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  1. [2017] GPF - Men SP & FS

    were we watching the same competition? 88 PCs for Nathan? positive GOE on his last 3Axel? at least they called some UR, unlike yesterday. But it's not like they didn't try to prop him up, it just wasn't enough content there ... Shoma's PCS were all right though.
  2. [2017] GPF - Men SP & FS

    Shoma was here today and he has way better SS than Nathan. Still Nathan got 45. I don't think it would have changed anything in Nathan's PCS if Yuzu or Javier were here.
  3. [2017] GPF - Men SP & FS

    I and German Eurosport commentators 100% agree with you
  4. [2017] GPF - Men SP & FS

    And I agree with them ... would have def. called the lutz ...
  5. General Yuzuru chat

    Happy Birthday Yuzuru!!!!!!🎂🍰🥂🍾🎁🎈🎉!! heal well and enjoy some cake and good company today! May you still look a lot younger than you actually are in the next year, too!
  6. Team Russia

    The IOC DC has not found any documented, independent and impartial evidence confirming the support or the knowledge of this system by the highest State authority. which basically means, they have not found evidence that Putin was personally involved. Not that they didn't find evidence that there was state-sponsored doping - this there was plenty of evidence
  7. Team China

  8. Team China

    I stumbled over a ladies skater, whose name is BoYoung Kim ,.. since Kim and Jin both translated to 'gold' her name is basically the same as Boyang's name, haha
  9. Team China

    so many good wishes for Boyang from Nathan, Jason and Adam ... he just has no other option, than to get better!
  10. Team USA

    I think that article talks about a lot of Team USA athletes, not only in figure skating ... some apparently made it on the olympic team ... but they sure make it sound like Nathan's FS was so much better than everyone else's, than even though it's his lowest scores since long, he still takes the gold ...
  11. yeah, so far it's been the lamest GALA ever ... and if Adam doesn't sing I don't know why I'm even watching ...
  12. yes, the depth perception can be tricky on screen, but it's actually pretty easy to spot when she starts touching the ice or when she takes-off once you get a little more practice with it
  13. yes an UR requires a jump to be 1/4 turn - 1/2 turn short (keep in mind it's Karen's 3toe (the second jump of her combo) that's UR) almost nobody ever lands a jump 100% straight, Elizaveta does it sometimes, same goes for Hanyu, Boyang and Nathan. Sui does it on her 3throw-flip. Wakaba does it sometimes too, but rarely. the jump in the videos I linked were all definitely more than 1/4 turns short. For the beginning it's easier to put the youtube settings to 0.25 speed and then gradually fasten it to see how an UR jump starts to look if it's in 0.5 speed, 0.75 speed and normal speed
  14. they are actually quite easy to spot if you know what you're looking for: a clean landing looks like this: an UR landing looks like this: an UR landing doesn't look like: Skates are still in the air, then the landing but rather the skater is still rotating and landing at the same time. Also an UR has a 'hook' on the landing, as seen in Karen's 3T here. flying ice is also an indicator for an UR. It's very hard to determine though, if those 'hooks', 'unclear landings' or the 'flying ice' is really due to an UR, so that's why the Tech Specialist always replay the jumps in slo-mo (you can try it with the youtube videos, too and there it's clear, that Karen's 3Toe was really UR. Satoko's opening 3loop, I'd give her an UR call on her 3toe of the 3lutz-3ote-combo too (but that's a close one), and a definite UR on her 3lutz-2toe-2loop combo, B.ESP is getting a lot of things right today: