I'm glad that her pain is gone.
I'm glad that her pain is gone.
More practice vid:
Daisuke looking very handsome! Mao's lutz is still a flutz but otherwise very nice. And I think her flip was very nice and not under-rotated! Luv that she's looking so healthy and happy!
The thing is if she can really do it, she should have able to landed a dozen of those, not just 1, not after all this time. To bother report landed just 1 triple axels in practice, can you imagine how many failure she has had all these time?
Good news about no more pain, hope she can stay healthy.
one can assume and imagine all one want's too, but in the end what really happens is what matters! and what was reported and filmed was amazing news, I find it really puzzling how some are trying to turn positve news into something negative lol
The only one imagine anything on this board seems to be you to do with hypothetical BVs lol! She really did two? Funny, all I see on the video is they replayed the jump three times, but then I don't understand the Japanese language. The thing is if she can do it, why not bring it? Strategy are for the weak, you should always bring your very best every time you step on the ice.
Japan loves the big tricks, so it doesn't surprise me that they would make a big deal about Mao landing a few 3As in practice. I don't think it hurts to mention it; it means she's still working on it. Of course, that isn't necessarily an indicator that it's competition ready.
For example, there has been reports that Ashley Wagner has been landing 2A-3T + 3F-3T in practices at Skate America and at home, but as she has declined to do them in competition it means it's not quite ready for prime time.
Tell that to Sui Wenjing...strategy are for the smart IMO
EDIT: I believe this is her second 3A: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjW7-NcVheA
Last edited by Mirunna; 12-20-2012 at 12:50 PM.
Considering the amount of work JSU has managed to pull all the rules changes in her favour. Minimise GOE scale values therefore reduce the importance of quality across the board for every other lady. Reduce penalties for UR. Reduce penalties for wrong edge which minimize the importance for correct technique. Have a totally separate GOE scale of values just for the tripe axle as well as increase its base values by 0.5 as well as the 3loop. If she doesn't bring it, it would completely waste years of work behind the scenes to ensure the field favours her.
Yes ...strategy should matter but it is also the main difference between a serious performance sport (marked in accordance to performance on the day and treat all competitors equally from ground zero) vs a game sport (made impressions consist of media play and hype over a season, as well as star billing, which certainly does impact human judgement).
Last edited by OS; 12-20-2012 at 01:20 PM.
Wow, those triple axels were beautiful. She certainly must have kept practicing them; otherwise she wouldn't be able to land them. Both were beautiful with fantastic tight air position. The second one would be given < but the first one would be ratified! That's quite an achievement to land a fully rotated triple axel among the ladies, isn't it? I would love her to give it a shot but I understand she may prefer to go for a clean program without such a risky element.
It was very wise for Tarasova to put that position with the leg above the hip right after the lutz. When landed cleanly with good flow like in the practice video it will make up for the change of edge and Mao will likely get 0's instead of mostly -2's or -1's.
That was gorgeous! I love Mao's air position in those clips. It's much better than it is in her usual triples.