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    Japan's figure skating chief on Japanese Men's and Ladies' podium potential


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    I want to believe.....:(

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    I would love that to happen
    but we saw how at the last 4CC Competition Takahashi was scored

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    We also saw how he skated. If he had delivered an NHK SP/LP or a Nationals SP..... well, different story.

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    well No im not talking about his technical skills
    I don't think he'll pull the same PCS as Chan if he goes clean
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    I would love that to happen
    but we saw how at the last 4CC Competition Takahashi was scored
    Takahashi was scored according to how he performed. He can certainly do a lot better than he did at 4CC where he missed his big jumps off the top of his LP. While the success rate of his quad is not high but improved, his 3A is usually very well executed and should offer him no problem.

    Takahashi knows what he needs to win over Chan and he is striving for a quad in each program to close the BV gap enough so Chan would have no room for error if Takahashi is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
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    well No im not talking about his technical skills
    I don't think he'll pull the same PCS as Chan if he goes clean
    He's already posted higher PCS than Chan in the short program (as has the absent Plushenko) and the long program at NHK. The tendency to believe he won't catch Chan in PCS is more base on personal preference to who should have high PCS, but it's Chan's astonishingly high base value and ability to beat Takahashi in GOEs that give him that edge, moreso than PCS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
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    well No im not talking about his technical skills
    I don't think he'll pull the same PCS as Chan if he goes clean
    Yeah, Chan even received higher IN than Takahashi in FS at GPF, which tells something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeko666 View Post
    Yeah, Chan even received higher IN than Takahashi in FS at GPF, which tells something.
    It tells that your opinion on their IN is not universal.

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    It might surprise everyone like Takahashi and Lysacek's SP scores at 2010 Olympics - the "Inman Effect".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post
    It might surprise everyone like Takahashi and Lysacek's SP scores at 2010 Olympics - the "Inman Effect".
    Yeah, Lysacek was supposed to be more musical than Takahashi in SP. Figure skating seems to have its own definition of musicality, which is very difficult for outsiders to comprehend. No wonder why the sport/art continues to lose popularity in North America. Not to mention that it's tiring to hear same music over and over again.

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    Latest news on Japanese skaters.

    Narumi and Tran arrived Nice already.

    Akiko left Nagoya for Nice.
    During s short interview at the airport, Akiko says she has had pretty good trainings the last 2 weeks, in a good shape, so that she feels fully prepared for the Worlds.

    Kanako has competed in a local competion this weekend! *_*
    She had tried her new jump layout; went for 3-3 in the second half of FP and successfully landed!
    Is scheduled to fly Monday morning for Nice.
    Hope she gets enough time there to adjust jet lag.
    Last edited by deedee1; 03-25-2012 at 06:15 PM.

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    Some news clips focused on Japanese skaters, recently on-aired on TV:

    Yuzuru: along with the short clip introducing Artur

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ML6fjaD0O0

    Kanako:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFPHVPlpKaA

    Akiko & Kanako:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVar4w3Yyr0

    Takahiko: along with a short clip on Yuka Sato

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i98N_iRm9Zk

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    A short news clip on Takahiko, Mao, Akiko & Kanako arrivals at Nice:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8TaxiuFMeE

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