01-26-2012, 12:37 PM
I thought the judges were only watching Sasha from the knees up and were completely ignoring her feet, especially her scratchy stroking. The wobbling from edge to edge on the flutz and flip take-off was, quite frankly, scary. At least in the SP she had speed going in her favour she was able to rotate and land the jumps, but in the LP the lack of speed or attack did her in.
Originally Posted by Mathman
I'll freely admit that the feet are the first thing I look at in a skater. Adrian Chew once said I have an "edge fetish". If the feet are good, I'll enjoy the skater. It's why I liked Sarah Hughes, because aside from the flutz, Sarah had lovely feet. From the knees up, she had posture issues and lacked great lines, things Sasha excelled at.
01-28-2012, 10:27 AM
Tripping on the Podium
01-30-2012, 11:54 AM
Sometimes I watch skating with people with absolutely no knowledge of the sport and with few exceptions, they always pick out the best skaters as their favourites. I do think that the quality often jumps right off the ice and you don't need a deep knowledge of technique to spot it.
Originally Posted by Olympia