senior ladies FS scores 2013-2014 season:
Wagner 119 Japan Open
And a cople other FS scores from Japan open.
The URs continue to be a beast for her. I agree with the other posters, I think she gets judged too harshly in that area compared to other ladies. It's like the technical caller is trying to hit some sort of quota in URs and downgrades. I think she has good programs this year. In the sp and lp I feel like she started to create some special moments. The spread eagle into double axel was pure delight, and everything from the final triple loop to the end of her freeskate was fast and exciting. She even had the audience into it, and you kind of got the sense that she knew that.
Her scores here were higher than last year and some of the best for a US lady so far. It's still technically the preseason, but that's worth something. Almost every US lady has a demon to overcome. The question is which ladies will rise above them. I'm hoping to see Mirai build at each event this year.
I wouldn't get too excited about scores from B Internationals. They tend to be inflated in comparison with scores from GPs and Senior ISU Championship events.
Mirai had only 3 fully rotated triples in her Finlandia FS. I doubt she would get 110 in a GP for that FS.
Although she does get a lot of UR calls, all of her triples (even when they get credit) look close to URed. Someone else mentioned she has a pronounced hook on her landings and this is absolutely true. I don't think she is getting "picked on". Rather, she has developed a reputation for URing and every jump is going to be scrutinized by the caller.
What I do think is unfair is whether a jump is URed affects the GOE. I feel like the judges should judge the jump as they see it, and the technical panel should judge the rotation and the edges. You often have a scenario when a jump might earn +1 but when it is determined to be URed it gets -2, which seems unfair to me.
I honestly believe that if Mirai could get her 'spark' back she'd be consistently posting 120+ point programs even with the UR issue. Her PCS would rise I think a full point each if she could skate with the energy/spirit that she used to, and her GOEs would also go up, particularly on her spins.
I hope she's not too discouraged by the scores she's getting. If anything that should inspire her to fight even harder. Her performances were good and if she can build on those, she'll be in good shape by nationals.
Not saying Mirai should score as well as Mao, but a quick check shows Mao got a 118 for a 3 triple FS at CoC last year. I remember Lepisto got a 114 in her FS, along with a world bronze, at 2010 worlds with 3 triples, so a 110 for Mirai with 3 ratified triples doesn't look out of line.
Mirai has such a spark when she wants to. She has a spunky, fun personality and it shows through her skating and I think that makes her such an enjoyable skater to watch. Her 2010 national LP is a good example of that spunk shining through.
Maybe she has too much on her plate or she is feeling tremendous pressure and she can't be free in her programs.
I think she is a very good skater and would love to see her bounce back and win and have a great season.