About Yuzu's program - I forgot to add that I had goose bumps when he did Ina Bauer!!! :D
Yuzuru was phenomenal!!!
the program was SOOOO amazing
Although there are some points that he should put more effort on, this is great considering that it's only the beginning.
By the way, is there anything wrong with 3A? The first 3A looked tilted on the air. I hope nothing's wrong..
Did Johnny design that costume for Yuzuru? I know he has designed some for him.
Yuzuru was great!
I'm sure he'll get more expressive as the season goes on and he gets more comfortable with the new program. The layout is incredibly demanding, so at this point his focus is understandably more on perfecting the technical side. I love the costume--it works for the program. Frankly, I'm so sick and tired of the endless all-black, blue, or brown costumes in men's skating these days. Guys, color and sparkle are allowed!
Talking about costumes, Voronov was working those red pants, black lace, and facial hair! You go, Sergei!
Gerli LIINAMÄE (EST)
Music: Abba medley
Half pink, half silver armor dress
3F - bit wild swinging free leg
2Lz+2Lo - stepout
3Lo - fall, looked <
2A - stepout
Score: 38.57+36.72-2.00=73.29, 106.11
Yikes that fall on the 3loop sounded bonecrashing. Ouch ouch
Seidi RANTANEN (FIN)
Music: Poeta by Rodriguez
Black dress w/ white ombre at trims and body. Sparkly neckline
3S - tilted, fall
Score: 27.97+38.16-1.00=65.13, 103.24 and in 2nd
I have noticed with his skating, however, that he usually starts the season off without as much passion in his skates as he puts into them later in the season. (Even with R&J two years ago, that seemed to me to be the case.) Perhaps he is getting to know his program and learning how to work it. As well, this year's program will allow him to express his passion better than did last year's program. Last year's program seemed to be written with the purpose of containing and pacing him, while this year's program looks like it is written to more set him free while keeping the skills he has acquired intact. From this performance here, and what we have seen at Finlandia, there is a good chance that he will return his passion and spark to the skating. (I think. I hope. I believe. I hear your point though.)
I loved this skate, especially for the first one of the year. That ina bauer! Spectacular! I think this was a really amazing performance. So happy for him. Can't wait until St. John.
Cross-posting from the Virtue/Moir thread:
Petri Kokko @coccco
. @Virtue_Moir 's beautiful #Finnstep at the #Finlandia Trophy. Makes its founders proud :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVI0...e_gdata_player … #ft13
12:09 AM - 6 Oct 13
And Susanna Rahkamo @ssusu retweeted Kokko's wonderful compliment to Virtue and Moir.
Isabelle PIEMAN (BEL)
White long-sleeved dress, open back. Blue ombre on skirt and sleeves/gloves
3F - slight twofooted
2T - twofooted
CCoSp - bit shaky on foot change
Hits her head, seems disappointed
Score: 34.77+40.32=75.09, 112.65 and in 1st
Phaeljones, you are right. This program has everything to be a great skate. I hope he add his passion to his programs in the course of the year. That would be very interesting, also in comparison with Fernandez!
Pieman is a lady skater with lots of style and good expression but she has always lack of faith to her jumps!