Well, her program looks good. Now, if she would just inform her face that this is fun.........................she would be quite spectacular
DH - and that's just my opinion
That 3lz was because she was too close to the wall.
Wow. Color me impressed especially this early in the season! The jumps suggest ambition this season - the 3t looked < and she had a little loss of control out of the 3z but I'm happy with what I see. What struck me is that despite any glitches on the jumps, she looked confident landing them, which means (I think) Amy Evidente is probably putting her through some great physical conditioning exercises to make her more solid.
I think the complaint is that, recently, her face does neither. It mostly says something more along the lines of "grind it out, kid."Should she skate with a smile plastered on her face (like some US team members do) even when the music doesn't imply that? She expresses the music like she sees and feels it.
I agree those cardboard Nancy Kerrigan smiled pasted on skaters' faces are not compelling either, but the skater does need to look like what they are doing is effortless.
I agree with others who note that she could be faster. I hope that by the time the GP comes, her speed is markedly better.
The layback at the end was and that 3F-3T looked good too. The 3T may have been a little < but I'm glad she is trying such a combo and looking confident while doing it too. Overall, she looks to be in good shape and focused. I think Olympic seasons must bring out the best in her.
And spin faster. I am disappointed in the music choice. Kind of a snooze.And skate faster.
The SP construction was good. I think her combo spin looked slow only because she was thinking about the order of the positions, which is different from the past. Her planned content and level of conditioning/preparation is exactly what it should be. I will need to hear the music on a better recording to form an opinion ... but at least it is not Carmen
Last edited by bardtoob; 08-03-2013 at 10:17 PM.
Oooo I am getting excited! Mirai choosing BLUE in an Olympic season! Gooo Mirai!!
She looks sooo good... vast improvement from last 2 seasons Nichol snoozefest. Love she went for the 3:3s! Take that Wagner.
I too am a bit iffy on the music edit, but it has potential if she can hit the phrasing properly. I love that she picked an American classic and not a Russian Composer like everyone else is doing - too cliche!
I am really curious on the FS for Bond now! Can't wait for a clip to become available. One of the best costume I have seen on her.
Last edited by os168; 08-03-2013 at 11:00 PM.
Marai has such a spark within her. When she let's it shine (through her face as well as her body) (and I don't mean plastered smile) she just lights up the arena. I think she looks bored and robotic (only facially). It is acting, and she has that "it" factor when she turns it on. Haven't seen it "on" in a while.
Love the LP dress.
DH - and that's just my opinion
At least when she was with Frank, the dresses looked terrific. Now...they look too much like figure skating costumes to me. Like, ooh, let's add some ombré, oh and don't forget the splattering of silver Swarovski crystals!
Also, I'd like to say that I'm one of Mirai's biggest fans, but the costumes really could be a bit more sophisticated. Love the SP! Super classy and lovely.
James bond and Gershwin? uhh... It reminded me a bit of kim's Musics for the 2010 Olympics.. am i the only one?
By the way I don't think James bond soundtrack would so well fit for Mirai. Besides, olympic is held in Russia... why? I really don't like this choice.
Anway I wish her best luck for olympic season, get more love from US judges which she deserves
Last edited by torren; 08-04-2013 at 06:46 AM.
Mirai finished 3rd at Glacier falls, 26+ points behind Courtney Hicks and 14+ points behind Polina Edmunds.
Courtney scored 63.39 in the SP and 122.47 in the FS. She is making a STRONG statement!
Edmunds scored 56.37 in the SP and 117.23 in the FS.
Mirai scored 56.67 in the SP and 102.32 in the FS --- very similar to what she scored in her first GP last season.
I really think that third spot if Gracie and Ashley make the team as we all expect will be between Courtney, Agnes and Christina. Alissa is simply getting to old and injured and Mirai can't seem to clean up her jumps. Younger skaters like Polina and Angela could surprise also.
That LP score has me worried.