03-02-2012, 07:38 PM
Can someone please explain to me how it is that Sotnikova and Lipnitskaya got no edge calls for flutzing, when both of them got dinged in all their JGP/GP events this season. Gao, Li, and Lam got edge calls---and the first two are close competitors to the Russian girls.
03-02-2012, 08:13 PM
I don't think Lipnitskaya flutzed this time. It didn't look like it.
Originally Posted by chuckm
03-02-2012, 08:30 PM
I think it was almost a lutz, technically still a flutz.
Remember Julia has been one of the most consistent skaters for the year and she is a star in her own right.
03-02-2012, 08:54 PM
"Star" or not, a flutz is a flutz is a flutz. Technical rules should be applied to all skaters, "stars" or not. Go check the protocols of Lipnitskaia's JGP events. She's gotten lots of "e"s. Why are she and Adelina immune at JW when they were dinged everywhere else?
Originally Posted by christinaskater
03-02-2012, 09:25 PM
thanks for the link. do you know how much skaters in each tier are awarded? or is that kept pretty confidential?
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
03-02-2012, 10:03 PM
C'mon, I love my Lipnitskaya but that was a flutz.
Originally Posted by DianaSelene
03-02-2012, 10:08 PM
OK. It's fine if you think so. It was very close so it could or could not be. I am not such an expert and do not have the technology to see that.
Originally Posted by Puchi
03-02-2012, 10:29 PM
I thought Julia was amazing, I see her for Sochi gold, Gracie was very tenative, still has a lot to work on, Adelina was very sloppy, she must have not been working as hard on her spins, she was so much better last year.
03-02-2012, 10:33 PM
Originally Posted by Slowdive
I never really got it until I watched her exhibitions either. I feel like without them I would appreciate her but not love her.
03-02-2012, 10:35 PM
Actually, I felt Julia L's layback spin positions were fugly. She has good extension and gracefulness, but her skating does not really excite me, nor inspire much emotion. She looks good, but there is something missing for me, whether it is a lack of maturity or a studied almost overdone approach to musical interpretation -- I'm not sure.
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
I agree with macy's #126 post, re assessment of Julia's music, choreo, and costume.
Last edited by Art&Sport; 03-02-2012 at 10:41 PM.
03-02-2012, 10:36 PM
Okay I watched Gracie again and I actually found myself liking her short and seeing improvement. Hopefully this will translate to the long program.
03-02-2012, 11:17 PM
Thank you for single her out; just watch and like her as well.
Originally Posted by noidont
03-03-2012, 12:44 AM
Despite Vanessa Lam's fall, I think she has better line, positions, and presentation than many of the skaters in front of her.
03-03-2012, 12:54 AM
03-03-2012, 12:59 AM
Gracie is classic American glamour girl. give her a stunning gown for a red carpet and she would fit in as a movie star
Adelina has grown so much, her face has become womanly and has become more beautiful and her humbleness I admire
Julia is beautiful, and looks very happy and is taking her performance here with delight
lovely Top 3 girls indeed