I agree with this prescription. If she can nail her technical elements, she is going to contend. On the other hand, if she doesn't nail her elements, most critically her jumps, then any improvements she can realistically make in her artistic components and packaging in the run-up to Nationals and (presumably) Sochi are not going to be significant enough to save her.
Originally Posted by Mathman
In my view, that was the lesson to be drawn from SLC. Unlike Yuna/Caro/Mao, Gracie cannot, at this point in her development and career, expect her chestnuts to be pulled out of the fire by a dominant cushion in PCS if she has a bad jumping day.
IMHO, Gracie's improvement plan needs to address both aspects, of course, but it also needs to have a very strong sense of priorities.