Drink Mojitos Ant, lots of them! :P
Plushenko, as honest as he is, has admited it. Mr. Inman has used this opportunity conveniently to launch this so called "teaching" as if he and the fellow experts have never realized what was going on all these years until this moment. How funny it is!
Last edited by jennylovskt; 02-16-2010 at 10:52 AM.
Evan does have transitions in his programs. Maybe you haven't noticed them but it is a reason why he scores higher than Johnny at times. Not just TR but in general Evan's programs are more CoP friendly than some of the other skaters.
The most honest thing I can tell you is that I see most attacks against Evan as an attack against his style.
For instance - I do not like CoP step sequences but Evan gets high marks. I don't like them but - they deserve high mnarks according to the CoP. You should argue against the CoP step rules and not always against Evan.
I also don't like Evans IN all of the time but he is doing it. Same with his CH and TR. I think it is ridiculous to attack Evan's pcs so much as he is just playing the CoP game better than many of his competitors.
I will say this - beyond any doubt I believe Evan won the WC last season fair and square. The GPF was closer and I can see how people disputed it. Jeremy, my favorite lost the GPF with a poor SP. Oda made more mistakes than Evan and Johnny's jump content was not as difficult as Evan.
Evan probably deserved to win the GPF. Others can disagree - but why blame Evan if Oda chokes under pressure, Johnny leaves out so many jumps and Jeremy is inconsistent. Brian was injured, Dai messed up bigtime and Plushy and Chan were not there.
Who in your world should have won the WC last season and the GPF this season? I am not saying i am right but I am willing to defend a skater agaist the type of personal abuse you and others throw in his direction. Just as you defend your favorites. This is just a skating board - a place to exchange thoughts and ideas and argue.
Evan should have won the GPF. But the rest I read last days are sort of like the same question: Why blame Evgeni or Joubert or whoever for the weakness of their programs that someone would have to pay attention in OLympics before they have even skated tonight???Evan probably deserved to win the GPF. Others can disagree - but why blame Evan if Oda chokes under pressure, Johnny leaves out so many jumps and Jeremy is inconsistent. Brian was injured, Dai messed up bigtime and Plushy and Chan were not there.
Adding that Plush might do 10 ina bauers before the quad and he wiould still have no transitions just as has happened with Joubert with his spins. People have decided long time ago they are not good, and they dont look further. Well as a matter of fact they are very good and I have many top gold names that spin less good than Joubert right now.
Last edited by seniorita; 02-16-2010 at 11:44 AM.
To point out Evan's undeserving PCS is NOT personal abuse. To write nasty comments on European skaters are. We have to make that clear.
I don't want to go too far to talk about GPF and WC in Patrick Chan's thread. I have stated all my takes in the according threads already.
Last edited by jennylovskt; 02-16-2010 at 11:58 AM.