10-08-2012, 11:37 PM
Oh...if it's true, I really hope Dai will bring back those transitions as the season deepens so that he feels more comfortable with this new program.
Originally Posted by doctor2014
When I first saw it on TV, I just could not take my eyes off his blades and edges and I did not pay much attention to his face...His blade works so much changed since the last season, I thought. Especially in his last step sequence, I just loved his longer-holding edges, which is something he missed due to his unflexible body-type and exactly is something he wanted to get for so long, and which is something I find it in Patrick's skating on his best day and I love.
Maybe it's just me but, in this regard Dai at this JO looked like a different/new skater to me in a way. Like I said, I would also prefer less facial expressions from him now. He does not need them, because his skating itself speaks quite a volume, I believe.
10-09-2012, 12:53 AM
Last edited by Tonichelle; 10-09-2012 at 10:47 PM.
10-09-2012, 09:29 AM
At the rink. Again.
I think one of the main reasons the US is just now starting to regroup in singles is because many coaches at more developmental levels did not embrace IJS right away and continued to push kids with major technique flaws (short rotation jumps, entry edge issues) through the system. As a matter of fact, I STILL see some coaches who blow smoke, so to speak...
10-09-2012, 10:08 AM
Where was the "near perfect PCS"?! Have you seen the protocols yet?!
Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy
Patrick has lost on PCS so badly! If he landed four more times, I've no doubt that he could receive a few 10s in all five categories in PCS. Instead, he has only received 84.42. His PCS was in fourth place after Takahashi, Buttle, and Plushenko. And Plushenko fell too. Ah, you mean that 9.5 on PE? That judge might have given Patrick all 10s if Patrick landed all the jumps. I don't see any reason for a fuzz.
Why should Buttle come back and "enjoy" the second place in Canada? Buttle is too smart to do that.
Originally Posted by christinaskater
Last edited by Bluebonnet; 10-09-2012 at 10:33 AM.
10-09-2012, 10:02 PM
Dai's transition marks last season were marked consistently in the lower eights. His transition mark was much better at JO.
It will be interesting to see if his transition mark improves with this LP in the upcoming GP events.
I always felt that the judges did not get "Blues", skating being a subjective sport, but I have a feeling they will love this program.
10-10-2012, 10:57 AM
Haha. Holy true. That was too innovating to expand their horizons. They seem like more open to cliches like POTO, Aranjuez, La Boheme, or Tosca with Turandot. Now those who are talanted enough to push boundaries have to stick with stuff that please ISU trivial taste. Stupid judges.
Originally Posted by demarinis5
10-11-2012, 10:38 AM
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