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Mar 17th, 2013 08:12 PM
King Wally.
Re: ~ The Figure Skating Season 2012-2013~

So proud of my beloved Mao! Finally back on the podium after three years. She fought so hard after missing the first two passes. Her Swan Lake is to die for!

I love Kostner's Bolero as well and the nosebleed added even more drama! The crash on the salchow was scary as hell though!

So proud of Ashley and especially Gracie for getting us back 3 spots for Sochi. It had been way too long.

Kanako had the skate of her life and ensured Japan 3 spots as well. Sadly their Down's sister Akiko had an off night. And Aliona Leonova went from reigning silver medalist to virtually no chance to go to Sochi. My Russian babies redeemed themselves but not enough to keep 3 spots. My beloved Adelina fought like a tigress but she is badly in need of a better program for next season.

And finally congrats to Yu-Na! Both of her programs were great and it was so refreshing to finally see her being scored appropriately! No more overscore praise Jesus!
Mar 17th, 2013 05:15 PM
edificio
Re: ~ The Figure Skating Season 2012-2013~

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Originally Posted by DemWilliamsGulls View Post
Sir Stefwit, the problem I have is that I can hardly EVER catch it on a major network anymore. It isn't advertised as much as it use to (probably because there isn't may Americans doing as well in it anymore) but I do miss watching figure skating. The only time I really catch up on it is during the Olympics, but outside of that...I rarely see it on TV. ABC use to always cover the Nationals and the World Championships....I think they dropped coverage on it.
Yes, ratings rule, and the U.S. networks have failed to support a sport that gets lower ratings even if showing the events live would increase interest. NBC is planning to show a summary show on the 23rd, I believe. If you had Universal Sports you could have watched, but my cable provider doesn't have it. If you had some other providers, you might have seen it. Apparently, next year there will be better coverage, but I will believe it when I see it.

I usually just try to find a stream for the big events. Sometimes I can't find one that works, but usually I can.
Mar 17th, 2013 02:07 PM
DemWilliamsGulls
Re: ~ The Figure Skating Season 2012-2013~

Sir Stefwit, the problem I have is that I can hardly EVER catch it on a major network anymore. It isn't advertised as much as it use to (probably because there isn't may Americans doing as well in it anymore) but I do miss watching figure skating. The only time I really catch up on it is during the Olympics, but outside of that...I rarely see it on TV. ABC use to always cover the Nationals and the World Championships....I think they dropped coverage on it.
Mar 17th, 2013 11:17 AM
PhilePhile
Re: ~ The Figure Skating Season 2012-2013~

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Originally Posted by njnetswill View Post
I'm not a Patrick Chan hater like most here but his win proves that the current system is just as likely to be abused by judges as the old 6.0 system.

What is the point of a 1 point deduction for a fall when it is so easy to erase it by inflating program component scores? A fall should be a 4 or 5 point deduction, I'm sorry. We need to stop giving fall-ridden performances gold medals. In what other sport do people fall/screw-up and still come in first?
Jumps differentiate and draw crowds. Remember, the sport is called figure/artistic skating ... not stunt skating.

Patrick excels at figure skating and is pretty good with the rest.


Compulsory Figures ('figure eights')





Note the discriptions/explanations in this demonstration video of 'figure eights':

Mar 17th, 2013 03:07 AM
Bismarck.
Re: ~ The Figure Skating Season 2012-2013~

The final group tonight was awesome. I also thought Yuna was better tonight than at the Olympics.
Mar 17th, 2013 03:05 AM
edificio
Re: ~ The Figure Skating Season 2012-2013~

Well, at least, Yuna had two beautiful, win-deserving programs,

Carolina, in my view, is consistently overscored. However, I thought her long program was very nice, and she skated extremely well until the fall. Awful lot of posing, though. I hate standstill posing in skating.

Korea, Japan, and the U.S. get three skaters for the Olympics.

I wish they had shown the ice dancing. I guess Eurosport will tomorrow.
Mar 17th, 2013 03:04 AM
Sir Stefwhit
Re: ~ The Figure Skating Season 2012-2013~

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Originally Posted by DemWilliamsGulls View Post
Man I sure do miss figure skating....I think the last time I followed it faithfully was back in the late 90's when Kwan was skating. I remember ABC use to always cover it on TV, now I rarely see it on. Is it Worlds championship time now? Usually the Nationals are in december I believe. I can still tell the different jumps by the take off...but MAN I've been out of the skating loop for many many years..i lost interest in it some way. It seems when Kwan left...a lot of her fans left as I did....I think it will be the same way with me and the Williams SIsters when it comes to tennis lol
As much as i love Kwan and Serena my love for the sport will help me endure their absences. I couldn't imagine not following either sport although I can relate that when your favorite retires its hard to find that same joy u did when they played.

I was lucky in tennis I went from Chris Evert to Steffi Graf then to Serena. And each time I never saw myself caring as much as I end up. I thought tennis died in 99 when Graf retired. I liked Rena but in my mind at that time I could never have guessed that I would eventually come to like her every bit as much as I did Steffi.

As for skating I came in during the battle of the 'Carmens' and was a huge Debbie Thomas fan then I was all about Yamaguci, Kwan, and now Yu Na. I do miss Kwans era that was my favorite time being a fan of ladies skating. But this is by far my favorite time in figure skating for Ice Dancing. I care more about that discipline now than ever before and suggest you start checking it out. The battle between Virture/Muir and Davis/White is the best thing happening in the sport right now.

Patric Chan is the sole reason I can't bother with the men, just can't take them serious.., same complain to a lesser degree with Karolina
Mar 17th, 2013 03:01 AM
JackWalker
Re: ~ The Figure Skating Season 2012-2013~

how did asada get 136? she failed her triple axel and triple flip/triple loop combo. ridiculously overscored.

sad carolina made the two mistakes. damm nosebleed.
Mar 17th, 2013 03:00 AM
njnetswill
Re: ~ The Figure Skating Season 2012-2013~

I'm not a Patrick Chan hater like most here but his win proves that the current system is just as likely to be abused by judges as the old 6.0 system.

What is the point of a 1 point deduction for a fall when it is so easy to erase it by inflating program component scores? A fall should be a 4 or 5 point deduction, I'm sorry. We need to stop giving fall-ridden performances gold medals. In what other sport do people fall/screw-up and still come in first?
Mar 17th, 2013 02:56 AM
Vaidisova
Re: ~ The Figure Skating Season 2012-2013~

Yuna
Mar 17th, 2013 02:55 AM
edificio
Re: ~ The Figure Skating Season 2012-2013~



No contest. Queen Yuna in the house!

Some nice skating this worlds. Too bad so few people in the U.S. got to see it as it is happening rather than a week down the road.
Mar 17th, 2013 02:41 AM
edificio
Re: ~ The Figure Skating Season 2012-2013~

Gosh, Mao and Li were just too far behind.
Mar 17th, 2013 02:30 AM
edificio
Re: ~ The Figure Skating Season 2012-2013~

I had Carolina on the podium, but at the last moment, she fell. The judges love her, though. So who knows.
Mar 17th, 2013 02:02 AM
edificio
Re: ~ The Figure Skating Season 2012-2013~

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Originally Posted by Brashkoala View Post
live stream of the women's free anyone with non-russian commentary?
A bit late, but here is one.

The last group is ready to go on.
Mar 16th, 2013 11:32 PM
JackWalker
Re: ~ The Figure Skating Season 2012-2013~

live stream of the women's free anyone with non-russian commentary?
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