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    Quote Originally Posted by jennylovskt View Post
    A true Champion at the heart! I wish this one is his!
    Good for Dai, he at least seems to have the right outlook on the quad, unlike Joubert (miss the quad and the rest of the program goes flat) and Verner (land the quad then self implode during the rest of the program). Best of luck!

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    Nice preview again by Elvin. Nothing insightful on skating, but gets the job done with up-to-date news. Funny how the only quotes in the articles are from the always talkative P.Chan

    Quote Originally Posted by Layfan View Post
    OTH, if Jeremy lands a quad and is clean and Taka is clean but doesn't try the quad....
    What does OTH stand for? On the other hand? OTOH?

    That is an interesting scenario.... however Jeremy hasn't really enjoyed much success on the world & international stage (except for one GPF). Outside of the US I am not too sure about his 'reputation' with the judges, compared with Dai who has already stood on the world & Olympic podium. Jeremy is a wonderful lyrical skater, I just find his posture a little awkward. But I think he is definitely due for some success here on a big stage. It would just be a great night of skating if they both go clean!

    edit: oops my bad, Jeremy did BEAT Daisuke @ Skate Canada.

    Quote Originally Posted by Layfan View Post
    Oh, Chan. Well, I don't doubt that he actually does work very hard even though he talks like all the oceans dried up and he's the last coca-cola in the world.
    I thought you said Chan doesn't work hard LOL. double(triple) negatives are confusing haha
    I don't understand why 'I don't doubt for a second...', 'No doubt', 'there's no doubt in my mind' are such common phrases....

    Yea I think Chan works very hard since he is STILL ahead of everybody else at his age of 19. Compared to Michal Březina (whom I like and hope to do well as always), Chan just has way more polish

    Quote Originally Posted by sorcerer View Post
    According to Dai-chan's coach, he will go for the quad.
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/10...1152005-n1.htm
    I think it's tough for Dai to leave out the quad since it's a move that's been with him since he was 17-18 years old, that's one part of him I would think....

    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    Good for Dai, he at least seems to have the right outlook on the quad, unlike Joubert (miss the quad and the rest of the program goes flat) and Verner (land the quad then self implode during the rest of the program). Best of luck!
    Yea that definitely says a lot about Dia's character and determination!
    (not undermining Joubert, Verner, and other skaters, they are great and unique in their own ways)


    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    well he was 10.44 points away from gold, if he had landed it plus a very little +Goe and for sure a little more in pcs since he would have the almost perfect program, he would be gold. There is no way judges would not have given it to him.
    And the downgrade was a joke.
    I think the downgrade on the 3T in his 3F3T combo was justified. If Dai had done that combination in the beginning he probably would have had full strength to pull off a clean combo with a few +GOE. Stamina could be an issue as he has comeback not even to a year yet... it is still a tremendous achievement as to what he did and it is great to see many people give him the love and appreciation.

    The two ! on the Lutz's seemed questionable given he has never really been called on edge calls prior to the Olympics.

    I can't wait for Dai to dazzle us with more of his programs
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    Quote Originally Posted by bibi24 View Post
    I think it's tough for Dai to leave out the quad since it's a move that's been with him since he was 17-18 years old, that's one part of him I would think....
    He's now aiming for quad FLIP, the media here say:

    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/10...0926004-n1.htm

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    that is interesting! You usually hear of toe loops and salchows

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    Quote Originally Posted by sorcerer View Post
    He's now aiming for quad FLIP, the media here say:

    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/10...0926004-n1.htm
    LOL well also reportedly the Quad Axel haha....
    http://misamisateki.blog56.fc2.com/blog-entry-526.html

    I wonder why no training videos :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibi24 View Post
    Nice preview again by Elvin. Nothing insightful on skating, but gets the job done with up-to-date news. Funny how the only quotes in the articles are from the always talkative P.Chan


    The two ! on the Lutz's seemed questionable given he has never really been called on edge calls prior to the Olympics.

