to like this costume very much. Mainly because she dares to be different and steps out of her comfort zone. And she totally pulls it off!!

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    Here is Carolina's new exhibition!
    Pity for the fall but I think it's one of her bests!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBOQR7F8my0

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    Thanks for the link, beautifully skated exhibition program to Hallelujah.

    I have been a long time fan of Caro, I have said it before that for me Caro is a goddess on ice and that about sums up how I feel about her skating.

    I will be rooting for her at Europeans and Worlds, Gold of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanja90 View Post
    Here is Carolina's new exhibition!
    Pity for the fall but I think it's one of her bests!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBOQR7F8my0
    She's gorgeous. Beautiful positions with nothing and nowhere to hide in that outfit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanja90 View Post
    Here is Carolina's new exhibition!
    Pity for the fall but I think it's one of her bests!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBOQR7F8my0
    I never understand why it is allowed to put fire on ice before others have to skate. You see Carolina falls exactly in the place where the ice is damaged.

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    Carolina posted a very nice "Thank you" message to all of her fans on her Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/carolinakostner?sk=wall

    She also posted some personal photos from Sheffield: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...7050023&type=1

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    From Carolina's website www.carolina-kostner.it: Carolina's last practice before the LP program at the European Championships 2012 in Sheffield. A special Thanks to PAVEL for recording, editing and sharing this video with us!

    http://youtu.be/a-L7nhaBvIs

    It includes 3f3t. Impressive!

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    I'm so glad to hear her 3F3T is back!! I hope she puts it in and lands it at Worlds.

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROLINA! She turns 25 today

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    Happy birthday Carolina!

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    Happy birthday, Carolina!

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