Nissay's CM featuring Dai & other J top athele who are Sochi hopefuls: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ0QS...ature=youtu.be
still awfully devastated by pairs results at Nebelhorn tonight...
I am not sure that this new partnership is going to work for Takahashi/Kihara. Not a good outing for them at all.
Feel better deedee. Miki did much better she came in 4th in the FS but placed 2nd overall. Very nice comeback
for her especially since she gave birth 5 months ago. She looks amazing.
JO is fast approaching and we will get to see Dai's new FS.
Thanks for the CM video of Dai, he looks great! The camera loves him!
^On german TV they all wondered why Narumi changed partners as it wasn't working for her. But they didn't really see that she was the one making the mistakes that cost them dearly - and not Ryuichi. Anyway, maybe it was just too early to expect too much.
Considering many factors I feel horrible concerning this season. I am so afraid for Daisuke. I don't know anything about his form at the moment, but if I think of last season I'm afraid for him, especially considering the nationals. I'm afraid his jumps just aren't good enough, if you look at his competition, and what they can do. I think the japanese fed will send him to Sochi anyway, but is that really fair if others are better? I'm also afraid for the GP season, if you look at the entries of Skate America the Men's field is sooo deep there. Oh god, I don't think I'll be able to watch. I know I sound negative and should trust in him, but I'm just so afraid for him, after last season, I can't help but worry.
Who among the other men is so far ahead of Dai? Yuzuru is good, of course, but (a) I'm sure he's going to Sochi anyway and (b) he's still immature and also has problems with endurance. Chan and Javier H. are contenders. Plushenko is, if healthy, always a factor. That's not a huge number of guys. Am I missing anyone?
Sorry, Olympia....I just realized how anxious I got last season, when Daisuke faltered. I don't know, I just think that quads and consistent clean jumps are more important than ever - in the eyes of the judges, at least. I hope Daisuke peaks at Olympics and really was able to relax in the off season.
I don't know who is ahead of him, I think the Grand Prix Series wil help to determine how the rivals do.
Isn't it really hard to skate a competition a week after another competition? That's exactly what Daisuke will have to do with the Japan Open and Skate America. Is the Japan Open unimportant enough for Daisuke to save his energy for Skate America? He's not famous for holding back, though.
Edit: Oops, I just figured out that he has two weeks in-between. False alarm!
Can't help but feel a little let down by his Japan Open free skate. The music cuts never quite let him let loose and do his dynamic thing. Some of the orchestrations are bordering on elevator muzak. Maybe it's the tempo.
I'm sure he will be able to rally at Skate America. JO was not a key event.
This program has potential, I think. Look at his pure skating and speed!
Daisuke said before the competition that he had had a bad cold and lost some weight. He was also afraid if he had enough stamina to skate until the end. That could be the reason why he ended up with zero points on the final spin. I think, as a veteran, he intends to move into high gear slowly and carefully. Anyway I believe in him and his team.
I also hope that Daisuke will improve. I'm not sure how I feel about this LP. When I heard Beatles, I kind of imagined something different. I'm not really sure this program is really playing to his strengths. Is this the time to expirement? It is the beginning of the season, so I think it is not a big deal that it seems a little off now. But to be honest, I'm just not feeling it like some of his older LPs, when I got totally lost in his skating in combination with the music. However, I could watch Daisuke skate to no music at all and find it beautiful.
Did you "get totally lost" when he skated La Strada in 2009 Finlandia Trophy or Blues for Klook in 2011 JO?Originally Posted by MaiKatze
Yay!Originally Posted by MaiKatze
Daisuke's Free at Japan Open: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1AR22Nec70
SP at Carnival on Ice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptmXtYXjZdQ
Dai, 'Otsukare-sama'! Must have been very hard for you to skate the brand-new free for the first time in front of int'l judges while you had flu and lost a couple of pounds. Get well soon. We are rooting for you no matter what!
I can't watch it due to music copy rights, that's meeeeaaaaan!! (seriously, I need another smily, one who's desperatly breaking down or something xD)Originally Posted by deedee1
His SP is gorgeous. I'm not so sure about his LP so far, I liked the beginning, but then it just went on and... I don't know, lost track, or something? So many weird music cuts... ah, but what the hell. It's Dai. Some more outings, and I'll love it anyway