02-15-2014, 01:53 PM
I agree with Frank. I thought both plushenko and lipnitskaya were overscored in team competition. Julia does not have the maturity yet. She doesn't know how to pause in her program and let people enjoy the moment, she just keeps going from one thing to another, just spinning, spinning, spinning. Yes she has the unbridled energy of a 15 year-old but I don't feel she has the PCS she got. She is very pretty though, gorgeous.
02-15-2014, 03:49 PM
On the Ice
He never said that Gracie was better than Julia. He said Julia has been overscored, and she was -- wildly overscored in some areas.
Originally Posted by Mao88
He also said she deserved to win the free skate, but he thinks that there are some things she could improve upon, which she can. She still has some immature qualities to her skating because she is only 15.
Clearly you think Julia is just perfect the way she is and has no need for improvement.
02-15-2014, 04:42 PM
I don't mean to be offensive with what I'm saying here, really only the first sentence is intended to be for you. You statement just helped me to start to put in words what I have been meaning to say. I realize you're entitled to your opinion, and that you might not like the way her programs convey her meaning to others. But that is the way I've always felt about the majority of programs from other top skaters, that there just wasn't something quite right. I'm not going to mention who because I refuse to say anything uncalled for, but feeling that the program wasn't great didn't prevent me from acknowledging that they skated so well and fully deserved their top placements.
Originally Posted by ginal
Pausing in the program to do nothing for a few moments at at time might help you enjoy the program, however, even more than earlier this season, the last two times she's skated, especially for the FS, she just wove something like a magical spell over most people who are watching. I wasn't able to enjoy watching the program for the team event the first time on a live-stream because I was worrying about what all the people on here would say. Well then some people might say why don't you just not read what people say here? The problem is I want to find comments from other people who enjoy her skating as much as I do.
People were being so critical though, that I knew even if she skated flawlessly (she skated near flawlessly), according to the judges, the audience, the commentators, the other skaters, the majority of the viewing audience, that people will still be saying that her skating doesn't measure up in some way. They keep repeating the same tired old statements and refusing to see that her sure jumps, even if they're not as high as some people would like are incredible because, other than at COR, they're usually rock-solid, meaning people(and judges) will stay absorbed in the performance. Besides other than a couple of notable jump combination where the entrance, height, flow, exit, were fantastic she never receives more than the equivalent of 1s for all of her jumps (1s, a couple 2s, and a couple 0s equate to all 1s. 1s are more than fully deserved for her jumps. Also they usually cover great distance, at COR SP I was watching the ice to see exactly how far her blades were from the ice because I've never thought that her jumps were too low and I realized that she covers a distance greater than her body height. You can clearly see that if you pause the video, see where she is in relation to the writing and the logo on the ice, and ignoring the camera moving while focusing on the ice that she jumps at least 5 feet. They don't see that her spins are amazing regarding position, speed and the majority of the time centering (not the last two split spins at the Olympics). Not recognizing that in CH, IN, and PE her skating is improving to the level of the top-tier. All of these things are woven together in such a way to make her skating mesmerizing for most people. Not SS, but you drop that down to 6.00 and the results remain unchanged, so that doesn't matter to me in the least, especially since she receives such a low score for TR. Can anyone explain that? People keep arguing about her PCS going up but she is skating like champion in the performance and execution of her choreography and the interpretation of the music. Only at vocal minority dislike her and don't approve of her scores.
I've always enjoyed her skating even all last year. People were being so critical even as she was experiencing an enormous growth spurt and skating with an injury. But this year the majority of other people are recognizing that her PCS was satisfactory earlier this season and now has really bloomed. In these last two competitions her skating flies by from beginning the end as Sandra(?) put it on the broadcast and she has the moments of quality that the judges reward, as Johnny put it. I thought her performance was flawless when I watch the NBC PVR recording. It is perfectly deserving of 69. Yuna Kim had 74 at the last Worlds to put things into perspective. And PCS scores do change throughout the season when the overall skating calls for it. Mao went from 64 to 69 last season and from 64 then to 70 now. PCS is scored based on quality. When they give the performances they are capable of Julia will receive 69.xx while Yuna receives at least 74.xx. Of course all bets are off if people falter.
02-15-2014, 05:05 PM
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