Quote Originally Posted by blue_idealist View Post
Tuktamisheva is good, and I like watching her to a point, but I can't get that excited about her yet. Something just seems bland about her. I enjoyed Akiko's FS way more.
The thing is though, her jumping tricks make her a good competitor, but as an "artist", she's just not there. All her movements on the ice do not bring anything that resembles a good solo skater. Those arms are boring and there is nothing she shows is of any form of dance.I do not think she will improve much in the future. Leonova has more to offer, and I havent seen Sotnikova yet whom I think is the best of the Russian new ladies in Seniors.

I agree Akiko had skated remarably well and perhaps the best of all the all the ladies in this competition.