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    Tim says he's about 80%

    Tim's new journal entry

    Tim has been keeping a journal of his experiences on the COI tour. He apparently has his 3A back in his program, feels that the quality of what he is doing is better than before his bad year, and that his body is back to about 80%.

    Some good details about what the COI skaters do on the bus.

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    Thanks Doris ... I really hope Tim can pull it together next season. He's such a nice young man, with lots of talent. It would be a real shame to see him struggle through another season like last year.

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    I can believe him. I know for a fact that artists once they have had some adverse encounter and forced to take time off, usually come back better than before. I think it has to do with going inside yourself and feeling something you didn't know until then what you already had. In Tim's case, I hope that's going to show up big in presentation. That with those quads make him a contgender for gold.

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    Joe, I hope you're right, and that this opportunity will be Tim's opportunity to improve his basics and audience connection. Certainly that was true of Todd, whom I never liked much until he came back after injuring his back. Tim is high on the poll in the voting booth for most boring skater, but not for me. I have seen him skate live 3 times.

    Skate America 1999 - Tim was the first man ever to land 3 quads in a program.
    Worlds 2003 - Tim had the LP of the night, even though he did not win. I have no quarrel with Plush winning, but Tim was the most exciting that night.
    Marshall's 2004. Tim went for everything and splatted on his quad and 3A when when was less than 80% (since he is 80% now, I assume 2 months ago he was about 60%.
    None of that was boring, and 2 of 3 riveting. I hope he comes back strong and with better basic skills, especially since he seems to be a nice fellow, too.

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    an 80% Tim will still be someone to watch out for.... that's for sure

    good luck getting all the way to 100% Timmy!

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    I love Tim and would be so happy to see him back to 100% however, at 80% do you think it is possible for him to have the quad back. I say quad because I am hoping he has one good consistant quad and 3 axel with knockout presentation.

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    I think that for Tim, it's easier to do a quad than a triple axel. He has always said that the triple axel was a really hard jump. I also noticed that when he has trouble on a jump, it's usually the triple axel. So at 80% (how he arrived at that number is a total mystery to me), he might have both of his quads but not the triple axel.

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    I hope Tim comes back fighting strong. The U.S. men are looking really good, and I hope Timmy can show us that he can still fight and be on the World team.

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    The U.S. men are looking really good
    They are !?!

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    Hey nationals last year was amazing! They looked 20 times better than last season!

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    I felt like Tim was putting more effort into his presentation in the Nats SP. I remember thinking "I wish he could do this when everything is fine..." Then...once he was falling and stuff...he seemed to be losing some of that, but thats natural, I suppose.

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    Originally posted by berthes ghost
    They are !?!
    Hey, it's not my fault the international judges hate Savoie for some reason . Yes I know they need Quads, but I thought the mens Nats this season was one of the best competitions I've seen.

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    ITA!!! The men were great! so much suspense to see how it would all play out... and they stayed--pretty much--on their feet!

    And Matt Savoie made the world team again so I was happy!

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    Originally posted by Tonichelle
    Hey nationals last year was amazing! They looked 20 times better than last season!
    Only that it was a quadless National, otherwise ...

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    Hey - Mikey came really really close to landing his on one foot at Nationals!



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