Re: Rome 2013 - 3 is a magic number
Originally Posted by Mexicola
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.
Completely agree, and I gotta say I preferred her more loud, fierce shrieking version. It felt genuine and natural, and it never bothered me in the slightest bit, but this new stuff... I don't know, it just doesn't sound like Maria
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