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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    just getting to watch some of the vids... is it just me or did Zhang look like she hurt when she was in the spiral?
    In her junior years, she always smiled during her spirals. When she became a senior, she become more stoic during them. I thought it was her attempt to be appropriately dramatic and angsty during Nessun dorma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy View Post
    Well it's a personal thing how much this is going to bother people. For me, it looks sloppy and affects my enjoyment of her skating. I think I would otherwise enjoy her skating because she is energetic and takes risks with music, but the leg flailing kills it for me.
    I feel exactly the same about Murakami. It's scary everytime she prepares to jump, I feel like closing my eyes. I think I would love her If I would see her programs without jumps. She has very beautiful spins and herself is very nice (I like her smile, pity she never smiles during her programs). I think the same problem as her has Viktoria Helgesson, very beautiful and gracious skater with nice spins and stepsequence but ugly jumps and also UR. Her free leg ruins everything. And only this year I saw that, I don't remember last year's jumps looking like that.

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    Murakami's free leg only bothers me in her flip. Otherwise I hardly notice it. In the past what bothered me more was that (not really related to figure skating) she would keep her mouth open in an "o" too much. Minor but I know this isn't only my peeve when I see skaters or dancers sometimes do this.

    As for underrotations I can't say for sure but I think what makes it seem like she does is that sometimes she hooks her landings. Blades of Passion's outrage at the UR calls make me look twice but I can't say for sure either way. I think if she were to make fixes to her lutz edge and the hammertoe though, it might give judges/tech more push to re-evaluate her jumps in the positive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prettykeys View Post
    Murakami's free leg only bothers me in her flip. Otherwise I hardly notice it. In the past what bothered me more was that (not really related to figure skating) she would keep her mouth open in an "o" too much. Minor but I know this isn't only my peeve when I see skaters or dancers sometimes do this.

    As for underrotations I can't say for sure but I think what makes it seem like she does is that sometimes she hooks her landings. Blades of Passion's outrage at the UR calls make me look twice but I can't say for sure either way. I think if she were to make fixes to her lutz edge and the hammertoe though, it might give judges/tech more push to re-evaluate her jumps in the positive.
    OMG, this an example of why Kanako get excessive criticism she doesn't deserve. Kanako has flaws, but so do most skaters. Why can't people concentrate more on strengths instead of weaknesses?

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    It's coming on soon.

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    It's on now. I have to say, Sotnikova seems very heavy-footed.

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    Poor Adelina- just saw her FS on NBC right now. She looked tired, slow near the end, like she gave up on the program.
    She's one I'm rooting for in Sochi, so hope she has better results at Nats and Worlds.

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    just watched Sotnikova...100 for THAT?! Are you serious???

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.D. View Post
    just watched Sotnikova...100 for THAT?! Are you serious???
    She likely got a pcs boost..the pcs for the home skaters has been ridiculous at this competition.

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    OPINION: Gannon & Lipinski talk too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.D. View Post
    OPINION: Gannon & Lipinski talk too much.
    I though Lipinski was very good a few years back...but she has not impressed me this season.

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    Agnes Z. looked pretty good, though not excellent. It seemed to me that she skated a lot more to and with the music than the two skaters who preceded her.

    Kind of irrelevant, but I love her costume. That V-shaped sparkly area at the back of her neck is gorgeous, and I'm generally not too bowled over by sequins and rhinestones. I can see her potential. She's not glamorous, but her face is very expressive, and her skating movements are smooth and commanding.

    And here's Korpi. I love the color of her costume! Her jumps are strong so far, and her spins are nice and fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    I though Lipinski was very good a few years back...but she has not impressed me this season.
    agreed, her commentary has become rather bland/generic...NBC may have something to do with it, though.

    The search for a QUALITY American commentator who KNOWS the system and can EXPLAIN it to the audience continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P
    She likely got a pcs boost..the pcs for the home skaters has been ridiculous at this competition.
    Then why were Sotnikovas PCS for the SP about 1.5 points lower than at SA? She had the same mistake here. Her TES is really close too.

    And I don't really see any overscoring or PCS boost for Korobeynikova either. Leonova generally can get rather high PCS...

    I'm not even disagreeing about 100 being too much for Adelinas LP, but the argument with the home advantage doesn't make a lot of sense here I think. Especially not compared to Osmond at SC, and Wagner received quite a massive score for her LP at SA too.

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    Gracie looked good, but I'm happy with Kiira winning--the program she did today looked really well put together and executed. I didn't remember that Korpi's spins were that fast. Very impressive.

    Sheesh, though, Gachinski isn't holding up well.

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