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    U.S. Women [#1]: The Contenders Unmask Themselves

    As this is an important competition and Alysa's placement is the most important thing, I'd like to see her go for the 3A but only in the FS for now like she did at Lombardia. It's still too risky to go for it in the SP. Yes, she's far ahead of the field but missing it will be a big hit to her...
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    U.S. Women [#1]: The Contenders Unmask Themselves

    Last comment on the whole Ultra-C... It seems to be a term that's concentrated in the Russian area of the figure skating community which is why pretty much all of @ErikWilliam's references came from a Russian skater or coach. As for Ted Barton, he is linked with the RusFed/ChannelOne as he's...
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    U.S. Women [#1]: The Contenders Unmask Themselves

    I wouldn't call either girl wooden. Kalin's movements were plenty expressive enough for me--about what you'd expect for someone her age. And I found Petrosian to be expressive as well, especially her tango FS. She gave attitude and that sharpness to her movements that really sold the theme...
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    U.S. Women [#1]: The Contenders Unmask Themselves

    Alysa is definitely the best choice as she's proven herself to be a strong competitor on multiple occasions. Mariah is a big ol' question mark right now after last season. Amber was great at nationals but she hasn't had the opportunity to compete again since then. We don't know if that's what...
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    U.S. Women [#1]: The Contenders Unmask Themselves

    Back to Gracie... I thought the SP was good. I'm not crazy about her (or anyone who isn't Michelle) using EOE but I think the music is a good choice for her. It's a heavy-lifting piece meaning it does a lot of the work. I'm just happy she's not doing anymore pop-covers or melancholy...
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    U.S. Ladies [#30]: Cover Girls

    Lady Gaga's latest album: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatica
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    U.S. Ladies [#30]: Cover Girls

    I had a total facepalm moment when I found out Mariah was skating to Britney Spears but I ended up really loving the program. I like that she's stepping out of the box and choosing something unconventional, especially in an Olympic season. She sold the hell outta of the Britney program so I'm...
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    What does Kaori Sakamoto need to do next season?

    Kaori should have been on the podium this year. Trusova was a hot mess and her PCS were a joke of epic proportions. Had everyone been scored fairly, Kaori would have been on the podium.
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    The Satoko Miyahara fan thread - "This is a start in the true sense"

    If there was one skater I'd pick to tackle that music and do it justice, hands down it'd be Satoko. She creates such a moment whenever she's on the ice so I'm expecting this to be a beautiful program. šŸ˜
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    Russian Ladies news & discussion

    I'm sure there are dozens of reasons why she left initially but, given her position in Eteri's group at the end of last season, I didn't understand why she left in the first place. As one of the top skaters in the world, I'm sure she was higher up on the pecking order than some of the girls who...
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    Russian Ladies news & discussion

    Long time no post, lol. I did watch the cup over the weekend so, my thoughts: Honestly, what is in the water in Russia?? How are these girls cranking out these quads like this? Kamila: Despite the mess that program was at times, she impressed me with her step sequence. She actually...
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    U.S. Ladies [#29]: Skating with Adjusted Vision

    With the competition so close, there should have been some kind of skate off for that last spot to worlds but the USFS has never had that kind of forethought when it comes to picking world teams. My thoughts after the fact here: Bradie: The US is lucky to have her. I like that she's exploring...
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    U.S. Ladies [#29]: Skating with Adjusted Vision

    With Gracie skating well in the FS, I doubt it. Don't forget that was the year worlds were in Boston. The USFS wanted Gracie as champ and would have settled for Ashley; I seriously doubt Polina was anywhere on that list at all. She had strong consistency a lot of the time but she lacked that...
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    U.S. Ladies [#29]: Skating with Adjusted Vision

    Speaking for myself personally, my grapes aren't sour. They're sweet and tangy. :p I'm not really stressing when it comes to the Americans. That's something the USFS needs to figure out, how to produce more competitive skaters. And the Canadians...ever since Kaetlyn Osmond left there has been...
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    U.S. Ladies [#29]: Skating with Adjusted Vision

    I think the fact that Bradie lost to Mariah (who really wasn't all that great at SA) speaks volumes about where they are in the judges' eyes. I think it will be easier for Mariah to win this year than it would any other year so I hope she's able to seize the opportunity.
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