02-11-2013, 12:14 PM
If you're talking only about the music and the basic program, yes, it wasn't her first time. But if you haven't noticed ( ), she dramatically changed her layout this time into a much difficult level than before. So in that sense, it was her first time. Check the protocols if you're not capable of distinguishing jumps by sight.
Of course she upped her difficulty--it was obvious, even to me! But it is the same program, basically, with some of the same mistakes--like doubling the salchow. And as noted, her 3-axel does not appear to be a money jump for her this year any more than last year. I like Mao's artistry and admire her overall skating very much, but I don't understand all the gushing over a program that had a lot of mistakes that are the same mistakes Mao has made in the past. Just trying to keep it real.
02-11-2013, 12:18 PM
The Comeback Kid
Because some of us dont nitpick all of the mistakes of skaters, to make the same point over and over. Also, we admire someone for improving and trying to become a better skater.
Originally Posted by Laughing Man
02-11-2013, 12:30 PM
Tripping on the Podium
It seems to me that you're criticizing her just for the sake of it. She hasn't attempted the 3A at all this season until 4CC and this was the first 3F-3Lo she tried in competition in I can't even remember how many years. The difficulty of this program is so high compared with what she had before (and especially considering what she showed at Japan Nats just 1 1/2 months ago), it was to be expected that she'll make mistakes. But at least she went for it and this is why I am thrilled for her.
Originally Posted by jenaj
And one more thing: you're not "keeping it real" - you're basically just insulting her fans by saying "yeah, she won, but she had mistakes, so I don't get what the big deal is". The people who were enthusiastic about her FS are not so deluded as to not be aware that she made mistakes, but maybe they found some other things to admire about her skate, for instance the fact that she actually went for an 8 triple program. Obviously, this is not the case with you.
Last edited by yuki; 02-11-2013 at 12:50 PM.
02-11-2013, 12:43 PM
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And when did Mao attempt the 3F-3Lo last time again?
Originally Posted by jenaj
You don't need to agree with this, but there's nothing bad if people are excited and happy for Mao since she's made a huge step since japanese nationals and landed a ratified 3A for the first time since 2 years.
If you don't see any of that, than that's rather your problem - you might aswell just go on and convince yourself she was overscored and say that she won't win worlds anyway
02-11-2013, 01:10 PM