Last edited by skatinginbc; 10-23-2011 at 04:21 AM.
If you think his program has nothing but jump, I wonder has any skater who are completing now, beside Chan has more than just jump in the program in your opinion.
Last edited by treeloving; 10-23-2011 at 12:09 AM.
Once the SP for executing defined elements is scored, we can watch the Final Skate to music with ballet line to add the two for the winner. Simple and honest.
A few thoughts - thrilled to hear/see Terry Gannon!
Very happy for Kevin. I know he's not the most elegant skater out there, but he has persevered for so long. I'm glad he's on the podium.
I really like Michal Brezina, and I'm glad he medaled. I wonder how his coaches are taking his comments. I hope he will go with the "go for it" attitude through the season.
I Taka and felt bad for the mistakes in the program, but was still glad that he medaled.
Loved Denis Ten's program. Felt bad for Armin (whom I adore). I like Ricky, and hope he will continue to improve.
Wish we could have seen Douglas Razzano's program.
to tell the truth,I respect KVDP,but...every time I saw him,I hope others win >< I know it's not right,but I can't help myself,sorry Kevin...
I'm glad Brezina won,and his coach's desision (don't add the quads) is right,he fell once and single two jumps at the end of the LP,he's still not fully recovered...
I really don't like Kozuka's costumes,and although his programs and skating skills are all perfect,his performance is not very good,and in some parts his move not match the music very well IMO...
actually,I love Denis Ten and Richard Dornbush's programs most...
Dude. The middle and end of Michal Brezina's LP might be messy choreography to weird music cuts, but the beginning (before it gets to the slow part) is brilliant. It could have been SUCH a cool and awesome program.
His coach should have let him just go for it.
I feel Kozuka's PCS, at least the less subjective Skating Skills, Transitions, and Choreography, deserved a bigger margin over the others, considering the extremely difficult and intricate steps he did throughout the program. However, comparing his getting 3rd place with 3 falls to Chan's 2010 SC win with 4 falls, the difference is mostly on jumps. Besides the pretty random footwork fall, all Chan's falls happened after full rotations. And he did land a quad beautifully. In SA, Kozuka received 4 URs and 1 edge call. He missed Gold by less than 4 points. Rotating one of his 4Ts alone would have given him an additional 3.1 points. Correcting one or two other jump errors would have gotten him to the top of the podium. Considering Amodio's ridiculous LP and Brezina's propensity to mess up the later half of his LP, this was not a challenging field for him.
I believe Kozuka is taking risks because he is thinking of the whole season, hoping to have his ambitious programs perfected by Worlds. However, unlike Chan, who only had the mental issues of debuting his quads at the beginning of last season, Kozuka has not really had his 4T down pat, missing more than hitting so far, though his best hit was at Worlds 2011. I hope and believe the Worlds Silver has boosted his confidence and courage, enabling him to up his performance and quad consistency.
Last edited by SkateFiguring; 10-23-2011 at 11:19 AM.
I'm not worried about Kozuka's TES. He scored 98.53 vs. Chan's 96.44 in the last Worlds' LP. He can possibly beat Chan in that regard. But if Kozuka cannot close the gap in PCS no matter what he tries, that's depressing.
It's still very difficult for Kozuka to beat Chan in TES simply because of the difference in technical contents reflected in their BVs. At Worlds, Kozuka had the skate of his life, including landing a gorgeous quad which he often UR and fell on as he did again at SA 2011. Chan didn't have his best skate (LP) at Worlds, partly because he was not well on the day. Taking into consideration early season rust, Chan still has much more reliable quads than Kozuka. As for PCS, they, along with Takahashi, are in a very elite league. The difference in quality at their level can be subtle but nonetheless are there, as discerned by experts and judges who are trained and present. It's not depressing to be among the very best in the world, and it is not a fact that "Kozuka cannot close the gap in PCS no matter what he tries." We also know PCSs do get affected by the performances of the day, possible closing an usual gap.I'm not worried about Kozuka's TES. He scored 98.53 vs. Chan's 96.44 in the last Worlds' LP. He can possibly beat Chan in that regard. But if Kozuka cannot close the gap in PCS no matter what he tries, that's depressing.
Yes, data shows PCSs do get affected by TES. Many people complain about Chan's high PCS with falls, but the fact is his PCS is even higher without falls.
Last edited by SkateFiguring; 10-23-2011 at 02:32 PM.