NBC broadcast of NHK Trophy 10/31, 4-6 pm Eastern

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  1. my little pony

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    Caro's dress has a ton of illusion and it is all bunchy at the neck like an old lady's knee highs
     
  2. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    :yikes: Kostner normally has great dresses, but that looks like a bad mummy wrap.
     
  3. nashvilledancer

    nashvilledancer New Member

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    What's wrong with Tara? Her commentary is informative and she understands COP.
     
  4. my little pony

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    this is nitpicky but there is something like a cross of grainess and nasaliness that irks me

    also, this telecast hasnt been bad but often I find she talks too much about herself
     
  5. skatemomaz

    skatemomaz 4 More Years

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    I see Carolina's skirt is once more attached backwards. :p
     
  6. my little pony

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    I didnt realize Caro won this w/o a flip or a lutz. While her footwork and edges make me all swoony, was her SP lead that high to make up for her jump content? it isnt as if the jumps she has completed were all perfect.
     
  7. rfisher

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    Come on Michael. Caro's spirals are mediocre at best. I'll give her the footwork, but the spirals?
     
  8. LuckyCharm

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    I think this might be a really nice program if it had decent jumps and a dress that didn't hurt my eyes.
     
  9. my little pony

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    you are looking at the free leg, look at the edge on the leg that is on the ice, it is really deep and nice
     
  10. Skittl1321

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    I'm a bit behind on my DVR so I'm just now watching Flatt. She looks fantastic, and the program is actually engaging. I'm impressed!

    They barely showed Caroline Zhang, but what they showed didn't look good- she looks out of shape...

    Wagner looked in shape, but didn't skate like she was- she looked exhausted. Or maybe just defeated... Korpi also looked exhausted during her footwork. Guess "training" hasn't really hit for any of them yet... guess you really don't want to peak too early, but it seems like in non-olympic years GP and GPF would be more important.
     
  11. nashvilledancer

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    Love the attitude positions in Carolina's sprials. So, she's injured. That explains a lot. Her skating is very refined. Glad she did as well as she did here. Agree she's had better costumes, this was meh.
     
  12. my little pony

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    i guess caro won by default, murakami screwed the pooch and rachel had downgrades
     
  13. skatemomaz

    skatemomaz 4 More Years

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    I think she getting better with her positions, but what I really appreciate is the speed and depth of edges she achieves on the spirals.
     
  14. Skittl1321

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    Despite the program being a complete implosion, I really enjoyed Murakami's skating. Very energetic, and lots of speed. I've never seen her before.

    But man that's a lot of sparkle on her costume!
     
  15. LuckyCharm

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    Definitely, and the clean line and extension of her free leg are beautiful. So tired of seeing spirals in which the skater puts all her energy into getting the free leg as high as possible (no matter how and ugly it looks.)
     
  16. Yazmeen

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    So glad they didn't show more of Mao than they did. :( Here's hoping this is just a temporary setback.

    OMG, Caroline Zhang, the puberty monster didn't just arrive, it ran her over. I realize she certainly isn't fat in any manner, but she looked horribly bottom heavy in that dress and her facial expression just said "I don't want to be here." I really wonder if she even wants to do this anymore. :(

    Ashley: What a hot mess. Even this early in the season, there's no excuse for that many two-foots. She has a LOT of work to do.

    Murakami: Lots of promise there - amazing speed. But I swear, did her designer accidentally sew two different dresses together by mistake. :lol:

    Caro K: Actually this is one of the rare times I've actually enjoyed her skating. Instead of barreling all over the ice like a gangly pony, her injury forced her to slow it down a little.

    Rachael: I like this program, it shows promise and her expression has certainly improved. Love the hair, and I actually thought the dress was nice. Interestingly for all those who think she has a "heavy" look to her, she's a sylph compared to Zhang now.

    Watching Davis and White now, like it, don't love it at this point - seems a little labored. Do love her dress. Maybe a little color in Charlie's "mafioso" suit??? :p
     
  17. rfisher

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    Oh my. I thought my laptop had good resolution, but the it doesn't do justice to color.
     
  18. rfisher

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    Will Michael talk about his quad? :saint:
     
  19. nashvilledancer

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    I adore Meryl & Charlie's tango. They transcend the fact that every other person in all 4 disciplines is doing tango this year. I especially like the fact that the last half of the dance is almost all in closed position. It's a real dance. And those spins--incredible!
     
  20. skatemomaz

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    This kid is impressive, definitely a juniorish quality to his skating, but the jumps are great.

    eta his costume is awful
     
  21. nashvilledancer

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    Yeah, Hanyu showed a lot of moxie and control for a 15-year-old. And what jumps! And not just the jumps, his basic skating between the jumps looked good too. He will be fun to watch (hopefully) develop his artistry and maturity.
     
  22. my little pony

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    I love Florent's exhibition
     
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  23. soxxy

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    I'd like Amodio's program more if he didn't come to a full stop so often.
     
  24. rfisher

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    And there's the hug and kiss in the KnC. Morozov manages to get his hands on his skaters no matter what.
     
  25. Lara

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    Ok, sue me. I'll admit I enjoyed Amodio. And yes, I'm shocked myself.

    Doesn't hurt that I just saw Kristoffer's version of MJ at SC. :eek:
     
  26. my little pony

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    commercial for 12/11 show in Atlantic City starring Kristi, Paul, Sasha, I forget who else
     
  27. my little pony

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    clearly, Chris Hanson doesnt watch skating
     
  28. Skate Talker

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    Poor Shawn. Love him to death but now that we have seen what the other guys are doing (at Skate Canada) I fear his competitive days are numbered. Glad NBC chose to show him despite his final placement.
     
  29. Skate Talker

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    Watching Shawn on one TV and Czisny at Skate Canada on the other - hmm not sure who is more bendy
     
  30. pollyanna

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    I am too. I enjoyed his program.

    God help me, I also enjoyed Amodio's much more than I thought I would considering the comments I've been reading. But I prefer the Amodio of last year. :p