I like making predictions so here goes:
1. Elizaveta Tuktamisheva - One of the most exciting skaters we've seen in a few years. The crowd and judges will love her if she's clean.
2. Alissa Czisny - Defending GP champ will probably make minor jump mistakes ...and her music is always a snoozer....But the judges like her.
3. Mao Asada - Will she land her triple axel and/or her triple salchow? ...if so she can win.
4. Akiko Suzuki - I hope she does well but I think she needs others to make mistakes to be on the podium.
5. Caroline Kostner - She'll probably have a few mistakes on the jumps.... but very elegant.
6. Alena Leonova - Her programs and costumes dont seem to be on par with the other top ladies.
1. Patrick Chan - He's so good her can miss one of his quads and still win
2. Daisuke Takahashi - Not quite as good as Chan but will skate well.
3. Javier Fernandez - Mounting his charge toward the world podium.
4. Yuzuru Hanyu - New kid on the block wont get the scores he deserves.
5. Michal Brezina - I predict he will mess up near the end of the LP.
6. Jeremy Abbott - Could be 3rd but quad appears to be MIA.
Please also tell me why with so many little mistakes through out her LP at COR that obviously affect the flow and her presentation, which I found to be a world of difference from her NHK performance has hardly affect her PCS? ( only 1.37 difference, surely that should affect SS, PE as well as IN) Cheers!
(Oh and it still does't explain the lack of difficult jump elements comparatively to others, along with her less clean performance with negative GOEs. Or is Mao the new PCHAN but without the quads, or the 3:3 or 3A for that matter.)
Mskater93, I agree about the ice coverage part, but I noticed this type of choreography 'oversight' is very 'common' right now with the new generations not just to Liza, e.g Artur, Florent, Alena's programs, although they may skated bigger that Liza, but the actual ice coverage (or rather the distance and use of arena) comparatively to their competitor is smaller. It is understandable since Risk vs Scoring factors. Bigger ice coverage, more tiring, more prone to mistakes on everything else. Less ice coverage, hardly reflected in the overall CH score, the maximum loose out is some where 1 to 3. That is fine when you can gain it back in spades from successfully complete your other elements scores successfully without tiring it out with positive GOEs. That was one of my criticsms of the scale of values seems faulty, so no wonder we rarely see balanced choreography, because the points rewarded for it vs the risks is just not worth it.
Actually I have no problem with Liza's PCS, but I do have some issues with others who put up imo sub par performances from what they are capable of to deserve those marks.
Last edited by OS; 11-29-2011 at 02:48 PM.
i think Liza was asked in press conference and she is aware of her ice coverage ( the journalist tried to make a joke of it that she didnt reach his side- in my opinion not very successful) and said she will try to improve it by next year. I think Mishin in an interview said that the main goal for this season is Liza to be consistent and confident. So I guess she does go as far as she can right now. And Mishin probably has a plan for each season. It is interesting that he got Liza to seniors right away while Arthur was kept in juniors for a while while he could have been in seniors earlier. So i believe he knows what each season can be done.