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    Men's LP

    Ellaj Balde - had a solid skate. Heavy on the ice.

    Denis Ten - ABSOLUTELY ROCKED! Partial standing O! Landed a 3A+2T and 3A with a turnout. I love this guy!

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    Oh God! I really love this guy! Go, Denis!

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    Gachinski - very young and talented. Landed a huge 3A (with hand) and a great 3A+2T. Some mistakes though: fall on the 3Lz and a doubled flip. I think he has a bright future.

    TAT was so excited over Denis Ten's skate, btw. She was hugging some random chick by the boards after it was over.

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    Denis Ten skated the freaking lights out. One step-out on the solo 3A, perhaps underrotated - but the rest.... A divine 3A-3T, every other Triple landed with soft landings and very sure. What a guy. His ice coverage was also so much better than yesterday. PCS seemed low to me, especially since the performance was so clean and just belonged together. And the guys is just 15 - how bad can growth spurts affect the men? I remember Plushenko struggling a bit at 16 or 17, but he coped very quickly.

    And I am glad to know that he will be able to go to Worlds in 2009. He needs experience.

    Gachinski has some work to do in my opinion, his jump landings look very insecure, he is looking a bit awkward, channelling Pluschenko a bit too early for his age...

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    Actually, Denis is just two months older than Artur.. But now he is far more better I think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    how bad can growth spurts affect the men?
    I know some male skaters just get more power when they grow up, just as Patrick Chan...

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    I didn't think Artur was bad actually. I enjoyed his skate. Obviously at this stage, Ten is more advanced, but Artur is very young and in his second season on the JGP.

    Bariev - only did a 2A but no falls. I enjoyed him more yesterday. He had a great step sequence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleada View Post
    I didn't think Artur was bad actually.
    Either do I. But I think Mishin should get some new opinions to train him, not just make him the Plushy No.2...

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    I think Mishin should find new coach for Artur...

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    Johnson - only did 2A and popped a 3Loop to a single. Lyrical skater with nice MITF sequence. His spins are quite slow, though.

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    Alexander Johnson is actually not a bad skater - but his jumps look small, including his 2A. Will he ever be able to do 3A?

    Dornbusch landed scratchy 3A...

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    I wonder about Johnson's 3A. His double is TINY and very tilted in the air. It was his weakest jump by far.

    I agree, I enjoyed him. - sorry it didn't come across my dry commentary

    Dornbush - lots of speed and flow and musicality, but he made key errors today. Step out on 3Lz and a popped combo. Scratch 3A.

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    Mahbanoozadeh - I missed the beginning. He is a solid skater who does everything he does very well. I loved the entrances to all his jumps and his spins were good too. I really like him! Seems like a sweet kid too.

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    MAHBANOOZADEH... What a long family name...

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    Baby-Frenchman rocked the house!!!! 8 Triples!!! Including two 3As! Standing Ovations!

    Win! He is all happy! He can't believe it.
    Last edited by Medusa; 12-12-2008 at 04:11 AM.

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