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    From Russia with Love [#35]: Winter 2019

    Yes, and Trusova IMO looks a little like Katy Taylor who had a friendly rivalry with Kimmie as the two were climbing up the ranks.
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    U.S. Ladies [#28]: Achieving 2020 Vision

    All Polina had to do was not have a time violation and she would have been 4th. That said, her TES total from SP + LP might not have hit the qualifying mark anyway. It’s too bad; I still enjoy her skating and her short program in particular.
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    U.S. Ladies [#27]: A Time to Reboot

    I had the wrong video. I stand corrected.
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    U.S. Ladies [#27]: A Time to Reboot

    Hmm so they counted the loop as a fall and not a step-out...is that a new rule that I missed? She has wonderful jumps when she hits them but that first fall seemed to suck the life and the choreography out of the rest of the program
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    U.S. Ladies [#25]: Method in the Madness

    Yes, she was a little tight. However I would have given the 3-loop full credit and instead judged the *double* loop at the end of the combo as UR. I felt that there was a general inconsistency in UR's that were called or not called throughout the entire ladies event. I would have called...
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    From Russia with Love [#31]: Winter to Spring 2019

    True that she was quite sloppy, and her habit of being bent at the waist while skating seems to get worse when she’s not performing well. It’s hard to watch honestly. Her transitions are still the best in the field though.
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    Skaters with great basics plus musicality

    I’m partial to Paul Wylie’s skating. He made every note of the music mean something, right down to the forward crossover. Hard to pick a video because there are so many good ones so I’ll just post one of him at Hershey Arena; a function that I attended. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yvpcKuEiJjI
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    U.S. Ladies [#24]: Starr-Ting Order/Detailed Classification

    Nashville also hosted US Nationals in 1997. It was back in the days when the championship ladies events were filled to capacity (17,000 or so). I believe the venue was Nashville Arena.
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    Favorite Mao Asada Programs

    I loved the Masquerade Waltz sp and the dress from the Vancouver games. But the LP from the prior season was pretty darn good too.
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    Alina Zagitova cheer thread

    So sorry to see her have that performance, but she’s human and although she was teary-eyed she actually sported quite well. And Eteri actually showed some empathy!
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    Keegan Messing Cheer thread

    I would love for him to come back for another year and be Canadian national champion. He’s really grown on me these last few months.
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    Mirai Nagasu Cheer thread: Return to Olympus

    I just watched her FP and I would have called the back ends of both the flip-toe and the 2a-3t clean. Only the lutz was very clearly UR. I would really like her to continue because I feel she could take her components to a new level. She may be very tired both mentally and physically but her...
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    Alena Kostornaia appreciation thread

    She’s my favorite Russian lady, junior or senior. As much as we talk about the huge technical/jumping content that the Russian ladies have, another aspect of their skating that separates them from the rest is edge quality, and Alena is a prime example of this. She has beautiful edges and hence...
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    U.S. Ladies [#21]: Wrapped Up with a Neat Little BOW

    Agreed, and also I’d like to see the practice of having the skaters be introduced at center ice before they warm up gone. I know it’s better for the audience, but a few seconds of standing still for that will make your legs cold and pretty much undo all the jogging and jump roping and what not...
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    These jumps aren't under review: The Bradie Tennell Cheer Thread!

    It's nice to see someone who has worked so hard in the offseason and hit the ground running in summer competitions do so well at the big stage like this. I think it should send the message to other lesser-known skaters and up-and-comers that anyone can be great if they just work hard and...
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