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Thread: Skate Canada Senior Challenge - Men Short Program

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    I think one of the reasons that Chris has retired, is because of injury and because he realized that he was not going to make the 2010 Olympic team.

    By the way, read the article about Fedor....Just about fell over. Loved it, This is so awesome Fedor is coached by Brian Orser with programs choreographed by Jeffery Buttle. He is going to Seize the Day and Nationals and Worlds!!!!!!!
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    According to the folks who went to the challenge were told that Chris Mabee signed a contract with Disney High School Musical On Ice. I get the impression that his heart wasn't in competitions at all. He seems to enjoy the performance aspect of skating, but dislike the stress/pressure coming with competitions.

    Too bad that he would have made a 2009 worlds team easily...

    Did you guys take a look at the protocols posted on the senior men at the challenge?

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    Now that we know that Jeff choreographed Fedor's programs in late October (talk about making up your mind at the last minute! ), it's understandable why Fedor's skating seems rusty compared to last year's in both the SP and the LP. I've already made some observations on the former in an older post, so I'll concentrate on the latter here.

    His LP PCS also took a beating (60.40 vs. 66.30 compared to the 2007/2008 Challenge). I can't help but be a little worried about this because PCS was his bread-and-butter at the 2008 Nats (it was the 3rd highest in both the SP & LP after Jeff and Patrick). There are some -GOEs on 5 of his elements, and when he occasionally receives a +GOE, it's a 1, not a 2.

    I'm surprised that Fedor didn't save at least one combination for the 2nd half so that he can take advantage of the 10% bonus. Surely either Orser or Jeff would've have pointed this out to him? He should also include a 3-jump combo in there somewhere. Was that early 2-Axel I see on the protocols supposed to be a 3-Axel, but he popped it? I'm guessing his first and/or 2nd combo was meant to be a 3-3, but he doubled the 2nd jump.

    His over-all score is almost 13 points less than last year's Challenge. For once, Fedor seems to be taking this sport seriously, so I have faith that he will work VERY hard in next 5-6 weeks. But considering how late he returned to the game (later than last season, it seems), will that be enough time to get most of the kinks out?

    I do remind myself that this is the guy who managed to secure a decent finish at the 2005 Nats with only 6 weeks of training AND he suffered from the flu. And there is this quote from Jeff:

    “In a couple of days, I cranked out both programs as soon as we could, because he needed them ASAP,” Buttle said. “He had sectionals in about a week. I don't know how he did it. I could never have done that. Considering how long he's had them, they look great.''

    So, it appears that Fedor possesses excellent procedural memory, which will come in handy.

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    Fedor Andreev's 2008/2009 Senior Challenge SP (I don't have his LP, unfortunately): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIocs2SL_wE

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