12-05-2009, 12:13 PM
can't come down to Earth
I'm just gonna interject with my useless thoughts that I'm happy about the placements and performances by the top 3 men, and Jeremy's lovely LP.
Evan is not my cup of tea even when he skates well...but he skated well so good job on a Gold well-earned.
12-05-2009, 12:32 PM
leave no stone unturned
I agree with that. But Evan is not doing what Plush does, from any possible angle, sorry.
Originally Posted by janetfan
One slight problem when marks of Lysacek came out was that Takahashi had not skated yet and he leaded only by 0.10 in sp. When scores are so tight it becomes more of an issue rather than the inflated marks that most skaters receive one day or another. Imagine if Takahashi had popped only an axel and didnt do a quad, everything else fine. He maybe have won, he maybe had also inflated marks, but he could have lost also to a narrow margin, and this time marks would have been be critical, who knows of course and I m talking fairy tales now.
I have no prob with Lysacek winning, neither about his pcs which seem to be subjective is some part. I thought Tes was more objective though and I dont get the +Goe in some jumps he got.
Anyway, in Olympics I will do zen exercises and eat lots of lemons.
12-05-2009, 12:52 PM
12-05-2009, 01:00 PM
leave no stone unturned
I didnt say the order of skating but the little difference in marks takahashi and evan had from the sp, so their marks in Lp would be critical for the medals.
As I didnt say Evan didnt deserve his win.
You can compare Lysacek to Plushenko as much as you want, but I wont play the game, I m sorry but I just cant
12-05-2009, 01:09 PM
In my opinion, in CoP system a skater gets the marks he deserves, those marks must not depend on, who is going to skate after him. In 6,0 system there was that fault sometimes, the early skaters suffered, but not always. I remember that in 1996 WC sp Ilia Kulik was second to skate and he won sp.
Originally Posted by seniorita
Besides, I have do doubts that if Takahashi had skated his freeskate with all jumps and had succeeded in spins, his marks would have been very high, too.
12-05-2009, 01:10 PM
Good for Oda thou. Silver is very good, he had at least one so-so FS to get out of his system. Right now he is on a roll and just needs to carry his momentum for 3 more months.
Too bad about Takahashi. I'm not surprise, b/c he never do well under pressure in major international events. Hope he come back strong for the Olympics. I think he should ditch the 4T and just skate for a clean 8 triples program. with his PCS, mark a clean 8 triples program should get him over 160+ for sure and he has that killer SP to keep cushion.
12-05-2009, 01:11 PM
BTW, does anybody know why two of his non jump elemets are not given credited???
12-05-2009, 01:23 PM
Congratulations to all the medalists, especially Evan! He won it fair and square. Action speaks louder than word, the best way to prove yourself is to let the skating speak for itself. He's not only a great competitor, but also a smart skater, both of his programs are very CoP friendly, in addition, the choreo and emotion build up nicely with the music, wonderful choices for the Olympic season. I hope he'll keep the good momentum and peak at the Olympics.
Very happy for team USA and team Japan, both have very deep men's field and have good chance to make the podium in Vancouver.
Overall, this is a great competition, with many clean or almost clean programs and remarkable performances. All atheletes should all be proud of themselves. The only one made me sad is Tomas, what's going on with him? Is it physical or mental? He totally lost focus here. It's OK to fall and make mistake, but it's not OK to give up and stop fighting. He has so much talent but yet to skate to his potential. I really hope he could learn good lessons from this experience and get his mojo back in the next 2 months.
12-05-2009, 01:26 PM
12-05-2009, 01:53 PM
Thanks! I was afraid you were going to say that. My live feed cut off before the interview and I just finished watching the Men Free Skate on demand version and they didn't show it there. Do hope it shows up somewhere eventually!
Originally Posted by hikki
12-05-2009, 02:36 PM
Congratulations to Evan! Well done!
12-05-2009, 05:16 PM
Originally Posted by prettykeys
12-05-2009, 05:56 PM
Rooting for the divas with Kwanford
I haven't seen any of the skates yet but am I seeing straight? Johnny beat Evan on TES (77.25 to 75.60) but Evan trounced him on PCS (84 to 75.50)?
Also how does Evan with a popped Axel crush clean Oda or Jeremy with one fall on PCS?
Lemon sucking alert: I've been inclined to accept this scoring system until now but if the result is Evan as OGM I've had it. I salute his hard work, drive, and strength. I commend the coaching and programming strategies of Carroll and Nichol simply (and only) because they're working. But he is quite plainly the most unpleasant-looking elite skater I have ever seen. There is absolutely no beauty and no effort at beauty - just force and speed. His all-black costumes just accentuate his gangly form. Sorry to be so sour.
No one is ever going to change my mind about that but surely someone can explain what the heck is so superior about his skating skills and choreography?
I'm very sorry I wasn't able to get to SA because I thought maybe in person (as some have said) I might finally see something attractive in his skating.
TV time! Maybe this time I'll finally "get" him.
12-05-2009, 06:01 PM
It won't matter at all if Johnny skates poorly and Rippon or Mroz win a medal.
Originally Posted by LilyOfTheValley
The placement at Natls is about 80% or more of the criteria.
It is a tradition that goes way back, and there is no reason to change it for a "luck of the draw" mini tournament like the GP series.
Johnny skated well at NHK and the GPF and he looks like a sure bet to make the team.
But he has to earn it by skating well at Natls.
12-05-2009, 06:28 PM
My personal opinion is that the US should send the three men here, but I know they have to deliver at Nats.
Interjecting to also say that Jeremy was awesome today