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    Practice Reports

    Starting with Ashley Wagner reporting on herself, via Twitter:

    I got my legs under me today..wasn't my best practice but its a good thing I made myself do a full run-through!

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    News Practice reports

    Article with some pictures of Miki, Akiko and Yu-na
    On Miki's 3lutz/3loop

    According to these articles,
    • Miki landed 3lutz/3loop back to back
    • Yu-Na showed absolute stability
    • Nobunari landed 4-3-3
    • Daisuke landed quad
    • Akiko was doing well




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    Sorry when I started typing there wasn't the other thread under the same name. Moderators, pls feel free to merge.
    Last edited by hikki; 12-02-2009 at 08:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikki View Post
    [*]Nobunari landed 4-3-3
    Wow! Oda is really going to be the top contender if he keeps it up.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_slLhNfwdh4
    Somebody uploaded one of Nobu's 4-3-3 attempts! That quad was just !

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    Quote Originally Posted by inskate View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_slLhNfwdh4
    Somebody uploaded one of Nobu's 4-3-3 attempts! That quad was just !
    Ok I stand corrected.. He is a top contender for sure..
    I've watched it over and over again and see no UR.. Impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by inskate View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_slLhNfwdh4
    Somebody uploaded one of Nobu's 4-3-3 attempts! That quad was just !
    That was just amazing. He made it look effortless. Imagine if he does that in. Compettion? Look out plush you are no longer the quad king.

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    Saw Asahi TV report today.

    Oda looked perfect during practice. Yuna looked stable & Miki looked good. Almost no coverage of Akiko -- she was mentioned but they didn't show her jumps, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inskate View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_slLhNfwdh4
    Somebody uploaded one of Nobu's 4-3-3 attempts! That quad was just !
    Wow, that looked awesome... he could definitely win OGM if he hits that combo like that.

    Also about Akiko, maybe she's not a favorite of the Japanese media. Or it might just be that they see Ando having a better chance than Akiko.

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    Nice pictures, Yu Na, Akiko, and Miki look so skinny in their practice clothes. It's amazing that they are so strong while being so tiny

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTlZFXN4qW8

    This is a clip of Yuna, for Yuna fans out there. So it's talking about changes made to her flip jump because it was shaky at the last competition.

    Basically, she changed her setup for the flip so that it mirrors what she used to do previously for her 3F-3T combos.

    The flip she does in the clip looks SOOO awesome. The best I've seen of her maybe.

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    My goodness, Oda is an incredible jumper! He's definitely the front runner and heavy favorite not only at GPF and Japanese Nationals but also in Vancouver. Plushenko should really watch out this little guy now. The only question is, can he hold up under pressure?

    Yuna looks so fit and confident, the competition is hers to lose. Nobody can challege her, her only enemy is herself. I really hope Akiko to step it up on her home rink, it's her best chance to grab that final ticket going to Vancouver. (But I like Fumie and Yukari too, it's such a hard decision which one I should root for...)

    Any report on the non-Japanese skaters? Good luck to all of them, this is gonna be a remarkable competition!

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    wow. Miki's 3Lutz/3loop combo looks solid , which always does in Practice, just hoping she doesn't leave it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ae9177 View Post

    Yuna looks so fit and confident, the competition is hers to lose. Nobody can challege her, her only enemy is herself. I really hope Akiko to step it up on her home rink, it's her best chance to grab that final ticket going to Vancouver. (But I like Fumie and Yukari too, it's such a hard decision which one I should root for...)
    I say Akiko over Yukari and Fumie. Yukari's wrapped free leg in her jumps really detracts from her skating. As for Fumie....she's just old, almost 30. She's already gone to the olympics twice right? Maybe she should let someone else have a turn, esp because she has been kinda off her groove lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    I say Akiko over Yukari and Fumie. Yukari's wrapped free leg in her jumps really detracts from her skating. As for Fumie....she's just old, almost 30. She's already gone to the olympics twice right? Maybe she should let someone else have a turn, esp because she has been kinda off her groove lately.
    Why let someone have their turn if they don't earn? IMHO, This whole "letting someone have their turn" business based on a skater's age. A trip to worlds and the Olympics should really be an earned trip; not a gift; regardless of your age or accomplishments. It's as bad as how Cohen bemoaned over the fact that Kwan wouldn't retire and give someone else a chance except Cohen couldn't keep it together when she had the chance. Fumie is looking a lot better now than she did two years ago. That said, I definitely wouldn't be happy if Fumie goes to Vancouver if she bombs nationals and that likes of Yukari or Akiko does well.

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