Great, subtly expressive program from her. I can't wait to see it all out with full transitions and expression.
Nice bits of analysis, CanadianSkaterGuy and smoothiw.
You're not alone. Eteri Tutberidze (Julia's coach) thinks Yuna's transitions are the bee's knees. (Wonder where that singular phrase comes from )
Also, there are only so many transitions you could do going in to jumps, right? Other than subtle changes that are not too noticeable to a layperson, that is. Ina Bauer and Spread Eagle are very difficult entrances, and Kim pretty much always nails one of the two, hits her jumps, and ends with beautiful choreos while sliding out of the jumps, so in total ends up with very high GOEs that others rarely get. I'm not sure what she could do to replace them with some other less difficult transitions just for the sake of novelty and still get the same GOEs.
But I did notice that her transitions this time look somewhat different, and choreo was just lovely. Thanks for pointing out the inside/outside edge, CanadianSkaterGuy. I'm intrigued. I will take a look at it more carefully next time.
All the best to Yuna on her first skate back from injuries. I have no doubt it will be good . She has the goods and mental fortitude to do it. Can't wait to see her programs. Please post quicky.
Her transitions are the cat's pajamas.
Really am looking forward to seeing this in full performance mode. And to echo a previous poster, there's something almost kwan-like about this program. I'm liking it!
She's so Lovely.
Her 2A transition is amazing.
Outside SP-eagle, Inside SP-eagle and Jump!
Look so easy for her but that's almost impossible!!
Based on what has been shown so far in Golden Spin practice, it looks like the various assortment of insider rumors were giving us the straight poop. I have never seen Yuna more self-assured or in such complete command of all of her powers. I actually see improvement from 2013, in many aspects, as difficult as that was to imagine following her spectacular performances at the London Worlds. And this at a self-described 80-90%.
Every year she seems to become even more serene, it's actually kind of unnerving as a fan. At some point, I half-expect Yuna to dissolve into mist and disperse to the four winds, like some kind of temporary preternatural phenomenon that we were lucky to witness.
(Sorry, now I'm beginning to sound like a Julia uber )
^^ She definitely looks poised and calm, almost to the point of projecting an air of detachment. It seems like she has reached some zen-like state , beyond competition.
Someone pointed out that the opening pose of the new SP is almost identical to the closing pose of her Thais Meditation, the Vancouver gala program. Has anybody noticed that? I wonder if it's coincidenal or intended.
^The improvement should be expected since last season she was basically starting from scratch, whereas this season she's building off of her great form at Worlds.