04-01-2012, 01:59 AM
Narumi is too short and looks about 12
Originally Posted by silverlake22
Kanako I perefer
04-01-2012, 02:01 AM
Are you the one who gave him a Winnie-the-Pooh tissue box? If I were him, I would love you forever! Haha!
Originally Posted by kilyca
04-01-2012, 02:34 AM
I am so impressed with Hanyu's composure in his World FS. He brushed off that silly fall like it was nothing and goes on to do 5 triple jumps like nothing happens. Reminds me a bit of Mao's FS at 2008 Worlds except his didn't looked as painful as Mao's fall. It must have shocked him though. Falling like that sucks because your body doesn't expect it. At least he got up faster than his other falls earlier this season.
I wonder what the judges do with that type of transition fall though. It was after he finished his step sequence, so if you just look at his protocol, it looks like he skated a clean program except for the -1 deduction at the end. Do those deductions go under the PCS? That would be interesting if it does because Yuzu scored his highest PCS here compared to his no fall GPF FS.
04-01-2012, 03:01 AM
Can we stop “choosing girlfriends” for Hanyu? Even if pairing up skaters is a fun game, I still hope we don’t do this to Hanyu. Whoever he likes shall be his girlfriend, not just fan wishes.
Actually, Hanyu said he likes young and cute girls. Narumi and Murakami are both older than Hanyu. Narumi and Murakami are not even good-looking—Hanyu himself is much more good-looking than them. Plus Hanyu has a much better body (tall, slender, and longer legs) than these two girls.
Only if Asada is 4 or 5 yrs younger, then she and Hanyu would make a good couple—only in terms of physical appearance though. Again, they should date whoever they like, not just fan wishes.
04-01-2012, 05:12 AM
Adore his skating. Can watch him over and over. Well done on the Bronze medal.
04-01-2012, 06:05 AM
wow such insult to Narumi and Murakami! I for one, think Murakami's much prettier and cuter than Mao.
Originally Posted by doctor2014
04-01-2012, 07:47 AM
Forever stuck on those steps
Thanks so much for posting this, I didn't even know this site
Originally Posted by Becki
LOL@ Hanyu doing the Plushy pose at the end *hrhr* - you just know where this is boy is heading. And Plushy seems to love him (Plush obviously has good taste :D)
And even more LOL@ Carmalengo next to Dai in that gif! I probably looked the same during that performance, though less adorable xD
Concerning Hanyus Biellmann... it really looked a little stiff there. I'm not that worried, he might have been exhausted and what not, and even if he's going to lose that position it wouldn't really matter. He's still very flexible for a male skater, and his other positions were great!
I'm actually very happy the britian EuroSport commentators just said he might easily be the best spinner in the world right now... that's what I thought for a while, but I didn't trust my own impression that much, and noone else was mentioning it. I love those guys anyway, they're alwas sharing my opinion xD
And for the girls discussed here - I must be easy to please, 'cause I actually find all of them very pretty. Mao is so expressive, Kanako's smile is just infectious, and Narumi is so tiny and cute! Still, I wouldn't pair Hanyu up with any of them..."xD
04-01-2012, 09:12 AM
That's interesting! I've never before heard any professional commentary on Yuzuru having the best spins in the world, though it's a very valid argument. His sit spins especially...he throws in so many interesting arm movements during them. I agree his Biellmann was a little stiff, but he was flat-out exhausted by the end, I give him props for even having the strength to pull his leg over his head at that point
Originally Posted by Li'Kitsu
I think he is very quickly becoming one of the best jumpers too, in consistency and technique. And really for me along with Daisuke is already among the most expressive male skaters who actually feels his music and the story behind it.
04-01-2012, 10:14 AM
Yeah, it was such an unexpected fall but since it happened twice (?) already in the past season, I think he knew how to handle it. He got up so fast and completed the most beautiful 3A-3T I've ever seen (!!)
Originally Posted by FTnoona
I actually preferred his GPF FS a little better, it might be because I watched it on TV so the quality was better. It showed more raw emotion there, which I liked. His Worlds LP was more polished, and he was on fire. After reading the practice reports, I was so scared he'll pop his jumps or something. I am so happy he proved me wrong. He is such a fighter, and I admire the quality in a young person
04-01-2012, 10:15 AM
Just watched Hanyu's performance again! WOW. The guy did not leave any stone unturned. I think the awesome thing is that he's learning to manage his intensity a little bit better. I think the stamina issues we saw early in the season is because he was so hopped up on adrenaline that he didn't save any actual energy for the second half. In this FS, he was definitely not as rushed. But I'm glad he was exhausted at the end because quite frankly if I did a program with a quad and eight triples all while trying to express it to music, I would be too!
I am thinking that Hanyu at his best channels the best of several skaters — Johnny Weir's musicality (I know that Hanyu admires Johnny and Johnny absolute loves the guy), Plushy's jumping technique and intensity and the artistry of Jeff Buttle.
Yep, as long as he continue to keep his stamina/adrenaline under control, he will be a force to be reckoned with!
04-01-2012, 10:16 AM
He is a very good spinner! I also think he has very nice lines.
Originally Posted by Li'Kitsu
Btw, look at this picture: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater
OMG SO SO CUTE. I wonder if anyone has a clip of the moment he found out he won bronze (I assume that was after Patrick's performance or maybe even Daisuke's!)
04-01-2012, 10:42 AM
Um yeah. Kanako is absolutely beautiful, and Narumi is super cute. She doesn't look 12, she just doesn't look 20, she's very petite. I'm sure in normal clothes, she looks closer to her age. Anyways Yuzuru isn't tall he's only 5'7" and I'm not sure his being so thin would be considered a great body by most girls his age, I mean maybe if you're into boys built like a rail.
Originally Posted by outofafrica
In any event....yeah we shouldn't pick out girlfriends for him. Girlfriends probably won't help his skating anyways and will just cause distractions. Though certainly if he wants a girlfriend, then he should feel free to try. But anyways, what is this joke about Winnie the Pooh? Is Hanyu openly a big fan or something?
04-01-2012, 10:50 AM
No joke about Winnie the pooh, he's evidently carries a Pooh tissue box and towel in every competition.
On a side note, a very cute picture of Yuzuru and Dai waiting for PChan's score:
04-01-2012, 11:12 AM
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04-01-2012, 11:29 AM
Forever stuck on those steps
Yepp, expecially his sit spins! They're so fast too! I really wonder if it's even going to be possible to improve on them, they're already so great.
Originally Posted by 100yen
And his jumps are gorgeous too, you're right ^^ His 3As are definitly among the best ones out there by now, and I still hate the ISU for having a judging system that "doesn't allow" him to do the 3A sequence in his programms (or rather, he would lose a lot of points with it...).
Maybe next year he will start doing two quads in the LP, he can do a 4S, and that one practice video I saw looked nice. With his stamina improved, he could do it! And his BV would sky rocket even more! :D
(And I'd still like him to try a 4A... am becoming megalomaniac here, but it's Hanyu, it's okay )
And thanks for the cute pictures Becki! I can understand completly why the crowd in nice fell in love with little Hanyu right away - he's so genuine and infectious when happy, you just have to like him