Machida hit all his jumps & sold his program, but imho he's nowhere near Daisuke Takahashi nor Kozuka, I find him a tad boring. Jmho.
These judges were overly harsh on Adam and overly generous, per usual for Patrick.
Last edited by Art&Sport; 02-09-2012 at 11:47 PM.
Machida nails his SP. How many skaters can keep up with music that fast? He seems to love performing and competing. Commanding jumps. Audience loves him!
And he didn't fall this time. It's another exaggeration quickly established.
Didn't I say there could be upset in the SP segment? My ESP told me he wouldn't be flawless at this comp, so I'll be happy if this is the major mistake.
Now the door is open for Dai.
Last edited by SkateFiguring; 02-09-2012 at 11:47 PM.
I can't find the ISU place, but this site has pretty much the same definition:
For interpretation of this rule, a fall is defined as loss of control by a skater with the result that the majority of the skater’s own body weight is on the ice supported by any other part of the body other than the blades e.g. hand(s), knee(s), back, buttock(s) or any part of the arm.
Does anyone know where to watch the SP online? I tried a Chinese feed but it doesn't work, they switched the programme to something else :-(
It's too hard for a skater to keep perfect performances back to back. It's almost impossible for Patrick to skate Nationals, 4CC, and worlds all perfectly in a roll. So it's ok. I think it gave Patrick a better chance to peak at the worlds. Let's see if Takahashi could skate over 90.
Sorry, but I just can't get into Ricky Dornbush, he reminds me too much of Timothy Goebel (without the quads) and hunch back. And I just noticed he fell on one of his jumps and maybe doubled another.
Still, I have no real complaint of him being sent here because imho the only real world class guy the USA has is Jeremy Abbott ~ huge chasm ~ then Adam Rippon, and to a lesser extent Ross Miner.