12-08-2012, 12:18 PM
Yuzuru never was japanese number one in my books. He is still just a prince for me. Long live the KING!!!!
12-08-2012, 12:21 PM
I'm saying how it's not right to say Javi deserved silver because he didn't based on his SP mistakes. Hanyu (the silver medalist) had 7pts on him going into the FS and I wouldn't say he made up for that much in his FS. Bronze, yes I also wish he kicked PChiddy out of that position. Unfortunate that it was so close between them.
Originally Posted by rosacotton
12-08-2012, 12:22 PM
Color me puzzled. Reading the comments, mylastduchess is calling ptf a hypocrite for complaining about Chan's PCS and not Dai's PCS despite having errors - he's only talking about PCS. Your response is to bring up Chan's huge TES error, conflating the two. Can you explain what I'm missing?
Originally Posted by museksk8r
re: Fernandez' PCS relative to Hanyu
I can see why someone would think that, but I do know that Hanyu ticks the PCS boxes quite effectively. I don't love what he does, though.
12-08-2012, 12:27 PM
Congratulations to all the medalists!!
It was an very exciting event, I can't sleep tonight.
I'm very happy for Daisuke to be the first Japanese skater who won GPF!!
And Hanyu's stamina is increasing
12-08-2012, 12:30 PM
Congratulations to Takahashi, Hanyu, and Chan!
I have to agree with some posters here that, aside from Finlandia, Hanyu has yet to skate a clean FS this season. It's clearly a taxing program, especially for someone with asthma, and I think it's the main reason why he struggles to hold onto his lead after the SP (SA, anyone?). Hopefully he and Orser will work on conserving the energy for those final jumping passes/spins from now until March--barring injury, I see no reason why he wouldn't be at Worlds.
12-08-2012, 12:33 PM
Wow Little Yuzu, how much energy from yesterday birthday cake!!!!
Congrat to Dai and Javi and expecially to Mao!! What a memorable day !
12-08-2012, 12:35 PM
"Hold an edge and look sexy!"
My response was in reply to a poster who said that Takahashi and Chan made the same amount of technical mistakes. Takahashi did not Zayak or Oda, so I was pointing out that Chan's technical mistakes were more grave than those of Takahashi's. I never brought subjective PCS into the discussion. I certainly have not defended Takahashi's PCS or wins this season as I've pointed out on numerous occasions that I think his programs this season are totally beneath his skating abilities. Besides, Chan still has the highest PCS of any competitor in this event, so I'm not sure why PCS robbery from Chan fans is entering the conversation.
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue
Last edited by museksk8r; 12-08-2012 at 12:40 PM.
12-08-2012, 12:38 PM
Just realized that a Japanese man has won the silver medal at the GPF for seven straight years:
2006: Daisuke Takahashi
2007: Daisuke Takahashi
2008: Takahiko Kozuka
2009: Nobunari Oda
2010: Nobunari Oda
2011: Daisuke Takahashi
2012: Yuzuru Hanyu
And Daisuke is both the first Japanese man to medal at the GPF (2005, bronze) and the first to win the gold (this year, obviously).
12-08-2012, 12:41 PM
Still confused, but I'll assume I'm just misunderstanding something.
Originally Posted by museksk8r
evangeline, as if we needed more evidence of the ridiculous depth of the Japanese men. It's even more astonishing when you consider that the guy that won bronze in 2005 is the guy that won today, and none of the other skaters have stopped competing!
12-08-2012, 12:47 PM
Daisuke won? Yippee!!!!
But it certainly sounds like a lackluster skate for everyone. Could it be the ice? Look at the ladies' competition also. No one seems to have done his or her best.
Pogue, your observation is amazing. Daisuke and the others certainly prove the strength of the Japanese men.
12-08-2012, 12:50 PM
I think Yuzuru was just as if not more 'clean' than the other skaters today. Have any of these men skated a totally clean FS yet this season? These top guys have so much content and difficulty in their programs, it'd be pretty amazing if they did go 100% clean.
Originally Posted by ForeverFish
12-08-2012, 12:55 PM
Okay so Japan was the Surya Bonaly; the Kira ivanova the Susan Lucci for a few years lol.
Originally Posted by evangeline
12-08-2012, 12:57 PM
Nice skate by Fernandez and the Prince and Tak. Chan is in big trouble. PCS and TES -boy he needs to get those elements done - nothing is as smooth - maybe he should give in and get a coach and we all know who. Kathy Johnson hasn't helped his PCS enough to compensate for TES.
12-08-2012, 12:58 PM
Glad Dai won and that Chan medal. I had a feeling that my Dai and Chan wouldn't skate up to their potential here for some reason. My poor Taka.
12-08-2012, 01:00 PM
I'm very thrilled for Dai, congrats to him and the other medalists. I so terribly miss Dai's programs from last year and sort of wish he could have won GPF with those (it's like when a great actor finally gets an Oscar for something, but it's not your favorite performance by him/her). But, again, so very happy for him and I really hope this gives him great confidence for nationals and the rest of the season (give the depth of the Japanese men, I'm still very nervous about nationals!).
I'm very impressed with Hanyu in terms of building stamina and also fight - he really has a great competitive spirit in that he takes each element at a time and doesn't seem to get rattled.
I actually really love the choreo for Chan's LP - I hope we get to see some cleaner jumps this year. But, truly, his skating skills just transport me to another universe and I enjoyed watching him (and I think the placements felt right to me, haven't looked at protocols yet).
Yeah to Javi on his quads - haven't watched yet but will later today! And hugs to Kozuka - I find him so mesmerizing when he skates well, and wish him the very best at nationals!