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    sorry wrong post

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbd1235 View Post
    I hate to say this... but if she shows up to Nationals she sure as hell deserves the trip to worlds. Lacoste at her best will stand no chance to beat Osmond with a couple flaws.

    Not to over-hype the girl but she is miles ahead of any Canadian lady in EVERY respect; Jump technique, Spins, Skating skills, Performance, Overall Quality, Jump Difficulty, Star Power....the list goes on and on. She also has international momentum going in her favour.

    Sorry other ladies, you just don't make the cut.
    Why are you sorry to say this, are you a huge Amelie fan?

    I think it's a good thing that we have someone in the ladies field that can compete with the best in the world and can push the rest of the Canadian ladies - isn't that what we've wanted since Joannie stopped competing (in strictly amateur events)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elle123 View Post
    Why are you sorry to say this, are you a huge Amelie fan?

    I think it's a good thing that we have someone in the ladies field that can compete with the best in the world and can push the rest of the Canadian ladies - isn't that what we've wanted since Joannie stopped competing (in strictly amateur events)?
    Hahah NO! I'm a sucker for girls who actually consistently land their jumps! Yes absolutely it's a fantastic thing I was sorry to say this because it's the harsh truth and perhaps some people won't agree with me (actually probably no one will disagree ) .

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    Osmonds marks are overhyped

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    Quote Originally Posted by momsk8 View Post
    Osmonds marks are overhyped
    That is quite the comment without any backup. Care to expand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hohoho View Post
    That is quite the comment without any backup. Care to expand?
    Never mind. momsk8 thinks Yuna is a novice level skater who can't jump

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    Quote Originally Posted by momsk8 View Post
    Osmonds marks are overhyped
    Any other skater complaints momsk8? Perhaps you'd like to criticize Mao's ever apparent lack of grace and fluidity too? Or Ashley's ridiculous non-existent consistency.

    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbd1235 View Post
    Any other skater complaints momsk8? Perhaps you'd like to criticize Mao's ever apparent lack of grace and fluidity too? Or Ashley's ridiculous non-existent consistency.

    LOL
    I feel kind of bad for Osmond. She's barely on the scene and is already getting lots of online hate. She's almost become a curse world on other forums I visit. Makes me glad I'm a lurker for the most part. I can be thrilled for her in secret. I became a fan after her SP at Nationals last year. It's so exciting to see another Canadian lady rise to the occasion so quickly after Joannie left. We normally have to wait years and years for the next competitive skater.

    I hope Osmond continues to improve and just skate with that confidence and joy that sets her apart from many of the other Canadian ladies. Give the other promising juniors something to shoot for!

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    Skating with confidence and joy not only sets her apart from many other Canadian ladies but others as well. She is a joy to watch and I hope we will be seeing much of her in the next few years.
    Addicted to FSU

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    I used to watch her skating videos from her fathers Youtube channel a year before the breakthrough short program at nationals last year. I always liked watching her and always followed her skating....but I could have never imagined she'd get so good so fast. I figured she'd end up similar to my other secret favourite Canadian skater Kate Charbonneau. Love Kate's beautiful skating but she'll never make it as an international skater unfortunately . I'm thrilled Kaetlyn didn't suffer a similar fate.

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    I absolutely LOVE her skating. Her programs are the ones I've re-watched the most this season because, like Clarie pointed out, the JOY is so special to watch. Her skating makes me happy.

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    I really like this girl. I think she has the right stuff at the right time at the right age. I'm really surprised at the amount of venom she has drawn - ala Chan etc. Maybe Canadian skaters are just not seen as legitamate for some reason. She sure has ruffled some feathers. Maybe that's a good indication! There seems to be a great loyalty to people's favourite skaters out there and their minds are not open to letting anyone new into the competitive picture. Kaitlyn is doing the most difficult stuff and doing it well. You can't deny that! I think we are in for some great future competition with Osmond, Gold and the young Russian girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbd1235 View Post
    I used to watch her skating videos from her fathers Youtube channel a year before the breakthrough short program at nationals last year. I always liked watching her and always followed her skating....but I could have never imagined she'd get so good so fast. I figured she'd end up similar to my other secret favourite Canadian skater Kate Charbonneau. Love Kate's beautiful skating but she'll never make it as an international skater unfortunately . I'm thrilled Kaetlyn didn't suffer a similar fate.
    Seems like her dad has uploaded the videos from Challenge.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA9PT6s2Gts

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xgObMFqkWU

    Very impressive. Better than Skate Canada GP. She definitely enjoys being out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hohoho View Post
    Seems like her dad has uploaded the videos from Challenge.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA9PT6s2Gts

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xgObMFqkWU

    Very impressive. Better than Skate Canada GP. She definitely enjoys being out there.
    Wow, now that was amazing! Can't wait for her being a fireball in Canadian Nats next month. With her keeping going like this, Canada has real chance in Team event and two tickets for Sochi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momsk8 View Post
    Osmonds marks are overhyped
    I think that happens when a country has not had a star in a long time, and fans are hungry. Actually if Joannie returns to competition next year, Canada could have two strong ladies at the Olympics. I am sure Osmond will get better over time, and optimism is not always a bad thing.

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    That was amazing. Those toe pick jumps were almost too easy. Choreographically she was almost like a young Wagner - difficult but came off rushed and overly hectic. Easily the best talent since Rochette.

    That was already top ten at Worlds, easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    That was amazing. Those toe pick jumps were almost too easy. Choreographically she was almost like a young Wagner - difficult but came off rushed and overly hectic.
    The thought about "almost too easy" came across my mind too, particularly in the short program, where everything just looked effortless.

    Interesting comparison with Wagner. I hadn't thought about it, but you're right - the long program in particular is very reminscent of Wagner's Polovetsian Dances and Spartacus programs. Hopefully she will follow in Wagner's footsteps and gain that additional polish in time. Since Kaetlyn's still only 17, I think she's got lots of time to do so (especially if she keeps improving at the same rate as the past two seasons). In the meantime, I love that she can handle such difficult choreography and still land the jumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    That was amazing. Those toe pick jumps were almost too easy. Choreographically she was almost like a young Wagner - difficult but came off rushed and overly hectic. Easily the best talent since Rochette.

    That was already top ten at Worlds, easily.

    Top ten!? That was a top six skate for sure. Kaetlyn is fantastic. I'd watch for her to play spoiler in her home country at Worlds this year.

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    She's the most exciting new talent for me in senior ladies this year. She's full of energy, athletic, and I like both her programs. Looks a bit hurried, but they are full of interesting choreography. She will get better in controlling tempo with more polish, given time. I expect she will do well at Worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jl22aries View Post
    I absolutely LOVE her skating. Her programs are the ones I've re-watched the most this season because, like Clarie pointed out, the JOY is so special to watch. Her skating makes me happy.
    ITA. Her joy and musicality really set her apart from the other wonder babies. She reminds me of Suzuki in that way, and I LOVE how she uses her upper body - such effortlessness and freedom but keeping a good posture at the same time. I'm also glad that she's no wimp when it comes to skating pretty packed programs. If you can do that at 16, it'll only get better. My interest in ladies skating has slowly been dying in the past decade and Osmond could really be that lifeline for me Don't really agree with the comparison to Wagner. I think she's a much better and more natural skater than Wager was at 16. I see a further trajectory in her development.
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