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10-29-2010, 08:52 AM

10-29-2010, 11:51 AM

Perhaps the biggest change for the skater the past few months has come in her technique; Sato and Dungjen have reworked her jumps.

10-29-2010, 11:56 AM
Catching title - I thought it meant she is spinning and jumping in the normal direction now :P

10-29-2010, 12:47 PM

Nice articles ...thank you, Iceman and Ana.....
....as a fan and supporter of Alissa we've heard the "jumps are getting fixed" story before....I hope it's true this time, I really do.. Her skating is so magical when she skates clean.
If Yuka and Jason have finally fixed this flaw in her performance, give them a medal or whatever recognition they deserve, which is a lot.

"Her goal this season is to make the U.S. world team"...
I don't know her, but I believe the thing that haunts Alissa, understandably messes with her head more than anything, is the grief she took over last year's pre-Olympic Worlds.....
...being solely blamed by so many for there being only 2 U.S. Olympic FS spots.
How long will she be seeking absolution?
Until she is absolved, I hope.

10-29-2010, 01:15 PM
I've cross-posted the Detroit Free Press' Czisny article link in the Skate Canada Articles thread in the Kiss and Cry forum. Here's another Czisny article: ‘Fresh start’ for Czisny after personal disappointment (http://figureskatersonline.com/news/2010/10/29/fresh-start-for-czisny-after-personal-disappointment/)

ETA: Thanks to the mod. who merged the 2 Czisny article threads. :)

10-29-2010, 01:15 PM

*One can only hope a coaching change to another Sato -- 1994 world champion Yuka, daughter of Nobuo Sato -- will bear substantial fruit for Alissa Czisny, the 2009 U.S. champion, who finally realized something had to change in her skating. Czisny, still only 23, seemed delusional when she said last year that she was putting out ``much more consistent programs.'' Soon thereafter, she finished 10th at the 2010 nationals.

Czisny opens her Grand Prix season Friday against a weak field at Skate Canada. She remains the most elegant performer in competitive skating but has yet to show the technical consistency to turn her ethereal qualities on the ice into overall excellence.

10-29-2010, 03:38 PM
I hope Alissa finds personal satisfaction this year. Whether or not she wins or medals in events, I hope she leaves her events feeling like "This was worth it" and that she made the right choice. She's such a nice person that I hate for her to have such a heavy heart. She's a great skater. And she's a national champion. No one can change that.

10-29-2010, 06:06 PM

10-29-2010, 06:30 PM
Practice looks good. Speed seems slow though.

10-29-2010, 07:19 PM

I think she looks great. She's still looks a little off kilter before she jumps but I didn't cringe like I usually do when I watch her. Good for her. :cheer:

10-30-2010, 02:40 AM
I hope things work out for her. Alissa definitely has some amazing moments. It's always unfortunate to watch her do poorly (I was genuinely sad after her FS at nationals this past year).

10-30-2010, 05:04 AM

This is my fav music selection this year, hope she does well this year her program already more exciting to me than everyone else's.

10-30-2010, 06:40 PM
... How many years has it been since she started "working on her jump technique?"

10-30-2010, 08:18 PM
... How many years has it been since she started "working on her jump technique?"At least 5 but this is the first year with an actual coaching change so there is hope :biggrinbo

10-30-2010, 08:56 PM
I really don't see any advantage for Czisny continuing to talk about this. This is a classic, "shut up and skate, and let your skating do the talking" situation.

She may need to self-talk herself nine ways from Sunday, but the public talking about how she's changed is getting way too old.