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  1. Yuzu, the trashbags are calling...
  2. I'm stuck in bed with only a crappy phone app but I had to try.
  3. Yuzu, please wear a pudding for your Pudding of the Opera program!
  4. Prince? Two princes? What is this?
  5. Looks like there won’t be a chance to compare prices before all event tickets go on sale.
  6. Of all the things to change, after all the criticisms over the past season. This just stinks. Whether or not it makes much difference, it just stinks. @hoodie axel Yes, really. He hit the talk show circuit after PC and it was raised over and over again by the hosts with no clarification from Adam that it would have made 0 difference to his chances to be on the podium. The Twitter storms were huge. The comments section under news articles as well. Then he retired to be a celebrity so that was fun.
  7. Good or not isn’t the point, the point is that because America had egg on its face after hyping Nathan so hard only for him to predictably fold under such extreme pressure, they instead pushed the idea that if those who fell on quads were penalised more, America would have a medal. It was pushed hard and parroted back by people who don’t follow or understand figure skating and probably only watched Adam’s performance on YouTube after getting patriotically outraged on Twitter. Now we see the progression from “it’s not UR, it’s the crappy equipment!” to “it’s not UR, it’s ballerina ankles!” to “it’s not UR, he’s trained for a few weeks with a Japanese coach and has magically fixed his technique which wasn’t even a problem in the first place because A and B” and now we’re at “eh, so what if it’s UR? Here, have some more points.” They shouldn’t have this much power when they can’t even fill 50% of seats for an ice show in a small venue.
  8. Well, the extra harsh penalty for falls was introduced after the US media manufactured that controversy over Adam Rippon not winning the Olympics with a clean* quadless program (he’s still referred to as “Olympic champion” and “Olympic gold medalist” every now and then in US publications) so I don’t think it’s unbelievable that they would have such influence over the rules. We all know who the quad repetition limits and no steps before single jump in SP were brought in to benefit.
  9. FS stopped existing after Pyeongchang and this is all just a collective bad dream, right?
  10. ISU raised the base value of underrotated jumps for next season. 2018-19 https://www.isu.org/docman-documents-links/isu-files/documents-communications/isu-communications/17142-isu-communication-2168 2019-20 Hard not to interpret this as a boost for some and an attack on others.
  11. Mikhail got married engaged! And chose SP music!
  12. Hello! Kobe seems next to impossible. All the lotteries and sales are over and the only hope is resale tickets, though they hardly appear at all on Twitter. Apparently there are various types of tickets for Kobe - paper tickets, e-tickets, and vouchers that need to be exchanged on site with ID. There were also tickets reserved only for Chinese fans (and a mysterious company reselling those for twice the price) which may have made things even harder this year. Other stops on the tour as far as I know only have paper tickets so if it fits your schedule, it might be better to try for tickets to another show if you can. Good luck!
  13. I think a lot of people saw WC prices and decided to try GPF instead. Half the grand prix event tickets have already gone on sale as well so not knowing his assignments yet those are even more of a gamble than GPF. Tickets will also go super fast so you can't really wait to make a decision. The only way this is his last season is if the decision is made for him by his ankle. Many of us thought he'd retire after the Olympics or after Saitama but he still says he's given no thought to retiring, wants 4A, 4Lz, 4F, (and quints ) and wants to see how far he can go. If he was injury free, I'd bet my life on him going to Beijing.
  14. B tickets still available for Friday. Restricted view tickets available for Friday and Saturday.
  15. The FAQ says they'll go on sale in September. Hopefully they'll sell practice tickets, too. It's absolutely bonkers pricing, the more you think about, but then the more you think about it, the more worthwhile it seems to throw everything away to see Yuzu.
  16. Travel agencies aren't being given golden circle seats, as far as I know, which might mean they'll be a tad easier to grab. The Japanese tour doesn't have information about tickets yet, though applications are open, so I'm not sure they have any reserved, either. I'm not sure if there will be a presale but make sure you're on the Skate Canada mailing list in case.
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