Well I do like this program a lot better than the one did last year. I also saw some improvement in his spins and he has some nice footwork. What is going on with his jumps though? I don't think it is a very good strategy for him to be attempting three quads. When he performed his short program he looked so nervous and almost scared. I hope he gets it together!
I think the problem of his jumping lies "in between his ears." I don't mean to turn all the discussion into "intervention sessions." Really, I don't mean it. But from what little I read about Brian, he really exerts a lot of pressure on himself to excel.
Unlike compact backhand, forehand stroke in tennis is all about confidence. Likewise, though I don't know much about skating, a big element like jump has a lot to do with a skater's confidence, I imagine. It is for this reason I am glad that Maxim Staviski is at Brian's side.
Brian, confiding to another guy doesn't mean you are a "sissy." It's ok, Brian. We all know you are a "macho" guy.
I do like Brian's LP. It isn't amazing or anything but it plays to his strengths.
Considering how disrespectful Joubert has been to his other competitors the past two years, I don't care if this thread title sounds mean or harsh.
Why shoudn't he? It's still early in the season, Joubert' s got time to improve, till next year February. I'm not a fan, but if he skates lights out, he certainly should win the Olympics with his current LP. I mean, Plushenko did win with his, and we survivedBrian Joubert should NOT win the Olympics with his current LP
Besides, figure skating would be so boring without Joubear. Also there's gals who find him cute and sexy, good for the sport!
I´m not a fan, but I thought this lp is an excellent choreography for Joubert. Very well planned to make him look like an artistic skater (the same as Tarasova/Morozov fooled the audiences and judges with Yagudin years ago). Looking forward to see this programme when all the jumps are successful. Good music!
Last edited by Jaana; 10-20-2009 at 12:49 PM.
I hope the Olympic podium has Weir, Takahashi, and Lambiel, in any order.