11-21-2009, 08:37 PM
Good job from the top guys! Such a shame about Denis, I was hoping he would medal here. :( His SP was fabulous.
Oda doesn't flutz. He has a very short Lutz approach and sometimes tilts his body to the inside, which might make it look like a flutz with a bad camera angle, but usually it's a clean Lutz (barring injury or breaking in new boots, a'la GPF 06).
Here's a nice video showing a couple of his Lutzes filmed from behind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueHUXkQaTlQ
It's clearly visible that he rocks onto the outside edge and doesn't switch to the inside.
11-21-2009, 09:30 PM
11-21-2009, 09:59 PM
This is the cutest statement ever! I hope he has a pleasant reunion as well!
Originally Posted by SusieH
11-21-2009, 10:05 PM
There will not be any tie in Men's although 3 of them are tied. It will be
I'm sad. Michal missed it because Preaubert was a Spoiler and he is not in the Final also. Oh well, they can battle it out in Euros before Vancouver.
11-21-2009, 11:37 PM
I read about Jeremy Abbott's 14 yr. old friend dying in that horrific ski accident the other day (I extend my condolences by the way), but what I find intriguing is that his SP music A Day in the Life by the Beatles is said to be about John Lennon's mother, Julia, dying in an equally horrific car accident (i.e. she was hit by an off duty drunk policeman) when John was a teenager himself. Just a little info.
Back on topic, congrats to all the medalists. Just remember, Nationals & Olympics are the big ones, nobody wants to peak too early. Good luck!
11-22-2009, 12:11 AM
Tripping on the Podium
Jeremy Abbott's FS
Can someone give me a link to Jeremy Abbott's FS from Skate Canada 2009?
11-22-2009, 12:29 AM
Just saw Chan's FS on youtube.
I'm so very impressed by the different interpretive style he shows in his movement in this program. What fantastic skating skills, what flow!
What a rough competition for him! I'm sure he's glad to get it behind him...
11-22-2009, 01:49 AM
Jeremy Abbott, an artistic skater with a quad and plus GOE? Wow! Congratulations! Can't wait for the Nationals. How come no one post his LP on Youtube?
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue
Having seen Chan's LP, it's painful to watch. All the hypes and pressure didn't do good to him.
11-22-2009, 02:11 AM
Skating is art, if you let it be.
I'm still so excited by the outcome. Perfect top 2.
11-22-2009, 02:19 AM
He did!! That's why he wear that REVEALING fishnet dress that show his hot pecs and abs! ^_^
Originally Posted by Hsuhs
11-22-2009, 03:33 AM
Congrats to the medalists!
Chan: He has a wonderful choreography to really great music (I love POTO), but of course he needs to succeed in jumps, LOL. Early in the season I thought that music does not suit him, but now I had to change my mind.
Takahashi: WOW, that was just great, brought tears into my eyes. He is coming back!!! Deservedly he won the freeskate.
Abbott: Beautiful choreography and his skating is such a joy to watch.
Ten: I really love this skater!!! And he is only 16....
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11-22-2009, 06:30 AM
My simple opinion: the chan´s SP was overscored (or that of Takahashi and abbott underestimated) to support him near the podium (or to give him the gold, simply) But the judges cannot do anything if he fall and staggers in his LP....
Originally Posted by Ladskater
11-22-2009, 06:33 AM
Thank you very much for the information.
Originally Posted by luvsasha
I am so happy for them. American skaters, Japanese skaters AND Brian!
Go Brian and Evan, Evan's LP programme is my favourite so far.
11-22-2009, 06:50 AM
Dreaming and dancing
I feel that Abbott was nice but his program was a bit boring. There are not many changes. It's kin of serious and not very expressive. He is also a bit slow and his jumps are not very high. But I liked his costume. It looked nice on a tall man like him.
Takahashi was a lot of fun. Very entertaining, enjoyable performance. Many things going on.
11-22-2009, 09:54 AM
Off the ice
I only saw part of the first group, and Chan on youtube. Some observations:
1. KvdP and Pirates: it's worse than Brian and the Matrix! Also, he was looking about as fast as Caroline Zhang, only less graceful. Not a good competition for Kevin and Jenna - I hope to see them in better form at Europeans.
2. Contesti - not much to say. I was getting sleepy just watching it. Dull program, music was all wrong for him, though he tried to sell it.
3. Chan - yikes, what an awful fall. Good for him for trying to get back into it, but I still hate this program for him. Can someone get Patrick over to Shae-Lynn Bourne? Please? Shae-Lynn knows how to put together CoP-savvy programs that look like more than the sum of their parts. Or Kurt Browning, he could get Chan to do something fun. At the age of 18, he should be having fun on the ice.
4. I like the podium , and the GPF implications of it, other than Tomas getting left out. But he has only himself to blame .