Last edited by Art&Sport; 11-17-2012 at 11:31 AM.
...and no one is talking about the winner of TEB. Mura got ignored.
Jeremy seems to aged rather quickly by the look on his face. His body looks the same but his face has sagging fatness to it.
I do, actually. Especially at Nationals, where both Weir and Lysacek have had training and competition setbacks. It makes no sense to put in a quad if you can't even fully rotate triples, let alone not be able to rotate a quad consistently.
Jeremy just needs to get back to basics. Get those triple passes first, then work on the Lvl 3 or 4 spins, and then the quad.
He won the short program handedly at TEB without needing a quad, and he could have done it again in the free program at TEB too. With his prowess in PCS, a quad-less program with clean triples and triple-triple combinations can put him on the podium, while everyone else becomes a technical mess trying to put in a quad and not addressing the rest of their skating.
That's the problem with the quad nowadays. It has turned every program into a mistake-ridden mess where skaters neglect the rest of their skating for the sake of one jump element.
ETA: Seriously, though. He was quite impressive. I looooved his jumps. He has such a pretty quad and 3A -- great height and flow out of the jump. It's been awesome to discover all these Japanese skaters that I haven't really looked at much in the past...
Last edited by Mrs. P; 11-17-2012 at 11:39 AM.
Mura is okay and obviously not as bad as Menshov. I'm pretty sure that the sport would never go so far as to have Menshov actually winning gold in a field like this even. His PCS would have to keep him down, whereas they give Mura not so bad PCS. I think Mura as a young skater has way more opportunity to improve his presentation skills than Menshov will ever be capable of accomplishing.
But 4CC was what I was really wondering about. Worlds', frankly, I don't think there's any chance without a quad - or, at least, I hope so! as otherwise it would mean that it was a dismal splatfest, as we know most of the top guys will be going for quads.
To me it's obvious that the US men need some help big time at the moment. Jeremy is not reliable and all the other US men have been disappointing this season. Weir and Lysacek are not the answer though at least with Evan you know he will usually lay down a good skate and is a fighter. But the others are either headcases or just don't have it. Which means looking to the Junior ranks for the future. Farris should have gotten two assignments because he could not do any worse then what we have seen this season plus he needs the experience. But the US men are lacking right now.
The 3A seems to have given Abbott problems a while, which is a shame because he used to have such a difficult entrance into it. That should be priority one to fix. The 3A's back to back could be such a beautiful moment, but at this point, I don't believe it's something he can achieve reliably, especially halfway through the program as they are. Since his quad tends to be under rotated, he desperately needs the points from the 3As.
I'm so happy for Mura! For a while, I thought he was terribly deserving of a GP and it disappointed me that he had so few chances to get one. I hope he skates more confidently from now on! I think his FP has the best music and theme of the Japanese men this year.
So, I for my part will say again: Congratulations Mura! And well done to him!