02-14-2014, 02:55 AM
Off the ice
I haven't read the entire thread, but my thoughts:
1. I've seen Lipnitskaia live and in top form. She's very talented and her programs suit her well.
2. She's overmarked on PCS for what she is currently doing. She's not in the same league as Kostner and Kim at this point in her development as a skater.
3. Frank Carroll needs to focus on coaching his skaters and not sniping to the media about their competitors, especially when said competitors are very young. This is not the first time.
4. I have no objection to Carroll complaining about the judging system in general, and providing entertaining quotes like the one about spitting nickels as a level feature
02-14-2014, 04:08 AM
Yes the first paragraph is exactly right.
Originally Posted by vegarin
02-14-2014, 07:19 AM
And what about responding to my question first? Do you REALLY think that Julia Lipnitskaya should get the same PCS as Mao, Carolina and Yu-Na??
Originally Posted by Mao88
02-14-2014, 09:06 AM
So in your view, that's how the judging was always like -- they would give out SS, TR, CR, whatever, completely independent of what the numbers seem to represent (higher the score, better your skills are comparably than those who receive lower scores), so it's perfectly fine that while Julia's PCS numbers indicate that objectively her skills should look better next to those who receive lower scores, that may not be the case. That's tantamount to saying she doesn't need to possess a clearly better SS to deserve a higher score. Therefore, this is completely acceptable. That's about right?
Originally Posted by gmyers
02-14-2014, 09:55 AM
It feels like some sort of bullying when a coach put down his skater's direct competiter like this. This is not the first time for him.
02-14-2014, 11:00 AM
It didn't sound like complaining to me. Frank said she deserved to win the free program, he just stated that she was not on par with getting the same marks as a Patrick chan, which I think most of us can agree on. I also appreciate that he states his opinion.
02-14-2014, 11:14 AM
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