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    Quote Originally Posted by theresa View Post
    Just watched the youtube vid of Yu-Na's SP and it is nice to see that even after the break, her jumps still look strong and crisp. She had a minor error on her 2A but overall, she did a good job.
    Couldnt help but notice her lack of flexibility in her spins (compared to her previous spins in the past).
    IMO, I think her PCS are way too high but again this is just my opinion...
    She's not a naturally flexible skater, and I suspect she lost a lot of her flexibility during her break. She commented that getting her spin positions back was one of the most difficult things about this comeback. (She did not say the same about her jumps...)

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    I can't believe this is her first competition after a long break! OMG She is GORGEOUS!

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    Let me just get this out of the way: Her skating was kind of awkward for me.

    With that said ... dang, girl! Amazing first competition; just as you would expect from a truly gifted skater's comeback and I hope she is able to refine this program.

    And hopefully Mao gets rejuvenated by Yuna's time back on the ice. Gracious, I'd love to see some of that (friendly!) rivalry again.

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    I was so bored with ladies skating without Yuna. I thought she did great, after all it was her first competition in 2-3yrs? Her jumps are still huge! can't wait to see more of her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadia01 View Post
    Guess that's her way of "watering down" her content
    Haha That's funny. I like that comment lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by theresa View Post
    Just watched the youtube vid of Yu-Na's SP and it is nice to see that even after the break, her jumps still look strong and crisp. She had a minor error on her 2A but overall, she did a good job.
    Couldnt help but notice her lack of flexibility in her spins (compared to her previous spins in the past).
    IMO, I think her PCS are way too high but again this is just my opinion...
    Yeah, she was amazing overall especially her huge and crisp jumps, but her spins were not 100% yet and I would like to see more flexibility in her. Also, her PCS was even higher than her Olympics performance, which I don't think is right, because she still felt a little awkward after 20 months of break. But then, that is a trend in figure skating these days, and considering other skaters who get higher PCS than they deserve, I think it is fair.

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    She skated beautifully. I loved how her short didn't feel like a required short. Her footwork was beautiful and not the rushed frantic footwork that is more common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    Let me just get this out of the way: Her skating was kind of awkward for me.

    With that said ... dang, girl! Amazing first competition; just as you would expect from a truly gifted skater's comeback and I hope she is able to refine this program.

    And hopefully Mao gets rejuvenated by Yuna's time back on the ice. Gracious, I'd love to see some of that (friendly!) rivalry again.
    Yeah, I thought something was awkward in her performance, which showed her long break from competition. But I still couldn't believe how good she was technically and artistically even after such a long break. She will flow better after several competitions, I hope. Way to go, girl!!!

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    "Kiss of Vampire"

    http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/a...6A2777AB-1.jpg

    This says it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YunaBliss View Post
    "Kiss of Vampire"

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    This says it all.
    THIS IS AN AMAZING PHOTO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesky85 View Post
    Yeah, she was amazing overall especially her huge and crisp jumps, but her spins were not 100% yet and I would like to see more flexibility in her. Also, her PCS was even higher than her Olympics performance, which I don't think is right, because she still felt a little awkward after 20 months of break. But then, that is a trend in figure skating these days, and considering other skaters who get higher PCS than they deserve, I think it is fair.
    PCS overall have been trending higher since the Olympics for pretty much everyone, so the comparison to her Olympics SP isn't really applicable. Rules and judges' training have changed since then. I think it's quite fair by today's standards.

    Yuna admitted recently that she struggled most with spins in her training up to this event. It's clear the jumps come naturally to her but that other elements take a bit of work to gain and refine. Fortunately, she's got four months until Worlds. She lacked the flexibility of many skaters even in her peak years so I expected she would be a little rusty after two years off.

    Her 3Flip and 3Lutz+3Toe were amazing, though, and even better in the warm-up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
    PCS overall have been trending higher since the Olympics for pretty much everyone, so the comparison to her Olympics SP isn't really applicable. Rules and judges' training have changed since then. I think it's quite fair by today's standards.

    Aside from taking out the spiral sequence and including the option of either a 2A/3A, nothing much has really changed in the Ladies SP. Correct me if I am wrong. In respect to the PCS for the ladies' short program, the PCS have not been "trending higher."

    NRW is a Senior B competition right? If anything, that may be the reason of her high PCS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesky85 View Post
    Yeah, she was amazing overall especially her huge and crisp jumps, but her spins were not 100% yet and I would like to see more flexibility in her.
    I thought Yuna's spins looked good, especially the first one. I think her flexibility level is fine. I actually like that she does some different spins instead of the now-standard and rather boring Biellmann positions.

    It should be remembered that until 1995 or so, hyperflexibility was not required or particularly rewarded in ladies' figure skating. As recently as 1992, Kristi Yamaguchi became Olympic champion and a legend in the sport without ever approaching even Yuna's level of flexibility, much less Mao's or Julia's. Flexibility, to me, really has intrinsically little to do with skating. Beautiful line and interpretive artistry are the goals. Flexibility can be a useful, but not necessary, tool in achieving those goals. I like that Yuna does not overly rely on this one tool, unlike Julia for example.

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    I think it's safe to say that Yuna is a unique talent. I am in awe of this.

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    Fancam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=FzjHVyVja28

    The space around the rink is so small! But then the audience got to see her up close.

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