11-11-2012, 01:16 PM
Last edited by Bluebonnet; 11-11-2012 at 01:28 PM.
11-11-2012, 01:18 PM
Off the ice
Well, I find the people who think Chan is the source of all skating evil and those who consider him the skating equivalent of Chuck Norris equally unappealing and unpersuasive. Which probably explain my current reaction to him: indifference.
Originally Posted by wallylutz
I am not indifferent to how so many discussions end up being hyperbolic arguments about him, however. Can't people just make intentional impeding in warmup videos instead, like we had in the heyday of the Mao/Yuna bot wars?
Bad influence is a redundant expression where Morozov is concerned. Morozov's influence is always bad ("Morozov's good influence" is either an oxymoron or a sign that the apocalypse is upon us).
Originally Posted by Niki2012
11-11-2012, 01:23 PM
11-11-2012, 01:30 PM
Too bad, that's not what the skating world thinks.
Originally Posted by Buttercup
11-11-2012, 02:30 PM
11-11-2012, 03:11 PM
Hallelujah, a sign that the apocalypse is upon us.
Originally Posted by Mathman
11-11-2012, 03:26 PM
Off the ice
It was not until the IJS was fully implemented that Morozov's evil became truly apparent. Here's one account of some of his deeds.
Originally Posted by Mathman
11-11-2012, 03:45 PM
11-11-2012, 05:39 PM
They're showing the Men's free skate on TV on the East coast now. Menshov has such high first jumps. I'm not familiar with him at all.
Nobody looks very smooth yet, though, except perhaps Kozuka. Chan hasn't shown yet. Do people here on GS feel that since the CoP, the general quality of skating has gone down with everyone working so hard to maximize points? (With a few exceptions, of course.) I don't think I've ever seen such a collection of labored spins and step work in my life, men's and ladoes' alike. No wonder Kiira Korpi won. Her spins looks like actual spins, fast and centered--not as if she's afraid of tipping over because of a complete absence of centrifugal force. Or is it centripetal force in this case?
11-11-2012, 05:43 PM
No, I don't think the quality of skating has gone down whatsoever. I think we tend to remember the best of the previous era, but lets remember, not all spinners were Lucinda Ruh and steppers like Yuka Sato.
11-11-2012, 05:50 PM
Definitely like Meshnov more than Gachinshi at this point as far as the Russians --- he's like 5 for 6 in the quads. He has really nice jumps in general....
And just being nit picky with Patrick -- couldn't he get better costumes? My husband said his FS costume looks like he got it at a consignment shop. Isn't he dating a fashion designer?!
11-11-2012, 05:54 PM
Maybe that's it, Imaginary.
Chan's program was miles above anyone else's at this competition. In the entire world, no one but Takahashi and maybe Hanyu, and of course Plushenko if he's healthy, can keep up with him.
In some ways there are two kinds of skating that we see. There's the main herd of regular skaters (including some hopefuls who could improve later on), which can be tough to watch because everyone's struggling to a degree. Then there's the thin layer of the best skaters, who demonstrate what it is we all love about skating. The only exception to me is ice dancing, where for many years it's been crowded near the top--though the very tippy top has just two or three couples.
11-11-2012, 06:04 PM
I think his this LP costume is great! Much better than any of Takahashi's costumes over the years. ...Maybe I have a bad taste.
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
Just finished watching NBC coverage of COR. Gosh, are you sure that barbie doll wasn't copied from Kiira Korpi? She is so beautiful! And I loved her skating! Now I understood why Graci Gold was hyped. Back to the men, It didn't change my opinions on the skaters after this time watching. I'm so happy that Brezina won bronze. Menshov is 29! Impressive!
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11-11-2012, 06:15 PM
.... out of curiosity, and not to get in a fight, why did you bring up Takahashi?
11-11-2012, 06:19 PM
Because he was the only one on top I can think of, IMO, who has never had good costumes and good hair. Maybe Brian Joubert is another one. Any other skaters didn't stand out and gave me such impression.
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue
Last edited by Bluebonnet; 11-11-2012 at 06:46 PM.