02-10-2013, 05:21 PM
Thanks for having me
Originally Posted by Mathman
I've only been really into figure skating for a few years, so hearing everyone else's opinions is a nice change of perspective.
02-10-2013, 05:30 PM
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
and i think Christina can make Sochi if she does what she's been doing. she's one of the better all-around skaters in US ladies that we've had in the past years. She definitely missed out on an opportunity to go to worlds this year due to some silly mistakes in her free at nationals, but i do think that the experience she got this season (the GPF!!) is really going to help her internationally next season.
Originally Posted by Icey
I just wish that USFS chose their worlds teams with a points system that take into account finishes at international competitions and not just nationals...(it's how they lost the 3rd men's spot in the first place and the reason why they probably won't get it back...when the US lost the 3rd ladies spot there was just NO ONE that could have saved it...but i think they might have a chance to get it back if Gracie and Ashley skate well...but i doubt Gracie skating clean would garner the same score internationally as Gao skating clean. Gracie has the jumps - if she lands thems - to be competitive, but she lacks the artistry/polish)
02-10-2013, 05:38 PM
I for one am thrilled with how Mao did. I think 130 is a good score for her, even with the URs, because she finally upped her technical content. I'm relieved the 3A is back and she's also going for 3-3 and 2A-3T. It's ambitious and makes me excited about her programs more because she's not only challenging herself but also the field. I'm hoping this incites Wagner and Kostner and others to go for 3-3 and more difficult triples in their free. Against Liza/Adelina, Wagner/Kostner would still be fine with lower tech content, but against Mao, their PCS is comparable so she would need to increase her BV.
Originally Posted by yuki
Also glad for Murakami getting on the podium. Her FS had URs but they were still lovely. She needs to really change her 3F-2A. She rarely hits that, and if she messes up the flip, she runs the risk of not getting a 2A in her program, thus negating her 3T (which has happened before).
I'm hoping this also alleviates the expectations of Gold and Osmond and this allows them to relax and skate without the weight of their countries on their shoulders. Suzuki had a terrible skate just before 4CC so this got her to shape up and I'm hoping it does the same for Gold and Osmond.
02-10-2013, 05:51 PM
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