Hey, I once heard of a university whose color was violet, so its basketball team was called The Violets. Could I have dreamed that? *goes to look* Yes, it's NYU, and by Jove, all their sports teams are nicknamed Violets. This is the kind of thing I'd expect of, say, Vassar or Bryn Mawr.
Disagree on the rest. IMHO, Yuna is not only one of the most musically gifted skaters I've ever seen, but one whose style of movement is uniquely and immediately recognizable as her own. Jeff Buttle calls her "hypnotic".
I'm not the only one that says so. Just about every major expert commentator I know says something along those lines. Great minds, and all that...
I agree with jenaj, and have said several times in the past that her 3x3 consistency is her strongest point.
I wonder how people can see her as having "inate musicality" I think she works really hard, and her teams have picked the right vehicles for her all along.
Out of her last 6 or 7 LP, only one showed her musicality well. The rest are well practiced and well rehearsed.
Her line isn't as good as a few others.
Her spirals, steps aren't as good as a few others.
As a CoP skater, where everything add up, her consistency and 3x3 will get her the win.
As a skater, I don't think she's as good as other top tier skaters who I go back and rewatch from time to time.
She's an A skater, and she stays in the A- to A range almost all the time. And she showed her perfect routines a few times already.
Someone else, a B+ A- skater, can go all the way to A+ at their max potential. They haven't yet, but I believe their best are better.
Tonichelle's college, the University of Alaska Anchorage, is the sea wolves. This is an Inuit mythological sea serpent sort of thing, perhaps originating from some sort of whale. Here is a Raven-Seawolf totem pole.
The Detroit Tigers' triple A team is the Toledo Mud Hens.
She doesn't do the 3F-3t anymore so I can't judge her on that. Lots of skaters do the 2A-3T. What sets her apart is her 3L-3T. The rest is, of course, subjective. To me, aside from her admittedly superior (and consistent) 3-3's, she is not that much better than her closest competitors and in some respects is not as good.