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    Quote Originally Posted by rkuang View Post
    My concern with all this is that 1. Ashley and Gracie are being put head-to-head in the media, which was never there before. 2. Ashley's confidence will falter because she's being hit with all this negativity as if people don't want her to succeed. I really hope Ashley goes back to her normal self after she recovers a bit. I remember watching her nationals last year and how joyful she was even though she didn't have the spotlight quite yet.
    I think she will be fine. I think that tweet was just a way to release frustration. Better to do it in 140 characters than to hold in in. And I think (and Mr. P does too), she has a right to defend herself.

    Reading the espnW blog, I was quite impressed of Ashley's strategy to deal with uncertainty and less-than-idea training conditions. Of course, it wasn't a full success, but from my view it could have been a whole lot worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkuang View Post
    My concern with all this is that 1. Ashley and Gracie are being put head-to-head in the media, which was never there before. 2. Ashley's confidence will falter because she's being hit with all this negativity as if people don't want her to succeed. I really hope Ashley goes back to her normal self after she recovers a bit. I remember watching her nationals last year and how joyful she was even though she didn't have the spotlight quite yet.
    I would hope it would light a fire under her to silence the negativity, but you're right, it's not good for her. Though, I'm not convinced that a meltdown isn't what these "people" want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkuang View Post
    My concern with all this is that 1. Ashley and Gracie are being put head-to-head in the media, which was never there before. 2. Ashley's confidence will falter because she's being hit with all this negativity as if people don't want her to succeed. I really hope Ashley goes back to her normal self after she recovers a bit. I remember watching her nationals last year and how joyful she was even though she didn't have the spotlight quite yet.
    Well, to be honest, if that is enough to rattle her confidence then she is not as mentally tough as I thought...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Reading the espnW blog, I was quite impressed of Ashley's strategy to deal with uncertainty and less-than-idea training conditions. Of course, it wasn't a full success, but from my view it could have been a whole lot worse.
    True, it was a weak FS (by her standards), but not necessarily a meltdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mskater93 View Post
    Yes, it was intended to be patterned after the film and it's a little quirky thing in there to get a small glimpse into how she really is...
    Cute for a novice/intermediate or even junior program, perhaps. But at the Senior level? I think she would benefit immensely from a more creative, sophisticated choreographer who can help her communicate thematic program elements without having them be so literal. Marching is repetitive, stiff, automaton, staccato movement and could be suggested by arms, head, facial expressions and so on, in other words, it could be suggested/hinted at rather than explicitly conveyed.

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    A little surprised to hear that Wagner was indeed offered 4CC and turned it down. I remember Czisny last year claimed she wasn't offered 4CC - it would make sense to me that the same logic would apply this time; let Wagner rest her knee/mind and focus on preparing for worlds. She's obviously had many recent setbacks and I would think 4CCs in 2 weeks is asking too much of her.

    Definitely smart of her not to bother - and she doesn't need the experience anyway. I suppose this might be a good opportunity for Gold, but then again I can also see the argument AGAINST sending her as well. You want maximum preparation time for worlds after all. Anyway, I'm supposing it might have been team Gold's choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.D. View Post
    A little surprised to hear that Wagner was indeed offered 4CC and turned it down. I remember Czisny last year claimed she wasn't offered 4CC - it would make sense to me that the same logic would apply this time; let Wagner rest her knee/mind and focus on preparing for worlds. She's obviously had many recent setbacks and I would think 4CCs in 2 weeks is asking too much of her.

    Definitely smart of her not to bother - and she doesn't need the experience anyway. I suppose this might be a good opportunity for Gold, but then again I can also see the argument AGAINST sending her as well. You want maximum preparation time for worlds after all. Anyway, I'm supposing it might have been team Gold's choice.
    I see it as a momentum builder for Gracie. She just had a great skate, why not build on that and take advantage of that adrenalin by competing two weeks later? Also, I think it will be a great opportunity to see how she stacks up against a good portion of her competition including Mao, Akiko, Kankao and Kaetlyn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    I see it as a momentum builder for Gracie. She just had a great skate, why not build on that and take advantage of that adrenalin by competing two weeks later? Also, I think it will be a great opportunity to see how she stacks up against a good portion of her competition including Mao, Akiko, Kankao and Kaetlyn.
    Flipside of that viewpoint is that you'd have her peak at 4CCs and then Worlds could be a whimper (think Nagasu in 2010- she chose the PERFECT time to peak)

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.D. View Post
    Flipside of that viewpoint is that you'd have her peak at 4CCs and then Worlds could be a whimper (think Nagasu in 2010- she chose the PERFECT time to peak)
    Well she did quite well at Worlds 2010 SP (still her PB to this day, I believe); I think she psyched herself out in the long. Also Yuna Kim won 4CC and Worlds in 2009 (granted with some mistakes in the later). I think the key for Gracie is to stay in it in the SP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavender View Post
    I have to admit that I laughed at the marching part. It's just kind of silly (to me).

    Are people sending Ash mean tweets?? I hope not.


    I'm far from being Ash fan and I guess I'm one of few that don't care that she won...or not.
    Gracie only marched a couple of steps. Seemed fitting to the music. Sure not my favorite, but really, you laughed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkuang View Post
    You're comparing the viewers' experience to the intensity of a competitive elite figure skater? It's not the same because her role is much, much more intense and burdensome. I don't blame Ashley for the way she was judged by the system and judges. If she was given second place, she would've accepted it. It isn't her fault she was given the title. She simply tried to do her best under the circumstances. I think sometimes people forget to point the fingers at the right people.
    Yes, you are so correct. The Judges made the decision not Ashley. So why keep beating this to death and being hateful about her. Time to move on and wish Ashley and Gracie the best of luck and hope they skate thier best at Worlds. I also wonder about the constant hating on Agnes. Yes she had mistakes, but she skates with a lot of zest and seems to be enjoying herself. More than can be said about some of the other skaters.

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    Wow, 42 pages, 625 replies and 54 583 views…..

    Just want to say GO ASHLEY

    and Gracie too of course

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