I love how Tonia kept quiet most of the night because she was horrified at what Johnny was saying.
Great skates from Jeremey, Adam, and Armin! Very excited for the long program. LOVED Johnny's commentating! Tonia's silent momenta were pretty funny Jason Brown is my new favorite
Last edited by MK's Winter; 01-28-2012 at 01:17 AM.
I'm watching the ice desk now, OMG JOHNNY IS JUST HILARIOUS. he's so entertaining! and I thought he did such a wonderful job being a commentator for the first time. he was so knowledgeable and did a great job. love him.
Peter carruthers was soooo uncomfortable and annoyed lolol I couldn't stop laughing. Kristi and Ryan were basically like, uhhhhhh....
I think I have a new found love for Johnny.
Last edited by macy; 01-28-2012 at 01:25 AM.
Abbott has better skating skill and is the second fastest of the night. But Abbott is slow compare to Keegan.
From a scale 1-10, Keegan speed would be 10, Abbott 7, the rest of them in 5-6 range.
The slowest of all of them: Adam Rippon. His speed going into the triple axel is even slower than Caroline Zhang into her 2A. He did not deserve that score seeing him live. He seemed to be crawling out there. I'm surprised.
Another surprise thing was how fast and fluid Brandon Mroz was during warm up. From watching all 5 of them at once, Brandom seemed to have the best skating skill. Then during his program, he was just awkward and clumsy. I think it has to do with the choreography. Maybe find the right program, bring the lightness and effortlessness out of him. I've seen it. wouldn't believe it if someone tell me.
Last edited by FlattFan; 01-28-2012 at 01:49 AM.
Keegan's always been incredibly fast... which is amazing considering the rink he trains at a lot of the time is super small compared to the arenas nationals normally take place in.
Thanks for this, FlattFan (we are simpatico)! I'm still on a high and can't settle down from this awesome night of skating; wish IN had the replays already up & ready to go b/c I'd be there watching my fav performances over & over again & over again. :D
It's good to hear a first-hand experience right from Nationals. Here's hoping you enjoy yourself, I unfortunately recall how you had planned to go to Worlds last year to see Rachael skate live for the very first time, but then that awful quake & tsunami hit. I'm glad you finally get to see her skate live. She is something else, especially when she's on & raring to go, I'll never forget seeing her live at 2010 Skate America. I'll always contend she deserves first place there.
Can't wait to hear your comments for the Mens FS!
So all the As are leading after the SP: Agnes, Alissa, and Ashley in Ladies; Abbott, Adam and Armin in Men. Interesting.
Last edited by Violet Bliss; 01-28-2012 at 02:35 AM. Reason: Typo. It's important to get the name right.
I would like to just say that the banshee you heard during Keegan's program was actually me and not an animal.
Everyone in my section was like "omg what is wrong with this girl"
While Jeremy might not motor across the ice as quickly as Keegan, he was the other person who captured my attention as soon as he got on the ice- but it was for his flow and the way he moves his body is just so sensitive and beautiful. I watched him just do these really simple backwards strokes like he was caressing and feeling out the ice. And he does this curving edge move with his head tilted up towards the ceiling that's just really gorgeous- I could watch it for days. Every beat of his music was acknowledged with a movement of some kind- just an incredibly nuanced program with fantastic finesse.
Keegan and Jeremy were definitely my favorites of the night- with Jeremy in a well deserved first place.