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.
At the rink. Again.
Consistency and pacing will fix the LP. SLC she rushed through every piece of choreo and every jump entry except the 3Lz+3T in the LP. I would like to see her just relax into this program because it DOES have potential and yeah, a different color/cut dress would be a good idea.