personally i don't care who wins or not, no skin off of me,
yes it would be nice if alissa medal, d/w wins, but not so what--life goes on.
who really cares about a sport that is rigged.-like [put up because of OGM /or just because the federation wants them.
you don't say cliqueish. figure skating is.
anyway-unlrelated most medalist are in the U.s from SC of New York, Sc of Boston, BRoadmoor-Detroit Sc, now artic blades/
that is where most of the OGM medalist are. so the skaters from those clubs tend to quietly behind the scenes push them forward and overlook their skaters from their clubs mistakes and point out others from skaters that don't got to those clubs.
penisula ogm-brian boitano
to bad you don't get it--you don't like the truth and can't handle it.
when it slaps you in the face. you redline people you don't like and can't handle-so what just proves me right when i state the facts.
sarah overlook urs-sc of new york,
tara overlook urs-detroit sc.
yep-your sports needs help and you don't want to admit that you need it, you don't want to admit that anything is wrong. keep burying it with social media .too bad
the sport is nice to watch but lousy at competition-with the scores.
I think Dornbush, if he skates well, has the best scoring potential out of the 3 people going- but maintaining 3 spots would take a minor miracle. Which will make next year very tough for the US Men.
Dance is a shoe- in, and Ladies have a chance at 3 spots- I'll be rooting for that like crazy.
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Dornbush has high, tight, terrific jumps [and no real weakness on any particular jump - toe or edge], great basics, speed, connections, better concentration on spins and non-jump elements, and steadier coach-pupil relationship than Joubert has. I also see him doing a better job 'getting into character' on the ice. Joubert has been only hamming it up for years now.
And he's only 19.
Also, I know he's working on a Quad and considering the size of his jumps, it's only a matter of time if he keeps going the way he is
Also, considering Joubert has won worlds, medaled frequently at others, and has been on the European podium every time he's competed means he's a pretty good skater. I know he's probably past his prime now, but Richard should not be ashamed to be compared to Joubert especially because the way I see it he is, or has all the tools to be, a much more well-rounded skater than Joubert.
Not everyone can pull off the flowy artistic style that Weir, Chan, and Rippon have, and quite frankly I'd see Richard as pretty silly to try channeling that because I think it would look cheesy on him. He has charisma though and knows how to make it work for him. This and his big jumps remind me a bit of Tomas Verner, although Richard seems to be consistent which is the one thing that always hurt Tomas.
Watching Richard spin though, his spins are still done with more ease and flow than Goebel's. When CoP was introduced and Goebel began to change positions in his sit spin, he used to have a look of pain on his face. Still, I don't mind the comparison to Goebel: After all, Goebel is an Olympic medalist and won 2 silver medals @ Worlds only behind probably the 2 biggest male skaters of the past decade - Yagudin and Plushenko
I really do hope Dornbush works on his posture because it is something I don't like about his skating, and I never thought Joubert had bad posture. But of all the US men, I think he has the most long term potential at this point. I mean I adore Abbott's skating but if Jeremy hasn't learned to compete by now...
Dornbush gives me a strong Brezina vibe in terms of jumping and skating style. Hope he can break out like Brezina did last season.
Now that Lepisto is out, the US ladies' chance of regaining that 3rd spot is just a little higher.
If everyone is on or close to clean, I think the placement should be:
Kim / Ando / Asada
There is of course a good chance that Kostner and Korpi won't deliver, or won't both deliver. There is also a chance that Czisny won't deliver .
Would love it if next year's team was Czisny, Nagasu and Wagner, and then Zawakzki, just missing out on world team again, moves to Carroll or Arutunian.
Cynthia could skate very well at worlds like she did last year. I can see Makarova being among top ten also. And I can see Joshi HELGESSON in top twelve.
Even if Cynthia skates well she will lose to Czisny for sure if Alissa also does. Flatt and Cynthia both skating well. Not really sure how that would go, if Rachael doesnt do a triple-triple then Cynthia could probably come out ahead actually, but Flatt is way more likely to skate clean. Makarova similar statements apply, except she is much more likely to skate clean or cleaner than Phaneuf, but even if she does even easier for even Flatt to beat.
I'm not so sure Cynthia loses a head to head with Alissa. Her jumps will earn more GOE, and she has more of them, so that should counterbalance Alissa'a spin + PCS advantage.
I think Cynthia could be the real dark horse for this years ladies field.
"Puccini cries out for spirals, but really good ones." ~ Dick Button, 1998 Worlds
I think Phaneuf's skating is beautiful, but a clean Czisny is always going to get higher PCS than a clean Phaneuf.
^ I think Rachael will surprise. It's just a hunch; a 'feeling in my bones'. She's picked herself up w/ the new SP and skating with an overall different feeling that the judges should take note of. She has the elements down in EoE, it's getting stronger, and I'll wager that she's going to clear the last hurdle, put in a 3-3 which would increase her score a few points.
I get the LP is less interesting. But, her jumps [3f especially] and some of her spins [camel, sit] just look better, more secure than they ever did. Throwing in the 2x-3l at 4CCs shows a commitment to upping her technical difficulty. She'll benefit from relaxed penalties on ur's.
I'm not delusional. I don't think she'll medal but she could be as high as 4th if she's clean with 3-3s and Kostner flubs a few elements.