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Skate America 2009 Practice Report 11-13-2009

The headboards of our hotel beds fell off the wall so the hotel upgraded us to a two-room suite! We now have four beds (for my family of three), two bathrooms and two TVs. Now I know why they call it “suite”!

Gonna make this a short entry. Went to ladies practice again today at 12:45. Fumie’s practice today was the opposite of yesterday. A bit more laid back, while the other ladies kicked it up a notch. But this time Fumie went right into her jumps before her official practice session.

I will post my jump notes as I did yesterday but want to mention one thing I saw today. Fumie’s triple lutz is absolutely awesome. I saw her do one today where she lifted so high she actually had a subsecond pause before starting her spin. It reminded me of Michael Jordan where he would jump, go up, and then he went another five inches!! She looks really really really strong.

I remember when I interviewed Fumie she mentioned she went to Morozov to work on jumps. Perhaps that did not work out. But I believe she is getting the jump training now that she has been looking for. She needs to bring it to the competitons.

Ok here’s the synopsis of the practice today.

 

Today Fumie practiced her short program. As most of the athletes do, she did not do the entire program start to finsh. This is what I saw her do:

  • layback spin
  • double axel
  • popped a triple lutz, but I think it was on purpose. She’s nailed every lutz in practice so far.
  • Straight line footwork. The whole thing.
  • sit spin
  • time of program 2:52

Jump list

  • triple lutz, double toe, doube toe. As good as any skater on the planet.
  • perfect double axel
  • perfect double axel
  • blocked by
  • popped triple lutz
  • 2 footed/popped lutz
  • Triple lutz, double toe, double toe. popped second double toe.
  • spin seqence
  • another perfect triple lutz. I think she hit the ceiling this time!
  • Took a bow and left the ice. Yesterday she was the last one on the ice but not today.

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