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    I appreciate that Patrick did not choose a "hot" coach but one that he felt a good connection with and who could help him with his main concern, the big jumps. Krall, like all his previous coaches, saw his talents and other attributes making for great potential and took him on when she had chosen to coach part time. Coaching is so much more than teaching of techniques. It is so essential that Krall's sense of humour keeps Patrick calm and focused at competitions. They, as a team that includes other specialists, also have an overall plan and path for a whole season and more, keeping him grounded and not be reactive to each event, like fans do.

    Patrick, on his part, knows and appreciates the good people in his life to surround himself with. Smart.

    Patrick's interview with the Orange Team to compare with the 2008 one. (I just noticed he was the orange one.)

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    The Canadian Nationals Gala is now on CTV site. If it's not geoblocked, you can play clip 10 to watch Amelie Lacoste, Tessa/Scott, and Patrick's new show program. Or you can wait for Youtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    The Canadian Nationals Gala is now on CTV site. If it's not geoblocked, you can play clip 10 to watch Amelie Lacoste, Tessa/Scott, and Patrick's new show program. Or you can wait for Youtube.
    Thanks for the heads up. Will watch on Youtube.

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    From Macleans Magazine: In conversation: Patrick Chan, On embracing failure, watching his mouth, and the sports he wishes he played.

    Patrick's 2012 Nationals Ex is up on Tudou before Youtube.

    Watch Jeremy after Patrick. Now if only we could meld J10's artistry and skating with Kevin's jumps, we would have two Canadian Men on the Worlds podium.
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    Loved the interview SF. Funny what he says about hockey.......just a normal Canadian guy lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    From Macleans Magazine: In conversation: Patrick Chan, On embracing failure, watching his mouth, and the sports he wishes he played.

    Patrick's 2012 Nationals Ex is up on Tudou before Youtube.
    There were moments I thought he's going to slip because of those crazy edges. Now...despite how great the skate was, his artistry was just...

    A: Sometimes—it’s funny. People know me so well now, they know which jumps are really shaky, where I’m unsure. Like the triple axel in Moncton [at the nationals]. I’ve worked a lot on it, so I wasn’t as nervous as usual. But when I landed it, I heard someone go: “Yesss!”
    I heard that Yesss too, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    From Macleans Magazine: In conversation: Patrick Chan, On embracing failure, watching his mouth, and the sports he wishes he played.

    LOL ... blamed his mum for not letting him play ice hockey, Indeed, the big hoo-haa saga has taught him be more careful which is sad as I always like his refreshing candidness. It is good to know Patrick took the setback as a big learning curve. Afterall, no pain no gain. He has shown that he is able look at his own weaknesses and refocus to improve and build on his strengths. Good on you Patrick. We are all looking forward to your achieving your goals.That's how champions are made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikydurian View Post
    Indeed, the big hoo-haa saga has taught him be more careful which is sad as I always like his refreshing candidness.
    This is the problem with the media. When you say what's in your mind, you get in trouble. So now, just say whatever people like to hear to be safe and to make them happy.

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    Nice interview. Thanks for posting SF.

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    Love the interview! Thanks!

    Yeah, I laughed about he blames his parents, too.

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    Lots of gems in this interview, as often the case with Patrick. But this, when asked what Boitano taught him,


    A: I can’t tell you.
    Good for you Patrick, don't give it away. Then he followed up immediately with

    Basically it’s all about self-dialogue, telling myself:............(and so on and so forth.)
    LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    From Macleans Magazine: In conversation: Patrick Chan, On embracing failure, watching his mouth, and the sports he wishes he played.
    See the following pic for "those big,big quads".

    http://i46.tinypic.com/2utlohy.jpg

    In addition, please notice his ballet hands.
    Last edited by Boeing787; 02-07-2012 at 10:42 AM.

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    It's really easy to get to the bottom of the truth on something you want to know from Patrick, even when he told you that he's not going to tell you the truth. One thing is certain that Patrick cannot be a secret agent.

    As of his hands, I, too, think they were designed that way in POTO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post
    As of his hands, I, too, think they were designed that way in POTO.
    Of course they were. Why else would he start his program like that every time, which was not natural? And he consistently did it at specific parts of the program, not as if his hands were uncontrollably natural that way. In a competitive program, it is part of the Performance and Interpretation of the PCS, like making the O face for some others.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet
    One thing is certain that Patrick cannot be a secret agent.
    Or a politician, or a cheating spouse.
    Last edited by SkateFiguring; 02-07-2012 at 11:44 AM.

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    This is for Boeing.

    That hand is a hybrid of Vulcan and starfish.

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