I agree. Yuzu and Wilson seem to be better match to me. He looked relaxed and comfortable with Wilson. When he was in a talk show of Shizuka Arakawa, she asked him, " Who is the most interesting person you've met in Canada?". He immediately answered, "David Wilson!" He really seemed to trust Wilson. " When there is just David there, I don't have to ask for a spin specialist, I don't have to ask for a step specialist, I don't have to call for a dance specialist, " he said.- sorry, I don't remember exactly, but that kind of things.
Isn't that situation eerily similar to Yuna? Ok, it was after the Olympics, but she and Orser parted ways which didn't seem to be pretty, but she seems to still love David Wilson a lot. I think that Orser made a mistake in taking on Javier and Yuzuru. You can probably never give each 100% with two skaters of that calibre. I wish Yuzuru all the best but he looked so devastated after the SP. At least he could smile again after the LP. Maybe the french crowd will lift him higher than the Canadian ever could.
Yuzuru decided to stay by himself while waiting for his FS turn at FT, Wilson was at the boards watching the skaters..
this is an interview of Brian Orser and Javi.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgPTKAqBQCY From the interview, you can tell Brian seems a very organized and disciplined person, and Javi has benefited a lot from Brian's work ethnic. Javi reportedly was a bit sluggish in training before.
Yuzuru used to train only 1.5hrs per day before move to Canada. Since, he does more training. I dont know if Brian's work ethnic is a best fit for Yuzuru. But I do believe he cares and loves Yuzuru very much as well as Javi. David Wilson is just delightful, however, since his job is only choreographer, not the main coach. he has less responsibility hence more relaxed. Perhaps that is one of the reason, skaters loves him so much.
Congratulations to Yuzu for being 2nd at Skate Canada! He was definitely not as good as in Finlandia Trophy, I'm wondering if he has some health issues or something burdening his mind or if this was just a bad weekend for him. It was almost painful to watch his FS, not because he wasn't technically as great as usually but because he wasn't connected with the music until the latter half of the programme (gorgeous ina bauer again). Seemed like he wasn't even interested in expressing the music, just skating through the coreography with a blank expression on his face.
About Yuzu's FS dress - I like it very much, although it could be a bit more "edgy", now it's very classical somehow, but it fits him well. About the SP - the programme is wonderful as ever, I really hope he can skate it as well as he did last season (making a new world record twice, that was definitely something). If there's anything bothering him at the moment, whether it's to do with his body or his mind, I hope he can get over it and hopefully we'll see him smiling and putting all his soul to his programmes in his next GP competition.
Tip to Hanyu (or Hanyu's costume designer), More leather less feather (get rid of all frilly bits), also suggest war paint under the eyes, or some dark Mascara. The guy need direction, he should be a rock star and be instilled with the confidence not the pressure if he is to survive this season and make to the Olympics. I know i know... i worry too much, but this is hardly the the same skater I fell in love with 2 years ago. What happened to his confidence and his mission accomplished killer instinct?
There's a world of difference between this skate and Patrick's. It is boy and man. Come on... we need that Hanyu killer attitude back and be @ss kickin' again!
I do agree with os168 and others who have commented about Yuzu's costume for FS this season. My personal opnion, a bit 'feminine', the 'skirt' on the front and back is distracting, the 'torn' skin revealing bits are irrelevant to 'Romeo & Juliet'. All in all, ridiculous. When my husband saw it, he asked, 'Is he being Romeo or Juliet?'. That says it all. I am saying this because I am a big fan of Yuzu and believe he has the arsenal to win at Sochi but not with this outfit. I have followed Figure Skating for over 20 years. The moment I saw his FS costume, I was disappointed. Even before it was made, when I heard that Johnny Weir was going to be designing 'it', I have my concerns. My concerns were justified. Your costume do determine how you feel about yourself and how you will project yourself. This is a 'competition' where your marks is dependant on the subjective judgment of 9 individuals. You can wear what you like for the 'gala'. I understand Yuzu is a fan of Johnny. However, we are heading to Sochi, he needs to have the whole package, a costume that is masculine and themed to 'Romeo & Juliet'. Russian coaches have the final say on the skater's whole package from music to costume. Why isn't Brian Orser putting his foot down on this costume? Yuna has always worn classy, elegant and 'themed' costumes. I like Patrick's SP and FS costumes this season - masculine, classy and elegant. Patrick's costumes are not distracting to him nor to the audience, he can just concerntrate on his skating. What a world of difference.
I like Yuzu's 'Notre Dame' costume from last season, but this season's FS outfit has just gone too far. There is a line to be drawn and Johnny's design has just crossed it.
We are all Yuzu's fans and want him to do well. I hope word can be passed onto his camp and to Brian's team that something needs to be done about his costume. That costume can be adjusted, the 'skirt' bit removed, some of the 'bling' removed and 'skin' piece patched up.
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