Tarasova thinks this program ought to have won. I don't know what this program IS. More than anything else they skated, this program is hot air. It falls apart completely when you do the breakdown.
One thing is now clear. Meryl and Charlie cannot transition out of their elements with skating skills, nor can they transition with skating skills period. At all. They skated a few segments of this program - a few short, one-note segments - but they do not do even elementary segment transitions on an edge. Why not?
They do have edges, but they don't stay on them. More notably, they don't USE them for anything. The only time we see Meryl and Charlie's edges is when they have to show them to the judges. After that, they don't skate with them. And they're two time World champions.
After I get this 3 or so post vent out (gifs and jpgs); I'll take a gif breather and then I'll look at this year's World Championship winning free dance to see how much Meryl and Charlie have grown.
Her toe pick is not meant to be on the ice - she repeats this move elsewhere in the program where it's both on and off the ice. Here, she never got it off the ice.
|And why is Charlie looking at the ground.|