PS not buying "no one does it" skating hasn't come all this way without someone doing something first. Axel Paulsen did the first Axel jump so should men never try a double or triple Axel?
Right, but you're making it sound like it's imperative for V/T to do a level four triple twist. It's not.
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If V/T feel uncomfortable doing a twist with hands over head, then they won't do it. I infer you are saying that if no one does anything new, then pretty much figure skating won't progress. True. But that doesn't mean every female skater needs to try a 3A or quad. If the skater doesn't want to do it, then he won't do it. Not everyone is a pioneer.
I was so shocked to see Pairs SP last night, and devastated by 11th finish by Yuko & Sasha...
Mistake after mistake...by all European top teams, starting from Yuko and Sasha. What an awful fall, so dangerous! then more falls by 2 Russian teams...What wrong with them???
I did not read 29 pages thread, but I wonder something was wrong with the ice, maybe?
At this point of competition, what I would like to see is they can regroup themselves somehow in time for LP and skate their best.
While SP overall last night was disappointing, I was excited for the teams I rooted for did great.
Narumi & Mervin:
Great job! So proud of you both! For landing that triple finally, loved your guts Narumi, such a warrior you are!
Skating last in LP must be too nerve-recking to you both, I guess, but donot hesitate, this is not your last cometition, not the only opportunity for a possible medal. You have plenty of opportunities ahead of you, so donot be afraid of making mistakes. Just go for it. Ganbare~!
Berton & Hotarek:
Clean skate, well done!
I love their programs every year. It's not ordinary element-after-element 'boring' pair program, you know. Good luck to them, for one more clean skate in the free!
Pang & Tong:
They are my No.1 team I like, out of all the Chinese pairs both past and current.
Looked to me they skated cautious and slower than usual. But I think they did great, considering they were gone for a full year. I would like to see they get on the podium once again before they retire.