11-20-2010, 12:51 PM
Skating is art, if you let it be.
Tomas Verner's program is horrible. He should keep the Quad out and focusing on reworking the music and choreography.
11-20-2010, 01:07 PM
So Patrick disgrace Chan falls 4 times and still would have won the event over someone who skated cleanly in both programs if it werent for not doing an extra combination. Mens skating continues to be a joke as long as Patrick Chan is in it.
11-20-2010, 01:11 PM
With Chan's ridiculously high PCS, I never thought Tomas would have a tinny little chance to beat Chan at all, but mission impossible accomplished tonight! He EARNED the title, and I'm so glad for him!!
For Tomas, there's definitely still a long way to go before gaining full respect back from the judges, but he's on the right track and that's a solid start. Once again, he won the crowds' heart in Russia, just like he did in China. It's so great to see him smiling again. Congrats Tomas!
Last edited by ae9177; 11-20-2010 at 01:40 PM.
11-20-2010, 01:12 PM
Verner should receive a plaque of honor. Beating Chan in a competition in front of judge with less than 10 falls deserves one these days.
11-20-2010, 01:20 PM
I don't like Verner's program but since I like Verner in general I'm happy for him. I wanted Jeremy to win but I knew he wasn't feeling well and he's still having boot problems. Plus he couldn't get pass Chan and he judges.
Chan should be off the podium imo.
11-20-2010, 01:34 PM
I don't like Verner's program either, but he definitely deserved to win here.
Chan's scores are really starting to annoy me.
11-20-2010, 01:52 PM
Aww sad about Yuzuru's placement. He pulled an Oda and did too many combos just like Chan. I read somewhere that Yuzuru has a hip injury. Is that true :(
11-20-2010, 02:01 PM
The pressure will be on Chan now in the GPF to prove to the judges that he deserves the inflated marks he's been getting for bad performances. Last season, he followed up a bad SC performance with subpar performances in Vancouver, and even home ice couldn't boost him higher than 5th there. At Worlds 2010, he didn't get the benefit of the doubt vs. Takahashi, either.
11-20-2010, 02:11 PM
leave no stone unturned
Abott's lp is a thing for CoP study, so complete and cool, all the choreography serves the music, instead of music serving the choreo, if he skates it clean it will be a bomb!
Hanyu is getting pretty good marks for his first senior year and with the insane field of Japanese team, I think his time will come later, he is too young!
11-20-2010, 02:20 PM
Oh please. Verner is not Lysacek, but after seeing how Evan managed to win Worlds, the GPF, and the Olympics, it probably taught Tomas a thing or two about the value of hard work and consistency. I could see why people might be mad about the outcome of the competition today but it's not like Abbott or Chan landed a quad in their FS, in fact they didn't even fully rotate the attempts they fell on. Plus Tomas didn't abandon the quad, he's changed everything and is working to peak towards Euros and Worlds, the quad is not quite comfortable in his program yet so why should he try it? Also he said in the press conference he didn't want his programs to be over the top so that the audience can appreciate his skating and not just a bunch of exciting choreography.
Originally Posted by gmyers
I feel so bad for Tomas because I am beyond proud of him for making this change and bouncing back so quickly, but it seems like most people are mad at him because he's not attempting the quad right now and therefore think his nearly clean programs don't count. I love you Tomas and hope you keep up the good work and don't let the naysayers get you down. He'll bring back the quad when he's ready. For now confidence and consistency is most important. Tomas is about so much more than one jump, his skating is smooth, his footwork excellent, and his spirit is the best.
TOMAS VERNER RELOADED: 2010-2011
11-20-2010, 02:21 PM
"Hold an edge and look sexy!"
I wonder if Chan once again will boast about how the judges wanted to give him the big scores and the win for such crappy performances again. 8 falls total in the GP . . . just hysterical! Maybe he will make another statement thanking Ms. Nichol for politicking with the judges in his favor. Maybe he can become the first male skater in history to win the GPF, the Worlds, and the Olympics with 4 falls in each event. It looks like small dreams can come true. The ISU is so tacky and shameful! A disgrace of epic proportions.
11-20-2010, 02:22 PM
Well I mean he's 15 and looks to have just started puberty, so considering all that, I'd say he is doing a great job! I think his performance will become better as he fills out and gains muscle mass in the coming years. He is soo skinny, he's like the male version of Min-Jung Kwak!
Originally Posted by FTnoona
11-20-2010, 02:25 PM
I mean is 145 really that big of a score though? I mean, it's definitely a good score, but for Chan he usually scores around 160 for a FS with one fall, so I think all the problems with his performance today really were accounted for. Further, the scores here seemed a little bit high across the board.
Originally Posted by museksk8r
11-20-2010, 02:27 PM
I concur. Chan's scores are further dropping the credability and popularity of a sport which was already waning. It is sad.
Originally Posted by museksk8r
11-20-2010, 02:30 PM
Addicted to handsome, artistic male skaters ;-)