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    Is Gracie Gold overhyped right now?

    I feel as if North Americans try to make her a new Kim already. But in my eyes she is NO better than Lipnitskaya, Li and so on...Your thoughts?

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    disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateluvr View Post
    disagree.
    Why?

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    Cracie certainly isn't being overhyped right now. Maybe at the end of last season she was. Now everyone is backing off, with a wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Cracie certainly isn't being overhyped right now. Maybe at the end of last season she was. Now everyone is backing off, with a wait and see.
    I mean Sotnikova was also overhyped..Gracie is better than her, but other new girls...Not so sure. Even last year I wondered why there was so much talk..

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    I actually think Gracie is underhyped. I don't think she is the robot people claim she is, especially since the current ladies' field isn't filled with profoundly, naturally artistic skaters. Good skaters at simulating emotions, yes, but I don't think she is worse off than someone, say, Wagner. With a bit more refinement and artistic exploration, Gracie can be the new Kostner but with much stronger nerves, especially with her long limbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPack View Post
    I actually think Gracie is underhyped. I don't think she is the robot people claim she is, especially since the current ladies' field isn't filled with profoundly, naturally artistic skaters. Good skaters at simulating emotions, yes, but I don't think she is worse off than someone, say, Wagner. With a bit more refinement and artistic exploration, Gracie can be the new Kostner but with much stronger nerves, especially with her long limbs.
    I'm sorry, but it would take way more than a bit of more refinement and artistic expression for Gracie to come close to even being compared to Kostner, much less the new her. She has big jumps like Carolina, and her skating skills are good enough that with time, they might be as good as Carolina's, but for me, that's it right now.

    I do not think she is being overhyped currently, and I enjoy watching her and wish her well. However, she will never be Kostner. I think she has more potential to be a Slutskya type- very strong jumps and technical skills, and a firecracker out there, but without much range of expression or refinement. I think that she just is not an artist, and I think it is very unlikely that she will miraculously become one. I don't think exactly that you're 'born with it' or not, but I think that not everyone can do it, and I think that at her age and at this stage in her career, Gracie is past the point where she can become one of the 'greats' artistically. (That is not to be interpreted to mean I don't think she can improve, just that I don't think she will ever be a Kostner, Asada, Kwan). However, I don't think she has to be. Her biggest mistake at this point, IMO, is her denial of the fact that artistry is not a strength and her longing to package herself as sleeping beauty (crazy comments about power witch aside) when she should be packaging herself as dynamite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPack View Post
    I actually think Gracie is underhyped. I don't think she is the robot people claim she is, especially since the current ladies' field isn't filled with profoundly, naturally artistic skaters. Good skaters at simulating emotions, yes, but I don't think she is worse off than someone, say, Wagner. With a bit more refinement and artistic exploration, Gracie can be the new Kostner but with much stronger nerves, especially with her long limbs.
    Does Gracie even have stronger nerves, let along much stronger nerves than Carolina?
    And long limbs? Really? Who has long limbs?

    I dont think it is possible for gracie to become carolina. Be someone else, be herself.

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