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Iceman
09-20-2011, 11:25 AM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/globetrotting/chi-skater-czisny-sees-last-season-as-great-leap-forward-20110919,0,5506188.column

Glad to see she is upping the technical ante. Triple lutz triple toe; salchow returns

olympic
09-20-2011, 02:15 PM
Wow! She is really going for it! :eek: The 3z-3t doesn't surprise me, but the 3sal? I hope Mirai is paying attention

IceAlisa
09-20-2011, 04:35 PM
I am very happy to hear this and wish the best to Alissa in the new season. But I also wish Hersh hadn't used the expression "The Great Leap Forward". (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Leap_Forward)

Vagabond
09-20-2011, 04:52 PM
I am very happy to hear this and wish the best to Alissa in the new season. But I also wish Hersh hadn't used the expression "The Great Leap Forward". (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Leap_Forward)

Maybe he wasn't thinking of that Great Leap Forward but rather this Great Leap Forward (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Leap_Forward_(evolution)).

AxelAnnie
09-20-2011, 05:00 PM
So very, very thrilled for her.....an for me!

IceAlisa
09-20-2011, 05:04 PM
Maybe he wasn't thinking of that Great Leap Forward but rather this Great Leap Forward (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Leap_Forward_(evolution)).

Not the greatest choice either.

VALuvsMKwan
09-20-2011, 05:08 PM
This is absolutely wonderful news. The confidence she now expresses is something that many of us have been wishing for her to have for a long time. Thank you Yuka and Jason, and thank you Alissa for believing in yourself and that you can only improve.

"Classic Alissa" is plenty fine with me - and I love Mirai's spirit and sass as well, and hope she and Alissa have a great competition season. That will be a beautiful thing to watch. :)

RockTheTassel
09-20-2011, 05:10 PM
:cheer2: Go Alissa!

RD
09-20-2011, 05:14 PM
I'll believe it when I see it.

Sylvia
09-20-2011, 05:18 PM
Supporters of Alissa can send her a message of support via the Contact page of her newly redesigned site :): http://figureskatersonline.com/alissaczisny/site/contact/

PDilemma
09-20-2011, 05:22 PM
I am very happy to hear this and wish the best to Alissa in the new season. But I also wish Hersh hadn't used the expression "The Great Leap Forward". (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Leap_Forward)

Since the phrase is not used in the piece and this is a column, not a blog post, the blame for that would go to a headline writer not Hersch. Reporters and columnists are not responsible for headlines.

IceAlisa
09-20-2011, 05:24 PM
Since the phrase is not used in the piece and this is a column, not a blog post, the blame for that would go to a headline writer not Hersch. Reporters and columnists are not responsible for headlines.

I've heard about that since the WSJ Tiger Mom article. Thanks for the reminder. So yeah, blame the editor.

PDilemma
09-20-2011, 05:27 PM
I've heard about that since the WSJ Tiger Mom article. Thanks for the reminder. So yeah, blame the editor.

I think it was a very poor choice, too, fwiw. But most Americans are not too concerned with or aware of history.

kwanatic
09-20-2011, 05:29 PM
I really hope she pulls it off. I will say she earns major points over the other US skaters; Mirai and Ashley have no real timetable for adding 3-3s in their programs, and who knows what Rachael will do? I'm still waiting on that 3lz-3lp she and Tom Z went on about at every opportunity last year. It's going to be hilarious if it turns out that Alissa Czisny is the one attempting 3-3s while those girls (who are obviously better jumpers) stick with their 3-2s...I sure hope they're paying attention.

I'm also glad to see Alissa re-inserting that 3S back into the mix. That will definitely help her maximize her points.

Vagabond
09-20-2011, 05:35 PM
What senior ladies (U.S. or otherwise) are out there doing five different triples and a triple-triple of any description?