07-27-2014, 03:35 PM
Thanks a lot :D
Originally Posted by ioanap
08-06-2014, 02:43 PM
08-15-2014, 08:53 PM
Ah awesome, I was craving for some videos with the ice shows dying down a bit and in anticipation for the next season.
Originally Posted by ioanap
08-16-2014, 03:47 PM
I think I could be a fan of Kana Muramoto/Hiroichi Noguchi once they improve more. They're already pretty good for a team that's been together 4 months.
And it's good that Japan has a decent ice dance team with two Japanese people so they can go to the 2018 Olympics. Now Chris Reed can finally retire.
08-18-2014, 12:05 AM
In honor of the upcoming POTO season, I present a cut from Friends on Ice 2008. It's mainly Dai's SlSt but there's also some well known veteran TJ in it.
08-18-2014, 09:40 AM
08-18-2014, 11:09 AM
I've seen Ryo Shibata before & was really impressed with his flexibility. Probably the only other male skater that can compare is Shawn Sawyer. I think he and Yuzuru might have similar tastes in costumes too. Nicovideo has some videos of him at Japanese competitions. From what I remember, he had a pretty bad fall in every one of them. Jumping was not his strong suit...but definitely a skater with some really nice qualities.
08-18-2014, 12:09 PM
^ Ah, I figured Nicovideo must've had some videos. Thank you for sharing!
08-18-2014, 06:51 PM
^^ You're welcome! Here's a Flickr album with some more photos of Ryo:
08-18-2014, 06:58 PM
Oh wow, these are beautiful. It's such a shame he couldn't quite manage to keep up with the rest of the field. He should definitely keep skating as a pro though (is he still?) because he's well suited for that.
Originally Posted by gallavich
08-19-2014, 01:26 AM
LOL on the "upcoming POTO season"
Originally Posted by ayarose
08-19-2014, 12:18 PM
08-22-2014, 10:29 AM
08-26-2014, 04:23 PM
I didn't know where to talk about this, so I am doing it here. I had already watched the first event in the Junior Grand Prix in France and seen both Rin Nitaya and Miyu Nakashio. I am glad that Rin Nitaya got second and she did skate with considerable passion and artistry and the jumps she landed were quite good, though I hope she can skate cleaner next time. Rin seems a bit more sophisticated and her flexibility is a bit better, but I actually liked Miyu Nakashio's program a little more, probably because it was almost totally clean, except for one two footed landing, and I could tell from the expression on her face that she did too. So, I felt bad for her today when I noticed that she lost out on bronze to Amber Glenn, who made more mistakes, by less than 1/2 a point, even though Miyu beat her in the long by almost 2 points. What do the rest of you think? I hope she is able to get over this heartbreaking result and skates even better next time.
09-01-2014, 08:23 AM