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    Ohhhh Skatefiguring, thank you thank you for finding that. I love the song. Patrick interprets the words beautifully. Nice show program.

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    I watched the three top programs from W2012 today. And there is no question in my mind that Patrick deserved the WC. His program was choc a bloc of goodies, transitions with no posing at all. I would challenge any of the pretenders to do Aranjues with the same choreo.
    It was really a pity about the 2A and he was chasing the music. His Nats program was the very best.
    Also saw his SP and am SO glad its done - I was a bit tired of it seeing it in shows etc.

    I really think that Elegy is going to be turned into the new SP. Or if not that piece of music something very similar. I would like him to fill it with Patrick content though. I find it very Buttle-ish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    Thank you so much, SF! I've already watched it many times. 
    At first this show number looks a little difficult to perform and appeal to an audience, for this beautiful song is rather monotonous and has no striking climax.
    But IMHO, this is the kind of program which you come to love gradually. And his smooth skating matches the mellow music well, which lots of Japanese skating fans mentioned after the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emdee View Post
    I watched the three top programs from W2012 today. And there is no question in my mind that Patrick deserved the WC. His program was choc a bloc of goodies, transitions with no posing at all. I would challenge any of the pretenders to do Aranjues with the same choreo.
    It was really a pity about the 2A and he was chasing the music. His Nats program was the very best.
    It was a shame about the 2A but by then he had already won the event. He was very down emotionally leading up to Worlds because of the coaches' conflicts around him so much so that he considered quitting! It speaks of how mentally strong he was to snap back to put out such a winning performance save for the momentary lapse of focus. Lucky for us, we have the 4CC and the Nationals Aranjuez to fully enjoy.

    Also saw his SP and am SO glad its done - I was a bit tired of it seeing it in shows etc.
    I had not watched that program for a while and chanced into watching his Nationals' Take Five just the other day and was freshly amazed at the kind of flowing and turning at deep edges he did so effortlessly and beautifully. He was constantly switching his centre of gravity so smoothly. It was like watching a different program for the first time again. Every single moment is amazing in that perfect performance.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61VttCq5NSE


    I really think that Elegy is going to be turned into the new SP. Or if not that piece of music something very similar. I would like him to fill it with Patrick content though. I find it very Buttle-ish.
    Quote Originally Posted by Aprilsnowy
    At first this show number looks a little difficult to perform and appeal to an audience, for this beautiful song is rather monotonous and has no striking climax.
    But IMHO, this is the kind of program which you come to love gradually. And his smooth skating matches the mellow music well, which lots of Japanese skating fans mentioned after the show.
    I believe Patrick is putting out so many new show programs these days to practice and showcase different kinds of artistry outside the COP constraints. The effort may also be because of the possibility of his not staying in figure skating for a long time to have a great body of work like some great skaters with long competition as well as professional skating careers. As long as he stays on top of the competitions, he gets to do show programs in galas and as an invitee in some of the most prestigious shows so there are many opportunities for him to try different styles of music and performance. I enjoy each and every piece of work from him as a precious gift.

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    SF - you are a true blue fan. I can be a cranky fan from time to time and an adoring fan at other times.

    I too was thinking that he is trying different styles of music and dance and skating in order to find his own place. Frankly though his skating is so pure that any place can be his place - it just it has to have a special place in his mind.

    After worlds when the whole coaching situation came out and when Kurt and Slipchuk said in an interview that they had to slap him around etc its a real wonder he did what he did. As he said he had to just trust his training and the 2A and the 3 jump combo lapses were just lapses of focus like you said.

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    It was Patrick himself that said the waxel was due to a lapse of focus. He always owes up to all his mistakes, flukes or not, and never blames the ice or illness or any difficult situation he is in. He goes out there to perform and never gives up his program, offering no excuses and accepting the outcome. At 2009 Worlds SP, when the audience booed because he wazrobbed, he put his finger to his lips to hush them. I remember the French commentators were sure he should get 90 for his SP and ware incredulous he lost to their own Joubert. In the end, Patrick was very happy with his Silver, his first Worlds medal.

