Sretenski and Sandusky Off topic a bit, no?
And I like Dai, Yuzu and Kozuka, and i also don't think that Yuzu's program was sexy. He can 't be sexy today.
By the way, Kozuka's SP score, as low as I think it is, is a best ever for him as well, his previous best was 84.20 back in Turin 2010. But he managed that mainly also because he placed the 3A and the combo in the second half of the ogram, as Yuzuru did.
Kalina, thanks for your post, I agree with everything you said. Sometimes some figure skating fans just seem like such drama-loving chatterboxes - like one good performance means you're as good as world champion, one bad one and you're pretty much done. World records don't really mean much, every event is scored differently. If I remember correctly, Daisukes 94-points record performance was said to not deserve so many points by many people too (and if I'm honest, I had to agree). Who knows if that new record will even survive this season, with the new rule, Takahashi and Kozuka in seemingly good form or Patrick with a probably stunning programm (it was as an Ex no doubt, and his LP is beautiful).
And it was a 90+ performance even without the new bonus, so I think it's alright. A 41 in PCS would have been enough either, but I don't care that much. His TES is monstrous, and completly deservedly so. He definitly deserves to be in the lead, maybe 10 points is a little too much - but while Taka was underscored in PCS (I just hope that's his last season being pretty bad playing an influence and the jugdes will get it right if Taka continous to skate that good), there's the missing -3 for the 4T.
All that said, my favorite performance was Tatsukis - that programm's fun, and he's so entertaining to watch!
But who mentioned Dai's program till now or even first isn't the point. And if she wouldn't have mentioned it at all, I would have still wrote the same - because how people are argueing that Yuzurus score is too high reminded me pretty much of some reactions at WTT. I don't see a problem with comparing Yuzurus performance to Dai's or anything. What I meant with "drama-loving chatterboxes" is how people just love to overreact and jugde to fast. But that's a very general thing... look at how the russian girls are hyped, talked down, hyped again... let alone what you can read about Adelina sometimes is worthy to grind your teeth.Originally Posted by let's talk
Here's my report from the competition late last night just in case you missed it:
So I think perhaps I'd have Yuzuru winning in PCS by a point instead of nearly four -so a 92 vs. 88 with the lead mostly in TES.
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Thanks to everyone for discussion of the SPs - and especially those who saw it live like Mrs. P and Doris! So cool!
ETA oh and thanks for all the videos too!!!! I could watch Hanyu's triple axel forever - wow, all the jumps were cool but that triple axel was
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oh, come on, like if Dai was the first man in figure skating trying to be sexy. A problem for me with Taka is the music, is always really boring, the only one that I liked it, well I really loved it was bold as love.
Kozuka's PCS should be higher IMO-not Hanyu's lower. I'm glad at least Hanyu's PCS are being raised to where he can challenge Chan..Its good for the sport...And I think Hanyu deserves it...But Kozuka is woefully undermarked... Its the hypocrisy over Kozuka's scores that make meh with the Chan arguments.
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