If we use the word inconsistent literally and not derrogatorially , it also means that sometimes a skater is consistent. The consensus of the thread is that every skater is inconstistent (bad way) except for Evgeni. But among the other top ten, I would presume 5 will be consistent on those days of judgement, if not more than 5.
Have you ever seen Brian, Dai, Nobu, Tomas, Ryan Patrick, Jeremy, Adam skate a clean routine? I have. If two of them do, we have the podium. Predictions are out of the question because they would only be 'hopefuls'.
If we believe a non-reputation skater to slip on the podium, we have Amodio, Michal, Ten, Takahiko, Samuel, Artem
We have a heluva roster of hopefuls here - all would-be winners, but only 3 will inherit the podium.
Let' worry about whether we will see them all do their thing. Any good computer streams working?