I liked his exhibition a lot, Buttle should get credit for this. It was all kinds of cool to watch him glide like this. I hope he uses him more often. But I think he should change sp and lp next year and doesnt use Nicol again, in fear he would end up with Mirai's failed Spartacus, unless she makes him programs a la Carolina.
WOW pangtong - I thought Chan was at 9 or 10 falls the last time!
Laughter is the best medicine.
I didnt think poorly choreo, I was thinking boring warhorses.
That analysis isn't excellent at all, says nothing about how Chan's movements interpret the music or his level of performance, only his skating skills. It completely ignores Takahashi's transitions and also incorrectly sums up an entire minute of the performance as "very little movement that connects to the music", when Takahashi is providing a very distinct interpretation. That post claims "the music ramps up but Dai's energy and movement does not", which is wrong because he does a quick series of steps directly to the music and then goes into a HUGE 3Axel-3Toe. If that isn't energetic, then what is?
Takahashi did a good job interpreting the music, but Patrick was better. He got higher IN marks because his music is more complicated, he has more variety in his movement and pace.
BTW, in spite of the fall and behind the music, Patrick's last steps was the best in this season, so fast and passionate.
Last edited by Boeing787; 04-05-2012 at 11:39 PM.
Right, there is no 3A or 4T in this number, because this is a program designed to show off his skating skills, not his jumping ability which has been proved in the competition.
Let's say the two Brits haven't changed their opinions. Does it matter? Not the least. Patrick is the 2012 ISU World Champion, no one can change this fact.
I think Takahashi was the worthy world champion anyway. The judges could let him win IF they chose.
Chan was given the gold medal because...
*Reynolds was the 12th, therefore Chan's win was needed to give 3 spots to next year's host.
*The judges wanted appoint Hanyu as the #1 rival of Patrick Chan. Takahashi shouldn't a spoiler thereafter.
The Japanese Federation should have sacrificed Kozuka's eleventh place finish in exchange for Takahaski getting first. Someone was asleep at the switch.
I'm sure the judges had little anxiety about Chan's win when Reynolds has placed there. If Takahashi won WC, the JSF could've been in a difficult position -- who should be backed up as THE national favorite heading into Sochi. Well, the international judges have made it clear. I think NHK trophy in Miyagi (Sendai) will be the official ceremony of the throne change.
You know, I would be interested to know who gets selected for NHK next season. Yuzuru probably wants it the most since it's in Sendai, but Takahashi is usually favoured to be at the NHK. Both can't attend since they are reigning world medalists...this will be interesting.