Tatsuki with his TJ teammates at the April 11 Sapporo ice show. They were supposed to hold each other's hands while raising their arms but Tatsuki can only manage to hold up to Yuzuru's and Kanako's wrists.
Tatsuki's 2014 Nagoya festival exhibition with his Worlds East of Eden SP as encore. Wearing plain long-sleeved white shirt and black pants.
He really feels the music.
Oh that would take away a lot of the entertainment value of figure skating! No more best-worst costume critiques!
^Thanks for the info! Yes, Yuzuru does stand out in height (among other things) among the Japanese single skaters. Satoko and Shoma are also uhm..diminutive.
Most of my favorite singles skaters have a compact/diminutive frame.
Then again, most of my favorite singles skaters are Japanese, especially when it comes to men.
Wonder which is cause and which is effect - or is it just correlation?
Anyway, gangly skaters with windmill arms are an unfortunate apparition, whereas pint-sized skaters with graceful movements keep me glued to the screen. (Yeah, I was comparing the two Olympic firebirds there.)
Alexei Yagudin 1.75
Evan Lyzacek 1.88
Ilia Kulik 1.80
Alexei Urmanov 1.80
Viktor Petrenko 1.78
Brian Boitano 1.80
Scott Hamilton 1.60
And we already know Yuzuru is 1.71
Average 1.76mts, and lets said that Scott and Yuzuru "help" put down the average a lot
Instead Japanese figure skationg champions
Daisuki Takahashi 1.65
Takahiko Kozuka 1.70
Nobunari Oda 1.64
Takeshi Honda 1.68
Yamato Tamura 1.74
Yosuke Takeuchi 1.65
Yuzuru Hanyu 1.71
Average 1.68mts. And just for information averge size in Japan is 1.707 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Templat...ound_the_world
So let´s say a skater like Tatsuki is in the low side of the height for a skater in Japan.
A couple of days a go in another thread I read that long arms, long legs and little torso (gangly skater with windmill arms) have the ideal body for ballet, but in general I guess it will depend on the taste and as in ballet the aesthetics the judges and the audience like.