02-24-2013, 09:57 AM
Found it. But it was only one man speaking (my retantion is bad :-)) First he praised his skating and artistry to the skies and bevor the camera showed kiss and cry, he thouht he should add something about his personality and said something like this while laughing:... "he is a very comical young man (hope it is the right translation for "parin"), just take a look at his eyes"...than he searched for the right word..." they are a little bit..how to say...insane?"
I really had to laught about this because I know he did not ment to insult him. Russian commentators love Patrick. Like I do (and his eyes al well)!
02-24-2013, 12:48 PM
A little insanity goes a long way!
Actually, Patrick's right eye can't move upward and it probably also had something to do with his difficulty in balance. When quite young, he used to sit in a chair and get spun round and round before going on to the ice. I assume he overcame this particular problem. Yes, a little insanity goes a long way.
I like the way he fixes his eyes at the person talking to him, with a smile on his face, looking very sweet and sincere. A little fire in those eyes before a performance is always great too. But fire does not go with this season's programs.
The Russian commentator did talk a lot! Wish I understand all he said. I've always liked to hear what different commentators say about different skaters. Unfortunately, French videos are generally geoblocked. Chinese commentators are all business, giving background info before the skate, shutting up completely during the performance, and discussing technical merits and COP during the K&C. However, besides GPF 2010, Patrick does not compete in China, since COC is back to back with SC.
02-24-2013, 05:35 PM
Ohhh. I didn't know that. ( ；´Д｀) Poor Baby-Patrick!
You know so much SkateFiguring!
I also like the way Patrick fixes the person who is talking to him. Then he is nodding und makes a sound like "uhu, uhu" to signal that he is listening. So cute
02-24-2013, 05:39 PM
Again: Sorry for my poor Englisch. I think I have made some stupid mistakes in my last posts. But I will give my best. :>
02-25-2013, 08:46 AM
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03-04-2013, 03:35 PM
Are you guys going to give him a hat at the Worlds? That’ll be wonderful. Maybe he’ll wear the new hat at the gala.
Sorry for making you panic. Anyway I wish Patrick will be in the best form at the Worlds and show us the hat trick.
Originally Posted by spikydurian
03-09-2013, 05:06 AM
Cute clip after Patrick's interview with strombo on breaking the ice. Link didn't work on here but can be found on Patrick's twitter on GS.
03-09-2013, 05:14 AM
03-11-2013, 12:29 PM
Fingers crossed for Patrick. May he have the skate of his year!
I have made a bristol board sign - white with navy writing saying GO PATRICK
03-11-2013, 07:43 PM
May Patrick have the best skate of the season. Please cheer for us.
03-11-2013, 11:14 PM
New article on Patrick http://www.lfpress.com/2013/03/11/pa...-london-crowds
Hope he keeps his confidence up. Seems like he is happier now.
03-12-2013, 02:02 PM
So this is it - Worlds 2013. I was supposed to be in Asia this week but am not. So hopefully I will at least get to watch Patrick's hat-trick on TV.
03-12-2013, 05:52 PM
I am so exited!!! Can´t wait till tomorrow. Hope I can get some sleep.
I want Patrick to win the short so badly or at least go beyond 90, so he will have a lot of confindence for the long. I know he can do it!!!
03-12-2013, 08:58 PM
In a ramp up to Worlds, I went through all of Patrick's nationals freeskates starting from 2004 (bad case of insomnia was the other reason). With Patrick basically changing coaches every year or two since the death of Colson, what struck me was how much impact each coach has had on him through his career thus far.
2006 Ozzie Colson: movement and skating skills/deep edges (his jumps were only so-so but the way he moved on the ice was different)
2007 Shin Amano: maturing in jumps
2008 Don Laws: packaging and presentation. there was a sudden marked improvement in how everything knitted together and his ability for footwork/skating skills is brought into the fore
2010 Lori Nichol: transitions
2010 Christy Krall: textbook jumping technique
2013 Kathy Johnson: arms and upper body movement
Granted, each improvement may have more to do with him maturing than just coaching changes.
What also struck me was the changes that he has brought to men's figure skating. After he first started winning, I feel that there was a move by a lot of skaters to improve their skating skills (I think Daisuke went to Olivier Shoenfelder to improve his skating technique, and Hanyu has said that after watching Patrick he started trying for deeper edges). In the 2011 nationals when he completed 2 quads the commentators were gobsmacked (yes, 2 quads have been done before but not usually by a skater known for skating skills and footwork). And now, SS + 2 quads are an old hat and are basically the minimal requirement for any contender.
03-13-2013, 07:25 PM
A few of us Patrick fans got together.
It was great fun.
Patrick still to skate