11-06-2012, 12:37 AM
Can skaters tell if they under-rotate a jump? I would think they could feel themselves completing rotations on the ice, so even if it isn't obvious to us without slow-motion replay, they would know it and be prepared for a lower score. Mirai seemed delighted after her long program ended and seemed surprised and disappointed by the results. Kimmie Meissner had a similar reaction at the Cup of Russia during one of her swan song skates - ecstatic after the skate and shocked by the low scores. Min Jong Kwak seemed absolutely flabbergasted after she didn't qualify out of the short program during 2012 Worlds due to under-rotations and downgrades.
11-06-2012, 12:52 AM
Christina Gao could be the new Susan Lucci - it might be hard for to get to the top of the podium. What I am wondering is it realistic to expect Czisny to return to form and how much should we trust the lady who really crashed badly to world's to the point even Canada beat her and Canada at the time wasn't putting much of a fight. When is enough is enough = Czisyn has had all the tools to medal or even win worlds but has fallen - well she has fallen (LOL). She was a human Zamboni machine on steroids last year. I hope she hasn't lost her confidence. Certainly after last year Zhang has the potential to sneak on the podium. ]
11-06-2012, 01:11 AM
I would think so. The UR looks like it would put a lot of torque on the leg and ankle. But maybe some skaters get so used to that feeling that they no longer notice it. Perhaps the surprise comes from the significant difference between < and <<, which I would think might be harder to tell if you're 50% UR vs 51% UR.
Originally Posted by brightphoton
11-06-2012, 08:15 AM
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