01-23-2011, 11:14 PM
Tonichelle, Shawn was second with the greatest skate of his career. emma's comment was a response to mine: Chan actually had a bad practice (according to commentator Brenda Irving), unable to land the quads. He then landed two quads, one 3A and gave the greatest skate of his career.
01-23-2011, 11:15 PM
It seems like Chan was great. Want to see it. Skate Canada is always really nice to him though. Like last year when he was mediocre he still got amazing scores.
01-23-2011, 11:23 PM
SkateFiguring took the violet pill
Chan is never midiocre when he gets amazing scores. He had a bad skate at Skate Canada in 2009 as the first competition after his injury. He came in 6th, no amazing scores. If you are talking about 2010 SC, he was not mediocre. He fell 3 times in the SP, after full 4T and 3A rotations, so he was 4th. But he had an amazing LP, even with a fall, to earn his high score and the competition.
Originally Posted by gmyers
01-23-2011, 11:25 PM
It's not specifically the 10, but the fact that he scores higher in IN than SS. To me, this makes no sense, as his skating skills are much higher than his interpretation skills. This is the one aspect of his skating that I think needs to be developed further to match his skating skills and technical elements. I realize that 10s have been given before, but my problem is the category - I would not have been as upset if that 10 had been under skating skills because I do think he has the best skating skills.
01-23-2011, 11:26 PM
great and just about as clean as it gets. seriously, this was one amazing skate. i mean for the ages good. So was Sawyer's -- truly breathtaking. I seriously can't stop gushing and have to just log out now to stop myself. that good, truly.
Originally Posted by gmyers
01-23-2011, 11:39 PM
Ah, but that operates under the assumption that each PCS is equally easy to attain. I'd argue that Chan's transitions are awesome, but that's his lowest score.
Originally Posted by SkateSkates
"Am I in first"
coach pauses (thinks why doesn't he listen to me)
on the scoreboard now
01-23-2011, 11:40 PM
ah, ok. I thought his story had a happy ending tonight! *whew*
Originally Posted by emma
01-23-2011, 11:42 PM
Just got through reading this loooong thread, and am anxious to see Patrick Chan's performance on youtube, which sounds CHANTASTIC! Seriously, BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! To do 2 quads & a 3A just raises the bar for mens skating, where it should be ~ YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (:^)))))
And since he's so young (20), I expect him to be the leader for the next 3 years all the way to Sochi, he will be the one everyone else is gunning for. I adore (& my niece loves) 24 yr. old Daisuke Takahashi, but he's been injured in the past and hasn't really recovered since, so unfortunately I see him being eventually overtaken by the young 21 yr. old Takahiko Kozuka, as well as the other youngsters from Japan, however the Japanese do have a history of doing better with age (ala Arawkawa), so I still wouldn't rule out someone like 23 yr. old Nobunari Oda. After all if Evgeni Plushenko could win the Olympic Silver Medal at 27 yrs. of age, anything is possible, including Daisuke hanging in there and getting another Olympic medal.
But for now, I'm totally hyped & excited to see what this does for other men across the globe. Hopefully this spurs on ALL the American men to try their quads! And most importantly, for me as a fan, I would love this to spur Zhenya on in terms of working on his PCS's mark; he already has the technical mark down pat, now it's time to work on the PCS and produce a program that will blow everyone away. (:^)
And for Kevin, I'm not surprised he was left off the World Team, as I predicted yesterday. YET the silver lining is he's only 20 yrs. old, young, and a hard worker. He has plenty of time to have a Paul Wylie moment, or at least an Alyssa Czisny moment, and I totally expect him to have that moment 210%!!!!! GOOOOOOOOO KEVIN!!!!!!!! When you put it all together you're phenomenal. On that note, please drop the 3axel completely from your arsenal, it has given you way too many problems, better to skate clean with quads galore than mess up big time (& lose a spot on the team) by including the 3axel. Right now you can't do both, which is no biggie, plenty of men can't do all the triples, not to mention only a handful do the quad. Therefore, DROP the 3axel please, and get back to your old self. (:^) And CONGRATS on still getting funding, and hopefully you get a spot at 4CC. If not and your season is over, better now than during the Olympic season. Btw, your "Over the Rainbow" program is my favorite mens exhibition bar none, nobody even comes close, not even Rudy Galindo.
Also, Congratulations to all Patrick Chan's fans, as I know what it feels like to have your favorite skater do well. And Congrats to Canada for bringing forth another phenomenal champion in its long line of champions. (:^)
01-23-2011, 11:47 PM
I'm totally avoiding the minefield of the scores, and just say there was some great skating tonight!
Glad Patrick was able to do a clean 3A and two quads along with his other skills. I think if he does that at Worlds, he will be tough to beat!
But for me, Shawn Sawyer was the story of the night! He's my favorite. (Sorry PChiddy). I just love his passion for the sport and when pretty clean, that program is AMAZING!! And I love his creative edging...
01-23-2011, 11:48 PM
Addicted to handsome, artistic male skaters ;-)