03-12-2014, 07:10 AM
So if you could choose the grand Prix Events to go to, would you choose the most easy or difficult ?.
Originally Posted by amc987
03-12-2014, 06:51 PM
I'd choose the easier ones if I were trying to rack up wins/ was concerned about trying to back up a somewhat controversial Olympic win.
Originally Posted by MidnightSkater
03-12-2014, 09:12 PM
Adelina carries the burden of having OGM that many do not believe she earned. IMO her burden is far worse than Hanyu's. Particularly when you consider her interviews about wanting to get every gold medal out there.
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
03-13-2014, 04:28 AM
There is no such thing as "burden of having OGM" lol
Originally Posted by winky97
I wish I had such a "burden"!
You simply win it and then you celebrate it. And you don't have to prove anything. It's already yours and nobody ever is going to take it away from you! lol
03-13-2014, 12:54 PM
EVERY sane person would want the easier one's to get to the GPF.
Originally Posted by amc987
Don't you get tired of calling it a controversial win. Most Olympic wins are. D/W 2014, Lipinski 98', G/P 98', Lysacek 2010.
Get over it. No one can take her Gold medal away.
03-13-2014, 01:09 PM
I know I'm on Pangtonfan's ignore list so I won't quote him/her but I think they should be ready to be surprised.............
03-17-2014, 12:50 AM
I wouldn't exactly say Hanyu's win was uncontroversial. Get the right loud people or organizatons and easily there could be arguments that Hanyu was overmarked pc wise and Chan and Dai undermakred pc wise. Judges could ahve made up 6 or 7 marks pc wise between the two programs. Hanyu lacks the sophtistication and he was unable to utilize the youthfulness to his advantage like Tara Lip. did in 1998. Let's be honest she was a joy to watch but not very artisitci and if she was marked by COP she would lose probably her jumps were puny. Poor height, even poorer distance and probably edge issues and underrotations.
Originally Posted by pangtongfan
03-17-2014, 01:17 AM
Say no to horrendous costumes
Dai was underscored in PCS, I do think so. But PChan? He had the highest PCS that night despite all the mistakes, please. I do think that Hanyu's PCS was too high but baring everything happened that night and the night before, Hanyu is the rightful winner.
Originally Posted by Skater Boy
Practically the kid was so lucky because Chan made too many mistakes but that is PChan's fault for not taking the gold. Yes, the PCS inflation is not okay but even if Hanyu and PChan's PCS dropped 5 points or even 10 points, they were still going to be the gold and silver medalist respectively (Hanyu score is 280 and PChan's is 275, and Ten the bronze medalist was scored 255).
The biggest problem of Hanyu's winning is that, even though he made a world record, and he deserved the gold (thanks to others skated badly), he did in fact fell twice. I do hope he will make it up in Worlds.
03-17-2014, 03:01 AM