04-27-2011, 07:40 PM
Hi all Dai's fan on this broad.
I am sad about his score.. Yes, it is true that his spins were weak, and also a little mistake in step sequence.
However, I just love him so much that I fell into deep denial that he earned barely 80 this time.
IMO, he is the best artistic skater among all skaters who has ever lived on this earth. I really doubt that the skater like him will appear again in the future. He is that special to me and I know many fans feel the same way.
He may not win this time, but I believe that he will skate his best free program tomorrow just lke he did at Nationals last year. I want to be moved to tears again along with so many enthuziastic fans of Dai-chan. He is the one and only who touches people's heart so deeiply.
04-27-2011, 07:49 PM
Figure Skating Fan
04-27-2011, 08:32 PM
I think it's hilarious that some people think that now Chan's score is so high, Dai must be underscored!! No way the gap can be so wide!!! So Chan's not overscored anymore, but it's Dai that's underscored! Please!!!!! I just saw Dai's program. His footwork was no where near Chan's footwork. Dai's footwork was fast, but a lot of two foot whereas Chan used only one foot to skate across the ice.
04-27-2011, 08:33 PM
You mean such as over-reacting to every music note? To even think that Dai should have scored higher than Chan in PE is laughable.
Originally Posted by babayaga
04-27-2011, 08:39 PM
The judges did NOT hand Chan the gold. He EARNS the lead and will probably earn the gold! And calling someone "dead-eyes" is rude, IMO.
Originally Posted by wonderlen3000
04-27-2011, 08:41 PM
Please don't be sad...Daisuke was not in his best form today but he still skated marvelously. He's an amazing athlete, a wonderful performer, and he has always been humble. I don't consider myself a "Dai fan" but I found myself wishing better for him, too. There is a lot of appreciation for him and I'm sure he will have a lot of support in his free program.
Originally Posted by genki
04-27-2011, 08:46 PM
Chan's skate was the league of his own. He made everything looked SO EASY. His feet was so light and smooth, and all the jumps were so at ease and effortless. These are the stuff none of the skaters were able to do on this competition. But Chan bashing has become a tradition on this board. No matter what event, how Chan skated, his marks are always WRONG!!! Haters gonna hate!!!
Originally Posted by ILoveFigures
04-27-2011, 08:51 PM
If any skater thinks Chan is overscored, all they have to do is to replicate the effort. Design a program with the same BV and skate it to the same standard and see what kind of scores they will receive. All elements' and their GOE values are spelled out and the same rules and restrictions apply to all exactly the same way. What is stopping anybody from receiving such high scores? Should be easy as pie!
Blade of Passion is quiet for a little while now. Hmmm. Must be busy writing up his critique of Chan's LP tomorrow.
04-27-2011, 08:56 PM
During the Grand Prix, I made a joke that Patrick fell so many times that his last fall was discounted.
Two posters demanded to know what rule that was.
04-27-2011, 08:57 PM
Totally agree!! The problem is that you have to be a great skater to replicate this program with the base value etc. Add to that the ability to do this level of program while maintaining the PCS is truly astounding. The only person I see having the potential to do this other then Chan is Kozuka... but not this year.
Originally Posted by SkateFiguring
04-27-2011, 09:05 PM
Most people expected a close race regardless. So to see such a wide gap between 1 and the rest......Chan must be overscored
Originally Posted by Serious Business
04-27-2011, 09:11 PM
Oh skaters know that. That's why they don't complain about Chan's marks. Except Weir.
Originally Posted by jan
04-27-2011, 09:28 PM
But then again, you could look at it this way. Chan won. Therefore Chan fans are happy. Not angry. Right?
04-27-2011, 09:36 PM
1. Blades, we actually had a similar discussion about program intentions when discussing Lobacheva/Averbukh's FD in SLC. To me, because they said they were drawing on the 9/11 tragedy in their skate, their skate was a failure because it didn't convey anything approaching the feelings evoked surrounding 9/11. I also thought it was vacant and ugly, admittedly, so those were big thorns to deal with. If I recall you correctly, you felt that the intention of the artist (your word, not mine) wasn't determinative. In general, I agree with you.
2. That stated, I se nothing wrong with Patrick's interpretation. Is it hip and sexy? Nah, but honestly - I don't find Chan that sexy, and that undeniably influences that. But it is fun, flirty, charming, and playful. The program does convey a sense of youthful joie de vivre. That to me is worthwhile. That little kick he does before the steps-into-the-flip? Love it. The step sequence is out of this world.
3. You know, rewatching them, I don't mind Chan's PCS being ahead of Dai's. Dai's skating is more soulful, undeniably, and his charisma/wow factor is the best in the competition. But Chan's skating skills, transitions and choreography are really amazing.
4. Joesitz predicted Gachinsky on the podium and we all mocked him. I did anyway. Lets just say that whatever the result, we give Joestiz a round of applause for that one (granted he said Gachinsky over Chan, but we all make mistakes!).
04-27-2011, 09:36 PM
When a skater has such a massive lead like Chan has, the free skate will be anti-climatic
Whatever happens, I am very proud of our American boys for standing up.
Now get out there and skate clean long programs *******
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