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    2014-15 Season Preview

    What will happen in 2014-15 season in figure skating at junior and senior levels (in all categories)? Musical choices, style changes and technical refinement? What are your expectations on the basis that happened in the last quad? Give your opinions! Since now, thank you!

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    I wanna see Gracie Gold go for the 3A.....c'mon Frank....she could do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olderbear View Post
    I wanna see Gracie Gold go for the 3A.....c'mon Frank....she could do it!
    They should improve her 2A first.

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    I predict 2014-15 as breakout year for Sui/Han
    and we could be seeing a total domination by Gracie in the Grand Prix series, World silver or World gold leading to Boston 2016
    Elena will be the top Russian in 2015, a World medal

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    I predict 2014-15 as breakout year for Sui/Han
    and we could be seeing a total domination by Gracie in the Grand Prix series, World silver or World gold leading to Boston 2016
    Elena will be the top Russian in 2015, a World medal
    Not going to happen!

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    My prediction - Gold will make a mess of her program at worlds and Russians will have the podium sweep (Lipnitskaya - gold, Sotnikova- silver and Radionova-bronze). Poor Pogorilaya won't be sent to worlds because she will place fourth at the nationals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanca View Post
    My prediction - Gold will make a mess of her program at worlds and Russians will have the podium sweep (Lipnitskaya - gold, Sotnikova- silver and Radionova-bronze). Poor Pogorilaya won't be sent to worlds because she will place fourth at the nationals.
    That if Sotnikova returns. But I can see those standings shuffling depending to who the judges give the skating with passion bonus hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olderbear View Post
    I wanna see Gracie Gold go for the 3A.....c'mon Frank....she could do it!
    I think if any woman adds a 3a next season it will be Mae Berenice Meite, she lands them in training, but the challenge is to incorporate it into a program rather than do it in isolation. I haven't heard of anyone else even seriously training it.

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    I can't see any lady having 3A next season; it is not as easy to just do one. But someone may have it before the next Olympics.

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    Actually there are still some elements that Gracie should work. With a clean program, and greater dedication on the artistic increased their score without the 3 axel.

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    But to do a triple axel the skaters must to practice for years, right?, Mao practices 3a since she was a kid.

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    Sui / Han has large Chinese competitors. Really do not know if they can sustain.
    Gracie has many positive points, but need to work to show a great skate. What about Radionova, I have hopes that it grows more, but I fear the dreaded puberty on her

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    Quote Originally Posted by uhh View Post
    I think if any woman adds a 3a next season it will be Mae Berenice Meite, she lands them in training, but the challenge is to incorporate it into a program rather than do it in isolation. I haven't heard of anyone else even seriously training it.
    Is there footage of Meite landing her 3A?

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    Some general things I could see happening:

    Pairs- Volosozhar & Trankov return strong and are team to beat, win worlds again. Stolbova & Klimov struggle to live up to their 2014 standards, although still might medal at worlds. Sui & Han, I really have no idea on them, could see them finally taking the next step up, or struggle to even stay above water and their future being in jeapordy. Of all the teams they are ones I am on the fence on most. The battle for Canadian #1 status will continue, and hopefully Moore-Towers & Moscovitch can finally get on top, and maybe finally get that first world medal.

    Men- Hanyu and Fernandez to dominate and battle hard for next years world title. Reynolds to have a stronger season than 2013-2014. Aaron to come back strong and make world team. Abbott to possibly infuriate people with his 5th U.S title. Machida to continue being a contender, but his challenge of Hanyu at worlds to be a bit of a one off.

    Dance- Weaver & Poje and Capellini & Lanotte to dominate next sason and battle for #1 all season long, with W&P ultimately triumphing with the world title. Chock & Bates to firmly take over as new #1 and contend for medal at worlds. Paul & Islam to jump back ahead of Gilles & Poirier in the ongoing battle between the two which could continue back and forth years longer. Virtue & Moir to officialy announce retirement from amateur competition, while D&W continue to "leave door open" while never having any real intentions to ever return.

    Ladies- Lipnitskaya and Asada to battle for gold and titles all year, if Mao skates that is. If Mao doesnt skate Julia L dominance. Osmond to have a much stronger season and move up to medal contender status at the world level. Edmunds to challenge to take over as new #1 U.S. Li to also make strong comeback this year.

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    I'll be honest with you and tell everyone what I think:
    For men, Hanyu has great advantage over everyone. Chan, Fernandez, Ten and Machida could not stop him and I think next season remains the same. I hope more musicality and less disasters with quads.
    For women, American Russian rule (Lipnitskaya, Sotnikova, Pogorilaya, Sotskova, Proklova and many others) (Gold and Edmunds). Japanese girls are trying to enter the fray but it will be difficult. Perhaps Murakami and Miyahara. For Russian domain pairs (S & K) and Canadian (TM & M) and Chinese. Russian in ice dance may also dominate.
    But overall I hope to skate clean, good music (lots of rock, epic music and classical), better footwork, among others.

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