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    Karne, it's a minefield for all the male competitors this year & it's anyone's guess as to the final placements. We should see some attempts at quads & a few may land. If they do it will be tougher for those without quads to bypass them if evryone skates clean. Rippon is the only other top competitor who has an iffy axle in the top 10 & my "guess" is that Jason will finish higher than Adam this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karne View Post
    Art&Sport, I'm a bit befuddled by your placement of Brown at 9th. That's his finishing position the last two years - last year's with only a double Axel and some falls in the long. This year he will be armed with a 3A AND a 3A-3T if practice reports are to be believed, has improved again...if he skates clean (which is normally how he skates) then I can't see him finishing that low.
    It's hard to tell because the field is so deep. And having jumps in practice versus competition is different. I would be surprised if he went for a 3a-3t in his FS, just because under COP, he can gain the same points by doing a 3f-3t, which he can do beautifully in his sleep, and then a 3a-2t. Also, I wouldn't have guessed Dornbush would place 13th and Farris 16th last year, but then they did, and Razzano who really seems a 2nd or 3rd tier skater even in the US, was 5th. When the field is so large and the majority of men have been doing 3a in competition for years, and will be trying quads in their programs (most have also landed quads in some competitions before), it makes sense that a modest prediction for Brown would be 9th place. That doesn't mean he can't place higher, and I won't be surprised if he does, but with this kind of field, an off night can make the difference between 5th and 15th place, seriously.

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    Yeah, there is just so much depth. I admit that I love Jason and he is likely to finish much higher, which means the standings will probably be much different from my stab in the dark.

    Anyone watching the men's practice on IceNetwork B stream right now? Jason completed his sp practice, then Wesley C, and now Armin is working on his fp.

    Now, Jeremy is up. Go JereAmazin! Oops, still Go JereAmazin, but it was Sean Rabbitt who was practicing just now.

    And now it's Max Aaron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art&Sport View Post
    Yeah, there is just so much depth. I admit that I love Jason and he is likely to finish much higher, which means the standings will probably be much different from my stab in the dark.
    Especially if he keeps doing 3A-3Ts! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by karne View Post
    Especially if he keeps doing 3A-3Ts! :P
    Yeah, I sure would like to see Brown higher, but I also love Armin, and Messing, and I have a soft spot for Rippon. Maybe Adam will need more time with his new coach to fully master technique on 3-axel and develop some quads in his arsenal, and also rebuild his confidence. Maybe it might be more like: Abbott, Miner, Dornbush, Farris, Brown, Armin, Aaron, Messing, Rippon, etc., but who knows?

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    Call me crazy but I am hoping Adam does really well and wins his first championship. I know he hasn't been very consistent and there is a lot of competition, even without Johnny or Evan. I would love to see Adam finally soar to the top.

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    Does anyone know what is going on with IN? I thought the men's SP was supposed to start already...

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