So 2 medalists clean = good event, one medalist clean = splatfeast. Erm, no. If falls are the only thing that make a full slaptfeast, then 2013 wasn't one. In the SP, out of the top 10 men just Hanyu and Amodio fell (once each). In the FS it were only Chan and Takahashi. That doesn't sound that bad at all. The problem was everyone was underrotating, stepping out of jumps or having other problems like that left and right. And a lot of men had trouble like that too in 2010. Takahashi had a fall, 2 UR's, and 2 other jumps with -GOE due to subpar landings in the FS. Lambiel didn't fall, but he had just 2 jumps with +GOE in the LP, 4 jumps overall (out of 11 jumping passes...). Clean, both of them should have beat Lysacek. You could make a case for Chan too, who didn't skate bad but not up to his potential either. Same for Kozuka and Oda. But I don't want to get this into a full 2010 Olympics dead horse discussion, so unto the 2. part...Originally Posted by wallylutz
It's not as long a shot as you want to make it out to be.Originally Posted by wallylutz
Oh, and wait, Hanyu's higher TES, where did we have that already? Yes, when you were so eager to point out that despite the highest TES at worlds 2013, his PCS kept him off the podium. You can believe Plush's PCS will be around 70 all you want, it won't happen (especially after the scores we saw at coR this weekend). I'm pretty sure Plush's clean LP with the Volvo Cup layout would beat what Hanyu did at TEB because of PCS.
And several men? When did several men actually pull out 90+ TES scores? Without specifically looking for it, I'd think Chan, Machida and Fernandez were the only ones this season so far. Hanyu did last season. Takahashi could. Everyone else, like maybe Max Aaron, won't get the PCS. You refer to Hanyu as if he was the average of what the men are attempting these days, but he's not.