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professordeb
03-29-2013, 09:26 PM
Any thoughts on Gabrielle Daleman though? I luuuurve the spring on her jumps. :swoon:
I loved what I saw of Daleman at Canadians. I didn't think she was quite there in terms of what Kaetlyn showed in her programs, but I don't think she's too far behind. She (Daleman) seems to have the ability to shake off when she falls on a jump and IIRC, she was whipping off 3-3s in practice -- and if I'm not recalling that correctly, anyone who WAS at Canadians can feel free to correct me. I was really pleased with what I saw of the younger ladies at that competition and if they master the puberty monster, I can see Kaetlyn being challenged for that top spot next year. For me, though, KO had it in spades! When it was time to compete, she just shone and you could tell she was enjoying her moment in the spotlight. Wasn't quite the same when it was time for the Free at World's but then -- for me at least -- it was about getting her feet wet in that kind of competition.

What was difficult to watch was LaCoste. She would start her program with such fire and then after a mistake (or two) I could swear I'd see the fight almost gone out of her. I'm glad she had the chance to attend World's last year as I believe it will be the last time she competes at that level. There just seems like a lot of talent in the younger ladies.

Oh, can I just say again how thrilled and proud I am for how well Kaetlyn did skate. I think she did our nation proud.

rvi5
03-29-2013, 10:49 PM
Skating in the last group in 4th place would have tended to make her feel more secure about staying top 10. NOT skating in the last group would have increased her nerves even more---

It depends on what was on her mind at the time. Was she more immediately concerned about not making the top 10, or not being dead last by a significant gap within that final group (considering who she was skating with)? If the latter, it may have been better if other newbies had been there to share the load. However, she found herself alone. Could she have been thinking about closing the score gap? When you want something badly enough that you begin to worry, that is when you will be more likely to make mistakes.

Clearly something was on her mind during the warm-up. She didn't have her usual big smile when the audience cheered as she stepped onto the ice, or after her name had been announced.

In either case, she did well enough. If I am not mistaken, her skate was more-or-less how she normally performs that LP, with the exception of one additional fall.

blueglass
03-30-2013, 12:50 AM
I always notice a skater's face when they're in their starting position - and to me she did look quite tense. I'm no competitor so I don't know what she might have been thinking, but if she wasn't intimidated by the presense of Yuna, Mao and Carolina - figure skating royalty - then she can't have a single nerve in her body.

JasperBoy
03-30-2013, 01:52 AM
Exactly. Skating with three world champions? Perhaps a bit intimidating. She did well.

marii
03-30-2013, 04:58 PM
You never know. Daleman (15) and Chartrand (16) are young and have lots of potential. As with Osmond, anything can happen to a skater...like gaining weight for example, motivation or any physical changes in the body and vuala, jumps and overall performance are not as before. Osmond wasn't long enough around yet.

professordeb
03-30-2013, 08:24 PM
You never know. Daleman (15) and Chartrand (16) are young and have lots of potential. As with Osmond, anything can happen to a skater...like gaining weight for example, motivation or any physical changes in the body and vuala, jumps and overall performance are not as before. Osmond wasn't long enough around yet.

I think I've read *somewhere* that Osmond has pretty much "blossomed" into her adult body so I don't think there would be any of the puberty monster changes going on with her.

euterpe
03-30-2013, 10:37 PM
I'd just like to see Osmond with more flattering costumes next season. Both the SP and FS costumes were too busy and made her look chunky through the middle, which she surely is not.

pinky166
03-30-2013, 11:56 PM
I'd just like to see Osmond with more flattering costumes next season. Both the SP and FS costumes were too busy and made her look chunky through the middle, which she surely is not.

I agree, I'm always, well I don't want to say surprised, but just really notice how different she looks in interviews and pictures of her in practice clothes. She's fairly broad through the shoulders, but is very fit and trim. In practice clothes, you can see why she's such a terrific jumper, lean with very defined muscles. But that doesn't come out in her costumes. The SP dress wasn't so bad but the FS one was really not flattering, it did make her look thick and she is definitely not at all! I think she could rock a unitard personally, or just a dress with less of an open back would be better. She's a beautiful girl and her dark coloring I think could also be better showcased in different colors of costumes, like fuschia or turquoise.

clarie
03-31-2013, 12:21 AM
I liked her SP dress but not the Lp dress. I also think she would "rock a unitard" if the program called for it.

algonquin
03-31-2013, 12:38 AM
A little off topic, how much does a dress cost (approx) for an elite level skater?

Proustable
03-31-2013, 02:00 AM
A little off topic, how much does a dress cost (approx) for an elite level skater?

Marina Zoueva commented that Tessa Virtue's dresses could cost around two thousand dollars (this was during the Olympic season). I presume that was on the very high end, though.

jl22aries
03-31-2013, 03:29 AM
Her sp dress was around $1,000 according to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2_sNvm-Nug

mag
03-31-2013, 03:38 AM
It really varies a lot and there certainly is in upper limit. Depending on the theme of the program a dress could cost as little as $350. IMHO, generally clean lines are more effective. You can go all out with rhinestones provided you have a clear idea when you start and stick with a few sizes and or colours. Custom dresses dripping in beadwork and stones can run upwards of $1000. I don't think Kaetlyn's LP dress could have been that expensive. I agree with those who say the cut wasn't terribly flattering.

shutterbug
03-31-2013, 04:06 AM
It depends on what was on her mind at the time.


I always notice a skater's face when they're in their starting position - and to me she did look quite tense. I'm no competitor so I don't know what she might have been thinking, but if she wasn't intimidated by the presense of Yuna, Mao and Carolina - figure skating royalty - then she can't have a single nerve in her body.

Probably something along the lines of “don’t suck, don’t suck, don’t suck”? :lol: Seriously though, it was a tough situation to find herself in, not just because she was skating with “royalty”, but also because she knew that even skated perfectly her program likely didn’t have enough content to maintain her position, much less make a run for the podium. It was designed to keep her in the top 10, not get her a medal. The two falls cost her somewhere around 10 points, which still would have only have put her in 6th or 7th. When the program was being developed at the beginning of the season, her 3lutz had only been consistent for a few months. Who knew at that time she’d end up in the final group at Worlds? I was pleased to see that she had the presence of mind to add the two 2toes to the 2A after the fall on the 3toe – shows she can think on her feet.

Very happy to see Gabby added as the 2nd woman at WTT. :) Quite a little dynamo that one. The experience will no doubt be invaluable for her. She struggled with the 3flip and 3lutz a little at Canadians, but nailed both at Jr. Worlds, so she’s coming along nicely. Even though she’s only 15, she looks fully developed. I can’t see her growing much more. Alaine turned 17 this week, so isn’t likely to grow much more either. Interestingly, both Gabby & Alaine did clean 3lutz’s in their FP’s at Canadians last year (Alaine did 2 in fact), whereas Kaetlyn didn’t even attempt one. Crazy how different the rate of development can be during the teen years!

Kaetlyn’s SP dress was fine (once they got rid of the silver bra :yikes:), but IA that her FP dress was not particularly flattering. It wasn’t so much the cut, but the placement of the nude fabric cut out in the waist made her look thick through the middle.

shine
03-31-2013, 06:35 AM
Is it just me or does she remind anyone of Sasha Cohen in this program? :) In looks/facial expression but particularly in the way she carries her neck and back - super straight!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxTzdCUWFRY