As others have said, she's there to get the minimum TES. That specific goal combined with the fact that she knew all eyes were on her to see whether she still had it after her long absence from competition perfectly explains that SP performance. Frankly, I thought she did a great job all things considered.
Last edited by aftertherain; 12-09-2012 at 12:12 AM.
I'm just happy to see her again at competition..
Yu-Na gets the highest SP score of the season, with only Level 3's on all of her elements. I love it! LMAO! It would be really cool if she actually only went for Level 3's in the future and just focused on doing great positions and tons of speed in the spins, but I know her team is going to force her to cram in the ugly positions to get Level 4's - like that attempted hop in her combination spin, which is NOT cute, and the attempted change-of-edge at the end of the flying camel, which really slows the whole thing down and she also didn't get credit for. Go for the +GOE's here, not the Levels!! It makes the whole program look better!
Actually, though, she could get Level 4's on all of the spins and still have them look better than what is currently choreographed:
Flying Camel features - difficult entrance, upside down position, donut position (Yu-Na did this in the past), and the more upright catch-foot position (which she currently does).
Layback features - sideways position, switch to classic position with clear increase of speed, haircutter position, beillman position
Combination Spin features - open with camel spin on the left foot and do a change of edge (it's easier and cleaner looking, for Yu-Na at least, to do this on her left foot as opposed to changing edge on the right foot in the flying camel), down into pike sit-spin position, change feet and do the corkscrew position (doesn't have to be in a full sit, just whatever she prefers most and would look best), and then up into a cross-foot upright position (instead of the catch-foot upright, please for the love of GOD!), before ending with a quick scratch spin.
practice video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=AlDakIEUsFM
She was clean in all her jumps. Her 3Lz+3T was beautifully done.
Hope her stamina holds up.
To get about two and a half more points she could flip the 2A and 3S combos with 2A+3T and 3S+2T+2L. Maybe at Worlds, eh?
Last edited by draqq; 12-09-2012 at 11:01 AM.
Yuna scored over 200 points at NRW Trophy. She made some mistakes in her free program but it was beautifully performed, I feel.
The mistakes were towards the second half, suggesting she still lacks enough stamina to get to the end:
1Axel+1Toe+1Loop (intended to be 2A+2T+2L)
3Salchow+2Toe (fall on 2T)
Great jumps and a great performance, though! I love this program and the choreography.