Ashley was not completely clean. She had two URs. She lost 2.96 points in BV from those two jumping passes as well as some -GOE (1.41).
Had she had those two jumping passes clean, her base value would have been 59.69, which is actually close to a competitive BV (60-61 seems to be the standard).
Had she simply got the BV for those two jumping passes she would have gained an extra 4.37 points.
129.53 + 4.37 = 133.9. She would have been second in the FS and beat Anna P. and Gracie Gold for 4th place.
Which goes to show that Ashley's best strategy is indeed in execution. She has lost a lot of +GOE because she is not executing the programs fully. She needs to boost the +GOE and be consistent on her key jumps.
Last edited by Mrs. P; 04-09-2014 at 12:28 PM.
Why UR is so difficult to correct? There are so many chronically under rotaters nowadays!
Ashley has Many obstacles to overcome this season:
Perception: the judges have found the replacements of the top three girls in their heart and Ashley is not it. If everything stays the same with Yulia (her consistency, technical ability and improvement in artistry she will always beat Ashley.
The judges don't hold Ashley in the pedestal they did last season.
Ashley needed to make the podium this year, to repair some of the damage done to her reputation.
Gracie Gold: is her second obstacle, Gracie has improved a lot, she is a better competitor now. With Yuna Kim retired, some commentators (British) said her 3-3 is the best of the ladies. Gracie has one thing that sets her apart from other competitors. Technical skills.
The Russians: Does anybody foresee the Russians off the podium (they have a deeper field than Japan ever did). Even if one struggles they have more coming for the podium. You might not like their skating, but technically, they got it.
Ashley needs something that sets her apart from the rest. Ashley is good (solid), but not above the rest at anything.
But to be fair to Ashley, if anyone can overcome all of those obstacles is Ashley. She is a fighter, she likes to win. She will not go out without a fight
I think It's kinda concerned that lot of skaters did poorly in the last international competitions and yet Wagner couldn't catch them, not even her consistency was enough, people with two falls and really bad skates scored way higher, She wasn't even close to their scores. but I won't count her out just yet. even tho I think She's close to her limit as skater. but We will see I never guarantee anything
As for the 3-3, I think her problems stem from her technique on the flip/ toe loop. She isn't the fastest rotator in the air and I don't know that she gets enough force with her toe pick to launch herself high enough to fully rotate the 3T. It doesn't help that Ashley's landings on her flip can be a little wonky. If you watch Gracie, Yuna, or one of the Russian skaters, they seem like they're able to get the 3T off even if the landing on their first jump (3Z or 3F) isn't perfect. Ashley has a similar problem on the 2A-3T although the one she did at Worlds looked way better than her 3Ts on the backend of her 3F-3T combo have. As others have suggested, Ashley might have more success if she tried a 3F-3Lo (because her 3Lo is technically more sound than her 3T), but that's a much harder combination to execute (you have no chance if your 3F landing isn't perfect) and get ratified (it's either pre-rotated or UR).
I kind of wonder about a 3loop-3loop for Ashley. It's a very sound jump for her.
ashley mainly needs to improve on her jumps in general because as long as a skater doesn't have the large elements completely down, they're always going to be at least 1 goe point behind the person who can do decent jumps
she has a lot of confidence on the ice which she can definitely use to her advantage if she became more consistent and solid in general
i could see ashley in the top 3 for usa ladies over the next few years if she really takes care to improve her weak points (skating skills like everyone said, jumps, etc) but international ladies figure skating is changing really dramatically and someday there's going to be the point when ashley can't rise above the new stars :-// but when exactly that is, nobody knows (oh)
Her triple flip triple loop was amazing back in 2007