I've had lots of problems with the direction womens skating was moving for the last 10 years. I had a lot of problems with Alyssa Liu. In fact I got a lot of pissy responses and eyerolls for being extremely unhappy that a kid that young with very poor jump technique was allowed to win Nationals because of the hype and the story. I have lots of problems with Isabeau Levito at the moment too. In fact I stated that she exemplifies everything wrong in women's skating today.Nobody had a problem with Alyssa Liu doing all those harder jumps at a very young age? This board was full of people moaning about how unwise it was. What revisionist history.
So for the record mine isn't the revisionist history here. It isn't just the jumps at a young age. It's the crappy jump technique of whipping them around at any cost (usually the human body) when they inevitably start to grow up. It prevents me from enjoying anything good these kids have to offer when I normally would have enjoyed their skating.
As Rfisher pointed out the Russian girls are injured. Let's pretend that's the only reason they aren't skating as well this season. Here's my question. If everyone loves these girls so much why are you cheering higher risk of injury and faster exits out of competitive skating?