10-06-2013, 11:45 AM
Yuzuru's only problem is his stamina as the season goes
but if he keeps his momentum until Sochi, OGM is his for the taking
10-06-2013, 11:50 AM
Forever stuck on those steps
He isn't reusing an old program. It's a Romeo and Juliet OST too, but the music is different, from a different composer, and the LP was created completly new.
Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy
Radionova is about one year younger. And yes, that makes a difference - look at how different most people view Julia from last year.
Originally Posted by sky_fly
10-06-2013, 11:52 AM
Last year that program was amazing at Sectionals! Especially the level 4 STSQ that was so with the music! But unfortunately most events Vanessa cannot handle pressure of being near the top.
10-06-2013, 12:29 PM
I would have never imagine to like «Malaguena» program after Sasha Cohen ones, but Elizaveta make this music justice
I was not a fan of Liza before, but this season, I like her program and her expression and I would like to see her at Sochi, she deserved it. Great choice of music from her and great improvement in artistry ability
In other side, I was a great fan of Mirai Nagasu before with her personnality and joy of skating and I don't like her skating now because she looks like a zombie in her expression. I begin to think that she doesn't deserve a place to Sochi if she doesn't change her attitude, I would prefer rooting for someone like Caroline Zhang who continue to make her soul and her joy to this sport.
10-06-2013, 12:34 PM
Suzuki didn't plan the 1Lo+salchow combo: in practice she did 3F+2T+2Lo and this is what she's planning I think, today the flip's landing was shaky so she added the 1Lo in order to have a combo there and avoid a step-out...
10-06-2013, 12:42 PM
Tuk interpreted her music really well and she had a good programme. In my opinion she deserved the PCS she got and so did Julia...
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
10-06-2013, 01:03 PM
Mirai - low expectations - -
I am excited for her this season. This is a recipe for success - decent results = snooze. unjust scores - 2010 fs at olympics.
10-06-2013, 01:15 PM
Is it mean that I just want to take a pair of scissors to Yuzuru Hanyu's Pooh bear? Its way past the stage of being cute...
10-06-2013, 01:18 PM
I think Julia is noticeably taller than last year. Her steps are not that great, similar level to other top Russian girls competing at JGP. She was also traveling significantly in her final spin. She is very flexible, but she does not have the strength of Liza and Sotnikova. She benefited greatly from her choice of sad music, and pretty looking lean well proportioned figure overall.
Glad to see Liza looks slimmer now, and her presentation and spins are also better. She seems to have great joy performing here. Akiku's LP is not good as I expected, especially the music and choreography.
10-06-2013, 01:28 PM
I will give credit Tuk improved her ice coverage and she got a little thinner
but not that much, she looks thinner mostly because of her black tights and black dress
a little more weight loss wont hurt and will improve her jumps
hope she continues to lose more weight leading to the Olympics
10-06-2013, 01:32 PM
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
Tuktamysheva looks perfectly fine. She is very tiny when you see her live.
10-06-2013, 01:40 PM
but her body frame is not
Originally Posted by Rami
she lost weight but she needs to lose more it will help how she looks from the camera and with the spring on her jumps like in her 2011
10-06-2013, 01:42 PM
Wow, Julia Lipnitskaia, now I remember this name. The Russian baby is for real now. She's very adorable and does she have bones in her waist? Those spiral and spin position are just insane! That was no longer a Baileman spin/position, that was a upright split spin/spiral which I don't think anybody else had ever done, not even Cohen who was famous for her spin/spiral positions. I think they should be named after Julia Lipniskaia, how about JuLi spin/spiral ? Jolie
Originally Posted by Mao88
10-06-2013, 01:43 PM
looks like Julia and Tuk will make the olympic team,sorry adelina...well Lisa really developed her skating this summer,her spins look good lvl 4,even for the Lsp,steps and artistically a lot,jumps are there and she lost some weight too...well done girl!
10-06-2013, 01:59 PM
in Japan media they are calling it the Candle Spin, lol
Originally Posted by Ilvskating