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    ^ LoL at this picture. Chan can dance.

    Here are pictures of men's practice.

    dolceflute.gallery.ru/watch?a=PG2-joAK


    Chan's hair is short and looks a little tired.(in my view)

    I heard Chan's practice was not good. The report says Chan kept falling.

    It made me worried.. a little..But I decided to just enjoy this competition. And I hope so .
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    Candian team: https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...05881582_o.jpg

    Patrick and his team mates: https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...19819412_n.jpg

    Thanks questar for the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spikydurian View Post
    Tessa is gorgeous
    Patrick makes me smile as always.

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    Chan's happy with his triple axel. Interview after the SP.

    And by Chan’s own estimation, the one he uncorked Friday evening in the Rachmaninov short program of the Grand Prix final was his best ever.
    A perfect 10: Height, amplitude, rotations, technical command and assured landing. Actually, an awesome 11.73 on the score sheet, full base marks plus nearly three points added for grade of execution.
    “That was a highlight,’’ the 21-year-old from Toronto marveled, rightfully proud of himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikydurian View Post
    Chan's happy with his triple axel. Interview after the SP.
    The 3A was soooo gorgeous It got highest GOE among 6 skaters.
    Extremely happy for Patrick!
    Of course his 3Lz was a unwanted mistake, but his performance has been getting better and better.
    I really love this SP, an ethereal beauty.
    Can't wait to watching his SP on TV tonight.

    Now he must be quite comfortable and confident before FP.
    GO PATRICK!

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    Must have been difficult for Patrick to hear the marks of Javi and Yuzuru, marks only he could achieve before. Looked abit nervous but fairly good Free minus the mistake which caused the combination at the end not to count at all. I adore his program the most of all the men, just the best choreography for me. He can really move you with his program when he skates relaxed. I don't think he is really technically weaker than previous years but skaters like Yuzuru , Javi, and Dai have improved. Think this should inspire him to focus more on the jumps. His 3 axel is improved, even Kurt commented on this. Also his is usually successful with the 4 toe but gosh i could love him to also have a 3 salchow.

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    From those who were in Sochi ( we have palm trees there and actually it has always been our most popular seaside south holiday destination - now Sochi is coonected with constant construction and winter OG) - in the practice before LP he did 4 and 4-3 combo, but this is sport.. And his mistake with an aextra combo .. Well I believe it is a good lesson and he is smart guy - he will get a right inference

    Was glad to see his axel

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    AFAIR, didn't Plu do that once in a GPF, thus losing to Sandhu?

    But once is enough.

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    Just about to watch the NBC broadcast, nice to hear them make the comment that he has changed the landscape in skating.

    Came across this article, I really feel for athletes in this position, must be tough. But I really do hope that he gets his mind in check and gets whatever help he needs to boost his confidence and make him a little more fearless again. It's just such a different mindset he seems to have this year and his game plan is definitely not his usual either. I know there have been major upsets with him since worlds, and he has said that he knows this season will be different and one of growth......I just don't know if he was really prepared for the reality of it and how it would affect him. Just my thoughts......

    http://en.rsport.ru/other_sports/201...634949398.html

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    Yeah, that was why Plu lost to Sandhu..

    Ok, I think it is no good for him to loose a confidence, I guess Patrick should be #1 in his thoughts - to get the right feeling on the ice - just my thoughts... But still I believe - he will find the way and this failure is somehow what he needed..

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    Quote Originally Posted by STARushka View Post
    Yeah, that was why Plu lost to Sandhu..

    Ok, I think it is no good for him to loose a confidence, I guess Patrick should be #1 in his thoughts - to get the right feeling on the ice - just my thoughts... But still I believe - he will find the way and this failure is somehow what he needed..
    I am confident he will bounce back again as he has done before. There is not skating Champion out there who can claim he/she/they have never had a bad competition, Kwan, Plushenko, Stojko, Yamaguchi, Browning, you name it.... And from what I have seen in Sochi, I am not concerned. His primary mistake was the uncharacteristic fall on his opening 4T combo, which rattled him a bit. Otherwise, it was a solid skate as he landed everything else in his program. The penalty for not doing a 3T, got the 2A voided, fall on the 4T, got a Sequence penalty on the clean 4T, losing level on the Step Sequence...they add up to a fairly substantial amount. The irony is had he landed the opening 4T, 4 of the 5 above mentioned penalties would not have happened - he would not have omitted the 3T (worth 4 pts), would get positive GOE on that element (+2- (-3), worth another 5 points), 2A* with GOE worth another 5 points, no +SEQ penalty, worth 2 points. Adding it up, his TES would have risen by 16 points to around 95.

