Her jump component is Incredible.
overall level of the ladies’ skating has been standardized downward, finally, its starting to go up
Ashley Wagner declared she will get 3-3...
kostner will get 3f-3t or 3lz-3t...
i cannot wait for 2013 worlds
Last edited by venlac; 02-08-2013 at 11:49 AM.
Here is a video of mao practicing in what appears to be her new lp costume with.... feathers
Anyway she does some nice triple axels, including one in her runthrough in the feathery dress and a ur 3f/3lo
the axels look good though
Thank you! the axel looks good indeed! maybe the last one was slightly UR but it was a really good try! the first one was perfect! I attended all the practices in Nice last year and IMO sh looks way way bettet here! she seems to have more elevation in her axel!
The loop in the combo is not fully rotated however! don't think it's >> but likely a >
Thanks for the link! Ahhhh, I loved her previous dress so much, this one seems to be more Tarasova-like. Her axels and 3-3 look great though!
feathers?! I think that both the 3A and the 3-3 looked good, especially the axel, the combo was surely UR, but I don't think <<, I just hope that she lands a clean axel in one of the programs, it would be the first time in two years! Go Mao!
I read somewhere that the success on the 3A was not so good: 5 out of 14. This makes me think she rushes things and she's not ready. Anyway, fingers crossed she'll nail it in the competition!
Ambitious jump layout for Mao! Awesome attempt and much respect to her for even trying it!
Her swan dress is just no.
Thank God Kim and these younger Ladies Like the Russian girls and Gracie are making Mao and Kostner have to start pushing themselves again and not doing Junior technical content. The last couple of years watching the Ladies dumb down their jumps was getting ridiculous.
It will be interesting to see if she goes for everything. If Mao can hit the 3-3 and 3A she will be nearly impossible to beat when you add her PCS and other TES elements (spins, spirals, etc.).
I HATE the new dress though. All of the feathers...ew. It's too literal for a swan...her first dress was perfection. I wish she'd stuck with it.
I like the new dress, dont know why, when she jumps it looks cool But I liked the old too.