11-20-2009, 09:37 PM
So glad Radio Canada showed this. I felt Patrick looked tense on warm up too and somehow this was not going to be a great performance, he is only human.First performance and in Canada.
Outcome was about right for the top men, Abbott, Takahashi and D Ten were really exciting to watch. Brezina, i like his LP, he is a great jumper and skater but this short program is not very well choreographed. Wish he had something better. Hope Chan skates better in Free and at least medals.
11-20-2009, 09:37 PM
Oh and congrats to Armin for the fourth highest tech score.
11-20-2009, 09:49 PM
Final outcome of this is still hard to predict... Patrick could possibly still win, if he is able to shake this off and if he is in good enough condition, and IF Abbott and Takahashi don't skate particularly well tomorrow. If Chan really is still rusty though, then it's more likely to be between Abbott and Takahashi, Chan more likely for Bronze. Denis Ten and Brezina potential spoilers if either has a great skate, while others bomb... who knows?
11-20-2009, 09:59 PM
I disagree with you. Chan deserve his PCS even if he had a bad day technically. The performance note should be affected by his technical errors but not the skating skills or interpretation which was incredible IMO. PCS doesn't necessary need to be bad cause it wasn't very solid in his spins and jumps cause these are marked in the TES.
Originally Posted by janetfan
In fact if I remove all the jumps and spins, it's the program that I enjoy the most with the transitions and footworks. But it's just my opinion. I hope Chan will have a better performance tomorrow for the long program.
11-20-2009, 10:41 PM
He said in an interview that he kept his SP music but changed the choreography to the extend that no one could recognize it. So it's like a new SP.
Originally Posted by Hsuhs
It's really a surprise SP result for Chan. I felt sorry for him. Maybe he spent too much time talking with journalists, and studying on other competitors.
I wish he could put himself together tomorrow and get into top three.
Congratulations to the top three finishers!
11-20-2009, 11:32 PM
Skating is art, if you let it be.
Takahashi shouldn't have been downgraded on the 3T. He didn't have the best quality on that combo, but the tech caller ignored his technique. He pre-rotates less than normal on the toepick, so the jump begins earlier. His rotation was sufficient.
I'd still have him in 2nd, though. Abbott's SP is the best of the year.
11-20-2009, 11:55 PM
Oh, sure! Seeing as how Chan got the highest PCS scores for a program that was a piece of C**P, no doubt if he just shows up and lands a few triples, he'll easily sail pass the 5 men ahead of him. If he's not perfect, he'll get PCS scores 10 points or more higher than the other men.
Originally Posted by amateur
This is Skate CANADA, after all.
How Chan could get such high PCS scores with a performance that included an underrotated 3A with a fall, only a 3/2 and a shaky 3Z, two botched spins and messy footwork? Yes, he should have been way down in the standings, but he should NOT be 10 points out of first place.
11-20-2009, 11:58 PM
Originally Posted by chuckm
11-21-2009, 12:21 AM
Really...? I now couldn't possibly even imagine how any Canadian (including myself) could refuse to admit the PCS infaltion of Canadian Skaters. Patrick Chan with 2 shaky spins still got the highest PCS?
Yes I know he has great edges and choreo, but so did Abbot and Takahashi
Last edited by mylastduchess; 11-21-2009 at 12:28 AM.
11-21-2009, 12:35 AM
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