- Feb 25, 2014
I've been lurking for a while on the forum (mainly on this FF and a few others, really) and I was itching to write something about the recent advancement of the sport, but I don't want to make a controversial first impression, so I will write something no one will object to...
BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Tatsuki Machida!
( I'm not going to say that he has the prettiest lutz in the world, but despite loving the sport since hearly Plushenko era, I only now got around to trying to figure out the technicalities and his Lutz at CaOI 2017 opening was the first time I recognized a jump ever. The external edge! The counterotation! I see it now!)
Anyway, I'm rambling. I just wanted to say hello and tell that you can count me as one of yours
Hello! Are you a new fans of his? Asking because you mentioned his 3Lz at CaOI 2017 although I think he popped it there. He used to try 4Lz in practice but unfortunately never had the opportunity to do it in competition.
Hello to you! You are absolutely right, of course, I meant 2016... CaOI 2016 opening, the "Move your body" number... that one
I'm a relatively new fan as I discovered him after his competitive career was already over. I'm honestly not much of a competitive figure skating fan as an exhibition fan, I follow the major competitions but it's really rare that a competition program gets me, too many restrictions that stunt the expressive power of skaters. But the best of both is someone that can deliver a solid competitive program and then break all the rules and just enchant during the gala, and he had thankfully the time to prove he can skate a winning judge-approved program before he started to be the rule-breaker we love