11-04-2013, 10:52 PM
Tripping on the Podium
At this point...Max and Adam. Max has the capability to deliver the jumps and pop off quads and by the time nationals rolls around I think he'll be much more prepared to do the 3 in the long. I really think he can do it. His jumps are so easy for him. Some people also say his artistic abilities have not improved since last season...in my opinion they have a little bit, I can see differences coming out in him especially in the short. Lets hope a couple more months will be enough time.
Adam REALLY impressed me at skate america. If he can hit his programs then he's my pick for the second spot. His artistry is beautiful and fluid and if Rafael can improve his consistency more by nats I think he'll be in good shape.
I would love for Jeremy to grab the second spot too...I've been rooting for him all along, I freaking love him. But if he doesn't pull it together by his next go he's done. I'm sorry to say it and it breaks my heart because this is his last season but I think that's the truth.
11-05-2013, 12:40 AM
I agree with you. The intl judges like Jason and are scoring him highly. A clean program from Jason will probably be stronger technically than most of the men since he has two triple axels and lutzes in there and most of the other guys fall on their quads anyway!
Originally Posted by Jammers
That being said, I would love to have Adam on the team, and I ADORE Jeremy, and I really like Josh.
11-05-2013, 12:41 AM
Interesting and Smart! I like your ideas! I agree completely that we need to get our younger skaters out there as much as possible. Both Josh and Jason have HUGE potential and could be future world medalists. and I adore Adam and Jeremy. Max is appealing too!
Originally Posted by gottadance
11-05-2013, 12:44 AM
See, I don't agree abt a lack of depth- in fact, I think we have TONS of depth, but no one STAR. There are about six men capable of medaling at Worlds post Chan/Daisuke and other retirements if they skate clean. Adam, Max, and Jeremy could all medal this year with clean programs! We forget this about Jeremy bec he's failed internationally too many times, but in 2010 Sandra and Scott picked him as a gold medal contender after his stunning performance at Nationals- 8 triples and a quad and gorgeous artistry- but then he fell apart. Jason and Josh are a few years away but I hope will. and Lysacek if he is healthy and strong is a good bet for a bronze medal at the Olympics or Worlds. And that's not even mentioning Ricky who has the goods but seems to have nerve issues and Miner who does seem done for this season at least but has been consistent with quads in the past.
Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy
11-05-2013, 12:47 AM
Macy, I am so with you on Adam and Jeremy!! Adam is looking so strong and with clean programs could actually medal. Seriously! Gorgeous artistry, a quad lutz, and technical fixes from Rafael. A good head space too. and Ashley would be with him to support him!
Originally Posted by macy
Re Jeremy: I ADORE his skating and him and want him to break through so badly but he has muffed, failed, or otherwise screwed up so many times now that I just can't hope anymore- it's too painful! and I worry that he could skate great at Nationals and then fall apart at the Olympics- like he did last time! That's one of the reasons why it's so upsetting that we don't have 3 spots- I'd like Jeremy to skate solidly but not fabulously at Nationals (double his 2nd axel and not land his quad but otherwise clean) and then have his perfect performance (8 triples plus quad as he did at 2010 Nationals) at the Olympics and win a bronze!
Re Max- I like him fine as a skater and very much as a person, and I do agree with you that he's made strides with his artistry this year. What I'm worried about are his jumps! I saw him in Salt Lake City and at Skate America and his jumping is off this season! Here's hoping you're right that he'll pull it together in time for Nationals/Worlds.
11-05-2013, 12:56 AM
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