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  1. Fantasy on Ice 2018 in MAKUHARI

    I think that's the first new program by him I've seen since becoming a fan (in late 2016)... it's such an exciting and refreshing feeling to watch something new. Although it could do without the yellow ruffle thing, the rest of the costume is beautiful. He can never go wrong with blue, it's the colour that suits him best. And that layback as always, his skating is a thing of beauty. ETA: I guess I'm just so happy to see him back jumping and smiling, that he could wear the ugliest thing in the world and I still wouldn't complain
  2. Fantasy on Ice 2018 in MAKUHARI

    this is giving me 2017-off-season flashbacks
  3. Proposed changes for next season

    TBH, I'm still here in the fandom for Yuzu and because of Yuzu only... I love FS but it's become so tiring to follow this sport with its ridiculous judging and its officials' blatant bias for some skaters/countries
  4. Fantasy on Ice 2018 in MAKUHARI

    I totally missed FAOI last year so I have a question about the broadcast... Will the broadcasts be recorded/saved somewhere afterwards? I don't know if I'll need to miss school to watch it live or if I'd be able to watch it on another link afterwards. I reeeeally don't want to miss the show!
  5. [TV Broadcast] Continues~with Wings~

    Is there a link to rewatch today's broadcast? I missed the last hour
  6. [TV Broadcast] Continues~with Wings~

    Will someone please record and upload the first 2 broadcasts of CiONTU in full length? I'm afraid I'll only be able to catch the first hour of each broadcast (and I'd hate to miss the show!)... Thank you in advance
  7. 2018/19 Coaching changes

    Please save Alina, Sasha, Alena and the other girls... I wish they would leave too... I hope their coach won't take it out on them
  8. 2018/19 Coaching changes

    I'm taking Eteri's words with a grain of salt... I can't believe Evgenia would say that about Alina... I want to believe she's more mature than that.
  9. General Skating Chat

    I was watching some Javi interviews and I thought I’d share the translation of these interesting bits where he talks about Yuzu, PCs and reputation judging. January 2018 (Discussing Sochi) Interviewers: I hope he won’t hear this, but the Japanese skater fell many times and here we were celebrating each of his falls as if they were goals scored by the Spanish football team. (T/N: ) Javier: (laughs) Well, we risk a lot in our programs and even if we make mistakes, in the end, Yuzuru and I, we are very complete skaters so we don’t only depend on the jumps. Thus if we make mistakes on the jumps, we have something that shelters us. Some other skaters don’t have that so if they fail on the jumps it’s over. But skaters as complete as Yuzuru and I have that “wildcard”, so to speak, if we make mistakes. (Discussing Europeans) Interviewer: Are you worried about competing against the Russian guys, in Moscow? Javi: No, I’m not. After all, the judges know me so well and I’m not new anymore. So, maybe (I'd be worried) if I competed in Japan against a Japanese skater which is the most direct to me… But, even if the Russian guys do well at Europeans, if I do well too, the result shouldn’t be different. Another interview on February 17th at Pyeongchang (about Yuzuru’s LP) Javier: The truth is I haven’t seen him compete. I’ve seen his score and I believe his LP must have had some mistakes because he could’ve earned some more points- but I don’t know because I didn’t watch him. Still, it’s clear that he was the best at this competition.
  10. 2018/19 Coaching changes

    I think Borser has enough students now so I doubt he'd take in any other top skater... Which is disappointing because I was hoping for Wakaba to have the chance to train with him. I think she could benefit from TCC's coaching the most- they'd help her stabilize her 3A and flip edge, add more transitions, polish her SS, manage her nerves, have smarter jump layouts, raise her PCs... On the other hand, I don't see how TCC could help Evgenia besides trying to fix her flutz and giving her better choreos... Her PCs and GOEs are already maxed out... She's already incredibly confident and she doesn't need any more transitions. I'd be surprised if she manages to change some habits of her skating at this point in her career (for instance, with her current technique I'd be shocked if she managed to land a quad or even 3A- which she might need to stay competitive in 2022) Brian might be an excellent coach but he won't necessarily work well with everyone- he's been successful at turning young, unpolished and up-coming skaters into champions but I'm not sure he could be of such good help to a girl who has already established her style and won everything. Though I might not like her skating, I really like her as a person and I wish her the best. I'm also happy that Yuzu will have another friend by his side at TCC.
  11. General Skating Chat

