Even Patrick (who trains there and is very well conditioned), as he himself pointed out, said that he was out of breath like most people after competing. I wonder if there is a ventilation problem in the arena tonight. Or perhaps the ventilation problem was already there, but got exacerbated by audience number (which is the highest so far in this 4CC). I really hope the organizers/arena operators look into it.
Protocols are out! http://www.isuresults.com/results/fc..._FS_Scores.pdf
Daisuke did not get an UR call on his 4T (and it did look clean to me on replay, but it was really tough to tell with the two-footing messing it up). He did get an UR call on his 3A, however. Daisuke also managed to escape the edge call he sometimes gets on the lutz.
Adam got an outright downgrade on his 4S, ouch! Add the -1 from the fall on top of everything else, the entire move was worth 1.10 points.
Ross Miner got an edge call on his 3flip. This seems new to me. I am suspicious, and will have to check the tapes later.
Dornbush didn't even manage to fall on a quad. His planned quad turned into a 3toe, and he fell on that.
Protocols are up.
1. Chan decimated the field. His BV dwarfed everyone else's TES, so basically all those positive GOEs he got (on everything but the second lutz) were just gravy. He got a level four for the footwork - the first time in an LP since including two quads. One 10 in PCS (interpretation). And he left points on the table by omitting a third combination.
2. Dai actually beat Chan on GOEs for the levelled footwork, but fell behind on everything else.
3. Misha Ge actually outscored Chan on the choreographed step sequence. Basically, making a lot of faces worked. But over half the positive GOE he earned was based on that one element.
Takahashi looks pretty weak to me now. If Abbott skates as well as he did at Nationals he should easily beat Takahashi for the silver at Worlds IMO.
Don't get me wrong...I'm an Adam Rippon fan. But he really needs more speed and freedom. He skates cautiously. Maybe that's the way he's being coached to make his jumps more secure? I thought he'd be faster when I saw him in person at US Nationals. But nope, he skates slow and has small jumps. I was in the 7th row and could literally see his facial expressions going into his jumps. He was totally thinking rather than just being free and letting it rip. I still enjoyed his skating.
But really, I found Misha Ge's head-and-arms-flinging extremely problematic. To begin with, he did it nonstop throughout both step sequences. There were no dynamics, no buildup, no tension, no finesse, no art and no musicality to it. After the first few beats, the rest of the flailing failed to express anything other than a lack of imagination and the paranoia that anyone might have missed his initial conniption. It was outright vulgar. That the judges chose to reward it is worrying. I hope this doesn't become a trend, though I rather suspect it will.
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Ross has almost reached his program's potential. Unless he adds quad jump next year, he's not going far from here.
I knew Patrick missed his last combo and this is confirmed by the protocol. That means there can be improvement for more points at Worlds. Good for him to have something to work on.
At this event, highest BV + highest GOE made for exceedingly high TES and Total score.
Patrick skated this program better at Canadian nationals, where he made almost no perceptible mistakes. There, he doubled the 3toe in his planned 4t/3t, which he grafted to his 3f later in the program, with a bit of a tight landing on the 3t. Other than that, totally clean.
Also, LOL...Misha Ge - choreographic step sequence master.
Actually, I do really appreciate the attempt. That kind of verve is what skating needs more of. People just need to realize when too much is too much.