11-01-2012, 05:02 PM
Ashley is one of those rare skaters who usually adds choreography and transitions to a program as a season goes on, so the hike in GOEs wasn't coincidental.
Originally Posted by mskater93
Compare, for example, her 2011 NHK FS to her 2012 Worlds FS:
Just a few examples, but in the Worlds FS, she added a spread eagle before the triple loop and she tightened up the series of transitions before the triple salchow. Both of those elements were not there in the NHK performance. Big improvement--she earned the jump in GOEs. And she upped her technical content too, by changing the 2A/2T to a 2A/3T (though it got a UR).
11-03-2012, 08:31 PM
After watching CoC, I'm no longer convinced Mirai is in the mix for the second Worlds spot. I'm happy she stayed on her feet in both programs, so that was an improvement from the last event. However I think a lot of her jumps did look UR'ed in real time, and I don't know if she can get them back to the level she had them before. It's disappointing because she had a great chance to medal here with a strong skate.
11-04-2012, 01:54 AM