11-12-2013, 02:29 PM
Skating is art, if you let it be.
^ Well, he only does one spin before virtually all of the jumps are completed...
11-14-2013, 07:25 PM
Hey, good for you that you enjoy Oda so much. His great jumping ability (amazing spring and soft knees) is undeniable. He has great flow over the ice, and definitely his Fed and coaching team have done much over the years to try and package his skills to his best advantage. Still, despite his talent and infectious smile, I'm not won over by his skating. But the fact judges love his jumping ability and thus tend toward giving him high PCS is what makes the difference, no matter what fans think, pro or con.
Originally Posted by Becki
ITA with Johnny Weir's honest and fair commentary re Oda on NBC's NHK broadcast.