Bradley wants to 'bring home some hardware'
Wicked Yankee Girl
It's an interesting thing that this season is still shorter than a regular season would be for Ryan, due to his starting training late.
I can't believe Tom let him go with trying 15 quads in a row, though. That is just crazy.
And I'm glad he's trying to polish his levels up a bit.
I don't think a medal is possible for Ryan, but I'd love to see him really have two great skates, so that he can finally do his best at a World Championship.
In his interview with Kurt Browning, Bradley talked about how much he loved to jump. In practice, he would stroke for "8 seconds" and started jumping. Here his entire emphasis is on jumps again. He does have the highest base value if he does not cheat his jumps but what would his PCS be? At 27, his body has held up incredibly well with the insane number of quads he's been doing but that can't be good in the long run. He may have to depend on his charm and personality in a show career.
Bradley has always maintained how motivating it is to train with Chan but it's interesting here he's trying to keep up with Chan's jumping but not skating skills. In interviews when Chan first started training in CS, Bradley mentioned even Chan's cross cuts made him want to improve. Now it's all about jumps, jumps, and more jumps.
I mentioned before the Worlds delay is good for Bradley as well as skaters who need more healing or practice time. Not so good for others so it's about how they manage physically and mentally. This is a lonnnnnng season. Bradley can and does take advantage of that. He could do quite well.
Last edited by SkateFiguring; 04-07-2011 at 09:24 AM.
The thing is the high base value for jumps is offset by low BV for everything else. His advantage over Patrick Chan from Jump base value is less than a point (69.23 for Bradley vs 68.43 for Chan), which Chan earns back by the first step sequence.
Wicked Yankee Girl
No one expects Bradley to come close to Patrick Chan--even Bradley seems to be hoping for a podium finish, not a win.
You must have missed some of the posts on this subject here...
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
I used a slightly assumption for Bradley and come to 69.5 for his total BV for jumps. I add a double toe behind his second Quad to make it a combo, as it logically should have been - not a sequence. Otherwise, his actual total base value from jumps at the U.S. Nationals is actually smaller than that of Chan's due to his 2nd Quad being given the sequence discount and no double toe behind it.
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue
In other words, for Bradley's base value in jumps to materialize, he would have to surpass his jumping content from the U.S. Nationals, otherwise, the advantage remains on paper only and not a real one since he never actually executed those jumps successfully - just as Johnny Weir who listed Quad for his Olympic FS but never even intended to attempt it at all.