Patrick Chan has a new quad, ready to defend title
can't come down to Earth
I want to see his quad Salchow!
Meanwhile, Patrick is now in Beijing, getting ready for Artistry On Ice.
With Jeffery and Tu Ly who is Patrick's costume designer till Sochi 2014, and has been his groupie, travelling with him to competitions and shows and twitting pictures. I'm curious what he has designed for Patrick's new show number Moondance as shown on the AOI Program. Can't wait to see Pchiddy show some Ballroom dancing moves in Moondance.
Sasha is hurt in training and won't skate in Beijing but has assured Shen and Zhao she will participate in the Shanghai and Taipei shows.
I'm waiting for someone to start the Artistry On Ice thread.
Last edited by SkateFiguring; 07-14-2011 at 08:17 PM.
Beliver in Sasha's Perfect Program
Yep, he basically just did it on the first try though he was harnessed. Landed it independantly on the 3rd jump.
Originally Posted by Tinymavy15
Patrick is a phenomenal talent and I've read so many young skaters from the US, Russia, Japan, China, and of course Canada, admiring and modeling after him. I've been thinking for while if his development process has been studied and evaluated by coaches. In skating skills vs jumps, there are artistic skaters who try to add jumps and there are jumpers who try to develop artistry. When Mr. Colson took a young Patrick in, he did not want to see his jumps or hear of them. Patrick had to start with figures. Once he had developed his outstanding skating skills, jumps were added year by year by design. The development program is contiued even after Mr. Colson's death. 4T was scheduled for 2009-10 but was delayed due to injury. Now he is picking up quads like nobody else. I believe he has been able to learn and land his quads so fast and easily because of the foundation of excellent skating skills. As well, his jump technics are so good that he hardly ever receive UR and edge calls.
The patience, the step by step learning, and the long term thinking in Patrick Chan's development program and his dazzling rise should merit attention and study.
I choose to remain skeptical regarding the 4S, in order to prevent the off-season from becoming too long waiting for it.