Now that Chan's 3A seems to be working for him, I wonder if he'd add back another 3A in the long next season. It's scary to think that despite his already amazing scores, there ARE still lots of rooms for him to improve even more. I see that he will add bits by bits each year toward Sochi. Maybe another 3A or new quad in 2013, then a three quads, two axel in the long by 2014? LOL
Injuries are another matter. If skaters didn't take chances the sport would stagnate and there would be nothing to aim for at the top. But I see where you're coming from. Injuries are more likely for Reynolds and Chan, if he does it in the future.
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His technical ability is astonishing and he is improving as a performer. I don't yet see unbridled passion or a unique viewpoint in terms of expression, though, and there is still plenty to criticize about how the movements are designed to garner points rather than go to the music or form a complete whole.
But, my oh my. It's always great to see someone deliver the very best they can and Patrick is mind-boggling talented with his blade control.
Wow! Who said Patrick couldn't deliver clean skates and needs to dilute his programs?! He just keeps adding perfect skatings into his resume!
300 Club! I knew in the beginning of this season that this program could get 10 in CH. Now I'm waiting for him to get 10s in all PCS categories at 4CC and/or Worlds!
Last edited by Bluebonnet; 01-23-2012 at 12:16 AM.
It has been said before that Kevin's misfortune is to be skating for Canada at this time when Patrick Chan is so dominant. Kevin could have been National champion by now if he had skated in another era in Canadian figure skating. C'est la vie.
I'm glad that the judges rewarded him with that overall score. If only international judges would show him the same love. Does anyone think that his silver medal will help him with the judges at worlds? If he skates well obviously.
Last edited by aemeraldrainc; 01-23-2012 at 04:12 PM.
Been watching Chan's free program on TSN countless time already Just a question, at 4:48, did he slip? Because he was so fast, it's hard to tell.
LOL!!! Over 200 with a bunch of crappy landings and no Hispanic character in the performance/interpretation. Yeah, the show must go on.
“I made the 300 club. I'm the only one though. I'm a loner," Chan said. “There are for sure people that are going to [question my high marks received on home turf], but you can't really do anything about it. I'm not going to let people ruin my fun.” And his secret to success is: “Having the right people around, having time for myself...and gambling. It's just so exciting to gamble." http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sport...rticle2310818/
One that deliberately tried to give a good humble image would have avoided saying "I'm the only one". The reporter would mention the fact anyway. Bringing it up himself could add little value and would run the risk of being perceived as arrogant. And we can surely advise him of not talking about gambling, which provokes sinful connotations and a picture of using the raised funds for gambling. "Having a good time in Vegas" is all he needed to say.
Now recall his defense made in early Dec last year regarding his China comments: "I was kind of caught up in the moment and I was just expressing my opinion just fresh from experiencing something magnificent." http://www.tsn.ca/figure_skating/story/?id=382248 "Chan, who is always talkative in front of cameras and microphones, said he will not change his relationship with the press. His honesty is part of who he is, he explained, and he will not change his personality." http://www.canada.com/sports/Patrick...075/story.html Indeed, he hasn't changed a bit. He is a real person. He doesn't fake nor hide his emotions. I like him as is and respect his candidness. So tell us the truth: Did you win in Vegas, Patrick?
Last edited by skatinginbc; 01-23-2012 at 09:31 AM.
That was great skate of Chan and I m glad for Lacoste winning!