He said he’s only run through the program 4 times. The prep to the Lutz and flip were a bunch of pumping and arm waving, but I think it’s because he’s not in top condition yet. But I also think he has a whole lot more going on in his programs than almost every other competitor, and he’s trying some newer stuff in the LP as opposed to the SP, where I feel like it’s some recycled stuff that doesn’t quite fit.I don't like Kevin's version. It seems rather empty, especially in the second half where he's just stroking and pumping his arms while going from one jumping pass to the the next. Maybe it's a strategy to cut out some of the choreography in order to focus on landing clean jumps. Granted, it's early in the season, but I thought his LP last season at Worlds to Gladiator was quite empty too.
It’s been a thing for a few seasons. Skaters don’t have time to do anything drawn out because they are typical in the midst of a nearly minute-long step sequence or trying to cram in stuff to a choreo sequence to get high GOE.Is knees slide-on-ice a thing this season like cartwheel-on-ice was last season ? The problem is that these skaters aren't holding the slide position once they're down to the ice. They go down and then quickly get back up, diminishing any dramatic impact of the slide. I didn't like it when Jason did it in his LP last year either. You have to execute the knees slide like Paul Wylie's.