11-22-2009, 10:10 AM
I'm happy both Jeremy and Takahashi made the podium and made the final, too.
Any links to the mens FS vids in YT? TIA!
11-22-2009, 10:18 AM
Dreaming and dancing
Judge #4 and #8, their PCS ranged from 4's and 5's (KVDP) to 9's (#4 Jeremy and #8 Dai, respectively). Very wide. Although both Dai and Jeremy were great, 9's???
11-22-2009, 10:23 AM
L'art pour l'art
Why not? Lysacek also gets 9s. Joubert gets 9s. It's not like Jeremy and Dai got those scores while falling all over the place.
Originally Posted by Bennett
11-22-2009, 10:45 AM
can't come down to Earth
Originally Posted by Blades of Passion
Originally Posted by wonderlen3000
11-22-2009, 11:50 AM
So who thinks we can basically count on the FFSG sending Préaubert to competitions now? Euros at least?
11-22-2009, 11:59 AM
I blame whoever infected him with this stupid virus :banging:
Originally Posted by Buttercup
11-22-2009, 12:01 PM
Dreaming and dancing
No, but these performances didn't look their best yet.
Originally Posted by Medusa
11-22-2009, 12:29 PM
Thank God for Stephane Lambiel and Matt Savoie!
Just wanted to comment on Abbott's program. I think we are finally starting to see the true greatness of this program. It's apparent how far this program has come since Japan Open. The intensity and passion are absolutely beautiful. Also want to point out that if you are watching this on the computer, you MUST have a working bass for your speakers to see Jeremy's rhythm! I'm just so in awe of his musicality, the way he carries the phrasing and mood of music. Does anyone know if he has an extensive music background? It's hard to believe otherwise because everything he does is not just intrinsically musical, but so sophisticated at the same time. Absolutely love his skating to pieces.
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11-22-2009, 12:50 PM
can't come down to Earth
That's a great idea! I'm going to catch the H1N1 and sneeze on a skater before their big day!
Originally Posted by deedeelocks
11-22-2009, 02:31 PM
Beliver in Sasha's Perfect Program
I am so happy that Jeremey won. His freeskate was awsome. Smart to take out the second triple axel if he felt he would not land it clean. He already did the tquad, which Takahaski did not so he had that edge over him. Somehow I was getting a very Evan-esque vibe from his new program and the black suit but that is not necessarily a bad thing.
Takahasi: love that program, but i feel like he performed it better at NHK. Deserved second.
Chan: not impressed. Not only were the jumps non existent but I don't think that POTO really works for him as music or as a theme. I remember how he used to hit every single note of music like in the Vivaldi Four Season he did two years ago. Now the program does not seem to play up his musicality. I end up comparing it to all the phantoms we have seen. Bad music choice, and the cuts he picked weren't that great either.
What is also off-putting is his seeming acceptance of how he performed. Maybe he pratcices have been worse...i don't know, but if he really was not ready why did he compete?
11-22-2009, 02:53 PM
Because it is an Olympic year and it was his only chance at an international competition. Very poor idea to go into the Olympics with no feedback from international judges....especially when you are a medal contender.
Originally Posted by Tinymavy15
How is it off putting? He wasn't expecting a perfect program, he knows what he has to work on; ie. stamina, he needs to readjust his competition day schedule, and is going to have a simulated competition. He has had to scale back the amount of jumps he does in a day so he doesn't reinjure himself. With limited training time he probably knew what his performance capabilities were.
11-22-2009, 03:19 PM
They're just showing the Men's programs on NBC. Gaak, Patrick took about three really distressing falls. But despite that, you can see his grace. This guy never just skates from jump to jump. He has a wonderful command of the music, though like many of you, I'd prefer another piece rather than Phantom.
Now Brezina's on. Golly, what height he gets on the triple axel! He's not at his best today, but you can still see what quality he has. I have no complaints about his music! I just love Gershwin, and it's really wonderful for showing off a skater's musicality and presentation.
Interesting that the women's field is so weak and inconsistent right now (with a few exceptions, of course), while there's a whole raft of men who don't just jump but also perform the music with insight. And many of these artistic skaters are young enough so they stand a good chance of being in the next Olympic cycle as well.
11-22-2009, 03:26 PM
Michal BREZINA reminded me of Tim Goeble and Jeff Buttle combined.
11-22-2009, 05:00 PM
End subjectivity,reduce PCS, fix the COP!
Yep, I think he should be. As much as I was rooting for Ponsero, Preaubert has a higher chance of showing consistency. I can't imagine they are thinking of sending a totally inexperienced youngster to OC for the second spot?? I think it must be Alban now.
Originally Posted by bottlestreet
11-22-2009, 05:04 PM
Wait, they only get two spots at Euros this year? Even with a first and fourth place at last year's event?
Or are you talking about the Olympic Games. I think Amodio's youth actually plays in his favour.