I do definitely think Mao should be practicing a 3-3 for the SP. She's giving up points there. For the Long Program, having a Triple-Triple isn't necessary (or even beneficial, unfortunately, with this stupid scoring system of rewarding 2Axel-3Toe more than a real Triple-Triple). This jump layout would be a higher base value than any of the Russian girls:
Last edited by Mao88; 02-12-2012 at 02:07 AM.
Cynthia-not Amelie is the one asking the Canadian federation to ignore their own Nationals; it was on her to PROVE that she is stronger than Amelie. She didn't do so. This is about basic fairness now.
What about doubt on Cynthia. Cynthia has proven time and time again that she's unreliable. That she's a headcase and inconsistent. She fell twice in the short program, and there are no doubts about her. Sure she could have a miracle skate like she did at worlds. But her skating here isn't showing that's likely. She could also bomb spectacularly. She skates a short program like she did here; she will be so far in the bottom of the pack that even a decent skate won't help things.
The Canadian fed needs to think about what kind of message it sends to their skaters if they play politics like this. Does Cynthia have more potential-absolutely. But what kind of message do they send to their skaters if they play politics and blatently ignore every result this season when it comes to choosing the world team.
Amelie, when you think about it, might have some real cause to sue; if she's taken of the team.
Last edited by bekalc; 02-12-2012 at 02:03 AM.
Lol I bet the USFSA would if that were the case, seeing as how they did it back in 2006, but the fact is that Michelle is no longer competing. And also I bet Alissa Czisny will surprise everybody by medalling at Worlds (she has it all as well, judges' marks prove that, along with Ashley).
Now I'm off to look at my Mao stats again. And PROVE my point!
As others have pointed out, YMMV = your mileage may vary for PE. Alissa does have better carriage and clarity of movement, but Ashley wins on projection, variety and contrast, and physical, emotional and intellectual involvement (at least to me). So if Ashley performs like she did at 4CC at Worlds, I think I'd give her PE too.
Grrr, just like the men, I missed the ladies. I can't wait for Asada, Wagner and Zhangs' LPs to be put up. It sounds like they saved an otherwise dismal competition.
people are so fickle
so Ashley did great at 4CC but doesn't mean we can throw Alissa out of the window now.
but Mao was never the judges favorite
I'm sure Carolina's PCS will skyrocket by Worlds as it her title to lose.
the judges when Carolina doesn't have the complete meltdown are always happy to reward her !
Last edited by sky_fly20; 02-12-2012 at 02:29 AM.
Wow. It seems that Wagner's breakout season continues. Amazing for her!!
I am unbelievably satisfied that Amelie will be going to worlds, even though she just squeaked by over Cynthia. It was completey rediculous of Skate Canada to put her through this qualification at all after she won the national championships, and I'm so glad that they ended up forced into sending her, even though they clearly wanted Cynthia to go.