    I can't wait for Dai to dazzle us with more of his programs
    ITA, his Lutz has been the same as before, and he doesn't two footed or anything. Even his landing is a little tight, it doesn't warrent the -GOE. I think its like they are trying make room for Plushy or Evan to end up on top.

    The world title is over due for him, and I crossing my finger he really put it together this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibi24 View Post
    LOL well also reportedly the Quad Axel haha....
    http://misamisateki.blog56.fc2.com/blog-entry-526.html

    I wonder why no training videos :P
    It just media trying write up something. lol Lots of skaters practise harder jump for fun and warmup, but it doesn't mean they are trying to attempt one in competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibi24 View Post
    I think the downgrade on the 3T in his 3F3T combo was justified.
    I watched that part of the video many times and it seems OR rather than UR to me. I wonder what others think...

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    I would like to see Takahashi get a world championship here. He's a special skater and who knows how much longer he'll compete? As for the quad flip, I hope he doesn't try it out at the worlds since I'm hearing that he couldn't land it during practice. I think doing a quad toe-loop should be enough. Hope he can at least fully rotate and land that jump... then the world championship should be he's. I hate to say this but I don't hold out much hope for either Joubert of Abbott. I hope I'm wrong, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix347 View Post
    I would like to see Takahashi get a world championship here. He's a special skater and who knows how much longer he'll compete? As for the quad flip, I hope he doesn't try it out at the worlds since I'm hearing that he couldn't land it during practice. I think doing a quad toe-loop should be enough. Hope he can at least fully rotate and land that jump... then the world championship should be he's. I hate to say this but I don't hold out much hope for either Joubert of Abbott. I hope I'm wrong, however.
    But he'll probably stick around for next year, and then Worlds are in Japan and he can win there - like Lysacek won in LA and Ando won in 2007 (forgot the city... Tokyo?). Also, the reason I'm rooting for Kostner to medal now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    well he was 10.44 points away from gold, if he had landed it plus a very little +Goe and for sure a little more in pcs since he would have the almost perfect program, he would be gold. There is no way judges would not have given it to him.
    And the downgrade was a joke.
    But there seemed an extremely slim chance for Dai to have landed that quad. The more plausible "if" scenario would have been "if he hadn't tried the quad, then..." Would you think that he had beaten Plush and Evan? In order for a quadless guy to win, he had to be clean, but he made other mistakes, too. Actually, it would have been even more controversial if Plush had been beaten by two quadless guys for Gold and Silver.

    Quote Originally Posted by bibi24 View Post
    I think it's tough for Dai to leave out the quad since it's a move that's been with him since he was 17-18 years old, that's one part of him I would think....
    He may be being inpatient with the current status that he does not have the quad he used to have before the injury.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix347 View Post
    I would like to see Takahashi get a world championship here. He's a special skater and who knows how much longer he'll compete? As for the quad flip, I hope he doesn't try it out at the worlds since I'm hearing that he couldn't land it during practice. I think doing a quad toe-loop should be enough. Hope he can at least fully rotate and land that jump... then the world championship should be he's.
    I've been hearing that he's not landing his quad toe, either. I think that we have to wait and see the next season.

    Even though Jeremy and Joubert were not at their top forms at the Olympics, both have the ability to beat Dai.
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    I just realized - this is the the same ice the Olympics were on four years ago! It definitely has a different feel without Evan (I MISS YOU), Johnny, Plushenko, Stephane, and other people I'm sure I've forgotten. Then again, worlds is always low-key an Olympic year.
    Last edited by #1Kerryfan; 03-24-2010 at 08:02 AM. Reason: Hit post before finished

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post

    Even though Jeremy and Joubert were not at their top forms at the Olympics, both have the ability to beat Dai.
    Dai will get higher PCS than Joubert plus Joubert and Abbott are bound to make mistakes, Joubert always does....

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