icechannel2011 also has now uploaded all of the performances in the Japan Open!
I agree with you that Ilya wuzzrubbed, and Honda even more did. Mainly because that Buttle imo shouldn't be there at all. He is much younger than everyone else, he is a skater of different generation. It put the competitors in not equal position to him and caused the talks that the results of MWO were predictable in advance (if not "fixed"). That doesn't serve a good purpose to a new event that needs to earn some trust. So, I'll be speaking only about he rest 5 skaters who were more or less objectively equal fighters, that's why 4 of them came so close. Honda should have won just a little over Kulik. He was the only one who could do the ultra class element 3A, and all the rest was pretty much of the same level. In any case those two of 5 Honda and Kulik were the only ones who were not with girlish set of jumps but Men's ones . Kurt and Yag both had girls' jumps but Kurt was way more artistic, so he would have been over Yag anyway imo. Irina should have won due to the reasons that I already stated, with Shizuka 2nd and Rochette 3rd.
Well, in general I do want this event to continue because it was just fun to see all those long term retired skaters competing and even trying to do high class sport stuff.
Can't wait to see Irina! I've missed her greatly.
LT, I definitely agree with you in wanting this event to continue. What a joy to see the greats of yesteryear pay us a visit. This competition sounds like the old Landover pro competition, a really substantial contest with high-quality performances.
Takeshi half-heartedly grabbed his face twice during that Tosca performance. Such cliche choreography and, yes, fake emotion. That quality ran through most of the performance, with movements being performed seemingly because he had to do it and not because he felt it. Buttle's performance was definitely the opposite of that; it was raw and real and open. I think you did not connect with the music and/or concept, thus your unfairly dismissive assessment.
Then why Buttle didn't even try to do some shaky Tripe Axel if it was not such a big deal? Because he can't?Just because he did a shaky Triple Axel his performance was more powerful than everything else Buttle did on the ice?
Hmm, you ignored everything I said. Your praise of "masculine" doesn't at all speak to how someone should score. That is the point. As for Buttle not trying a Triple Axel, he did a beautiful Triple Lutz, a good 3Toe-3Toe combo, and a good 2Axel. Honda had a 3Flip-2Toe combo, a non-clean Triple Axel, and a solo Double Toeloop. Honda's jump content was in fact lesser than Buttle's, but you seem to be blinded by him simply attempting the 3Axel.
There are junior girls who can do the same stuff. If a non-clean Triple Axel is not a big deal, why didn't Buttle even try to jump it. Not that I wonder much.he did a beautiful Triple Lutz, a good 3Toe-3Toe combo, and a good 2Axel.