Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Vagabond, Feb 10, 2013.
No word on what Mirai Nagasu is up to?
@SkatingLesson tweeted on 16th June:
Then someone asked who is coaching her, and the answer is:
Gracie started last season with some crazy technical content too but had to scale it back. I wish she would just focus on her consistency and not try to do more then she can handle. She can't afford meltdowns in an Olympic year she needs to at least make the team.
Needs to at least make the team? Although her agent and USFS have been giving her a big push, so her being on the team is presumed by many, I think a lot of other competitors are going to give her a run for the money at Nationals.
Yes, it's by no means a done deal. BUT - if she finds even a moderate amount of consistency, she'll be tough to beat.
It does, I wouldn't be surprised if she started trying this combo because it's harder to go onto the outside edge when coming out of the axel and loop. This combo could be a good vehicle to get +GOE on a flip jumping pass.
How many points is that worth?
I imagine we won't be seeing that in her program though.
Go go triple axel Mirai. Stay healthy this season please!
The last thing Mirai needs to be trying is a triple axel. She needs to first rotate her triple jumps.
Skaters often practice harder jumps in order to improve their other jumps.
For example, Gracie Gold's latest Instagram video today shows her landing a 'Rippon' triple Lutz and flip (new for her) in practice: http://instagram.com/p/bElEU_rAvT/
Courtney Hicks landed a 3F with her arms overhead in her 2013 Nationals exhibition.
I forgot to link to this news thread I started in GSD earlier this week: Wagner picks Arutunian to join coaching team
Also, USFS posted/tweeted this video link last week as part of their "Throw Back Thursday" #TBT series:
"Christina Gao provided U.S. Figure Skating this video of her pre-juvenile FS from the 2004 EGL Regional." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80gwDOUe88Q
Gracie is a killer practice skater. Hopefully she'll be able to bring that kind of skating to her competitive performances.
Video tweeted by @courtneynhicks today - her 3F with arms overhead in practice: http://instagram.com/p/bE7zRTl9v6/
2A-3T-3T =3.3+4.4+4.4= 11.5
She jumped 3F+2T+2T combo this season. If she changes it to 2A-3T-3T she can earn 3.6 points more, and if to 2A-1Lo-3F she can earn 1.2 points more.
I suspect the 2A+3T+3T is only for training purposes. Using two 3T's in one jumping pass limits the repetition of higher value jumps on top of being very risky.
^ Yeah, but she already does two triple toes in her program anyway.
I would hope she is working on her artistic presentation as well. She has great content, but her programs last year (IMO) were quite juniorish. She has a big jump to make, and a hard year to make it in.
I really love her, and hope she has a fabulous season.
Tagging a 3toe after a 3lutz is probably easier than after a 2axel3toe. And she is going to have to train the 3lutz3toe for the short program anyway.
Karen Chen's SP (Music is "Esperanza", same as Marchei's SP last season): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqxWK1DOEd8
Thank you for posting the link, burntBREAD. It's nice to see a good performance at this very early time of the season(still in June, though) from Caren. Stay healthy and go for it!
I've never liked the arms over the head move to me it's to showy.
Thanks for the video link to Karen Chen's SP, burntBREAD!
Posted earlier in this thread:
ETA link to the Broadmoor Open competition thread (the 2013-14 Kiss and Cry forum should be viewable to all until around July 1st before the paid subscription kicks in): http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?88443-2013-Broadmoor-Open-June-26-29-(-webcast-info)
Polina Edmunds had a nice Senior debut yesterday in SP (scored 58.81); Barbie Long has the SP high score (60.09) overall in the Junior Ladies SP Only event on Thursday. Mariah Bell also made her Senior debut - 55.55 in SP yesterday. All 3 should be on the JGP this year.
Gracie's edge on the 3F is looking much better!
And Chen has never looked better. Gorgeous, clean triple jumps. Switching to Gambill was a fantastic decision. She's going to tear up the JGP this year.
Thanks for posting. I haven't seen a great deal of Karen Chen. Obviously, she still has maturing and further refining to do and gaining more competitive experience. However, at this stage of her development, I'm impressed with the preciseness of her movements, her solid technique and her ice coverage. She also seems to have a good feel for the music which I imagine will improve as she matures.
Lovely skate by Karen Chen! I think she and Sakhanovich will be THE ones to watch this year in the JGP.
I'm shocked that there are people saying that Gracie's Flip edge looks better. To me, it looks almost exactly like it did throughout last season.
There isn't even a hint of inside edge, and I would not even say that it hits a flat edge like Yuna's sometimes does. I'll get excited when I see at very least a flat edge on her flip.
WOW! Karen Chen's artistry, musicality and choreography are way beyond her years (Hello Gracie - pay attention here). I can't speak to the technical level....but she looks pretty dang fabulous to me!
Karen Chen has some GORGEOUS lines. That spiral is beautiful! Can't wait to see more of her!
Karen has been on my radar for the last two years and I'm really happy to see her continue to develop into a lovely skater. I just remember how she blew me away with her exhibition number in 2012 when she won the US novice championship. If you haven't seen it check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9Y-bzrkJlU
I hope she has a good run on the JGP this year.
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