01-06-2013, 01:21 PM
I was wow-ing with the crowd the moment Nadia01 provided the first YouTube link-- just wow! The opening combination-- I was so scared something like the SP warm-up would happen again, but it didn't! The rest of the program was pretty much squeaky clean. At one point, I thought she wasn't going to hold on to the triple salchow (KBS camera angle made the landing look a bit harsh), but then she tacked on a double toe to it and I was like, ! And if she accidentally did her SP ending combination spin, I honestly hadn't noticed. She definitely still has much to improve, I am very happy she did so well!
(It's funny how all the judges gave her 9.00+ on PCS except one, who gave her all < 9.00.)
With that said, I still find it hard to like "Kiss of the Vampire" and "Les Miserables". Something about the construction and the choreography of those programs doesn't sit quite well with me.
Originally Posted by Krislite
Official SBS (not KBS) Broadcast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD-wL...&feature=share
Originally Posted by Nadia01
(Good quality, NO annoying commentators, and a more flattering angle of the choreographed spiral than the KBS broadcast.)
And look at this little gem I found on Yuna's official Facebook page:
01-06-2013, 01:26 PM
I really enjoyed Yu-Na's performance in the FS. To me what stands out the most about the program is how well-balanced the layout is from beginning to end. It's unique in its structure, with the jumps and spins distributed evenly throughout. After just two jumping passes, Yu-Na goes into her first spin (no two spins stacked together, which is not always a bad thing, but it can be a little boring), which is a big difference compared to her own past programs and most other ladies' FS programs. Then one jump (the salchow) that leads directly into the footwork, which is relatively early in the program and I love that. Then she's got three jumping passes, followed by her layback spin. I like the choreographed passage right after the 2A/2T/2Lo, too.
And then, my favorite part is what David Wilson did with the choreographed spiral sequence, which leads into an Ina Bauer and then a 2A. With so many programs, the choreographed spiral sequence seems like a standalone element, but here it really seamlessly leads into a move-in-the-field and then the final jump. It's significantly separated from the earlier footwork sequence and acts almost like a mini-footwork sequence on its own. Ties in perfectly with the music, too.
While overall, I don't think this program surpasses her Gershwin FS, Gershwin actually had a far more traditional layout in comparison--three jumping passes, spin/spiral, three jumping passes, footwork, final jump, two spins. She had lots of transitions/choreography there, but having two spins back to back at the end makes for a slightly less exciting ending than if it had ended on just one spin, as it does in Les Mis (and where the crowd really got into it).
01-06-2013, 01:39 PM
Keeper of the Kweens OGM.
What a great free skate! Yuna is definitely ahead of the pack technically. She really has awesome jump technique. I think her costumes for the short and long are really pretty.
01-06-2013, 01:40 PM
Originally Posted by Mathman
01-07-2013, 10:48 PM
Six Point Zero
Best fancam perspective I've seen of her LP, especially if you watch in HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...dFVyyK4#t=135s
01-08-2013, 06:43 AM
Long live the Queen!
Thank you so much for sharing this. WOW. WHAT A SPECTACULAR FANCAM. It's like being there! I will watch this video over and over again forever lol. My deepest gratitude for the person who shot and uploaded this.
Originally Posted by Krislite
01-08-2013, 08:18 AM
Rejoicing in the land of Kwan