Originally Posted by MashaFan01
BTW - Has anyone else noticed that Masha has changed her grunt/shriek - more like a monotonous "ooooooo" now and not at all as communicative as before
I noticed it started sounding different in Stuttgart. In a lot of points now, it's become a delayed grunt, which I'm not crazy about. Maria's noise has never bothered me in all these years, but I just can't say I'm fine with a grunt that comes a second or two after the shot. That starts getting into the territory of gamesmanship, and I have no idea why it's been morphing all of a sudden in recent tournaments. It had always been the trademark sharp yelp right at impact. Now it's not like that.