10-06-2013, 08:16 PM
What a magical skate from Elizaveta, even mistakes on jumps didn't stop her from dancing through the music. In k@c she said, she got goose bumps when she did footwork, and Mishin said something to try to be calm, because she missed 2A. Her PCS should be higher then Julia's. Both Julia and Elizaveta deserve much higher PCS.
Hanyu was overscored in PCS for such sloppy and empty program. I watch him and Gachinsky back to back and what a difference in choreography and "refinery", beautiful program from Gachinsky and jumps are textbook. Nice to see Gachinsky back!
10-06-2013, 09:08 PM
Skating is art, if you let it be.
Lipsnitskaya has really come into her own. Very much enjoyed watching her. I wonder if she will lose her jumps in a season or two, though...still so young.
10-06-2013, 10:56 PM
Now that I've caught up on this Finlandia thread, I've really got to ask: what???
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
I mean, I've seen you acknowledge the obvious and widely recognized fact that Liza's main problem in competitions is her inability to skate clean SPs. Yet you also continue to insist that Liza has a "weight problem" which... is really baffling to me. Firstly, because she looks healthy to me; secondly, because having a "weight problem" would not explain her SP problem unless you think that somehow Liza's body is a medical anomaly and drastically fluctuates in weight in mere days for her to be capable of performing her jumps in a relatively clean FS shortly after. I also don't see how her body could look much different from last season because of her "black tights and black dress" considering the fact that she wore practically the same thing last season too...
10-06-2013, 11:01 PM
Hate the Julia hate. She is much improved, trying to interpret the music, and her programs are tasteful and suit her so well!
This situation is NOT the same as Radionova, who has a sexy razzle dazzle program and glitzy flapper dress for her FS which is not tasteful or well-suited for a coltish 14 year old skater who can emote well to just about any piece of music. Radionova is so expressive and such a performer, she could skate to just about anything, but chooses music and costumes (in the FS at least, I liked the SP) that just make her look silly and even more like a little girl out there. It's a bad judgement call.
Lipnitskaya's programs and costumes this season are GOOD choices because they suit her lyrical style and serious/stoic mannerisms on the ice. Both programs are tasteful and age-appropriate, as are the costumes which I found appreciably simple as opposed to distracting like Sotnikova, Tuktamysheva, Radionova, etc. And Julia is growing up. She can't help if she's a small person and her jumps are proportionally smaller than the girls who are bigger and stronger than herself. Her packaging and carriage make her appear more mature on the ice anyways, and yeah I get she's little and rotates really quickly, but she actually is starting to look more grown up out there, she doesn't have that gangly puppy junior look like Radionova. And unlike Radionova, she's not trying to be flirty or sexy in her programs to make her seem more grown up, so really my hat is off to Julia. She's in great form, has made lots of improvements, has quality programs and looks on track to go to Sochi.
10-07-2013, 02:08 AM
10-07-2013, 03:07 AM
Liza's step sequence in LP is just PERFECT and the best moment for me from the whole competition.
Julia indeed improved a lot, and she looked disappointing as her PCS in LP is actually 0,01 lower than last year. I think she expected 60+. Is it that judges decide they over-scored her last year or did not noticed the progress. Or you think these are not comparable things across different judges panel?
10-07-2013, 04:15 AM
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