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orbitz
01-29-2011, 02:10 PM
:( I hope she can come back strong in the long. I think having the flu really affected everything.

But Ashley has a history of not doing clean SP at Nationals. She has some really nice stylistic moments in her program, but her jumps are just so-so.

Flying Camel
01-29-2011, 02:57 PM
Poor Ashley, something always seems to go wrong for her at Nationals. She can't seem to move beyond 3rd or 4th place. Maybe she should just go off to school. I think her nerves have just gotten the best of her. :(

smarts1
01-29-2011, 04:00 PM
But Ashley has a history of not doing clean SP at Nationals. She has some really nice stylistic moments in her program, but her jumps are just so-so.

I think it was very much possible this year to have gone clean in the SP, but I think having the flu affected her physically and mentally for the SP.

Jammers
01-29-2011, 04:46 PM
I don't see the judges giving anyone 125 points for the FS. This isn't last year where they were pumping up everyone's score.

smarts1
01-29-2011, 05:01 PM
Well we'll see tonight...

Cyn
01-29-2011, 05:15 PM
I don't see the judges giving anyone 125 points for the FS. This isn't last year where they were pumping up everyone's score.

:rofl:

You obviously didn't watch the Short Dance yesterday: -

The Shibutanis:

NHK Trophy: 53.68
Skate America: 56.46

US Nationals: 70.47 Difference of 14.01 :rofl:

Davis/White:

NHK Trophy: 66.97
Skate America: 63.62 (with a large mistake)
GPF: 68.64

US Nationals: 76.04 Difference of 7.40 :rofl:

barbk
01-29-2011, 05:17 PM
:rofl:

You obviously didn't watch the Short Dance yesterday: -

The Shibutanis:

NHK Trophy: 53.68
Skate America: 56.46

US Nationals: 70.47 Difference of 14.01 :rofl:



I think there's some inflation -- but didn't the Shibutani's have a serious mess-up in the Short Dance at both NHK and Skate America? I think that could have accounted for three or four of the points.

pinky166
01-29-2011, 06:06 PM
I don't see the judges giving anyone 125 points for the FS. This isn't last year where they were pumping up everyone's score.

Still. Ashley got 122 last year and there were a lot of little mistakes. I know it was a different panel and she was in the final flight, but I mean, Rachael got 130. You never know what will happen.

DickButtonFan
01-29-2011, 06:07 PM
I'm sure the long will be inflated again this year. We saw it happen at Japanese Nats.

smarts1
01-29-2011, 06:32 PM
^ Yeah, PCS were inflated this year as well in the ladies SP. I mean both Nagasu and Flatt were not getting those type of PCS during the GPs. Same for Agnes.

RD
01-29-2011, 06:34 PM
National scores are not comparable to international scores. of course there will be inflation. happens in all national events.

Sylvia
02-07-2011, 11:08 PM
Really good article here (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/26/AR2011012603487.html) about what was wrong with her muscles and how they treated it.
Belated thanks for posting the link to the 1/26 Washington Post article.

Ashley's newest vlog on youtube recaps her season through Nationals and looks ahead to the new season: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjbesY5zPGI

MikiAndoFan#1
02-07-2011, 11:19 PM
Ashley's newest vlog on youtube recaps her season through Nationals and looks ahead to the new season: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjbesY5zPGI

Thank you, Sylvia. :) Too bad Ashley's season is over, but I know she'll come back strong next season. :cheer2: She looks stunning, by the way.

Iceman
02-08-2011, 12:23 AM
Ashley, If you didn't get a flu shot this year, please do next year.

orbitz
02-08-2011, 12:38 AM
Ashley's LP wasn't bad, especially for Malaguena, LOL. She had good attack and speed. I didn't care though for her usual habit of fists pumping at the end for a flawed performance. Fists pump when you skate 100% clean.