Long live the Queen!
I guess Yuna herself would say... skating happy?
Originally Posted by Andre Smith
I don't know if Yuna would crush a clean Julia. At Worlds last year, Yuna scored around 69 in the short and 148 in the long. Didn't Julia get something like 71 in the short and 141 in the long? That would put Yuna ahead, but not by a "crushing" margin. And for those who say Yuna was underscored in the short at Worlds, I'm sure an equal number would say she was overscored in the long.
Kim > Lipnitskaya > Asada. I think clean Asada beats clean Lipnitskaya but unfortunately I think Putin will start officiating gay marriages before Asada lands all the jumps she has planned.
Six Point Zero
Can we just wait? Thank god we'll find out soon enough and stop all this silly speculation.
Originally Posted by jenaj
^I'm looking forwards to the SP and LP happening so all of the speculation (some delusional) can just end.
IMO, this is disingenuous and not logically sound.
Originally Posted by jenaj
-Under the WC13 standards of judging, Julia would have gotten edge calls on her lutzes (and would have deserved them more than Yuna on her SP flip), dramatically lower GOEs on jumps, and hugely lower PCS. She would have been lucky to score 65 and 135, and would have been crushed by Yuna by a margin of 15-20 points. Minimum.
Originally Posted by os168
Although Krislite wasn't replying to you, I believe it applies here to.
Originally Posted by Krislite
I just imagined to Putin doing it.
Originally Posted by amc987
Size 7 Knifeboots
While I respect your analysis and love your keen insight to spot Russia's up and coming ladies champions. Isn't it a bit disingenuous to apply last years standards. We all know big wins and medals bring a reputation that often increases PCS. I don't think I'm delusional about this. Yulia won everything internationally with GPF her worst outing yet still being a silver medal and all this since the 2013WC. Following this line of thought one could argue that Yulia had the most successful year of any of the girls with Mao her only equal. You could argue either as the better IMO. It's really hard to deny that Yulia hasn't improved overall since 2013WC so some must be deserved, some awarded, and some being just plain momentum and home field advantage. It's the perfect storm and Yulia's consistency and odd ball charm are making it hard for judges to deny. Lets not forget the judges are there in person and susceptible to her fascinating presence and understated charm. Those looks in the FS are pretty genuine IMO and quite capable of melting a judges heart.
Originally Posted by Robeye
02-18-2014, 07:03 PM
It's so unfair that Yulia doesn't get edge calls on three lutzes. Why isn't there any outcry on account of this? If Yulia gets the same GOE for her 3Lz+3T as Yu-Na or for other jumps for that matter it'll be simply unjust.
Seeing Mao practices I think she'll deliver. If she lands her jumps she will be peerless. Even clean Yu-Na won't catch her. The judges will surely appreciate full set of triples with the triple axel on top of it.
02-18-2014, 07:23 PM
Let's all call a temporary cease-fire. Everything that we say now is going to need revisions by tomorrow, anyway.
02-18-2014, 07:37 PM
she takes the audience on her journey of emotions
Really, Mao's practices have been good? Even her triple axel? I haven't seen anything but I worried when Brian Boitano commented on how she just couldn't land her triple axel ahead of her SP event after, like, four attempts.
Originally Posted by Bartek
I LOVE Mao's short program. No one has her delicate style. And yet she is such an athlete. I think her SP best shows that off.
02-18-2014, 07:44 PM
Skating is art, if you let it be.
At first I thought this thread said "who is most likely to get the cold"
So I started thinking to myself "well, Yu-Na sleeps around a lot, so probably her", but then I thought "although Asada as really let herself go, her immune system is probably very prone" and then I finally thought "of course Russia treats people like farm animals, if even that nice, so Lipnitskaya is probably lacking healthcare". In the end I think my vote goes to Yu-Na. Germs from other people is the most likely way to get sick.
02-18-2014, 07:49 PM
Well, apparently Frank Carroll thinks Gracie has a great chance for the gold and managed to put down Julia, Mao, and Yuna in one interview! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/19/sp...erfection.html I'm sensing a little desperation? Better to just let your student's skating do the talk.
02-18-2014, 09:05 PM
I am smoking cold, hard numbers and you are smoking speculation. I think Yuna is going to win, but the only way she will "crush" Julia is if Julia makes mistakes.
Originally Posted by pangtongfan