I was also thinking about PCS... Machi and Javi might get a boost, but I suspect that the PCS for Yuzu will remain pretty high. Even on a bad day, the judges give him 8.75-9 at the lowest. So if we're holding PCS constant with even a slight boost for Tatsuki and Javi, there's a slim chance that Yuzu may prevail considering how monstrous his technical elements can be. Especially the GOEs on his triple axel combos.
Hanyu always appears to take great joy in skating to the kind of music that seems to tell a story, where he can really portray the emotions of the lyrics or the rise and fall of the music. It will be exciting to see what music he will skate to this new season! But for now I am excited to see him skate tomorrow and hopefully take joy in skating and portray his R+J program as he wants I know there is so much emotion for him in the R+J program and this is why he wanted to use the music again..it will be great satisfaction for him to share that well with everyone!
He landed that salchow during Finlandia, I have this strange sort of feeling that he will land the salchow this time around. This is similar to the strange feeling where I knew he was going to fall on his 4T even before he started the routine for the SP (sixth sense? or Captain Retrospect? haha). I know that his determination will a have him execute close to clean program, just like he did in the past previous Worlds for the free skate. Let's hope he ends this program on a high note!
Definitely. PChan did not know how to work the media at all and he really needed a PR person in order to tell him not to say certain things about certain skaters.
Yuzu's persona is less about comparing himself to others but continually challenging himself. And he outright admits when he's unhappy with a program or he thinks he's been overscored, etc. so despite the two big falls and him fighting through the program, I think most people were happy to see him prevail over Patrick's 4 minor mistakes.
People that don't understand the new scoring system will continue to hate. So there's no way to really reason with them if they don't even look at the programs for each of the skaters and look at the base values of everything and how GOEs work.
Changing the subject...I am already so nervous about tomorrow.I hope he'll skate as perfect as he can...the way Mao skated today. Fighting,champion!!!
Mao totally nailed it! I m soooooo exciting about it!!! Not expecting too much, I want an impressive R&J-2 desperately. Please give this one Yuzu! I hope he can emotionally engage in it with most of the elements as clean as possible. Just my feeling, he shall dedicate more emotions to the program.
I can't stop thinking of his new programs next season. I might want to watch his EX with this:
I think Yuzu needs a program for the exhibitions I always like to see his old programs (white legend was so beautiful at Sochi), but I would love to see something new, special for the ex (Story and Hana ni nare were )