Also, I have to say that this thread is becoming annoying.
People trey to promote their favorite skater by pushing down others skaters.
Some arguments are totally pointless. I would like to know why a skater who wears "longer skirts" is considered "better" than another another wears shorter skirts. This is only related to the fashion style/taste of the skater, not about the quality of the skating.
What makes her special to the judges and commentators is her jumps....she lands her triple/triple more than most and it's a difficult combination. She skated a clean long at the Olympics, worlds and somewhere else so I don't know if that constitutes consistency.
Tripping on the Podium
It isn't. However, saying things like "Carolina is not at Yuna's level because she wears short skirts" or "Carolina and Mao should just go ahead and copy Yuna" doesn't strike me as intending to provoke a meaningful discussion, but more like intending to rile people up - now what was the word for that, again?
Originally Posted by eyria
Neither do I.
Originally Posted by mateusp1
Speaking for myself as a much lower-level skater doing single jumps, I have had problems with the timing and amount of vault off the pick, such that the back inside edge stays on the ice past the point of the toepick so that I take off from both feet at the same time and what will be the free foot is not (crossed) in front of the picking/landing foot in the air. That's a salchow-like flip that's more like a toe-assisted salchow than a true toe jump.
I've worked hard to correct this error on the flip, but it still gives me trouble on the lutz -- which, combined with a change of edge, also turns into a toe-assisted salchow. That's why I don't do lutzes in my program.
But just taking off from a curved inside edge on a flip is not this error.
Here's another example of a perfectly good triple flip with a curved entry.
Yuna's Ice Rink