Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 61 to 71 of 71
  1. #61
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Age
    37
    Posts
    298
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    That lutz/loop is IMO what killed her career. She was doing it over and over and over again at those Nationals, and she had zero rhythm, it was basically just muscling it. My hip was hurting watching her do them repeatedly, because it was not what one would describe as easy. Then she had her hip problems and never regained her momentum. I would never want to see that combo, because it was the beginning of the end for her. Was she with Frank by that time, or still with Tiffany Chin?

  2. #62

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    1,726
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    414
    She was still with Tiffany Chin then and stayed with her for another year after that before moving on to Christy Ness.

  3. #63
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,269
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    One of my favorite skaters to watch.

    This is one of my favorite exhibition performances of any skater, ever.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjOFj...os=DZ4ncROIRTk

  4. #64
    Kostner Softie
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    5,532
    vCash
    467077
    Rep Power
    1318
    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie View Post
    It was the first by a US woman. Miki Ando and probably a couple of other non-Americans had already done it at that point.
    The first ever was Irina Slutskaya in 1999. The first American to attempt it was Michelle Kwan in 2001.

  5. #65

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Ohio, USA
    Posts
    889
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0

    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by personwhoishere View Post
    One of my favorite skaters to watch.

    This is one of my favorite exhibition performances of any skater, ever.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjOFj...os=DZ4ncROIRTk
    Thanks for the link. That was a beautiful exhibition - I'll miss Bebe.

  6. #66
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    3,404
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie View Post
    It was the first by a US woman. Miki Ando and probably a couple of other non-Americans had already done it at that point.
    Do you think the judges were giving her full credit for completing this combination? She still couldn't crack the final group in those years at Nationals.

  7. #67
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Age
    37
    Posts
    298
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by MR-FAN View Post
    The first ever was Irina Slutskaya in 1999. The first American to attempt it was Michelle Kwan in 2001.
    In light of COP, does anyone think that Irina's lutz/loop combo at that GPF would have been ratified? It was so clearly UR'd, like not even close.

  8. #68

    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    1,726
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    414
    Quote Originally Posted by Seerek View Post
    Do you think the judges were giving her full credit for completing this combination? She still couldn't crack the final group in those years at Nationals.
    In 2003 for Bebe? She had a mistake in the short (she didn't attempt the 3-3 there) so she ended up in the penultimate group, so that couldn't have helped. She did the triple lutz-triple loop in the free skate by all reports cleanly but I have no idea how the rest of the skate went as it wasn't on TV.

  9. #69
    Recovering from the Olys
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    28,341
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    17204
    From Skateweb's 2003 U.S. Nationals report (r = Rittberger, or loop):
    Beatrisa Liang (8): 3z/2t, 3f step out, 2x. I thought her speed through the first two jumping passes was greatly improved since last year, but she slowed down noticibly in her footwork.
    ...
    Beatrisa Liang (7): 2x, 3z/3r!!, 3f fall, wimpy flying sit/mushroom/scratch spin, 3r, layback, spirals, circular steps, 3s, death drop, 3z, 3t, charlotte, spin combination ending with Y/back scratch. Once again she started out strongly (good for her to get that triple/triple, in particular!), but her speed and ice coverage deteriorated quite obviously by the end of the program, and she was also sloppy about not extending fully or holding her positions.

  10. #70

    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    In my eatin' dress
    Posts
    907
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by MR-FAN View Post
    The first ever was Irina Slutskaya in 1999. The first American to attempt it was Michelle Kwan in 2001.
    Wow, if you know a link to a video of MK's attempt, I'd be interested to see it.

  11. #71

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Minnesota
    Age
    25
    Posts
    8,995
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    791
    Quote Originally Posted by Screenie View Post
    Wow, if you know a link to a video of MK's attempt, I'd be interested to see it.
    2001 Skate Canada FS.

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •