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RD
03-15-2012, 09:02 PM
Well technically, if Ashley wins, then Czisny only needs to finish 12th.


Unfortunately she isn't going to accomplish that with a repeat of CC...

Sylvia
03-15-2012, 09:09 PM
Let's hurry up and get to 1,000 posts in this thread! ;)

I think the next U.S. Ladies news/updates/articles thread should be in GSD and not in the Trash Can, based on this moderator's recent post:

While the discussion might be there, the Trash Can is really not the place to talk about news and I wish people would stop posting news there, even if there is a thread that seems appropriate.

The Trash Can is for polls and dead horses and threads about past skaters. Current and ongoing information really belongs here, not there.

RD
03-15-2012, 09:38 PM
I think a realistic outcome for Wagner is probably ~5th. She could be lower top 10 if she messes up, or if she performs the way she did at 4CC/Natls, podium finish (including gold) is not out of the question.

Coco
03-16-2012, 01:08 AM
Perhaps the trash can was someone's commentary on where a thread about US Ladies skaters belongs...until they get 3 spots back.

(I'm KIDDING PEOPLE!)

:)

Sylvia
03-16-2012, 02:47 AM
Ashley Wagner pre-Worlds article: http://www.teamusa.org/news/2012/03/14/ashley-wagners-rocky-road-to-the-top/47184
Re. developing stamina for her long program:

She knew every nuance, where to push harder, where to breathe because Nicks had helped her with tempo.

“She was always very aggressive, which is good, but sometimes you can’t be aggressive for four minutes,” Nicks said. “You have to have what I call light and shade.”

He compares a long program to a one-mile race. “They’re both about four minutes,” he said, “And you just cannot do 10-second 100 meters all the way through. You’ve got to change your tempo, understand the energy expenditure, understand how to conserve it sometimes and still be interesting.”

Marco
03-16-2012, 05:15 AM
Excellent. That really is the one thing Wagner needs the most. To pace herself through the program. The music itself is wonderful and so is the choreography and she CAN make it shine.

IceAlisa
03-16-2012, 05:28 AM
Excellent. That really is the one thing Wagner needs the most. To pace herself through the program. The music itself is wonderful and so is the choreography and she CAN make it shine.

Well said.

Polymer Bob
03-16-2012, 01:20 PM
Perhaps the trash can was someone's commentary on where a thread about US Ladies skaters belongs...until they get 3 spots back.

I got a chuckle out of this one. :lol:

......... Then after a few seconds, it wasn't quite so funny. :(

RD
03-16-2012, 02:50 PM
Perhaps the trash can was someone's commentary on where a thread about US Ladies skaters belongs...until they get 3 spots back.


:eek: agksdslgsdkgsdalfdf!!!!!!!!!!!!


......... Then after a few seconds, it wasn't quite so funny.

Precisely, how sad...With Korpi out now, that goal may have gotten a little bit easier, but still...

Sylvia
03-16-2012, 03:09 PM
Perhaps the trash can was someone's commentary on where a thread about US Ladies skaters belongs...until they get 3 spots back.

(I'm KIDDING PEOPLE!)

:)
Since I'm the one who started this latest U.S. Ladies thread here in the Trash Can, I will say that it was NOT my intent to "trash" them in any way, shape or form (sorry to disappoint! ;)).

Wyliefan
03-16-2012, 03:13 PM
“She was always very aggressive, which is good, but sometimes you can’t be aggressive for four minutes,” Nicks said. “You have to have what I call light and shade.”

Bingo. That's exactly what she needed. You go John Nicks. :respec: I love how he hasn't tried to remake her, just gotten her to channel all that energy and drive so it helps her instead of hindering her.

isamelia
03-16-2012, 04:03 PM
Mr. Nicks is a very wise man. We need a new book on skating imparting more of his and others' sage advice (Dick Button, Nobuo Sato, Frank Carroll, etc.). These men are national treasures. We need to mine these nuggets while they are still here to share with us. Young skaters could really benefit from what they have to say. We often see quotes tweeted on Twitter attributed to philosophers, pop culture icons, etc. We have our own skating icons that are extremely quotable.

valyrian
03-18-2012, 12:28 AM
Does anyone know what Mirai is doing? Will she skate next season?

smarts1
03-18-2012, 12:37 AM
^ No one knows. She, nor her coach, has really talked to the press about her post-Nationals life. All we know was that Frank wanted Mirai to move closer to his rink by herself, but her mom said no.

Sylvia
03-18-2012, 12:40 AM
Ashley Wagner tweeted a photo of her "new hair" today: http://twitpic.com/8xo2z0