06-18-2013, 03:38 PM
Lol, I think you are being too pessimistic, venlac. Yuna will not be taken from her favorite status. Though if all went clean in this thread's scenario, Yuna would certainly not run away with it by a large margin except as claimed by a Kool Aid drinker.
06-18-2013, 03:55 PM
Rejoicing in the land of Kwan
I agree with Cheerio. Yu-Na is definitely the favorite coming in and even when she makes little mistakes, usually the rest of her skating is strong enough to get by on. I don't think one bad performance will knock her off the top...however, a string of bad performances is another story but when has Yu-Na ever been known to fold? Every now and then she bends but girlfriend is not a breaker
I do think it is closer this time around but (as of now) Yu-Na still outpaces the rest of the field. Personally, I'm hoping everyone brings their A-game this season. It always makes the competitions more interesting and exciting when things are close.
06-18-2013, 03:55 PM
It is so funny that in this thread, who are repeatedly claiming 'if all go clean, Yuna will win!' are almost Asada's fans. You, and Let's talk.(Ah, exceptionally, Ven). I think you and let's talk are more pessimistic than me.
Originally Posted by cheerio2
I have said that based on my memory. when you remember 07 - 08 season, 2008 World. At that time, how were the judges? when kim usually has similar mistakes since her serious injury with her competitors, how were the judges?? She was definitely far from the favorite.
I said there is possibility about this situation can be made once more
I was talking about whole season, not in one competiton... I mean, In next whole season, if she is no longer consistency like she has been, and usually has similar mistakes with her competitors in competitions, She just would be taken from that place(favorite) immediately
Originally Posted by kwanatic
06-18-2013, 06:41 PM
06-18-2013, 06:58 PM
Sorry, but I find it disrespectful to make a threads in favor of Yu-Na Kim, Mao Asada and Carolina Kostner.
I think that a clean Akiko Suzuki, Zijun Li, Adelina Sotnikova, Kaetlyn Osmond, Mirai Nagasu and Gracie Gold can be also a medal contender for Sotchi 2014.
06-18-2013, 07:03 PM
Bona Fide Member
No, IMHO that is not exactly the debate invited by this speculative thread. For instance, if Mao went squeaky clean with an 8 triple performance and no bobbles or imperfections in her elements, she would automatically get way, way, way higher GOEs and PCSs than she ever has in the past.
Originally Posted by Ven
She would beat Yuna in Transitions and at least match her in P&E, CH, and INT. Kim would still win Skating Skills because of her superior speed.
Will this happen? No. But that's the nature of a fantasy thread.
06-18-2013, 07:26 PM
With all due respect to the members of this forum.
But I refuse to post anything on this topic while some people do not learn to respect the opinions of others.
06-18-2013, 07:28 PM
All this discussion is going nowhere
06-18-2013, 07:48 PM
No matter how tense she looked throughout her entire program, her flip at the SP was perfect and should have received +2 to +3 GOE all across the judging panel.
Originally Posted by ForeverFish
Fake edge calls or lack thereof happen all the time from very "incompetent" callers, it is no surprise for me. Daisuke Takahashi never ever receives deductions for his slight flutz, for instance.
06-18-2013, 08:47 PM
Caro's 3F is better than Kim's 3F.
Caro's 3Lo is also better
Caro's 3Sal is also better.
Caro's 2A is also better.
Kim's trump card is her 3Lz-3T and her other solo Lz.
I don't know why some people just can't accept that Yuna can't win every single bullet. But I don't care about them. I put a few in the ignored list because nothing they say interest me.
06-18-2013, 09:20 PM
This is really all figure skating fans' thinking? And am I strange? Oh, my ...
Originally Posted by FlattFan
06-18-2013, 11:23 PM
Six Point Zero
If they're all squeaky 100% clean, assuming the exact jump layout as 2013 Worlds, no edge calls, no UR's, no falls, then:
With Yuna and Carolina being close or a toss-up depending on the programs (music, choreo), the composition of the judging panel, the skating order, and how much Yuna leads Carolina in the SP. As much as I love Yuna, I'm well aware than a clean 8-triple LP by Mao (plus a 4-triple SP) would be insurmountable. I'm also quite aware that with the Olympics being in Europe, Yuna is at a relative disadvantage, especially without a 3loop.
However, I felt the same way before Worlds 2013. Reality doesn't work in this hypothetical way. When it comes down to it, Yuna has the most to gain, the least to lose, and the best chances to win. So it's likely she'll skate clean, while Mao and Carolina make several costly mistakes like at Worlds and in previous Olympics.
I'm most curious to see their new programs and if they plan any "upgrades" to their tech content for the Olympic season.
06-18-2013, 11:56 PM
What a dumb question. If they all skated clean.
huge gap (deserving)
06-19-2013, 12:05 AM
I doubt anyone can take up my challenge, and cite 25 points that Kostner or Mao can make up off their last scorecard.
Even if Kostner does not fall at the end, and complete her elements, she still does not make up a whopping 20-25 point difference. Same for Asada.
Again, it's possible they can win, if Yuna makes mistakes and they beat her, or they could miraculously improve so much in less than 1 year that they can post 230+.
But as of now and ever since 2009, when Yuna skates her best she will win by a large margin, that's just how it is.
06-19-2013, 12:33 AM