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Marco
12-12-2012, 05:30 PM
That was amazing. Those toe pick jumps were almost too easy. Choreographically she was almost like a young Wagner - difficult but came off rushed and overly hectic. Easily the best talent since Rochette.

That was already top ten at Worlds, easily.

Erin
12-12-2012, 10:40 PM
That was amazing. Those toe pick jumps were almost too easy. Choreographically she was almost like a young Wagner - difficult but came off rushed and overly hectic.

The thought about "almost too easy" came across my mind too, particularly in the short program, where everything just looked effortless.

Interesting comparison with Wagner. I hadn't thought about it, but you're right - the long program in particular is very reminscent of Wagner's Polovetsian Dances and Spartacus programs. Hopefully she will follow in Wagner's footsteps and gain that additional polish in time. Since Kaetlyn's still only 17, I think she's got lots of time to do so (especially if she keeps improving at the same rate as the past two seasons). In the meantime, I love that she can handle such difficult choreography and still land the jumps.

Jenna
12-12-2012, 11:07 PM
That was amazing. Those toe pick jumps were almost too easy. Choreographically she was almost like a young Wagner - difficult but came off rushed and overly hectic. Easily the best talent since Rochette.

That was already top ten at Worlds, easily.


Top ten!? That was a top six skate for sure. Kaetlyn is fantastic. I'd watch for her to play spoiler in her home country at Worlds this year.

lowtherlore
12-12-2012, 11:18 PM
She's the most exciting new talent for me in senior ladies this year. She's full of energy, athletic, and I like both her programs. Looks a bit hurried, but they are full of interesting choreography. She will get better in controlling tempo with more polish, given time. I expect she will do well at Worlds.

shine
12-13-2012, 02:28 AM
I absolutely LOVE her skating. Her programs are the ones I've re-watched the most this season because, like Clarie pointed out, the JOY is so special to watch. Her skating makes me happy.

ITA. Her joy and musicality really set her apart from the other wonder babies. She reminds me of Suzuki in that way, and I LOVE how she uses her upper body - such effortlessness and freedom but keeping a good posture at the same time. I'm also glad that she's no wimp when it comes to skating pretty packed programs. If you can do that at 16, it'll only get better. My interest in ladies skating has slowly been dying in the past decade and Osmond could really be that lifeline for me :lol: Don't really agree with the comparison to Wagner. I think she's a much better and more natural skater than Wager was at 16. I see a further trajectory in her development.

Canadask8er
12-13-2012, 02:34 AM
I also do not understand why there are so many negative comments re: Kaetlyn Osmond. Yes she is a little rough around the edges but she is fearless! Her Challenge programs were great and you can tell there has been improvement over SC. She won SC fair and square; she was the most consistent of the event! While some things looked easy in her Challenge skate, others were a bit of a struggle, so she hasn't peaked yet!

It all comes down to the day and how she will handle the pressure. All eyes will be on her next month as she goes after her first National title and best of luck to her!

Rock2
12-13-2012, 03:43 AM
Kaetlyn punched her ticket for London following Skate Canada. The challenge, Nats and 4CC are all practice comps for her. She only needs to finish in the top 18 at Nationals to make London for the most part.

As for the treatment of her on here, I quote a good friend: "you KNOW Kaetlyn's good; FSU is bashing her"
She's made the big time!

Let's all keep in mind that she will have a bad competition or two eventually. Hopefully the boards won't explode when that happens.

spikydurian
12-13-2012, 07:23 AM
As for the treatment of her on here, I quote a good friend: "you KNOW Kaetlyn's good; FSU is bashing her"
She's made the big time!
:saint: Welcome Kaetlyn to skating forums!


Let's all keep in mind that she will have a bad competition or two eventually. Hopefully the boards won't explode when that happens.
You wish! :P There'll be :drama: .... like she's done or proof that judges were bribed in Skate Canada. :D

clarie
12-13-2012, 12:51 PM
I also think she would have put in a good showing at NHK had she been invited to go, and might have even made it to the GPfinal.........maybe next year. She's only 16, so there's plenty of time, and I don't think we have to worry about the puberty monster with her as she has a woman's body now has put that phase behind her. She looks much more mature than her age, but her tweets indicate she's every bit a teenager :). I'm still hoping that she inspires some of the other young Canadian Women to achieve what she is doing thus far. It's certainly going to make Women's skating a tad more interesting here in Canada. She has that star quality and I hope she can handle it and stay grounded. I'm thinking that Ravi has done a wonderful job with her so far. Go Kaetlyn and team!!!!!!

Rock2
12-13-2012, 09:28 PM
Yeah. The consensus was that the Ladies final flight at the Regina challenge was much more compelling to watch than the Mens.

WildRose
12-13-2012, 10:21 PM
Kaetlyn will be headlining the Ice Palace Christmas show this Saturday, 1:00 pm at West Edmonton Mall:

http://www.wem.ca/#/hours-rates-calendar/events-performances/ice-palace-holiday-spectacular-2634

Erin
12-16-2012, 05:57 PM
After watching this year's Challenge videos, I went back and watched Kaetlyn at last year's Challenge - the improvement in one year is unbelievable. Actually, I would even say that the improvement between last year's Challenge and Canadians was pretty incredible. Kaetlyn attempted the triple toe-triple toe at last year's Challenge, but fell on it (and the double axel) in the short program, and went on to land 4 triples in the long (two toes, one sal, and one flip). Since that time, she's gotten consistent on the triple-triple, added the double axel-triple toe and triple lutz to the long program, and gained a lot of speed, transitions, and performance ability.

I should also point out that the ladies field as whole showed big improvement over last year's Challenge, where the top 5 all outscored Kaetlyn's winning total score from last year. And last year's winning SP score would have been 9th this year. Hope that we see more of the same at Canadians in January!

Habs
12-17-2012, 05:10 AM
I should also point out that the ladies field as whole showed big improvement over last year's Challenge, where the top 5 all outscored Kaetlyn's winning total score from last year. And last year's winning SP score would have been 9th this year. Hope that we see more of the same at Canadians in January!

I can't believe I'm actually excited about the ladies event at Canadians this year. :lol:

Japanfan
12-17-2012, 05:56 AM
Kaetlyn punched her ticket for London following Skate Canada. The challenge, Nats and 4CC are all practice comps for her. She only needs to finish in the top 18 at Nationals to make London for the most part.


But we have only one ladies spot - I presume they will send the Canadian champion?

Though Osmond is certainly going to be a favourite over Lacoste. This Nationals is hers to lose.

Marco
12-17-2012, 06:43 AM
I can't believe I'm actually excited about the ladies event at Canadians this year. :lol:

Really? If both have a clean short, Osmond is almost certain to have at least a 5 point lead over Lacoste. And Lacoste isn't even consistent on the harder triples. I think it's a pretty done deal.