01-20-2010, 05:40 PM
01-20-2010, 05:54 PM
Plushy said that one of his footwork was marked with level 2.
01-20-2010, 06:04 PM
leave no stone unturned
it is bad for stephane cause he had very good practices and if you exclude this morning, he was landing 4t-3t several times the last days, not the first because the first days he didnt jump at all. But in general he was jumping well. I think his Lp is amazing and he will bounce back tommorow, his other marks will cover the absence of 3axel.
Brezina's jumps are so high that you wowed. He is dancing there. Fantastic program. Ponsero was great but honestly, with this costume he loses some credit, no justice at all to his skate.
I think I havent seen joubert so good since last year in CoR. He was very good at practices also, I think he had the best among the top men, and he looks also very relaxed and happy!
Plushenko:his straight line footwork was the one with level two. And ponsero's circular. No negative goe for the top three.
01-20-2010, 06:17 PM
I Yes, I absolutely agree
Originally Posted by Ximena
01-20-2010, 06:25 PM
Seen highlights on Eurosport. Plushenko deserves his lead, not sure I would have marked Joubert as high as he was. My favourite was Ponsero. Very impressed with Brezina.
Was Lambiel overmarked for what he offered? Great spins as always but the jumps were poor. I would not have him as high as fifth.
Hopefully Verner can come back fighting in the free.
01-20-2010, 06:30 PM
Plushenko made the elements on the possibly highest level.
His skating was absolutely independent from the music in all of its sessions.
He still doesn't know, how to end a program (like in the Olympics 2006).
The finish is really arrogant. Turns me off.
01-20-2010, 06:36 PM
Skating is art, if you let it be.
Why are the performances not up on Ice Network??? I am getting a bit angry with them.
01-20-2010, 07:11 PM
Oh Lordy! I'll have some of whatever it is you've been smoking!
Originally Posted by Nadine
01-20-2010, 08:32 PM
leave no stone unturned
it is plushy drug
you see everything blonde and blue.
01-20-2010, 09:00 PM
I'm not exactly Plushenko's biggest fan and I completely agree with all the criticisms people have against him--dubious choreography, poor posture, front-loading, dodgy spins, blah blah blah.
Originally Posted by cloudkicker09
But I still think Plushenko deserved the lead after the SP nonetheless. Who else would you have in first? It's not like Joubert's program is that much better than Plushenko's, and it's not like Plushenko is getting the astronomical PCS he used to get back in 2006.
It's rather unfair to think that Plushenko was marked first simply because he is Russian. Because like it or not, he has the jumps in spades and that should be rewarded.
01-20-2010, 09:46 PM
01-20-2010, 09:51 PM
"Hold an edge and look sexy!"
01-20-2010, 10:48 PM
I feel bad for Tomas, but I feel like if he skates well in the free he can pull ahead of a lot of guys currently ahead of him, he's 10 points out of third and which is a quad and we all know he is capable.
Oh my goodness though Joubert and Plushy were wonderful! Why are the European guys so amazing whereas the European girls are mostly just pretty but can't really jump?
Excited for the FS!
01-20-2010, 11:53 PM
Does anybody think that Brezina looks like a British Royal? To be exact, I think he looks like Prince Edward.
01-21-2010, 12:50 AM
Just watched Top 5.
Well, Plushenko's program lacks the spark.. I think a lot has to do with choreography, well, it's virtually nonexistent! His past programs like St. Petersburg 300 and Tribute to Nijinsky had that /special/ quality... can't see that in recent performances Nonetheless, it's amazing that he can still pull off quads and 3A's just like that.
As for Joubert, I don't know how to say this.. like, he's gotten more flowy? I've always thought of him as more stiff.. skater, but this program seemed different. Anyway, hope he keeps this up in LP, I really want Joubert to win this
YAY for Ponsero, why are there so many good French skaters, it's a shame they can't send all their skaters to Olympics, man, man, man, man, man! Not a big fan of his costume but definitely preferred this music to Plushenko/Joubert's
Brezina, a solid performance, and esp. that rotation for 3T = just wow
I say he's definitely the future of European skaters; his jumps are high in quality, and considering that this is only his first senior year, he is doing magnificently.
Lambiel, despite the mistake on quad, once again presented a very artistic program; he's a real artist on ice, even when he makes mistakes on his jumps, he still delivers a beautiful program (sometimes that makes me sad...). Well, I'm just happy that he's able to skate again and I hope he stays healthy!