11-05-2011, 10:26 PM
Carolina has speed and very little else. While she has improved from 2 years ago, she still has issues with her jumps and the judges continue to give her gifts. It is very clear that most of her landings are not particularly stable and she attempts to cover them up with steps out of the jump. Her programs are always flawed. She is consistently overscored and her competiton, underscored. It is no surprise that figure skating has become a fringe sport, with no mainstream t.v. coverage, with judging like this. The general public simply will never understand the complexity of the scoring system and furthermore, why should they bother? It makes little sense. For example, a slightly underrotated jump, which does not impact the flow of the program, is more of a negative than a wonky landing that impacts the flow and beauty of the presentation? Oh yeah, that makes perfect sense. This sport continues to go the way of the dinosaur and become less and less relevant.
11-05-2011, 10:30 PM
"Hold an edge and look sexy!"
Well, thank heavens, not everyone agrees with you. The judges got this one right; Caro definitely deserved to finish over Mirai by a lot!
Originally Posted by kyla2
11-05-2011, 11:27 PM
When I watched Carolina's FS right after Mirai's I thought that she was flying. The speed, the flow and power were obvious after slow and lifeless Mirai (IMO, she needs to get rid of that LP or at least to make some changes). Carolina also feels the music and performs when Mirai hardly even payed attention to it. I think the difference in their PCS is fair because it was two different levels. Wheither Carolina deserved 120 points for that is another story (but, IMO, Mirai didn't deserve 112 either). I agree with the results.
Originally Posted by museksk8r
Adelina is a beautiful skater and I'm sure she will show what she can do very soon. Her coach said Adelina was off ice for a mounth due to injury, so it's understandable she is not in her best shape yet. Fingers crossed, she still has a chance to qualify to the final
11-06-2011, 01:40 AM