i have figure skating fans from aound the country, and we've been e-mailing each other on what is happening to Johnny. Most of us agree that his coaches have been helping him to deal with the CoP but we have seen no improvements in his Technical. We don't believe he will ever do a quad but we love him anyway. Everything else was there at his 2004 Worlds debut where he went from Group 3 to Group 2 to Group 1 and place 5th. High praise for a newcomer!!
With Priscilla arranging him to get coached by TT, he zoomed into prominence and rightly so. There was no doubt in our minds that with a quad he woud win or podium at 2006 Olys. Didn't happen.
But for 2007 he met up with his present coaches who taught him the value of careful skating. I think that was wrong. Johnny is a beautiful skater, and the cautious skating took away from his overall presentation. While watching him at NKH he was so slow and cautious,and yes, he didn't err but what happened to the way he used to draw you into his program because that was his highlight.
My e-mail friends and I differ in explaining what we feel is bringing his presentation down when so many other competitors have good presentation, if not outstanding, but also with a quad. We had thought 2010 would be his Oly gold, but we are doubting that now.
btw, presentaion for us is more the 6.0 presentation and not the CoP PCs.