Tripping on the Podium
Originally Posted by Piel
Put me in the "Matt Wuzrobbed" camp -- his PCS scores lower than EVAN?
Seeing them live changed my mind about this. (that doesn't mean anyone or everyone would agree). Personally, I know think Evan has better flow and speed and basics over the ice than Matt. That doesn't make Matt's bad, but Evan is way more impressive to me live than he ever was on TV. Just 2 cents...
Originally Posted by icedancer2
Wicked Yankee Girl
Yes, and though it didn't show up as clearly on TV, Matt was tight and rather slow...so this was not his best performance by a long shot. Also, now that I've downloaded the clips, Tim's footwork which was great, looked much better live than on TV. They shot the sequence following Tim's body, which lost the fact that there was a great deal of lateral, high and low movement in this sequence (all good). Plus he was way faster across the ice than in previous years, which is always hard to see on TV.
I would have had Tim ahead of Matt, but they are really COP tied at this point.
Figure Skating Is A Dangerous Sport
I just went and watched Rohene's program a couple of times. His moves are so big which makes him look better. It's kind of what Dick talks about. I am hoping financially he is able to compete and have a good eligible career. It would be a shame if that's what would prevent him from skating. Joe said a couple of years ago to keep an eye out for him. Good call Joe.
When a skater is financially strapped, does the USFSA help in any way????
I love to watch Johnny skate..if I have any criticism at all, it would be that I would like to someday see him skate a program with a little fire in it..obviously that wouldnt fit well with his current music, but I think that's what always puts Plushy over the top. Plus I think Johnny has it in him!
I think if Evan can ever do something different with his arms, it would help..they always seem to be flailing around to me. I wish guys weren't afraid to be elegant sometimes.
I was impressed with Michael Weiss, but sometimes it seems like he pauses for a nanosecond, for the audience reaction and I think it takes away from the flow of the program. I remember when he was still basically a kid starting out and have always wished him well. I would love to see him finish up his amateur years on a high note, and I think he will be perfect for the pros.
I think Matt Savoie has great style..he reminds me of someone but can't think of whom.
Poor Tim :( My heart goes out to him, but I think he did great with his footwork and his dance style. I wonder if all those quads have just damaged him though?
Rohene: Wow..those splits! I think he has a great romantic look, and look forward to seeing him in future competitons. I think he could use a little more help with connecting his elements in the choreography, but what a dynamic skater.
I don't know but maybe we could take up a collection ...it would be a shame to see him not be able to keep going.
Originally Posted by Dee4707
The scores were a joke, joke, joke, joke!!!! Hope all these men are prepared to score atleast 6 points lower for the exact same skates in Turin.