http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFoLh...ature=youtu.be), so I don't understand why she should have planned two 2Ss, she was just tired and made a couple of mistakes, that's all (she said in the press conference that after the first 3' she realized that she was really tired so that's probably why she did only the 2S)!
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Which demonstrates just how intelligent her blade has become, but if we look at her Italian National Championship LP, indeed we see that they were.the doubles didn't seem like accidents. watching it there is no hint of accident
Well, no. After all, Eliza Tukatmisheva doubled her lutz in the short and didn't do the flip; Adelina singled the flip in her long and didn't do a fully rotated triple triple. If she does one fully rotated 3-3 OR doubles the flip, she wins.This is where things are going- mao can do underrotated triples and win 2ith 3 triples over sp and lp and kostner can do 4 and fill up two jumping passes with double salchows in addition to her double axels.
I am not sure what exactly people want to gain with this kind of statement: "If you don't think like me, you are idiots". Lame insults speaks about the lack of argument and poor debating skills.Anyone who thinks Tut skated like a champion here is lying, delusional or straight-up stupid.
Don Ottavia. Serioulsy, the issue with Caro is that she has been pulled by PCS more than ANY other skater in Ladies. The chart that I was refering too is from this source where the poster made similar charts on all top ladies: http://yunaforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=4376 . And no one could come even close to Caro, not even Mao who is a better performer, and who is often critized for winning with 4 triples or somesuch. It really doesn't make any sense to challenge a way more difficult prog if it's not rewarded as it should be.Just how strong do you think the Italian fed is?
Kostner did deserve pcs she received and she was by far the best in this section. If pcs wouldn't make any difference to different skaters, why including them in the score? Let's decide to give marks just based on tes, or maybe just on jumps without even counting URs or wrong edges. I don't really understand why you always complain on someone's victory. Of course Liza gave a terrific technical performance and got rewarded for this on tes as it should be, but was very slow and skated almost her entire routine on the centre of the rink. People seem to forget that skating from board to board, covering the whole rink, getting high speed requires a lot of energy from the skaters and not anybody can do it. However Liza would have won if she hadn't collected 7 points of gap from kostner in the short program and her amazing free skate wasn't enough.
I was so impressed by Sotnikova as I thought she would have felt the pressure a lot more but she held on! I hope she can fix her wrong edge problem on the lutz, otherwise she will always get negative goes on her triple-triple combo. And she was nicely rewarded by the judges with a 64 poinst pcs
Choreographically, Kostner's Bolero is boring, common place; her performance, lackluster. Her skate lacks the required tension that was evident even in Kwan's version. Compared to Kwan's version, it seems empty. Is this really the version she plans to skate at World's? And why the telegraphing of that first jump? It seemed almost as if she had had a lapse and thought she was skating under 6.0.
Mao has weaker jumps, skating skills, and performance skill. A weaker skater overall. I love Mao dearly, but this is wrong.Don Ottavia. Serioulsy, the issue with Caro is that she has been pulled by PCS more than ANY other skater in Ladies. The chart that I was refering too is from this source where the poster made similar charts on all top ladies: http://yunaforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=4376 . And no one could come even close to Caro, not even Mao who is a better performer, and who is often critized for winning with 4 triples or somesuch. It really doesn't make any sense to challenge a way more difficult prog if it's not rewarded as it should be.
lutz, Caro >>> Mao
flip, Caro >> Mao
loop, Caro >> Mao (she can execute the loop with preceding steps, exit transitions effortlessly)
salchow, Caro >> Mao
toe, Caro >> mao (she can do 3T3T, 3F3T easily)
It's insane to think Mao is a better skater.
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She's not gonna go for it unless she's pressured to feel like she needs it. Yuna is going first among the top contenders at Worlds in the short program, so it'll be interesting to see what the last group will do in their SP's. Because it's so critical to go clean in the short, I expect Carolina not to change her SP layout even if Yuna is clean.
There is a lot of choreography going in Kostner's version actually...
I'm not getting that either. Over the last off-season there was a report that showed her practicing different 3-3's, 3S-3T and 3F-3T too. The 3F-3T would look like the best choice, 3F-3T + 3Lo would make for a nice SP. Maybe the 3F-3T is not that easy for her (not enough speed coming out of the 3F...?), but I thought she was doing 3F-3Lo at some point before too.Originally Posted by shine
last season she was doing 3Flutz-3Lo but didnt get full credit on it
I dont think she will ever do a 3F-3T in competition considering her 3F is her least secure triple jump