Last edited by museksk8r; 11-10-2010 at 03:36 PM.
If predictions are based on a skater's nationality or favorite, I would prefer "Other Things" to be a separate thread.
Oda beat Rippon by what, 3 points at SC? I think hometown bonus will be enough to make up for that meaning if Adam goes clean, regardless of what Oda does, he will come in 2nd and that should qualify him for the GPF. There's also the chance Takahashi will tank, in which case Adam could win, or if Oda brings the 4-3-3, Adam could still come in 2nd. Oda's programs are not great this season and he won't try the quad in the SP, meaning his only advantage over Rippon will come in his tougher jump layout in the FS, but Rippon is better at milking the spins, gaining extra points for his Rippon lutz and Tano 3 jump combo, and will likely have higher PCS, all of which should allow him to beat Oda.
Oda's PCS is higher than Rippon's.
Oda beat Rippon by 3 points at SC with a fall. He would beat Rippon by 10 points without the -3 GOE and -1 deduction for the fall and +GOE on that gorgeous triple Axel.
I think Oda's SP score in Canada was a bit inflated because of "him". The gap with Rippon will be smaller this time. Oda usually skates better at the first GP competition than the second. Rippon has the better chance at home.
G. Daisuke Takahashi
S. Nobunari Oda
B. Adam Rippon
G. Carolina Kostner
S. Rachal Flatt
B. Kanako Murakami
Practice reports are starting to come in over at FSUniverse. Several of the men are trying quads, with more failure than success. Some fans sang "Happy Birthday" to Adam.
(I'm hoping for a Rippon win, but I doubt it's going to happen......)
2. Sui/ Han
3. Denney/ Barrett
1. Davis/ White
2. Crone/ Poirier
I hope that Takahashi wins but I feel like Rippon is going to get a boost and win over Takahashi. It's just a gut feeling Hopefully my gut is wrong
Technical Specialist Mr. Shin AMANO
After seeing this name.... I must predict Murakami will win ladies.
In almost all competitions where he was the TS, Japanese skaters have won.
2007 JGP Estonia Ladies
2007 NHK Men
2008 NHK Men
2009 WTT Ladies
2009 JGP Poland Men
2010 Worlds Ladies