Mikhail Kolyada

RoundedBackCamel

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Someone has really missed the meaning of „fanfest“.... I know why i don‘t post in this forum oft....or read oft...
It was very clear in the Test Skates that the programs need improvement in the difficulty And speed. This doesn‘t diminish A) that the programs are great and fit him very well ; b) compared to the last season the programs have already in september a clear backbone; c) Mika looks healthy and hungry to be back; d) Mika seems to work pretty well with Mishin; e) his movements are sharp and done well, so the basis is still there despite illness and a very long absence for a skater from training.
So yeah, let us perhaps be happy that he is still skating and showing amazing programs and skills. he might not make the team, who knows? He is however BACK and as AMAZING as always.
Have a nice day everybody and try to be nice to others in this nasty times.
My question still stands for ppl more knowledgeable than me. What is he best chance for a second type of quad to add? That is, if lutz isn’t ready. Is there another likely in his arsenal?

I was as mesmerized as anyone watching the Moscow test skates and I am optimistic about the coaching change and season.

Also, someone on twitter posted a link to a breakdown of his footwork. Very interesting! I love how he glides over the ice and all the skating done on one foot.
 

coldblueeyes

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So would you know if he tripled the quad lutz or fell? I like everyone want so badly for him to get that quad lutz back but it’s been very long since he landed. Does anyone have an opinion about another quad he could add? Obvs toe is easiest but he needs to add another if he wants to be competitive. (I know JB has sometimes been just on ss and interpretation, but that’s been an outlier.)
I saw on twitter that he did a quad lutz in the warmup of the FS, but didn't attempt it in the program itself. And he probably messed up the quad-combo in the SP.

And well, in my opinion, going for 2 quad toes and a quad lutz would be a good layout for him--as it seems that perhaps the quad lutz is the most advanced. Maybe a quad salchow too, if he can add in the future. But he should definitely start to work on that two quad toes program, IMO, of course.

In regards to layout, we could have a lot of different ones.
Perhaps the hardest one he would ever do, two quad toes, quad lutz and quad salchow - 4Lz, 4S, 4T-3T, 3A-2T, 4T, 3A, 3Lz-1Eu-3S
But if more quads are not working, I would like to see something like - 4T-3T, 4T, 3F, 3A-2T, 3A, 3Lz-1Eu-3S, 3L (which is a layout they might be working on, considering they included the flip in the test skates. But ofc, he needs to correct the edge, which at this point is a chronic problem...)
 

RoundedBackCamel

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I saw on twitter that he did a quad lutz in the warmup of the FS, but didn't attempt it in the program itself. And he probably messed up the quad-combo in the SP.

And well, in my opinion, going for 2 quad toes and a quad lutz would be a good layout for him--as it seems that perhaps the quad lutz is the most advanced. Maybe a quad salchow too, if he can add in the future. But he should definitely start to work on that two quad toes program, IMO, of course.

In regards to layout, we could have a lot of different ones.
Perhaps the hardest one he would ever do, two quad toes, quad lutz and quad salchow - 4Lz, 4S, 4T-3T, 3A-2T, 4T, 3A, 3Lz-1Eu-3S
But if more quads are not working, I would like to see something like - 4T-3T, 4T, 3F, 3A-2T, 3A, 3Lz-1Eu-3S, 3L (which is a layout they might be working on, considering they included the flip in the test skates. But ofc, he needs to correct the edge, which at this point is a chronic problem...)
Thanks you so much for the answer, coldblueeyes. Although I’ve watched skating since Janet Lynn (yes, I’m that old), there is still so much I can learn!
 

RoundedBackCamel

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Thanks you so much for the answer, coldblueeyes. Although I’ve watched skating since Janet Lynn (yes, I’m that old), there is still so much I can learn!
Ok, another question. Is the problem with the flip is that he rolls over to an outside edge, because he does the lutz so textbook. Sorry to be annoying, but it’s very hard to get info about a skater who is not outspoken in temperament and whose coach wants it this way.
 

Tutto

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Mishin & Co will be training in Novogorsk for the III stage of Russian Cup (Sochi 23 -27th October) which will take place behind closed doors. Just hope we'll get some decent quality videos!
 
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