11-15-2011, 01:28 PM
Off the ice
I think the issue has been more the hype surrounding Chan than his own comments - I mean, he's made some unfortunate ones, but I would attribute most of the hype to the media. Now, for amusement: AFAIK, Chan's first GP appearance was at 2006 TEB, when he was a couple of months shy of 16. Scroll down, and down some more, to see how the judges felt about his components at the time (scroll even further down for Takahiko, so it now has a vague link to this thread ).
Originally Posted by Art&Sport
I'm so with you on the bolded part, and this applies across the board, not just to Chan. SS and TR are pretty much tech marks, so really a skater's score is 70% tech.
Well, no. Campy can be voidy, and voidy can be campy, but not necessarily. I keep returning to the same example - that of Blanc/Bouquet - because they always brought the voids. If you're not familiar with their programs, go to Youtube/Dailymotion and take a look. A pity their technique was never good enough to get them good marks. The Arribert interview that I linked to upthread is worth checking out, too.
Originally Posted by Spun Silver
11-15-2011, 01:50 PM
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