MEN'S SHORT PROGRAM - VIDEOS & RESULT
1. Patrick CHAN (CAN) - 85.44 Short Program
2. Konstantin MENSHOV (RUS) - 76.73 Short Program
3. Takahiko KOZUKA (JPN) - 76.34 Short Program
4. Zhan BUSH (RUS) - 74.50 Short Program
5. Artur GACHINSKI (RUS) - 74.07 Short Program
6. Michal BREZINA (CZE) - 73.83 Short Program
7. Richard DORNBUSH (USA) - 67.44 Short Program
8. Nobunari ODA (JPN) - 63.18 Short Program
9. Denis TEN (KAZ) - 59.42 Short Program
10. Johnny WEIR (USA) - 57.47 Short Program
Last edited by Mao88; 11-09-2012 at 02:57 PM.
It's not an artless program, it actually can work quite well, except for the last parts after the step sequence. The music cut there needs to be changed. Johnny's flow and positions are something that's sorely lacking from figure skating these days; it's too bad he completely bungled the jumps. He is NEVER going to do a rotated quad if he keeps approaching it like this. Needs way more speed and less reach-around on the toepick. He used to get very good elevation and rotation on his quads before going to Galina, albeit with two-foot landings. Regardless, fully-rotated quads with two-foot landings give you a lot of points under this scoring system, so that's what Johnny should aim to do. He needs to get a jump coach. Galina is TRASH.
Chan:...okay not breathtaking but very good. Love this program. He's has the skills to be breathtaking and even me not being a fan can really appreciate his glide on the ice.
Last edited by lavender; 11-09-2012 at 03:00 PM.
So, Patrick's 1T got -3 GOE.SP: One or more rev. less than required GOE -3
Because of the same rule, Brezina's 2S got -3 GOE. So he got only 0.70 on this element.
Last edited by Bluebonnet; 11-09-2012 at 03:10 PM.
I think Johnny has to get use to competing and he could do better than that. I really like his much improved spins.
I showed up when Denis Ten was skating - didn't realize Johnny Weir was all the way down in last. Hopefully he can pull it up in the long. I don't even like him that much, but I wanted him to have a good comeback.
I've only had the chance to watch Johnny and Patrick, in that order. Whoa, what a difference lol. I like Johnny, but there's really not all that much to his Lady Gaga program, seems there's just a lot of skating around......and a little slowly at that.
Thought Patrick did a good job, I really love this program and can't wait to see him really grow into it for competition. I think the emoting will come along with mileage and confidence, he needed this skate. I find it weird that he did the 1T after the quad though, he's usually so good when it comes to adding a jump later on if needed, but whatever, I"m sure he has his reasons. I guess skaters can only think so much out there.
Totally agree. I spoke about this last week on this forum. Chan is truly an amazing skater. There is no one who can compare with his run of the blade or edge quality. He spent his entire youth working on these qualities and deserves to be marked accordingly. I do feel his jumps need a bit of refinement this year but his PCS should be ahead of all the male skaters in the world.