Dreaming and dancing
Tomas's next season
I wondered how he was doing after Oly and am pleasantly surprised to see him at least doing a show. What's a perfect title of the program! Go Tomas!
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
(thanks Morning Glory for the link)
Yes, it's a perfect title to the present Tomas. Seeing his performance, I've found he has already looked on the bright side!
Originally Posted by Bennett
BTW, I can not send a PM to you, Bennett. The error message said you were disposing the messages, so no further messages were accepted.
I LOVE TOMAS! He is continuing in competitive skating right? Please don't retire!
Dreaming and dancing
I love Tomas, too (silverlake and I never disagree on that)!
Originally Posted by silverlake22
I hope he does not retire and will do a Miki Ando 2007 Worlds!!
Actually, he may be a type of person who may do well going to Morosov. M has a history of coaching skaters who were going through big slumps and helping them boost their confidence, and helping them win. Not only Miki, but also Oda was pretty devastated when he went to Morosov after the DUI suspention. M observes skaters so well. In Nob's case, he never scolded Nob because he is already hard on himself and instead M gave him a lot of positive comments to boost his confidence. As a result he had impressive comeback seasons despite some unfortunate incidents which M is not responsible for. Another example is Fumie Suguri whose career had been stuck after Torino Oly, but when she went to Morosov, she was told to focus on only her strengths and indeed did well at GPs, won the Nationals LP segment, and made the Worlds team.
Carolina also did a lot better at Worlds after the Oly. I heard that she had some coaching change/modification in team. I don't know the whole story. But is that the young gentleman who is helping her a lot?
I hope that Tomas can find the way to boost and maintain his confidence.
I like Verner. His short program and long programs were interesting to me. Something has to be done with the fact that in his skating he frequently either hits his quad triple and misses every other jump or he misses the quad triple and hits everything else. I mean that is a little weird.
I know it is so weird, but in some ways it's good, because it means that his problems are likely psychological and not technique based. Because I mean, sometimes he does huge 4t-3t and then singles his axels, sometimes his 3a is huge and beautiful and he pops the lutzes and flips, sometimes his lutzes and flips are on and he messes up on the axels or quads. I think it would be in his best interest to leave Huth, his skaters just always seem to have consistency issues. I know Brezina spends some time training in Obersdorf, but he has different coaches and clearly his consistency is great. Carolina has been working with Fassi, but I don't know if she is back in Italy now, but she certainly was much MUCH better in Torino (in her home country to boot!) than in Vancouver. I know Brezina is amazing but if Tomas gets his confidence back and gains some consistency he can be just as good, maybe even better because of his maturity and experience, I think he can do it, I think the flu he got this season hurt his condition physically and then Brezina's success overwhelmed him and the weakend physical condition coupled with loss of confidence reeked havoc. He is a happy guy, talented, and a great performer (the crowd LOVES him), I think he can bounce back.
Originally Posted by gmyers