Last edited by Jaana; 01-20-2010 at 01:09 PM.
Thanks for the links for Jouby and Lambiel..
Anybody seen Ponsero, Verner or Brezina's SPs anywhere on youtube?
I honest to God felt like I was at that movies watching Clint Eastwood (aka Blondie) in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, that's how impressive & masterful & awe-inspiring it was to see Zhenya up on the big screen. What command, what self-confidence, what control he has -- unprecedented -- he really is The Master At Work. There will N E V E R be another like The Great Plushenko in figure skating again, he's just one-of-a-kind. I still feel chills.
I know I sound like an uber, lol, but perhaps I am? Seriously, that was a M A S T E R P I E C E. I cannot say it enough ~ music, choreography, jumps, spins, costume, etc. etc. etc. etc. ~ it all just flowed & jumped out onto me thousands of miles away here at home before my computer screen. Once again I say if I got chills this far away, I can't imagine what it must have felt like to see it in person. My only gauge was the two young ladies I saw standing (amongst the others) with this orgasmic look on their faces.
My only complaint, his PCS should have been higher, just a little (though if it had been up to me his PCS would have been almost as high as his TES). And that's the truth. He skates the *entire* rink, fast quick strokes, perfect technique on the jumps, low sit spins, turning from one direction to another with confidence & ease, everything timed just right to the music, simply masterful, simply masterful.
ZHENYA, YOU ARE THE BEST!
HA! Your post makes me smile.
I just posted on another site about how overrated Plushenko is! I love the passion that you have for your favorite, but he's just not my cup of tea.
You point out all his strengths - ones that I simply glossed over - so I thank you for bringing them to my attention. However, I stand behind my criticisms (poor posture, front-loading, spin positions, cockiness, poor choreography).
I really can't stand Plushenko, and you REALLY like him. I'm glad I read your post or else I would be going on an anti-Plushenko rant all afternoon.
To each his or her own!
- Doug E. Fresh
While I'm not impressed at all with his style of skating, the program and the choreography (as usual) I'm willing to appreciate his tremendous command and presence on ice, not to forget for having the courage and audacity to come back like nothing happened.