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    Daisuke meets Japanese ballet star Tetsuya Kumakawa and asks advice

    For the Daisuke fans (like me!), from kwantifiable:

    http://kwantifiable.xanga.com/728676...suya-kumakawa/

    Really cool clip, with English (subtitle) dialogue balloons.

    I have no idea which Japanese show he was on, but it seems the actual visit was done after the Vancouver Olys, because Dai's bronze medal gets mentioned. Daisuke seems a bit shy and awkward, but totally sweet. He looked a little intimidated by Kumakawa's "radiance" (their words, not mine). Also much laughter over Dai's (non-existent) Ina Bauer (with token mention of Shizuka, of course).
    Last edited by Ren; 06-14-2010 at 07:05 PM.

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    This was really informative and entertaining to watch. Thanks! ^^ at the 8 revolutions part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Figga View Post
    This was really informative and entertaining to watch. Thanks! ^^ at the 8 revolutions part.
    Haha, you're welcome. Tetsuya-san sounds so confident about those eight revolutions, doesn't he?

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    Dai looks very handsome on this vid and too cute!
    I saw this vid last week and I was excited someone will do the eightruple on ice one day!

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    Oh, I love that video! Kumakawa is a very handsome ballet dancer, and also has a lot of character!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chloepoco View Post
    Oh, I love that video! Kumakawa is a very handsome ballet dancer, and also has a lot of character!
    The subbers used the term "radiance". I keep picturing him glowing with sun-rays--and poor Daisuke having to wear sunglasses so he could withstand the onslaught. I kept thinking that the nervous Dai utterly transforms himself on the ice, though, and emits his own kind of radiance to the audience and judges.

    I also thought that Dai, Tetsuya-san and Stephane Lambiel should get together and compare notes, because Stephane has had/is still having some ballet training. He also has expressive arms and totally gives off that "ballet dancer" vibe, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    Dai looks very handsome on this vid and too cute!
    I saw this vid last week and I was excited someone will do the eightruple on ice one day!
    Where did you see the video, seniorita? Maybe the site will provide some clues when the show actually aired and what its name/title is. As for the octuple, let's cross our fingers and hope we can see it in our lifetime. I conjecture it will come after a radical shift in technique and skating boot/blade technology (maybe even aerodynamic state-of-the-art skating suits..?). Perhaps it will be nudged along by Plushenko. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren View Post
    Where did you see the video, seniorita?
    oh no info much, i just saw it on youtube

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