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orbitz
10-09-2012, 09:03 PM
I think the lutz's mule kick has been the same for the past few seasons. It's just seeing it from a different angle in the video linked by love_skate2011 that make it seems much worse. Well, it is bad, but it's the same kick she has been doing.

chipso1
10-09-2012, 11:25 PM
As of last season, Caroline had only eliminated the high kick from her 3F, not her 3Lz. I assume that jump is still a work in progress.

Marco
10-10-2012, 05:49 AM
As of last season, Caroline had only eliminated the high kick from her 3F, not her 3Lz. I assume that jump is still a work in progress.

Me too. The flip is much better, so is the axel.

olympic
10-10-2012, 01:48 PM
That performance was :yikes:

But hopefully, it will 'happen' later in the season. She's a fighter! It looks like Team Zhang is putting in a 3sal, but wonder if it will go the way of Alissa's ...

orbitz
10-10-2012, 02:32 PM
That attempt at the 3sal was weird; It had no height at all when she went into the air. It'll be interesting to see if she can pull at least one clean 3sal this season.

Overall I don't think Zhang has improved at all since last season. Her skating still look painfully slow and the choice of music doesn't do anything to help lighten it up. Even if she hits all the jumps, the program will still be very ZZZ.

mgobluegirl
10-10-2012, 02:51 PM
Overall I don't think Zhang has improved at all since last season. Her skating still look painfully slow and the choice of music doesn't do anything to help lighten it up. Even if she hits all the jumps, the program will still be very ZZZ.

There isn't really any choreography to speak of. She just strokes around with her head and eyes looking down at the ice. :(

worldsnice12
10-10-2012, 03:46 PM
That performance was :yikes:

But hopefully, it will 'happen' later in the season. She's a fighter! It looks like Team Zhang is putting in a 3sal, but wonder if it will go the way of Alissa's ...

It is just that the whole program felt very empty at this point...I am not so sure it would feel more interesting even if the jumps were there :(

However, I did not think she was painfully slow and had rather good speed (for her standards) into her jumps. She just did not look very motivated out there and I hope she will have a few good weeks of practice before her first GP.

Marco
10-10-2012, 03:47 PM
It looks like Team Zhang is putting in a 3sal, but wonder if it will go the way of Alissa's ...

Up til 2010, the sal was her best jump, technique wise.

UGG
10-10-2012, 05:35 PM
Caroline looked soooo slow. I mean I know she is faster than she used to be but still...

I hope she improves a lot. her spins were not even that great. They looked slow too.

DimaToe
10-10-2012, 06:33 PM
I know that Caroline isn't an early season skater, but I can't help but wonder if the back problems That Oppegard said she was experiencing is taking a bigger toll on her skating than expected... Hopefully it was just an off competition for Caroline though.

Frau Muller
10-10-2012, 07:44 PM
On an unrelated note - the selection of Gao over Nagasu at TEB did make Wagner's road to the GPF a little bit easier... :shuffle:

From what I saw from Ashley in Japan, versus Mirai in Finland, Ashley doesn't need anyone to make the road to the GPF easier. She'll EARN it with what she has now. (Just stay healthy and injury free!)

Miriam246
10-10-2012, 09:38 PM
Any Alissa news? I hope she's doing well....

Sylvia
10-12-2012, 12:26 AM
Sarah and Drew's "Inside Edge" blog today has a quote from Ashley Wagner about her new FS dress and a chat with Gracie Gold ahead of her Grand Prix debut at Skate Canada: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121011&content_id=39708078&vkey=ice_news

"In my short, we're focusing on holding spins; the less reviews you have during your program, the better," she [Gold] said. "And we're working on fixing the edge change in my triple flip. I want to put out really solid skates. I want to look like I belong with everyone there."

ETA that Samantha Cesario tweeted from the JGP in Chemnitz, Germany after her 10th place SP earlier today:
"Rough skate today. Hoping my hamstring feels better in the morning. :( #worldsunluckiest"

smarts1
10-12-2012, 02:32 AM
Cesario is dealing with another injury? I feel like she's dealt with an injury every season since she's turned senior...

RockTheTassel
10-12-2012, 02:41 AM
Another injury for Samantha? Oi... :(