Well, I'm glad that quintuple jumps are impossible. They should really try to work within the range of all the jumps and jump revolutions that exist and create intricate moves and daring choreo. They have aplenty to work with. Concentrate on perfecting consistency, technique, endurance and artistry.
Are there any more vids up yet?
MEN'S SHORT PROGRAM - VIDEOS & RESULT
1. Yuzuru HANYU (JPN) - 95.07 Short Program, 2nd Copy, 3rd Copy
2. Takahiko KOZUKA (JPN) - 85.32 Short Program, 2nd Copy
3. Jeremy ABBOTT (USA) - 77.71 Short Program, 2nd Copy
4. Tatsuki MACHIDA (JPN) - 75.78 Short Program, 2nd Copy
5. Konstantin MENSHOV (RUS) - 73.32 Short Program
6. Michal BREZINA (CZE) - 69.26
7. Armin MAHBANOOZADEH (USA) - 68.27
8. Alexander MAJOROV (SWE) - 60.48
9. Tomas VERNER (CZE) - 58.79 Short Program
10. Douglas RAZZANO (USA) - 57.06
Here are the protocols
Last edited by Mao88; 10-20-2012 at 05:12 AM.
Thanks Mao88. I still think Abbott deserved higher scores. Didn't he fully rotate the quad at the beginning of his program?
Hey everybody I just returned my hotel room after checking out the men's and pairs sp live tonight. Some thoughts.
For me the three Japanese men really brought it tonight. Machida was charismatic and skated a solid program despite not having a quad. He did a beautiful triple axel right in front of my section. And he did a great job expressing himself to the music. I think he took some tips from the Daisuke playbook!
I loved Taka's program. It had that quiet elegance perfect for his fluid performance. And I was so happy he hit all the elements especially after all the reports of bad practices. It was such a delight to see his soft knees in person. TV does not do that quality justice.
And Hanyu. Let me tell you, it was amazing to see it live. From the warmup you could see it in his eyes he was ready to bring it. He had a really high quality program. He hit all the jumps perfectly with beautiful transitions and at amazing speed. He got a standing o when he was done.
Do I think he was overscored? Maybe by a few points, but, he really presented a challenging program and I don't think he could have done it any better. I remember liking it when I saw the Finlandia video, but I loved it after seeing it live and seeing the intensity and energy Yuzuru put into the program.
Brian Orser ended up in the table next to me at the hotel bar so we end up striking a conversation. He was not surprised at Yuzuru's performance. He talked about how both sp and fs are very challenging for Hanyu, and that he has been working with Hanyu to do more run thoughs. He said that when he first met with Hanyu, he learned that he did not skate as much daily as someone wanting to be top caliblier competition should. But he pointed out that Yuzuru has been a gentleman, respectful and willing to learn. I think we all saw the fruit of that tonight.
He was surprised by the score. He said based on his performance tonight compared to Finlandia, he expected a score more in the high 80's.
On a lighter note, the topic of the Pooh tissue box came up and he said, "When he was not my student I used to make fun of that. Now I have to hold it." He said this in a good natured way. We all laughed.
Bad night for both the Czechs. I liked Verner's program, despite the mistakes, there were things to appreciate. Brenzia's program did not do much for me, especially since. He made those mistakes despite not having a lot of transitions. His PCS was way too high for what he actually did.
Mensnov program was decent considering that I was expecting to be disappointed by a Piña clone. His 4T-3T combo was solid. Majorov was Ok - nothing really stood out.
I enjoyed Jeremy's program, he did a good job performing it! But his tech was not there; I've definitely seen him do a 3A much better. And he's had issues getting spins levels in the past, so the low TES did not surprise me. Armin had a respectable performance. I think he was hurt by being in the first group and a last minute replacement -- he wasn't even in the event program! I think he should have been ahead of Brenzina.
Anyway, it was a real treat to be there!
I was also very fun Jeremy´s program. It's very musical skater and well choreography can perfectly sell.
The Japanese I liked best Kozuka. Yuzuru did well that changed the style. The rock he sits.
Menshov has a classic Russian poise and style of skating. All blond mens from Russia now will be compared with Plushenko He should change hairstyle But it has a chance.
I feel sorry for Tomas He can do everything! A skate so beautifully! It floats on the ice! Why not sell the beautiful jumps in competitions!
Michal Brezina made progress in steps and spins. And somewhere lost jumping certainty Perhaps it again finds. And whether exchange costume.
Glad to see him skating well, but that is Robin and Aliona's music. Step away from the Pina soundtrack, please.5. Konstantin MENSHOV (RUS) - 73.32
I agree that Hanyu was terribly overscored while Taka was underscored. The difference between them should be not more than 3-4 points maximum. I don't get why for practically the same executed combo Hanyu got higher GOE than Taka. Also, his spins, being on better level than Taka's, were done slower and less impressive. Their step-segs as if of different levels is just a joke. As for the second mark, how good that they both performed eagles. Says a lot who is who in edges and SS. Taka's SP was elegant, emotional and mature. While Hanyu looked like a teen kid who were left home alone, found daddy's booze and decided to experiment with his elder brother's guitar, until social service knocked the door. The pace they chose for Hanyu is hillarious, it makes him look ridiculous and pathetic. Also, such an unfair score can alienate people against Yuzu, which is not the fate I would want for him.
At least Emerson gives up. But stability of jumps him not learned.
Maybe he needed russian drill and especially psychologists. To Misin, Tatiana ... anywhere for someone hard.
I think Hanyu did pretty well, his jumps were well executed and I found his programs to be more mature
it really suited him and judges and audiences agreed
its really nice to see a new face that we can hope to dominate in the coming years
Yuzuru is a real talent, so there is no reason to deny it