An "executive decision" from coach Frank Carroll -- he told her to change to a spare pair of boots -- solved the problem, Nagasu said. Still, she is not planning to add any triple-triple combinations to either of her Lori Nichol-choreographed programs, a Tango short and a free skate to music from the ballet Spartacus.
The jump she injured herself trying in practice, triple flip, is back in her repertoire, but contrary to early-season efforts, she will not try a triple-triple combination or triple Salchow in San Jose.
"I have six triples and two double Axels planned in my long program and double Axel-triple toe [combination] is in the long instead of a triple-triple," she said. "For the short program, we are keeping a triple [Lutz]-double [toe] and making it clean from there."
Czisny added that while a triple-triple might appear later this season, for San Jose she prefers to play it conservative. She has good reason: Only two U.S. ladies' spots at the 2012 World Figure Skating Championships are up for grabs. Czisny had her best-ever showing at worlds last season, placing fifth.