I loved Liza's fluid arm movements. I wouldn't recommend her taking after Alissa's arm movements, aka telegraphing.
Great skate by Tut. I would have her first in the Free. Bar the flip, rock solid on the jumps. I like her presenation of the programme, for sure it can be improved but there is a lot worse.
Enjoyed Kostners skate as always but only afterwards realised it was low on the jumps side. Was it five or six toe loops she done? Two triples and 3/4 doubles. I like Czisny style, she is probably the US number one now.
Alissa must add some transitions to her program, no doubt.
And as much as I like Carolina's SP, the score for that tech content... Not right. PCS makes up too much for that. In comparison to Tut, Carolinas layout is a joke.
Last edited by LeCygne; 11-19-2011 at 02:08 PM.
I too disagree with Nadine re: Alissa's arms. In fact, I wish she would wear long gloves. She has no waltz style at all, maybe the gloves would help.
Does it seem like the judges were a bit too free with their SBs in this event?
Hooray for Liza!
Czisny's jumps are sooo ugly and distracting even when she lands them.
Glad that Carolina was rewarded with higher PCS than Czisny. Watching them back to back on TV shows the difference: Czisny is constantly preparing for her painful jumps and when it comes to flow Caro is miles ahead.
Not surprised Alissa won the free, the judges know beautiful balletic skating when they see it ~ carriage, position, posture, plie, et al, impeccable.
Lol and this coming from one that actually hated Alissa & her skating for sooooo long.
Alissa, you have made a fan out of me.
Now get to work on that 3/3!
Not good that a 14 year old can win 2 GP competitions right out of the box like this. Says a lot about the other skaters i think.