Wow Boyang actually left a bunch of points on the table by missing levels on his non-jump elements. His GOE is not that great either, less than two points worth, compared to 6.87 for Pitkeev and 5.56 for Nathan, speaking of which Pitkeev's higher +GOE help him edge Nathan out here.
Looks like Nathan missed a level on his spin and he got -GOE on that telegraphed 3A. He is capable of better +GOE.
JUNIOR MEN'S FREE SKATE - VIDEOS (By Starting Order)
1. Ryuju HINO (JPN) Free Skate
2. Boyang JIN (CHN) Free Skate
3. Alexander PETROV (RUS) Free Skate
4. Nathan CHEN (USA) Free Skate
5. Adian PITKEEV (RUS) Free Skate
6. Keiji TANAKA (JPN) Free Skate
Overall Result, Segment Result, Protocols
That's that I guess. Congrats to the medalists. I'm actually surprised how many easy points Jin left on the table in regard to levels.
Originally Posted by Srin Odessa
Jin Boyang is great, why did they make him look so nerdy? If he had skated to this:
his PCS would be way up.
Hee-hee. I think they should let him experiment a bit with different types of music before selecting programs for next season. He's at that age and level where his own personal style of skating begins to develop...like we see Han Yan in the process of doing.
Originally Posted by qwertyskates
Pitkeev is very improved, nice to see Tutberize have a strong male student finally. He is still tiny but a lot more grown up than last season. Nathan is great and just needs to grow up some and I think the rest of his skating will follow. His technique is very strong and spins amazing, once he gets bigger I bet he can start doing 3a combos and quads. I am just happy to see him healthy and skating well.
Petrov is a nice skater but the jump technique is bad, glad he is with Mishin now because it might mean the jump technique can be fixed/improved. Great step sequence.
Japanese guys are good but won't be good enough to get anywhere in Japan, plus they both age out after this season. Hino looks tall and strong though, maybe he could try pairs and be more successful.
Jin, Pitkeev, and Chen are all great hopes for the future IMO, all so talented and each in unique ways.
Yes, I agree they should let them be what they are, but I think Yan Han's Lori Nichols' programs are awkward for him. He's a more serious and matured type, even though he's cute looking. The happiest I've seen him skate is his Jalouse/AdiosNonino Tango at 4CC, powerful, sharp as a tack and lethal, if he can develop that into a long program, would be fantastic. He is also a dancer at heart like Jin Boyang and seems to get lost in a waltz. But imagine Jin would score all those PCS if he was given the room to express his fondness for rock/pop like this MJ exhibition. It's amazing how he was exuberant and enjoying himself, transitions straight into his jumps without missing a beat, a future Yuzuru Hanyu.
I hope he can skate to something like this Chinese "Michael Jackson" style hit. With his jumps, it reminds me of the lyrics "I am flying in the sky". Wish someone could help him:
They are cool guys, but seem to get a bit lost in finding their identity. A lot of the younger ones do, eg Radionova is best doing 5th element rather than Anna Karenina, just fits her sunny character!