One thing is for sure. With these Instagram videos she's showing Ashley that she's hard at work upping her technical content while Ashley has yet to really start training for her triple triples for the season. I'm not sure she's really even trying to psych anyone out with these videos but it does show her competitors what they will be up against.
Yeah, I'm not really sure Gracie is trying to play mind games with Ashley and the other ladies, so to speak. For one, the rest of the US ladies know that they haven't a prayer of catching up to Gracie technically; for another, she seems to be posting the videos in an exuberant "Look what I can do" mindset. Training those combinations is actually fun for her, and, knowing the quality of her jumps, she wants to show some technical razzle dazzle.
The better psychological ploy would be to stay completely silent until Skate Milwaukee/SC. Let everyone wait and wonder what's in her bag of tricks...As Scott Hamilton advised, keep the actual content under wraps. No one seriously thinks that Gracie will compete a 2A-Lo-3F-Lo-3F (red herring alert), but a consistent seven- or eight-triple FS? Watch out.
Gracie would need a 3a for an 8-triple FS. Not going to happen. 7 triples is a given for Gracie, the only question being how many of the seven she actually lands cleanly.
5. Gao (again )
and exact repeat. Maybe different order of podium but definitely those 3.[/QUOTE]
What do you find so funny?
Can Gold do a 3A? I don't remember seeing one.
From Carly's YouTube account:
Thanks. I personally don't think it's worth it for her - she's better off focusing on 3-3s...and her consistency and performance.
Like I mentioned before...the only thing holding her back is consistency...if she ever finds her footing, Wagner's days of being top US lady are over.
She's mentioned on several occasions that the 3A scares her a bit with the forward take off
Yeah, she said something of the sort at 2012 WJC when asked if she planned on competing the 3A anytime soon. Now, after what I assume has been a good deal of practice, it sounds like she wants to challenge/prove herself by adding it to a future program. If it happens, though, it won't be for a while. Her Olympic-season strategy seems to be to up the technical content while still playing it (relatively) safe.