MEN'S FREE SKATE - VIDEOS & RESULT (Updated)
1. Javier FERNANDEZ (ESP) - 253.94 Free Skate
2. Patrick CHAN (CAN) - 243.43 Free Skate
3. Nobunari ODA (JPN) - 238.34 Free Skate
4. Florent AMODIO (FRA) - 218.72 Free Skate
5. Ross MINER (USA) - 213.60 Free Skate
6. Denis TEN (KAZ) - 203.70 Free Skate
7. Elladj BALDE (CAN) 199.94 Free Skate
8. Takahito MURA (JPN) - 199.74 Free Skate
9. Artur GACHINSKI (RUS) - 199.58 Free Skate
10. Liam FIRUS (CAN) - 169.67 Free Skate
Great performance by Fernandez!!
Last edited by Mao88; 10-27-2012 at 08:10 PM.
Fernandez's flow was frankly quite bad after both Oda and Chan; he was slow not only in between elements but even within the elements (spins were much slower than Oda and Chan). PE, CH, and IN are good, but SS and TR shouldn't be as good.
I have always felt Javi's PCS has been too high since last SC. Patrick has been investing in PCS but his improvements are not being recognized and rewarded.
The one I've always felt the most underscored in PCS is Kozuka. Oda has the great knees and best 3A but I find fault with his posture.
Chan's the best skater in the world-when he skates well. But doing the elements well has to matter and he gets no favors by being told right now it will. When later on it won't. The other top skaters PCS were going to have to be raised for the sake of the sport.
SkateFiguring, Chan's PCS have always been through the roof how much higher can they goo. The guy needs to work on the jumps. . (Like him working on all aspects to be frank)
bekalc, it does seem you're arguing two wrongs make a right. Do you agree with Fernandez' PCS?
Also, will Javier be going for three quads, or did he had the 4T later because of the 3T mistake? Because three quads would be awesome and a way to truly raise the bar.
So if I am reading you correctly, the other skaters PCS have to be raised regardless of whether or not they have actually improved in this area??? So if Plushenko does a clean program with no transitions etc. his PCS should be inflated for the sake of the sport?
I have no issues with the final results but I do have issues with the scond set of scores.
Beautiful flowers, but pretty cheapo looking medals...