Was reading a write-up on the DubeMoir blog (link here) and she had some interesting things to say about the still photographs -- along the lines of bmcg said but in more detail. A few things stood out to me like
The screen caps aren't showing posing. They're a freeze frame of an athlete in action and they help reveal how well the athlete is executing the element, not how pretty they look during it.The screen cap in question shows that Charlie is hanging onto Meryl's hand with his hand and she's clutching onto his arm/shoulder with the hand that is closest to his body, and her legs are bent and sloppy. That's not just an unpretty position. That's sloppy execution.Tessa isn't better than Meryl because she points her freaking toes. She's better because she's doing more difficult elements and her mechanics are better, her technique is better.Some interesting points to ponder, I think. The writer makes a good case as to why many of us believe that V/M should be getting monster PCS scores at the very least.she (Meryl) looks rough because she's not doing it well or properly. She doesn't have the truncal control, the dissociative mechanics (mastery of dissociative movement is all about core stability), the balance, the ability to orient her body with her core - i.e., her head, shoulders, arms and hands.