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    I think Hanyu is amazing but he does not have the refinement or air of confidence and surety as much as Dai or Patrick - yet. Give him time. His marks do seem high COMPARATIVELY to Dai, Fernandez and skaters like Chan. There is a difference between being a fan and looking critically at the skating. He is amazing; especially his short and ana amazing entrance into the axel but one entrance does not make a skater. We'll see how he does in the in the FS - the programme isn't as strong as his short.

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    I enjoyed watching the performances from Hanyu, Takahashi and Fernandez very much! In my opinion Fernandez should be on 2nd place, because Takahashi looked nervous and was not close to his best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skater Boy View Post
    I think Hanyu is amazing but he does not have the refinement or air of confidence and surety as much as Dai or Patrick - yet. Give him time. His marks do seem high COMPARATIVELY to Dai, Fernandez and skaters like Chan. There is a difference between being a fan and looking critically at the skating. He is amazing; especially his short and ana amazing entrance into the axel but one entrance does not make a skater. We'll see how he does in the in the FS - the programme isn't as strong as his short.
    ITA. this is not to diminish hanyu or his performance in any way... But I really do think his SS is not quite at the level of dai, kozuka or chan to warrant his world record scores... I feel like I might be missing something the judges are seeing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skater Boy View Post
    I think Hanyu is amazing but he does not have the refinement or air of confidence and surety as much as Dai or Patrick - yet. Give him time. His marks do seem high COMPARATIVELY to Dai, Fernandez and skaters like Chan. There is a difference between being a fan and looking critically at the skating. He is amazing; especially his short and ana amazing entrance into the axel but one entrance does not make a skater. We'll see how he does in the in the FS - the programme isn't as strong as his short.
    I agree. His components marks are too high compared to Takahashi's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitterpatter View Post
    ITA. Those three plus Chan, Kozuka, Abbott and the other top men's skaters are making this discipline so awesome right now.
    Exactly. What other sport can combine athletism and artistry in such a fascinating way? None, if you ask me. Wolrds next spring and Olympics in Sochi will be amazing, just because we have so many fantastic men skating right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenaj View Post
    His components marks are too high compared to Takahashi's.
    Perhaps Hanyu skated faster? Just guessing. From the footage, he seemed to be flying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenaj View Post
    I agree. His components marks are too high compared to Takahashi's.
    Not in the eyes of the judges obviously. Brian is doing a good job representing him. But he should not be allowed to travel with so many vodkas in his suitcase. Regardless of what we see, he has all of them judges liquored up!

    Yup, no need to argue. Just rewatch them videos with a few shots and you'll agree more and more with the judges.

    Nothing serious here, just being silly!

    Luv the top three. Let the best man (or kid) win... It will be an interesting long to say the least.

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    Yuzuru, Daisuke and Javier

    About the components scores: I believe Daisuke deserves more on interpretation and choreography but hey... what do I know? There was one judge that gave him only 7.75 for interpretation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatinginbc View Post
    Perhaps Hanyu skated faster? Just guessing. From the footage, he seemed to be flying.
    Have you seen Daisuke's steps? No one is faster!

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    Just saw the top three skates. I really think that Hanyu deserved the scores he received. He's got a great program down pat with hardly a blemish. He seems to have developed good consistency with his short. Javier was pretty amazing as well and better than Takahashi, but that the size of Hanyu's lead is correct (IMO). The free skate will be interesting. If Hanyu beats Takahashi on the free skate, there is going to be a big shift in how (generally) people rank Chan's rivals. (Although I really love watching both Hanyu and Takahashi skate at the same event, I kind of wish that they had not pitted these two really amazing skaters against each other at this point of the season. If Takahashi does not do better than Hanyu on the FS, he loses really big is what I am trying to say. This event really matters for long-term psychology and reputation.)

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    ^I agree with everything you wrote. It must have been extremely hard for Daisuke today skating after Yuzuru. I love Daisuke, and I hope that this won't put him down too much, but I'm wondering....and his free this season doesn't have the quality of last season, imho. :(

    I loved Daisukes step sequence, sooo good. Unless Yuzuru bombs again ála Skate America I think it will be hard to beat him.
    Last edited by MaiKatze; 11-23-2012 at 03:07 PM.

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    Welcome to the forum, Itoja! Post often, post long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by let`s talk View Post
    Well, not all guys are into real thinigs. That's why the world has Haute Couture and jeans, Cuisine and food, gems and bijouterie, etc. Choosing some lousy blue, especially after Dai's Blues, was indeed the most mocking thing for Yuzu that Orser&Co could come up with.
    Well, I don't agree, I think it's my fav SP this year (and Javi has great FP), I like Yuzuru's blues a lot, maybe it's not a masterpiece like Dai's blues but still very-very good programm *fingers crossed for good FP*

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    Hanyu: At SA, I think he was a bit overscored but seeing this kind of performance again it's just magnificent! I really hope he skates a good FP and wins this, he deserves it absolutely! He's such an immense talent! (I think I'm going to change my answer in the thread about who could between Chan and Yuzuru win if they both skate at their best... )
    Daisuke: I'm sorry to say this and I'm probably the only one who thinks this, but he looked a bit "less" artistically, compared immediatly after Hanyu, but maybe it's just because of the technical mistakes... However, I don't really like his programs this yeat but his step sequence is still the best in the world!
    Fernandez: I'm happy he finally landed that 3-3 cleanily, but he has to work on his spins... I noted that there are a lot of movements similar to Hanyu's in his choreography: "Orser style"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bixby View Post
    Not in the eyes of the judges obviously. Brian is doing a good job representing him. But he should not be allowed to travel with so many vodkas in his suitcase. Regardless of what we see, he has all of them judges liquored up!

    Yup, no need to argue. Just rewatch them videos with a few shots and you'll agree more and more with the judges.

    Nothing serious here, just being silly!

    Luv the top three. Let the best man (or kid) win... It will be an interesting long to say the least.
    Huh? I missed something. Vodkas? How does Joubert have all the judges Liquored up? I missed something.

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