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    Trophée Eric Bompard 2009 News and practice reports

    According to Sports Hochi, TAT banned the Japanese media from interviewing Mao.

    A Japanese article about Nobu's practice:
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...000619-san-spo
    It says that Nobunari's condition is good. He wants to land 4-3-3 in his LP.

    It also mentions that Nobu got lost in Paris while sighteesing. :lol: Luckily, a kind French lady showed him the way to the Paris metro and even bought him the right ticket. Nobu feels heartwarmed by the kindness. Awww.

    Ladies practice report coming soon...

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    TV Asahi aired the entire run-thoughs of Mao and YuNa.

    Mao's SP...
    Jumps: 3A very UR, fall - 3F - 2A out of spiral seqience.

    The music and layout exactly the same as last season.

    Well, let's start from good things:
    - Great speed through the program. This time Mao looked faster than YuNa who skated after her.
    - Spectacular spins and spirals.
    - Steps - looked even better than last season.

    Bad things:
    - That 3A was nowhere close to being fully rotated. No 3Lz wither in SP or LP(JO). Tentative entrance into 3F. Combined with the performance I'm very worried. :(
    - I expected something new and joyous, but the choreo and music is exactly the same as in the LP last season (except for the layback spin). :(

    I like this SP better that LP last year, but I'm not sure the judges will enjoy a repeat of a program that had bad rep in the first place. :( This could be Caprice... :(

    ETA: In later practice clips Mao was shown landing some 3A-2T(Tano) combos. They looked good. Still, it seems that landing them in the actual run-through/program is problematic.

    YuNa's LP:
    YuNa looks very solid with jumps. 3Lz-3T 3F 2A-2T-2L(Tano?) 2A-3T 3Lz. My feed got a bit jerky during the later part, I think 2A was in there somewhere. She skipped most of her choreo (just did jumps, spiral, steps and final spin). Music edit is a bit... not to my liking, especially during the step sequence, but I think YuNa has this competition bagged.

    I wish they shown some clips of Yukari, Caro, and the rest of the field...

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    Yu-Na's FS:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOsOsYPHvos

    Mao's SP:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-Nt7SWjjTY

    Yu-Na looks beyond sharp and probably has this competition in the bag. Mao = .

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    Any practice reports on Carolina and the other ladies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andalusia View Post
    Yu-Na's FS:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOsOsYPHvos

    Mao's SP:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-Nt7SWjjTY

    Yu-Na looks beyond sharp and probably has this competition in the bag. Mao = .
    Oh my oh my, call me crazy but compared to Yuna's lifeless LP music, I actually prefer the Bells..
    But her jumps look very very solid. On the other hand, the last triple axel in Mao's clip was UR'ed I think..

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    Did anyone see V/M? According to unofficial sources, they are having problems w/ their CD and OD. Anyone watch them practise?
    Last edited by Enthusiast; 10-15-2009 at 10:27 AM.

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    I watched her SP practice and looks like she is doing fine and added triple axel to the SP! What a gutsy program.

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    Hmmm... what's going on with Mao? Is she injured? Losing it? What? Other than that truly sick spin leading into the beilman - she is NOT the same phenom of a couple of years ago... her skating looked frantic, erratic and messy. Wow... here's hoping this is early season stuff or even better just a wacky practice session and she cleans it up other the next coupld of days... but again - that spin was SICK!

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    A collection of adorable photos from Nobu's Chaplin runthrough:
    http://www.iza.ne.jp/news/newsarticl...deshow/234114/

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    Isn't Paris 9-12 hours ahead of the U.S.? The schedule says competition begins Oct. 16. I am assuming that is tonight in the U.S.

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    Yuna is in great shape, she'll be invincible at TEB!
    Mao doesn't look good, what's going on with her?
    Can't wait to see the new Caro. She may surprise everybody in Paris.

    As for the men, I won't be surprised if Oda beats Joubert, he generally peaks early. The practice looks very solid.
    Don't want to Jinx Tomas, but I hope he'll have a better start than last season.
    Last edited by ae9177; 10-15-2009 at 05:30 PM.

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    Paris is 6 hours ahead of the East coast - 9 hours ahead of the West coast.

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    Mao's sp .. her exhibition is far better..

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    So are there practice reports on Joubert? What about the Kerrs,


    WISHING I WAS IN PARIS RIGHT NOW!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okami View Post
    According to Sports Hochi, TAT banned the Japanese media from interviewing Mao.
    Hmmmmm.......

    A Japanese article about Nobu's practice:
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...000619-san-spo
    It says that Nobunari's condition is good. He wants to land 4-3-3 in his LP.
    Wow, good luck! That will be something.

    It also mentions that Nobu got lost in Paris while sighteesing. :lol: Luckily, a kind French lady showed him the way to the Paris metro and even bought him the right ticket. Nobu feels heartwarmed by the kindness. Awww.
    Awwww... what a heartwarming story.

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