Mao Asada showed new short program

season 2016-2017

Mao Asada showed her new short program for the season 2016-2017 at the show The Ice in Nagoya.

Here’s a link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyDyfLi_PQ4

Wow! Love it! Mao’s program is as always an exquisite beauty! Everything is so refined and musically done! Mao proves that she still has what to show to the audience. Great program with lots of potential. I’m sure that at main competitions will be to goosebumps. Mao shows true feminine and mature skating that can’t be compared with skating of young though very talented girls with nice choreography. It’s just completely different level of emotions, involvement into the music and understanding of the program! So, I’m so happy that Mao decided to continue competing! What I also like a lot – new music that we haven’t heard in figure skating before. Mao said that her free program will be a continuation of the short, so I’m really exciting to see the next part!

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8 Comments on Mao Asada showed new short program

  1. Mad for Skating // 21/08/2016 at 14:29 // Reply

    Well that might make more sense. She has always been a strong jumper, but she likely never learned jump technique correctly and had to fix it later. Like Maxim Kovtun, perhaps, who slouches over a little when he jumps.

    For Mao’s sake, landing 3 triple axels at the Olympics with poor technique and winning silver is amazing.

    • I also read that for doing 3 axel her blades are fixed a bit different, and it makes it difficult to jump lutz from the correct edge.

  2. Stolbova Obsessed // 16/08/2016 at 10:44 // Reply

    Mao is the most beautiful skater I’ve ever seen. No matter what happens on her jumps, I love her style. She is the queen in every sense of the word.

    • Couldn’t agree more)

      • Stolbova Obsessed // 17/08/2016 at 09:30 // Reply

        Do you think they wrecked her jump technique after the 2010 Olympics? It seems like all she ever does now is under rotate.

        • I think I read somewhere that they worked on her outside edge on the lutz, plus after 2010 she grew up and they had to adapt her jumps to a new body.

          • Mad for Skating // 19/08/2016 at 16:09 // Reply

            I guess so. But her lurz edge still gets deducted, so they weren’t too successful.
            Is this the classic story of the prodigy who loses her jumps after puberty? (Of course, Mao is still queen to me).

            • I can’t say she lost her jumps after puberty (they all do, by the way :) ) I think the reason is that earlier not so much attention was paid to correct edges, underrotations, so maybe young skaters weren’t properly trained, I mean in childhood. And it’s much easier to learn something from the beginning than to relearn, to correct the mistakes in technique.

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