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    I love his 2009 SP myself. Especially when he won 4cc! Watch it from time to time.

    I am big VM fan so I alternate between watching the two!

    It is going to be such an exciting season for me especially as it will be my first and likely only worlds. And now that there will be Yuna and Plushy to see as well it will be sweet.

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    The 2009 SP is actually quite a fascinating one for me. I think that when people look back on Chan's career, they'll realize that his interpretation/performance skills are quite underrated. I love comparing the the 2009 4CC rendition of Exilados with the Worlds 2010 version. Same music, similar choreography, but slightly different effect. Really intriguing to me.
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    I still wonder if he did the right thing to get rid of his choreographer and coach - I know he wants to stretch himself but too much change and what was working to drop it eeks. He needs a lot to beat Takahasi who is loved by fans and judges. Abbott could come int play at any moment (and bomb too). Plushy could come back with a vengence. The lucky curse of evan lycacek could come back too. he's skating on thin ice or maybe just the edge...

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    Patrick didn't "get rid of" his choreographer and coach. Krall resigned because of her reduced role and conflicts within Team Chan but she maintained her good feelings for Patrick and they call each other friends and Patrick will still train in the same rink. He has accepted the situation and moved on with a positive mindset to keep growing. This is a good year for him to try other choreographers and further develop his artistry.

    He still has all other members of his team and we don't know if he has another skating coach but he mentioned he did and it was supposedly experimental. I have some guess and theory whom it might be but the latest bio update simply includes/promoted Eddie Shipstad the fish pole jump coach.

    Takahashi and Abbott may be his equal in PCS on a good day or if Patrick's new programs are not as COP savvy, but Patrick still has a leg up in TES over these guys. Of the strong jumpers with high TES, none can compare with him in PCS. Of course we don't know for whom the stars will align at each competition but we have seen Patrick as a tough cookie mentally who never gives up no matter what happens in his performance.

    My motto is Don't worry; Be a happy Patrick fan.

    eta: an interesting YT I came across yeterday:

    2012 World Men Free Skating_5components ranking

    What confuzzles me is still Kozuka's ranks in these charts.
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    Interesting ranking.
    Are they saying Kozuka's world's medal was a fluke? I like Kozuka - how his blades whisper over the ice and his almost cat like movements. If he gets his jumps together he can be a contender.

    Realistically I think all others are contenders ONLY if Patrick drops the ball. With all the negative comments judges may be more critical this season not wanting anyone to see him as the anointed one. The problem for them is that he is so darn good!

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    Takahashi and Abbott may be his equal in PCS on a good day or if Patrick's new programs are not as COP savvy, but Patrick still has a leg up in TES over these guys. Of the strong jumpers with high TES, none can compare with him in PCS. Of course we don't know for whom the stars will align at each competition but we have seen Patrick as a tough cookie mentally who never gives up no matter what happens in his performance.
    With all the negative comments judges may be more critical this season not wanting anyone to see him as the anointed one. The problem for them is that he is so darn good!
    I totally agree with you, SF and emdee
    I believe Patrick no matter what! He indeed skates like God as his former coach said before.

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    OK Aprilsnowy,
    I accept you as a Patrick Warrior!!!

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    Aprilsnowy, did you get Don Laws' quote from this site? How about translating the Japanese part of the text for us? (Hope that's is a sweet and irresistible smile.)

    Til Kingdom Come on Youtube without Patrick's name . (OK, I need to explain the expression is for how hard it is for Patrick fan to find this vid, not an ungrateful complaint.)

    eta: Found this very good fancam 2012 Nice Patrick Chan FS from a seat which gives a nice perspective on speed and ice coverage of Patrick floating all over the rink.
    Last edited by SkateFiguring; 07-04-2012 at 09:37 PM.

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    Patrick's speed hit me last year when I went for the Margaret Garrison awards show. The angle of the fancam above really shows the amazing ice coverage.

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