2013 Japan Open
Well I am surprised no one has started a thread on this. It was interesting to see the olympic program or mostly likely Oly programs. Javier takes the early lead and some would deduce he is the early favourite even over Hanyu and Chan. Dai was a disappointment and I am not sure about his music but again folks this is early on - you don't want to peak (ie. V and T - they need to techincally improve even change the throw salchow to a lutz or flip. I think we will see Javier skate with even more conviction later on. Too bad Buttle didn't have his best skate here. the ladies is wear Mao seems to have asserted herself - let's see if she can carry the momentum. Good to see the axel attempt though too footed. She has thef low but I wonder if she has the consistency and confidence to go to the top and whether she can seize the moment especially if Yun is not at the top of her game for any reason injury, lack of training or a bad day. Still in an isu event the score (and the scores seemed fair imho) looks and bodes well for her.
We get a glimpse of Wagner and she seems to be holding up well wearing the national mantle well. I am not sure the program is her but it is new and early on. I noticed her jumps didn't seem to have the amplitude, flow or bigness but this might be due to it being a new program and early on in the oly season. Wow, poor Irina. She just couldn't jump - though I kind of wonder why Carolina and Alissa have never been pummelled so badly before. Irina skated so badly she would have lost to a well executed Yuna or Mao short program. Big surprise was Joannie. She seems to have lost her lutz but what she did do - six triples and with her maturity and flow she still would be a threat in Canada for the national team and well if some skated poor could sneak in for an OBM. I think though it is too late for her to change her mind according to the rules but she has a lovely quallity and this program though new was well done and she clearly beat Ashley which really surprised me.
The Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow
Competition threads are generally in the event forums.
cough hmm not sure what that is suppose to mean. Hardly seen you Chemistry66 but whatever. I thought people genrally talked on this post about competitions too. So cough back to you!
Wicked Yankee Girl
We do like to keep the Competitions in the correct Competitions folder.
However, this is the third Japan Open thread we have had. The current 13 page discussion of the Japan Open is in the Senior B Competition folder.
Because it & Battle of the Blades are really the last Cheesefests standing, it's hard to know what folder it belongs in.
Another event that has been hard to place is the French Masters, which took place this last weekend. It was mostly worth taking notice of to see what Pechalat & Bourzat and Florent Amodio have for new programs.
I'm open to suggestions about where these events should be placed.
Does Golden Skate have reporters make summaries of events? There used to be a header at the top of the site that had links to articles about recent competitions. Even if they're only summer comps, there should be something. There's usually at least 1 person who posts summaries in the competition forums, perhaps they can be convinced to do some official work.
I don't want to dig through pages and pages of competition threads to find the one guy who made a summary and the normal news channels are often very scarce because I think they don't actually care about figure skating.
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Personally, I agree that the discussions about competitions like the Japan Open should be in the relevant Competitions Forum.
I for one found it very hard to keep up with what was happening at the Japan Open when there were 2 discussions about it going on at the same time in 2 different threads (and, in 2 different parts of the forum at that!)
One suggestion I would make, though, is to give each Senior B competition a separate sub-forum, just like there is in the Grand Prix Forum, the Nationals Forum and the major ISU Events Forum.
The reason I suggest this is so that we can create separate threads for each part of the competition.
As you no doubt noticed, the conversations got very muddled and disjointed around those times when one competition was ending, and the next one was starting. Some were talking about one, while others were talking about the other.
The other part of this issue is that when a thread is so long (eg. the Nebelhorn thread is currently 67 pages long; the Finlandia is currently 36 pages long; the US International Classic is currently 30 pages long), it makes it hard to look for specific things being discussed.
For example when I was going back to look to see if anybody had responded to things I had posted in some of these threads, I was having to go to my profile to find the question in the thread, and then work forwards for about half-a-dozen pages. It was impossible to find them by just going through the thread as I normally would, as the thread was getting so big.
It took us all by surprise the amount of coverage that we are getting of the Senior B competitions on the TV and on the internet this season. Even we were not expecting to have so much to talk about from each competition! So, we can understand that so much talk about the Senior B competitions took the Administrators by surprise.
Don't worry, I know that it would not be practical to go through all these pre-existing threads and separate the posts out. That would be far too time consuming for the poor Moderator charged with the task, and would drive even the most patient person mad!
But, I am making this suggestion with the events that are still to come in mind. It would not just make life a lot easier for us regular members having the discussions, but also for the Moderators to keep an eye on them in case the discussion gets out of line.
By the way, I hope your husband is doing much better now, Doris.
I had a hard time finding it. I wasn't sure if it was a Senior B or a Summer competition or what.
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
I still can't find it so I will just write here I wonder if Patrick Chan realizes he is in big trouble with Javier - three triple long program.