02-08-2013, 05:13 PM
I don't see the point of worrying. They will skate how they will skate. It can be interesting to analyze trends (I do love data), but I think we're at the point of over-analyzing the situation. I too would love Ashley -- and all the other skaters -- for that matter to skate well and hope the scores reflect what they put out on the ice.
Originally Posted by rkuang
02-08-2013, 06:56 PM
But, overanalyzing figure skating is our raison d'etre :-) Who except us GSers could possibly put so much brainpower into all this? :-)
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
02-08-2013, 07:07 PM
Originally Posted by eyria
Yes, I know Trust me, I've spent way too much time over-analyzing EVERYTHING including figure skating, but I guess I'm just growing weary of this particular analysis.
02-08-2013, 07:22 PM
While I agree (except for the 4CC part - she was right to skip it, she needs rest), the opposite effect could also play in: her competitiveness will kick in and she will want to show the world that she is not "done" yet. Might be tougher to do that as the US champ (again), though.
Originally Posted by Icey
Nothing I'd like more than for consistent, confident Wagner to reappear because then the only variable left would be Gold's SP performance...
Last edited by R.D.; 02-08-2013 at 07:28 PM.
02-09-2013, 08:36 AM
she takes the audience on her journey of emotions
I think with Ashley it simply depends on how her training goes from here to worlds. If she manages to stay healthy and train well and not get fatigued then her fierceness has a good chance of coming out. If she doesn't, there's still a chance she will dig deep and find a way to pull it out but it's unlikely. Her performance at nationals was simply a reflection of her training, which got interrupted by injury and illness. So I think it will be quite difficult for her to get it back, especially as the injury is probably still needling her, but if she does she can come out fighting. I still think Ashley is quiet capable of getting herself into the right mind set. In a way, her last two performances have lessened the pressure on her. People expect less of her at worlds but they are still rooting for her so she can just go and do her best.
Originally Posted by R.D.
In my mind, the judges will be inclined to put Kostner, Kim, Asada and perhaps Elizaveta over Ashley but she can still make it impossible for them to do that if the others mess up and she doesn't. And there's a good chance of all these ladies messing up.
I highly doubt Ashley will put out the 3-3 at worlds and I don't think she should no matter what anyone says. If she hasn't already it's because it's not consistent and I find it highly unlikely that it will get there before worlds. I don't think she needs it as much as other people think she does. The skaters who are the most consistent with 3-3s have other drawbacks that take away from their competitiveness. Except for Kim. But I think Kim is still very much a question mark. She'll be rusty in terms of competing and we'll just have to see what her drive is these days.
Even if Ashley lands a 3-3 it will probably be URed or two-footed and then she might end up messing some other key jump so it won't make a bit of difference.
Last edited by Layfan; 02-09-2013 at 08:38 AM.
02-10-2013, 10:20 AM
Six Point Zero
After Gold's performance at 4CC and Wagner's Nationals "win", is anyone still very confident the US will get three spots for the Olympics? The pressure will be very high at Worlds and Gold just seems so inconsistent. Wagner will be facing very stiff competition and I can't see her realistically hitting top 5 now.
02-10-2013, 10:58 AM
Confident? No. It's gonna depend on which skaters show up to play.
Originally Posted by Krislite
02-10-2013, 02:16 PM