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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Victoria View Post
    Poor Yuzuru. Over at the Yuzuru thread, he has been compared to a squirrel, and now Tatsuki likened him to a mouse.
    Umm... I'm afraid the one comparing him to a squirrel was me...

    I guess great minds think alike!

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    Is it true that Machida will retired after next season?
    http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/masqueradewaltz/11975600.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimi View Post
    Umm... I'm afraid the one comparing him to a squirrel was me...

    I guess great minds think alike!
    Super Squirrel and Mighty Mouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzceleste View Post
    Is it true that Machida will retired after next season?
    http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/masqueradewaltz/11975600.html
    Yes, he has said he will retire before the next Olympics, most likely after the next season. But who knows, he might change his mind.

    @MariaVictoria: Well, after all he does train with Super Javi...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimi View Post
    Yes, he has said he will retire before the next Olympics, most likely after the next season. But who knows, he might change his mind.
    Yes, I read he has said Sochi will be his first and last Olympics. Let's wait and see.


    [/QUOTE]@MariaVictoria: Well, after all he does train with Super Javi... [/QUOTE]


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    Quote Originally Posted by nimi View Post


    The great choreographer Phillip Mills (who sat with Machida at Worlds kiss&cry) has praised his "purity of movement", which is what I most love about Machida's skating.

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    https://31.media.tumblr.com/a54c3484...l1fco7_500.jpg

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    Mao can only held up Yuzuru's wrists, too. They look much better in white T-Shirt than their costumes. Lol
    Simplicity vs. ornamentation (feathers for Tatsuki and rhinestones for Yuzuru).

    I think Mao is even taller than Tatsuki!

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    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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGBAF...layer_embedded

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    Oh that would take away a lot of the entertainment value of figure skating! No more best-worst costume critiques!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Victoria View Post
    Simplicity vs. ornamentation (feathers for Tatsuki and rhinestones for Yuzuru).

    I think Mao is even taller than Tatsuki!
    And the internet says:
    Mao 1.63
    Tatsuki 1.62 (so close)
    Kanaki 1.62 (her arms must be long)
    Yuzuru 1.71 (I think he is at least 1 inche taller but internet does´t tell me)

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    ^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.
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    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.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Victoria View Post
    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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGBAF...layer_embedded
    I usually don't like exhibition programs but this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimi View Post
    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?
    Let´s see the size of Worlds/ Olympic Champions just to get and idea
    Alexei Yagudin 1.75
    Plushenko 1.78
    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.

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