At the rink. Again.
The downgrades are for the most part not picky for Mirai. You can see her reaching with her landing foot for the ice which is making her toe pick hit too early and is causing her under-rortations and downgrades. It's pretty easy in real time to pick out what's going to get reviewed by the tech panel based on watching her landing and when it's looked at in slow motion, it's going to get hit. It's strange that she reaches for the ice instead of waiting for the ice to reach her as the second one is more or less how Frank C teaches.
Originally Posted by skateluvr
Chan wins with falls and the lady who under rotates most gets fourth because a fall on a fully rotated jump is less destructive to your score than multiple < and << in a program.
As for Gracie's flexibility, she CAN do a fully laid back bauer but CANNOT do a 3Lz out of that due to physics, so it makes sense to just do a bauer without the back bend into the 3Lz as it satisfies the requirement of turns and MIF before the jump out of steps. Her spiral, well, some people just AREN'T flexible in that direction and I believe her to be one of them which doesn't take away from what she CAN do.
Gracie will be fine. First, she is young and still developing so there is time and lessons to learn. Second, she is an American skater so going to Natinoals and competing in your own country is great practice. 3. She is talented and has good people around her - she will be fine sure she may have some off skates but it takes time - Michelle Kwan didnèt win all the time when she started and youth adds some fearlessness.
Rejoicing in the land of Kwan