I'm perplexed at how she's skated for so many years and managed to get to the senior level without anyone correcting her spins beforehand. Her spins aren't average, they're really sub-par for a senior-level skater.
Sonitkova is not yet consistent, and who knows if she can perform better than she did at Sochi again?
Radioniva is in fact, still juniorish, and she hasn't developed fuller yet. And I am not sure if Yulia's jumps can get much bigger.
I hope Anna and Liza will have stronger programs this seasons. Not so optimistic about Anna and Liza, though, since Anna might not be paid enough attention from the Fed and Liza is still recovering.
As for Sonitkova, I hope Tarasova will not give her any thing like Christina program ever again. And her costumes except for the Olympics! Oh my god! almost killed me.
I like Radionova very much, but she is still junior-ish. Maybe next season for her?
Agree on Sonitkova, her costumes outside of the Olympics were ugly and distasteful. One thing that I like about Lipnitskaia is that her 'packaging' is age-appropriate, but that probably comes from (at least what I heard in a performance) that she and her mother help design her costumes.
She's traveling all over the ice, hunched over in a rather unattractive position, and looks like she can't grab her leg or extend it any further in fear of pulling a muscle. She satisfies the spin criteria at the bare minimum. I thought my eyes were deceiving me at first because her LP was awesome up till the spins. I was afraid she would fall over at some points.
[QUOTE=Meoima;951170]Can I hope for Dai and Mao to become a couple?
Nah, as long as they find happiness on their own, it's fine. Still...[/rm]er
Meoima, I read on fsuniverse that you were looking for an hd copy of Mao's Sochi freeskate. Here is a site that was listed on another thread at goldenskate called something like Sochi videos. Sorry, I can't remember the poster's name. It's the best I've found, though it is in German:
Oh Thank you very much. Such a powerful performance Since I have used up all my HDD for men event at Worlds so I have not much room for the whole ladies event package. Mao's FS at Sochi, along with Yulia's FS at team event, will be the only two I will keep in my computer for the ladies dicipline.Meoima, I read on fsuniverse that you were looking for an hd copy of Mao's Sochi freeskate. Here is a site that was listed on another thread at goldenskate called something like Sochi videos. Sorry, I can't remember the poster's name. It's the best I've found, though it is in German:
I wonder what the German commentator was saying in the clip.