Quote Originally Posted by Aesthetics View Post
Why the different approaches before GPF and JN? Could it be Orser is giving up on GPF and skip to JN? or JN is more difficult that Hanyu thinks he can’t make the top three? I don’t know what to think if Hanyu stays in Sendai and not go to Toronto to prepare for GPF just because he has to take exams. He has a good chance of medal or even gold at GPF if he prepares well for it. To give away the chance for the exam is If I were him I wouldn’t do that.
To me, a National champion is bigger than a GPF champion at least in the country any skater belongs to. So it's understandable if Hanyu wants to focus on Japan Nationals more than GPF. Then after the JN, he can focus on the Worlds.