    So the sad truth is the opening error cost him around 16 points in TES. But this is not concerning because I am sure he and his team will learn from this and his 4T remains very consistent. I am glad it happened at a GPF, not the actual Olympic Games.

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    Welcome Wallylutz,

    Do we now have two members of our Aussie Bureau?

    Have enjoyed your posts on the various threads.

    Its a constant battle for us Chan fans as we have to have thickskins or get skinned alive on some of the threads. And the way they were writing about that poor girl Kaetlyn who is just a kid made me quite sick. I will leave vomiting to Lets talk who can churn it up at a moment's notice....

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    I posted this in the GPF Men's LP thread. Sorry in advance if you've already read it.

    I actually don't think he means to insult Oda, it seems as though he was making a light joke about it because it's so well known that Oda used to have a problem with that, probably just kind of slipped out a la Chan style (he makes quite a few jokes that don't always go over so well). I've read about it here so much (re: Oda Zayaking) and I haven't been around for all that long, but it's obviously extremely well known throughout the FS world.
    And I would also think that these guys have known each other and hung out and some have bonded for years now, it wouldn't surprise me if Oda maybe gets a little teased about it from time to time (or maybe even makes comments about it himself). Wouldn't surprise me if Chan was teased by fellow skaters about flying into the boards at last years GPF or his weird 'waxel' in Nice. Not everyone's nice as pie to everyone and not every comment that 'reads' as mean, really is.

    Now, I do cringe from time to time regarding what he says, he doesn't have the most PC filter and he's too honest for his own good (FWITW, I don't like that he brought Oda up, keep that away from the press for obvious reasons). He definitely knows what is said about him and some of his more controversial wins, he doesn't live in a hole and he's not stupid; he was booed in France and maybe it wasn't totally personal, but I'm sure he 'get's it', hence the comment about people being happy about his more recent scores.

    To me, he seems to try and project confidence, but I'm not always totally convinced that he 100% believes in himself and this season has been trying for him due to the fact that everyone's catching up to him now. I don't think he quite knows how to deal with it yet. There's no buffer left anymore and he knows it.
    He's not like Plu, who exudes confidence and knows how to play the game. Some hate him for that, some love him for it, but he gets reaction. I respect Plu for his attitude, he knows how to use it and play it to his advantage and I can't fault him for it (although he's made me cringe before as well, but come on, let's look at how most sports really are, they are full of trash talking and just because someone's wearing sequins or lace, doesn't mean they're super sweet and happy to take a loss, this is sport after all). I was involved in competitive dance for almost 20 years and it's full of crazy catty people who will cut you if they get the chance lol, and those were the parents and teachers as well as kids and teens.

    Who knows, maybe I'm wrong and Chan is the biggest jerk ever, but I dunno, it just seems like there are a lot of people who like to blow things out of proportion. I too wish he could deal with the criticism like Plu and not care, but I think he does and that's when doubt creeps in and the nerves go crazy and he tries to joke about himself and it's just taken the wrong way.

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    Another article http://www.championat.com/other/arti...e-v-sochi.html

    "Well, of course, there is disappointment! Of course, I was disappointed with third place. Pity it was not able to show the best results. And I know that I can ride better. Because the program I have a very good, prevented a stupid mistake - do not get a quad. Such errors should not be allowed, because I successfully doing quads in training. But when you start an official competition for totally unknown reasons, is complicated! I'm starting to think too much about it, just get hung up on any errors. What if Daisuke can handle it, and I'm not? And these thoughts fail me. It is necessary that your body performs all the items safely and naturally. But the head that sometimes interfere. I learned a lot and now I will work hard to continue to avoid similar mistakes" - just translation made by google.

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