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Kamila Valieva

Novalis

Medalist
Joined
Oct 14, 2020
Saida came to say hi!
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melsh

Rinkside
Joined
Feb 13, 2012
Kamila was super wonderful at the show, everything in her skating is beyond perfection, I've never seen anything like that. she combined the innocence of her junior programs with the maturity she has acquired this year. they almost look like new programs, and she feels them so much. watching her is a therapeutic experience.
 

Tonight's the Night

On the Ice
Joined
Nov 19, 2020
Country
United-States

I'm not quite sure why, but this makes me very happy. Here it is from a fan cam on the tube in case anyone else is like me and doesn't have any social media: https://youtu.be/ce5yGYnGUgU?t=142 [Cued to the spin.]

Kamila joins the ranks of Michelle and Satoko! I kind of love how she does the clockwise spin first and you think "yeah, that's pretty darn good" -- and then she does the counterclockwise spin right after it and you think: "oh yeah, I almost forgot, this is one of the greatest spinners ever." The power of contrast.
 

nussnacker

one and only
Record Breaker
Joined
Mar 16, 2019
Here and on their last show she’s using a different, more complex entry into her 4T. The fact that it’s being done in darkness is crazy. I think next season if she’s going to start doing her 4T with this entry, it would help her get an even higher GOE. Complex entry giant rippon 4T. How could one not give it a +5?

Kamila has shown such big improvements in her mental strength as well. I remember how nervous she was on her first JGPs, how she lost a combo in her short at JGP in France. Looking back, she’s come such a long way. Those days were much easier than what she’s facing today, and she’s still managing to do so well despite increasing pressure.
There’s so much stress on her: not only the weight of the Olympics put on her by Rusfed, but also those crazy people wishing her to fall (and also actually screaming that to a 14 year old...). Despite all that she kept improving competition to competition, she looks more confident each time, and I hope she’ll look even stronger next season.
 

macy

Record Breaker
Joined
Nov 12, 2011
it is absolutely INSANE how effortless she makes this look. like this is a QUAD, this is not supposed to look that easy Kamila!!! :laugh:

this is why people think figure skating is easy- they don't understand how difficult it is to make something so freaking hard look that beautiful!

it also blows my mind how easy and simple her triples look now, probably the easiest i have ever seen. they are like doubles to her. just wow.
 

flanker

Record Breaker
Joined
Feb 10, 2018
Country
Czech-Republic
it is absolutely INSANE how effortless she makes this look. like this is a QUAD, this is not supposed to look that easy Kamila!!! :laugh:

this is why people think figure skating is easy- they don't understand how difficult it is to make something so freaking hard look that beautiful!

it also blows my mind how easy and simple her triples look now, probably the easiest i have ever seen. they are like doubles to her. just wow.
That's aslo why I like to watch even the "weaker" groups in competitions, because it reminds you how difficult the technical part of skating is. People are often pichy, complain about "imperfections" and all, but it should be always reminded that a "mistake on something so easy" comes from how demanding it is.
 

macy

Record Breaker
Joined
Nov 12, 2011
That's aslo why I like to watch even the "weaker" groups in competitions, because it reminds you how difficult the technical part of skating is. People are often pichy, complain about "imperfections" and all, but it should be always reminded that a "mistake on something so easy" comes from how demanding it is.
oh i know, people forget sooo incredibly easily, especially those who have never been a skater. there was a comment in the RLT a couple weeks ago where someone was assuming you should have one or two triples by skating twice a week and i was like oohhh nooooooo :laugh2: you'd be lucky to have all your singles! one of the funniest things i've read in a while.

honestly back when i competed most of my competitors (including myself) quit around the time they were learning double axels and early triples, i'd be surprised if it were any different now. it's the turning point where you really learn whether or not you can physically go farther. most find out they can't.
 
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