Does anyone know how Florent Amodio skated? I'm enjoying Florent, Brezina, Adam, Ten and maybe now Javier come up from juniors and do so well. I also love all of their styles. They all have such potential for the whole package.
Nobunari's must have had the meltdown of a lifetime if he didn't even make the free skate. What a horrible way to end the season considering how much positive hype he was geting in the beginning of the season.
Nice to see Joubert come back after the disaster that was Vancouver.
Omg, Nobunari was awful. I wonder if something's wrong with him (injury or sickness). He didn't seem surprised or upset, really, by his bombing, but Nikolai asked him what happened so it must be something unknown to him at least. Another disappointment was Borodulin's blade breaking. I've never seen that happen. It would suck if there was only one spot for Russian men at next year's worlds and Plushenko strolled back and grabbed it. Ohh yeah, and I was sad about Ryan Bradley, but it must be hard to skate with a broken toe. I saw him wince in pain a couple of times, once at the beginning and once at the end, and his jump takeoffs were a little weird too.
Takahashi, Chan, Joubert, Kozuka, and Abbott were all amazing. I thought that Joubert would be first, but I don't know why some people are being so hard on Chan. He was really good!
I think that Takahashi will end up taking this, but it's going to be an exciting LP.
As for Oda, http://goldenskate.com/articles/2009/w_ms.shtml he says he was not injured or sick, just very, very tense. Poor guy, he looked like a scared little puppy out on the ice , at least he's had a good season up til now (he couldn't really help his lace breaking in Vancouver), I'm sure he'll come back strong next season. Also, I didn't know Javi skated with Morozov though, does that mean he lives in New Jersey?
Were you there? Because people who were there and saw Joubert live will say differently. Joubert had a great performance-that audience does not respond that way when someone has a poor performance-do that? He skated incredibly fast with a lot of sharp turns. His spins are very well centered and his footwork is fast as well. These things cannot be said about Plushenko's performance. And Joubert's lutz looked high enough to be a double.I am sure you would pretty much answer your own doubts because what I saw in Joubert today was very similar to what Plushenko did in Vancouver. Yes, he got the big trick it was only one element and it wasn't that well done and the rest of his program sort of let him down and left the door open.
In fact Ziggy over at FSU fan who is not a Joubert fan at all, said Joubert was the only man who was on his music the entire time.
Last edited by bekalc; 03-24-2010 at 10:37 PM.
ITA agree wallylutz. There's too many pros in Chan's box versus that one jump in Joubert.