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Thread: Men's Short Program, Fri. 11/18 at 9 am EST

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    1 Patrick CHAN CAN 84.16 41.20 43.96 8.96 8.64 8.61 8.93 8.82 1.00 #10
    2 Nan SONG CHN 76.53 44.92 31.61 6.54 5.86 6.57 6.32 6.32 0.00 #3
    3 Michal BREZINA CZE 74.32 36.51 37.81 7.64 7.18 7.71 7.64 7.64 0.00 #9
    4 Adam RIPPON USA 72.96 36.42 36.54 7.36 7.00 7.43 7.32 7.43 0.00 #7
    5 Florent AMODIO FRA 71.42 36.11 35.31 7.18 6.46 7.25 7.21 7.21 0.00 #6
    6 Kevin REYNOLDS CAN 65.56 32.57 32.99 6.57 6.39 6.64 6.64 6.75 0.00 #4
    7 Nobunari ODA JPN 62.95 27.52 36.43 7.75 7.04 7.21 7.25 7.18 1.00 #8
    8 Alexander MAJOROV SWE 62.12 32.45 30.67 6.14 5.82 6.18 6.21 6.32 1.00 #5
    9 Romain PONSART FRA 50.03 23.36 27.67 5.96 4.96 5.57 5.50 5.68 1.00 #1
    10 Chafik BESSEGHIER FRA 46.43 19.14 27.29 5.68 5.11 5.46 5.61 5.43 0.00 #2

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    I think Patrick is bored by now with his own sp. Other than that everybody skated like they were drunk of champagne.
    So much talk about the men event here,I liked COC and NHK much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    This wasn't a great competition. Everyone skated as if they had jet lag.
    And yet the only skater I'd give a pass for not skating well is Romain Ponsart, who didn't find out he'd be going until - what was it, Tuesday? And his first GP, too!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nadine View Post
    One cannot deny Chan's lightness of foot and ease of jumps (when completed that is), but I find his acting skills so studied, not natural, which makes me think of the tinman from the Wizard of Oz. :D
    I wouldn't go so far, but while some degree of musical interpretation can be taught, a natural feel for music (of the sort Lambiel or Buttle have) is innate, and Chan doesn't have that going for him. He also lacks the charisma some of the other top skaters have, which together might explain the muted reaction Spun Silver observed. Or they might have been bored after such a blah event.

    Nan Song wins on TES! He'll be hard to hold back if he keeps this up. I saw him at TEB last year but can only recall a truly ugly yellow shirt in the LP (I'm sure you can guess what his music was ).

    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    I think Patrick is bored by now with his own sp.
    Can you blame him?

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    Trying this again but can't get it to come out with columns right
    Pl. Name Nation TSS = TES+ PCS+ SS TR PE CH IN Ded.- StN.
    1 Patrick CHAN CAN 84.16 41.20 43.96 8.96 8.64 8.61 8.93 8.82 1.00 #10
    2 Nan SONG CHN 76.53 44.92 31.61 6.54 5.86 6.57 6.32 6.32 0.00 #3
    3 Michal BREZINA CZE 74.32 36.51 37.81 7.64 7.18 7.71 7.64 7.64 0.00 #9
    4 Adam RIPPON USA 72.96 36.42 36.54 7.36 7.00 7.43 7.32 7.43 0.00 #7
    5 Florent AMODIO FRA 71.42 36.11 35.31 7.18 6.46 7.25 7.21 7.21 0.00 #6
    6 Kevin REYNOLDS CAN 65.56 32.57 32.99 6.57 6.39 6.64 6.64 6.75 0.00 #4
    7 Nobunari ODA JPN 62.95 27.52 36.43 7.75 7.04 7.21 7.25 7.18 1.00 #8
    8 Alexander MAJOROV SWE 62.12 32.45 30.67 6.14 5.82 6.18 6.21 6.32 1.00 #5
    9 Romain PONSART FRA 50.03 23.36 27.67 5.96 4.96 5.57 5.50 5.68 1.00 #1
    10 Chafik BESSEGHIER FRA 46.43 19.14 27.29 5.68 5.11 5.46 5.61 5.43 0.00 #2

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    Is Nan Song going to GPF???? :D Yey!

    Also TEB without alleeeee Brian is not a real TEB!

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    To tell the truth this GP event to me personally is the least exciting in ALL disciplines, but I will watch since I'm a f.s. fan. I'm looking forward to COR by far!

    As to the men here, the only ones to do a quad were Romain Ponsart (gorgeous, but he messed up on all his other jumps), Kevin Reynolds (UR, two-foot, not much height), and Nan Song (beaut! and he landed all his other jumps, but his speed is really slow).

    So the aforementioned tells me that one needs a quad in order to compete with the top dogs, as it should be, unless of course one is Daisuke Takahashi or the subline poetic Jeremy Abbott. But even they need a quad in order to win gold, not just silver or bronze. Jmho.

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    Here's the link:
    http://www.isuresults.com/results/gpfra2011/SEG001.HTM

    Since I don't like swing programs anyway, I of course agree re: Patrick's recycling of Take 5. One expects more from a great champion.

    And Ponsart definitely gets a break. And btw - he sure is nice to look at. Continuing the Joubert tradition....

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    Woot, woot for Patrick. I love that short program, and don't mind seeing it again this year. He really throws his "all" into it. Looking forward to the Long though...that one is a masterpiece. I expect he will skate that one clean by the time Nat's comes around....(and Worlds)

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    I think Patrick is bored by now with his own sp.
    I got that impression, too. Maybe I was distracted by his hair that needs a cut or a comb. His 3A was quite impressive, though, and of course his skating skill, as good as always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    I think Patrick is bored by now with his own sp.
    And he's bored by the field today.

    Protocol time:

    http://www.isuresults.com/results/gp..._SP_Scores.pdf

    Patrick's 4T ur'd, and got worst - GOEs.
    Last edited by Bluebonnet; 11-18-2011 at 10:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post
    And he's bored by the field today.
    Maybe that was part of it as well. For whatever reason, I didn't get the spark or enthusiasm, as if it was another day of work and job well done. And yes, job well done.
    Last edited by skatinginbc; 11-18-2011 at 10:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatinginbc View Post
    Maybe that was part of it as well. For whatever reason, I didn't get the spark or enthusiasm, as if it was another day of work and good job done. And yes, good job done.
    Job well done with a UR'd quad fall? I'd hope that the reigning world champion would be held to a higher standard.

    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    Is Nan Song going to GPF???? :D Yey!

    Also TEB without alleeeee Brian is not a real TEB!
    1. Well there is the LP still to be skated.

    2. For sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jettasian View Post
    He also needs a hair cut. I just hope he doesn't channel Kevin Reynold's hair...

    It's odd that so far this year, Chan's 3A is more consistence than his 4T?
    The more I read your posts, the more I'm amazed we have a lot in common in our opinions.

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    What happened to Oda?! Missing jump combo, having 3Lz edge call, and no credit for the last spin. He's only got 27.52 on TES.
    Last edited by Bluebonnet; 11-18-2011 at 11:00 AM.

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    glad to see chan do well on the 3 axel...and you are all right, it's a hair cut that is needed, in addition to rotating and landing that quad!

    Can someone explain the GOE's on Rippon's opening Lutz, I would have thought +2 across the board. thanks in advance.

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