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Congratulations Kevin Reynolds!
He is Canada's new "Quad King." Well done Kevin! I hope to see a replay of his skate...
Yes! Heartfelt congratulations to Kevin!!!! I admire his tenancity and his hard work - not only for the quads, but for attempting other improvements in his overall skating too; and then keeping it all together when it counts!!!
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I think one of the Canadian channels was supposed to cover 4CC's later?
In any case, here's Kevin's performances:
Gala (click on the arrow, and youtube will jump to Kevin's gala program)
I hope he goes home and works on his skating skills and keep on getting consistent iwth the jumps and alittle more oomph on the spins - he is looking great.
He is..........and anything can happen at Worlds ...........Go Kevin, and work on those skating skills.
Surprise win, but happy for Kevin. Kevin, you can do it!
Originally Posted by Ravensque
Like I said before this has to be one of the biggest if not the biggest upsets. Not sure the 6.0 system would have allowed this but really nice work. He deserved the win here; sure his program and skating skills aren't that of Hanyu, Takahsi or Chan when they are on but he delivered the goods in a reasnoable good program (even with that bad hair lol).
Hey don't knock his hair! Especially this shorter cut which I postulated to be worth 10 PCS points from the judges.
Seriously though, Kevin is rewarded for his tenacity of sticking with improving his overall skills. He's been the quad king for years now but his SS and his hair received little love. Over the last two seasons he showed great improvement in his performance and other PCS aspects though seemingly at the expense of his jump consistency. I am so happy to see him putting it all together finally this year. It is the process many have to have the courage to go through. So big congratulations to Kevin! Keep on keeping on, Kev! Canadians are proud of you.
This is definitely the biggest upset in recent memory. Especially considering Reynolds was 6th. This was a great moment for him, especially after such a demoralizing Nationals for him two or three years ago when he didn't even make the podium. I'm sure many counted him out and even he was trying to find himself after that. This, along with Nationals, should give him great confidence going into Worlds, and is a great opportunity to seal 3 spots for Canada in Sochi. I think he said in an interview his goal is top 6. He'll need to skate like this in order to have a shot, but even if he doesn't, this is a great takeaway for his season.
Originally Posted by Skater Boy
thanks for the videos. Kevin was very adorable during the interview speaking Japanese and it was we'll appreciated.
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
Have anyone noticed Han Yan's 3A-3T at the end of the interview? It was not only huge, covering half the rink width, the take off and landing are superb, no pre-rotation at all, spot on! wow, that should be +3 worthy jumps!
It is an adorable clip. Kevin speaks well and is good at interviews, and has a sly wit. He endeared himself to me forever at last years worlds when he was 12th. In the interview after his skate but before the last skaters, he said - , "Well, I've done my bet. It's up to PAtrick now" The magic number for Canada being 13.
Hockey. Hockey lockout was over and CBC couldn't even muster their 4 hours of 4CCs for Saturday and Sunday. Because you know, they just had to air as much hockey as possible.!
Originally Posted by dorispulaski