10-27-2012, 09:10 PM
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue
Yes, he will. Tracy said before he started his LP , that he has planned 3 quads, 2 toes and one salchow. I said to myself, that would be something to see...Seeing how well he landed all his quads, except the one he slipped of his take-off edge, i think he had actually good chances to do so, he looks very well in the air.
And i agree, the bar will be raised for sure. Good for the sport.
10-27-2012, 09:16 PM
Where Patrick lost is mainly in the combinations. He didn't have a triple toe at the end of the quad nor a triple salchow at the end of the single loop sequence (just a double salchow). I think he was going for a 3Lz+3T but couldn't tack it on because of the step-out. All together, that's about 10+ points lost in base value. Couple that with the other mistakes and it just doesn't leave a powerful impression.
While I think that Patrick's overall PCS should have been in the 8.8 range, it wouldn't have made much difference. Fernandez isn't the best with certain areas of footwork (his Lvl4 step sequence hides some of his flaws well), but he has plenty of character, outward projection, and facial expression, all of which I think both Nobunari Oda and Patrick Chan lack by comparison. That said, Chan is getting better at feeling the music through his body rather than just his footwork; sometimes he just needs to let the music breathe and let go.
10-27-2012, 09:25 PM
Tripping on the Podium
Glad I wasn't the only one thinking that. Also I was wondering where his Royal Blue Wizard's hat was, but it would also need Mickey Mouse ears to be authentic. :D
Originally Posted by Mathman
Seriously though, Nobu was the best I've seen of him in a very long time and wonderful to see.
Patrick, swallow your pride and go back to what got you to the top. I also think he's lost muscle and not a good thing that if you're trying to do the big jumps.
JAVI!!! I was a fan of his a long time ago and it's beyond fantastic to see how far he's come the last two years after escaping Morozov's camp. This is History IIRC? First Spainard to win a major Grand Prix event? Regardless, Congratulations to Javi on one heck of an achievement!!
On a shallow note...Love that mustard yellow on him. Really works w/his complexion.
10-27-2012, 09:37 PM
I'm just glad Chan didn't get all 9s in his PCS just to assure a win he didn't deserve. Javier did deserve to win---he didn't let a mistake on his first jump derail his program, and it was loaded with technical content. And while he doesn't have Chan's fancy footwork, Javi does capture his audience in a way that Chan doesn't.
Chan is gravely mistaken when he believes he no longer has need of a technical coach!
10-27-2012, 09:42 PM
This is why we can't have nice things