10-24-2012, 09:51 AM
I’m praying for Patrick. If he nails all his jumps and spins then SkateFiguring’s prediction could become reality and he could set a new world record in SP. But on the other hand I don’t want him to peak too soon. He’s usually not an early season skater. If he has to make some mistakes, then better make them at SC than at GPF and Worlds.
10-24-2012, 12:02 PM
SkateFiguring took the violet pill
I expect the SP WR to be broken more than once this season because of the new scoring.
I think Patrick will peak at Worlds instead of Canadian Nationals this year. He will introduce a new quad at the Nationals and may not be clean or almost perfect then.
10-24-2012, 02:18 PM
I expect much of the same, and I don't mean to take anything away from Hanyu at all, he had an amazing performance at SA, it's just with the new scoring, if programs are choreographed to maximize the advantage AND the skater can execute it, we may see more WR's. All depends on the judging too I would think, since they're all different.
Originally Posted by SkateFiguring
As for Patrick, I don't think this year is going to be easy for him, from a 'winning every competition' standpoint anyway, but I'm hoping it just lessens the pressure and let's him fall in love with his programs and get motivated and relaxed and happy. Glad he got his wake-up-call, just hope he gets a permanent tech coach. ;-)
10-24-2012, 02:30 PM
Now Eddie Shipstad is Patrick’s tech coach?
10-24-2012, 04:28 PM
I guess so, I think he's always been around for him? Regardless, I still would love him to have an actual coach in his corner. But c'est la vie, he has chosen his path and seems as comfortable as he can be with it. It's more of a 'turning point' year for him I feel, so many new things, glad he's doing it this year to work the 'bugs' out before the Oly year.
Originally Posted by lakeside
Oh I wish I didn't have to work this saturday, I would have loved to get to Windsor to see him and the boys at SC! Guess I'll just have to try for Nat's or Worlds. Can't wait to see how he does this weekend!
10-24-2012, 11:35 PM
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