The Ashley Wagner Cheer Thread!

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  1. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    I have a great feeling about Ashley this year. I sense she is building toward the end of the season and not peaking too early like last season. She is my early pick for the bronze at the Games.
     
  2. DreamSkates

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    She's doing great - steadily working at her programs with her eye on another National title and a trip to Olympics. Would love to see her on the podium there. Not likely to be gold but you never know.
     
  3. Karpenko

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    I agree Ashley is very focused and radiant so far this year. I feel her technique and command on the ice have really improved, my pick for bronze as well. Her PCS should've been higher in Paris IMO.
     
  4. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    Generally doing the 3 jump combo last isn't that smart strategically anyway.

    I think this could work:

    3flip3toe
    2axel - 2axel
    3sal
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    3loop2toe2loop
    3lutz
    3loop
    3flip

    This way if she misses the loop combo she will still have another chance to at least tag a 2toe after the second loop (or the lutz or flip if she totally popped it).
     
  5. cbd1235

    cbd1235 Active Member

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    I would think it would be better to keep the 3Lo +2A, and then put the 3 jump combo on the second loop (not as though she has much in terms of choreo between that element and the last flip anyway). Then if that doesn't pan out she can throw the combo onto the flip.

    Personally, if I were choreographing I would keep the program the same until the second 3Lo then I would have a new choreo sequence featuring an arabesque spiral and some other interesting turns, maybe another spread eagle or something too. From there I would go into the layback, followed by dramatic skating into the last flip which would now be situated at a place in the music that is building in drama (ala Kwan Red Violin). I would finish the program off with the same split jump to combo spin and end it the same.

    To me the program at least needs the last jump to be on some sort of highlight to give max effect at the end. Plus the program after the second loop is bland anyway, until the split jump at the end.
     
  6. KimGOAT

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    I like your plan a lot. She is having trouble skating the current layout clean. I think that is a better one.
     
  7. bronwynsings

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  8. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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  9. rosewood

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    I love this! Thanx for sharing it, bronwynsings.
     
  10. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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  12. fenway2

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    Ashley is so pretty. She's the rare woman who looks better without makeup.

    I only have one minor quibble though. Couldn't she (or someone in charge of the shoot) have ironed her costume first? :lol: Do skaters iron skating costumes? Well something should have been done with that wrinkly mess. :lol:
     
  13. AndyWarhol

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    The stylist on set should have steamed the dress. Or at the very least, the retoucher could have photo shopped them out, however, that takes time, and often looks weird.
     
  14. Chris_E

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  15. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    Hmmm, this article makes it sound as if it's a given that Miki Ando will be in Sochi. :rollin: Ando has to win Japanese Nationals to qualify; a very tall order indeed.
     
  16. Karpenko

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    She really does have a great short. :respec: Nice one Ash, her 3flip/3toe doesn't look like it should be so clean based on how her 3flip/2toe looked last season, but it's absolutely gorgeous. Aratunian has done great things for her technique honing it all that much more.. I love the fire in her belly, she wants an Olympic medal! :cheer:
     
  17. PairSk8Fan

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    I also was so pleased with the GPF SP, although all season Ashley is looking FANTASTIC.
     
  18. olympic

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    Ashley was dropped to a Lv 3 on her FW but was otherwise clean including Lv 4 on her spins. I hope she grabs a silver

    It also seemed like she was fully concentrating on her elements. It lacked a little of the freedom at SA. Still, great job
     
  19. bronwynsings

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    I was really happy with how that program looked! Can't wait for the long :)
     
  20. spikydurian

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    Ashley was great to watch in the GPF Short. She's kind of ... hmm... sexy ..... and she does have a gorgeous smile. :) Go Ashley!
     
  21. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    She was just plain sexy, lets face it. And powerful. :kickass:
     
  22. bronwynsings

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    That's the problem with the R&J program. Ashley wouldn't kill herself over Romeo being dead, she'd just shrug and find herself a new man :lol:
     
  23. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Good point. :D
     
  24. spikydurian

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    :respec: I am a woman, hear me roar .....:glamor:
     
  25. rosewood

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    Ashley gave another clean program! Good consistency with her 3-3s in this season! :cheer:
    I think she's slightly improving her stroking, too.
     
  26. bronwynsings

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    Woohoo!! :cheer2: I'm not able to watch now, so thanks for the update rosewood!
     
  27. rosewood

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    I'm afraid I bothered you, bronwynsings. I was a bit late to say Yey to her short program on Thursday.:eek::D
    GO ASH! Give us a clean long program today!! :cheer2:
     
  28. care bear

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    YES! :)
     
  29. Finnice

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    Congratulations to Ashley for the bronze in GPF!
    I agree that her Julia would not kill herself over Romeo, though! But I like the program a lot.
     
  30. cbd1235

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    Oy she keeps changing the choreo sequence and every time it gets worse. Bring the original one back Ashley, or come up with something better :)