Takahashi's quad looked more like a statement to me. His practice reports were simply terrible and very few coaches would have recommended using that. But he never said that he'd decide depending on his condition, but it was more like he would go for it no matter what. He even said that he would hope something bigger than human or something would help him. I do think that Evan made a more reasonable decision in terms of winning the game. Takahashi had said that he didn't want to regret. Then perhaps it's easier to do and fall than not do? But I wonder if he hadn't regetted it if he had lost to the shaky performance by Steph, ending up being off the podium because of the quad attempt.