Joubert's LP http://rutube.ru/video/791005a613722...36b2762145bd8/ Gladiator..
Kaetlyn's SP is a work in progress and she's obviously still trying to get comfortable with the complex choreography. I love that she's challenging herself and see so much potential in this!
I liked Akiko's SP but I liked her SP from last year more.
That said we still have to see how it shows in the GP before I make true judgements
Loved the mirror skating at the beginning of the straight line sequence.
There is plenty of room for them to improve this over the season... speed, twizzles, and I thought the lift was a bit ordinary, except for the entrance.
When they get the bugs ironed out, this should be dazzling.
Akiko: I'm personally not impressed with the first half, but the second part is beautiful and the final scratch spin is just I see that she's using the loop now, so her SP is really going down, technically: in 2011-2012 the lutz, last year the flip and now the loop... please, Akiko, at least just skate well this "easy" layout!!
V/M: I basically love the first part, don't like the middle section, like the last part The program begins wonderfully (it looks a bit like their 2011 SD), the step sequence is really good and I really like the "mirror" section, too; what I didn't really like was the Finnstep, it looked really rushed to me, I would be really interested in reading the protocols, just to know the levels and GOEs they received the last part was ok, it looked like it needed work but the choreography is good! I would say that they need more speed, overall...
I don't know if this has been posted yet but how lovely a LP for Amelie Lacoste. If only the jumps weren't giving her such a hard time. Amelieeee...show those jumps whose boss, such a lovely program..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQirqf77YAE