    They want skaters to try all types of quads, but would it be worth trying if falls are penalized extra harshly with -5 GOE, PCs deduction and loss of the supposed bonus for skating clean? What's the logic in allowing the ladies to repeat triples but not the men to repeat quads besides pushing a certain male American skater? Those who can do the most difficult quads are already rewarded in BV (which they plan to decrease for some reason?) These proposals are so unnecessary and contradictory... Why can't they fix actual issues like skaters getting away with severe prerrotation? Also, this might be an unpopular opinion but I don't get the opposion to the backloading bonus for all jumping passes. Alina might not be the best performer but the second half of her DQ LP is one of the most exciting and impressive figure skating performances I've ever watched. Although her musicality could be better, I find that program well choreographed because every jump is set to match the music. And even if it didn't match the music, that should be penalized in the composition score, not in the TES. You may argue that she can't sell the first half of the program well, but that should be reflected in her performance components. Forcing her to execute jumps in the first half is not the solution- it will not motivate her to improve and polish her skating, especially if she's already receiving high PCs. Backloading is very difficult and technically amazing so I don't get why it should be discouraged.
  12. General Yuzuru chat

    I wish I could! But to add the 12th WR, I'd have to delete the video and make and post a new one.. Not to jinx anything but I thought it may be better to wait and see if he breaks some (even) more records so I could make a second part, starting with his ACI SP 2017 Especially if the scoring system changes significantly next season, I can see a lot of potential for new record scores ETA: I've also been thinking of making another video about the records he's broken which are not related to scores, like the first 4Loop and hopefully Nessie, first to land 3 quads in second half, consecutive GPF wins, first back-to-back OGMs in 66yrs...
  13. General Yuzuru chat

    Happy birthday to the Planet! Exactly 1 year ago, I also made and posted this video. I initially compiled these clips because watching them again and again by myself made me really happy, but I never thought so many people would feel the same and it'd surpass half a million views (and that Mr. Hanyu would break a new WR 5 months after!)
  14. General Yuzuru chat

    Re: the GOAT debate. Since I personally haven't watched or come to know every single figure skater in history, it isn't completely objective from me to conclude that Yuzuru is the greatest of all time (I won't stop calling him that though ). However, I can confidently say that he IS the best skater I have ever known and watched. Of course, anyone is free to disagree, but if you do, I'd like to see if you can really make a convincing case for another skater being better than him or if you're just denying Hanyu's title out of irrational bias against him... Re: the inconsistency debate. It's unfair how Yuzu is singled out and held to a higher standard. It's true that he rarely skates clean but he's far from being the most inconsistent man. He hasn't finished lower than 2nd since 2014. His rivals, in comparison: Javi 6th at COC last year, Shoma 7th in Boston, Boyang 19th at Worlds '18, Nathan 6th in Helsinki, just to name a few. Also, I've noticed that the most consistent skaters in both men and ladies tend to have small jumps and/or constantly prerrotate, making their jumps less risky. Yuzu never PRs severely, and huge jumps like his are harder to control, thus his "inconsistency". Not to mention that hardly anyone has as many crazy transitions as Yuzu does which make his program overall more difficult. Those are the reasons why he gets the highest GOEs and PCS and thus he breaks a WR every time he goes clean. Besides, he tends to skate clean SPs more often than clean LPs and that can be explained by his stamina issues due to his asthma. Finally, I don't think it's fair to compare Yuzu's consistency to that of Evgenia or any other skater who doesn't do quads...
  15. General Yuzuru chat

    *whispers* LGC 2.0 I know recycling is unlikely given what he said about finally having the freedom to try some new music/styles he likes but that program is my absolute favourite so I want to speak it into existence