12-09-2013, 04:02 PM
Sochi isn't just any resort area, it has a sub-tropical climate that is relatively humid. Humid air can be problematic for people with asthma. This is a very unusual location for Winter Olympics, if people thought Vancouver was warm by Winter Games standard, wait till they see Sochi.
Originally Posted by chuckm
12-09-2013, 04:11 PM
The 6.35 advantage in BV is on paper only. In terms of GOE, Chan has better GOE in spins and steps, especially the latter. Hanyu isn't particularly impressive in terms of his spins or steps. Also, you need to account for probability of success. Thus far, Hanyu has yet landed a 4S in competition. It is possible that he will but the probability is not high. On the other hand, Chan has rarely missed his two Quad Toes in the FS. Someone suggested that Chan could replace his 2A with a 4S or 4F that he has been practicing such that even if he fell, he would still end up getting higher marks. I can tell you that it won't happen however. It was an interesting idea to toy with but attempt to game the system like that is just not Patrick.
Originally Posted by Li'Kitsu
I will post the notes and marks taken at GPF shortly. Hanyu won the GPF, no doubt about it. However, that FS score of his repeating, don't count on it.
12-09-2013, 04:47 PM
As always, the PCS range varies between competitions and I think you need to take into account that the PCS scores at this event were overall quite generous. Yes, Yuzuru was scored rather high, but I felt a lot of the field was as well. Patrick received top notch PCS comparable to his TEB FS for a tight performance, and even Kovtun got 81 PCS.
Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy
12-09-2013, 04:48 PM
That guy Chan's spins are nothing to write home about, so if he's getting high GOE on them, he shouldn't be. Also, I'm confused. I didn't see Chan doing a 4S at GPF, so unless Chan is planning on doing one at Sochi, why should Hanyu? The idea that one person has to do a 4S and 4T plus two 3As to have a chance against someone with two 4Ts and one 3A (that are of worse quality) is the kind of thing that makes some people not consider figure skating a real sport.
12-09-2013, 06:11 PM
Bona Fide Member
Hanyu was great at the Grand Prix Final, but I still think Chan is the front runner. For whatever reason, Chan had no zip last week. But IMHO Chan's effort at TEB remains the best men's performance of the season. Both Chan and Hanyu will have to come loaded for bear in Sochi. We'll see.
12-09-2013, 06:27 PM