it's both beautiful and powerful. it's nice that there are programs where beautiful doesn't have to mean pwetty wussy.
i watched it on icenetwork, so i don't know about music synch issues. i am not an ashley wagner uber, so i don't think i'm speaking out of irrational adoration. a lot of people had tweeted about its greatness, so i prepared for possible let down, but i felt it largely lived up to expectations.
I normally prefer skaters like Ashley who are more power than "quiet"... I don't see what's wrong with a Lady being "in your face" in showing strength... we all aren't built to be a princess ballerina in a jewelry box....
not that Ashley couldn't pull it off, it's just not her.
Last edited by Art&Sport; 10-21-2012 at 01:31 AM.
Depends on what we like......
If we like a coronation then I would have Ashley first.
If we prefer a competition then I would have it like this:
Of course that could easily change after the LP's......
Last edited by museksk8r; 10-21-2012 at 09:14 AM.
Then it was said that they are required to receive a range from -1 to -3.
Ashley had a clear two footed landing and received less than -1.
It just shows how the CoP is at times more about smoke and mirrors than accuracy.
And I thought Adelina's spins and positions beat Ashley quite easily.
Anyway, as far as my opinion goes, I enjoyed Christina's SP the most. And was surprised to see her with a decent 2A which has been a weakness in the past.
When a skater hits 60 points in the SP I am expecting a 3x3, or atleast a 3Lz. Or maybe terrific steps and SS as we saw in Caro's SP last season.
I did not see any of that from Ashley...and saw average spins. Maybe a 55 or so would be a score that reflected her actual performance.
Okay i can see some of your points. Not sure about Gao though for those who think she should be in first.I still think Ashley has it all. I do think Flatt was underscored or else she has been overscored in the past. Not a bad routine; she may have filled out but I am not sure if that is my imagination. She is not very lithe or light looking on the ice.
I liked the SPs of all the tops three - and I'm fine with the order they are in, but "hear" others who might see otherwise. But just wanted to say to Tonichelle, I really like Ashley's program a lot. I think it is great music, with great cuts, and good choreo, that she performs with good energy. I think that having a triple-triple secure would strengthen her case internationally, but just IMO, I really like this program. I thought the 'tano-toe" was a nice touch (not so much making up for lack of a 3x3, but very nice addition in this context), and really loved her falling leaf out of that double axel. I can't wait to see this one again.
Christina, IMO, was underscored. Unfortunate skate order , #2, in the SP. She was the most solid, technically, yesterday in the ladies SP. And, just delightful to watch.
Ashley's program was okay...saw the old habit of two-footing on insecure landings...show up again. As Ashely has not corrected the flutzing issues, she will have to strengthen the landings on her other jumps, as I don't expect the lutz to show up again in a SP. The program needs time to gel. Not "soup" quite yet. Definitely overscored. (4cc and worlds bump)
Pic of Flatt's ending pose...kind of at a funny angle.....http://i50.tinypic.com/1621mrc.jpg.....but you can see tape on her right leg thru her tights. Loved the total package ...dress, no over the boot tights, she has let her hair grow back out (poo on USFS officials for suggesting that she cut it)...makeup. All very very nice. Unfortunate about the 2F in the SP as she did very nice 3F-2T in 6min warmup.
Other highlights...all of the ladies (with exception of Leonova)...had very nice costumes for a change. Wish Leonova would do something with her hair...not fond of pony tails at her age. Oh welll....
My thanks to everyone for updates! I had to work killer shifts all week and into the weekend-I missed the SA tv coverage. But again I'm grateful for any pbp's!