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  1. who had the highest and furthest jumps? how did Shoma's jumps measure?
  2. Wait how is this possible. Weren't the all event pass super duper expensive? I almost bought it and I thought it was in the $400 range and thinking that's mighty expensive. I'm glad I didn't end up buying since I moved to Korea instead of headed back to California.
  3. I actually introduced my parents to Yuzu before I fell deep into Hanyu fandom. I had his WR setting GPF Seimei saved on my DVR and we watched it. My mom said he seemed very proud (in Chinese it has a connotation of arrogance). That's the only time I've ever tried sharing my Yuzu love. I think my dad was sleeping on the couch so no reaction from him.
  4. I'm worried about Yuzu-antis if the third Japanese spot was taken away from Daisuke. Either way, get well soon yuzu.
  5. I was about to say the same thing. Most of Yuzu's mistakes happen when he gets too into his head or too ahead of himself instead of focusing on one element at the time. He admitted he let his mental focus slip in PC after the (former) combo of doom and ended up botching the 4T-eu-3S. Technique wise, (other than the flip which will never be a deep inside edge), he's technically perfect. He should be able to land all his jump content every time. But sometimes he overthinks and then disaster happens. It strange how his brain (tenacity and mental toughness) is such a big reason for his many success, but his mental strength also have drawbacks. As to other weaknesses, I noticed that he really relies on music and rhythms. I feel like that's why 4L and 4S seem to be mortal enemies. He and Brian, I think, said these jumps have different rhythm so you have to find the right music and beat for it. So if he's off the musical beat or can't hear it too well, it can throw him off. I noticed this with ACI Origin step sequence actually. I think he might have forgot a step or missed a beat because there was a noticeable change in tempo, attack, and commitment halfway through it. Problem with being an audiophile I suppose. Techniques he needs to work on: his spins. He doesn't practice it enough and it showed at ACI. He used to have such fast, centered spins. Even his spins in PC were not necessarily slow, but not fast either. Since it's slower, he can't get the required number of revolutions and then he drops a level. He is fully capable of level 4 spins every time. He should work on making sure that happens. Some of his spin positions need work. I love the layback he's incorporating, but it's not ready yet. His Yuzu spin (where he holds his leg over his head), he doesn't have the hip flexibility any more so I think he should drop it. While I've always loved his Bielman spin, I think he should save it for the galas from now on. He should also work on flexibility more. He's got flexible shoulders and back, but not so much legs. That's about it for weaknesses I guess. Technically, he's basically the perfect skater. Weakness is sometimes he turns into a head case. Which, is part of why it's agonizing and exciting to be a Yuzu fan. You never know which Yuzu is going to show up.
  6. So cute! Are you going to keep or throw it on the ice when he lands Nessie?
  7. I was there too and I also screamed in elation after all his jumps were landed in the SP and cried/scream during the choreo sequence in the LP. Such happiness can not be bottled. The rest of his performances, you could hear a pin drop except for successful completion of each jumps.
  8. Oh that last bit about Ghislain. Officially my second favorite TCC coach, after Tracey of course (sorry Brian)
  9. Finally caught up with the whole thread. I'm ridiculously excited to see Yuzuru's Origin. The half of step sequence we got was my favorite part. I'm not sold on Otonol (however you spell it). It sounds....very....Russian? There's not much variety in the music for me to even picture how he could cut together a more modern take on it. It fits with his dramatic on ice persona though so I'm sure it was still be beautiful. I don't love all of Yuzu's programs. Maybe I won't like this SP. Heck I wasn't sold on Chopin Ballad until I saw it live at the Olympics. Being in love with 2 out of 3 programs for this season is already more than I could have ever hoped for.
  10. Does it say if all post office will sell it or only certain locations?
  11. That's the sad part. I live 30 minutes away and was actually in Yokohama for about an hour on Friday.
  12. I really should check the board more often. Missed them both. sigh...
  13. Can anyone tell me what city the exhibits are currently and rotating next? I feel like a bad Fanyu for not having seen it and living in Japan.
  14. If it's the one I'm thinking of, I think the British commentators were talking about the 3T portion being short not 4T. It's been awhile though.
  15. Zhao and Xue have a daughter?!? How did I know this? I was wondering about that since I think Xue wanted kids but they were waiting until after their competitive career was over. I'm so happy.
  16. On the bright side, the level of salt would have melted the ice.
  17. This is such unbelievable news. I'm so sad for him and all the great plans and future he had that we will never get to see. Rest in peace D10.
  18. Thanks for the translation! I'm wondering if it's been discussed regarding what Brian said about scolding Yuzu and Javi and differences. I read an excerpt on Tumblr via twitter via GS(?) about the interactions there which sounded cute with Javi arguing back and crying and making Brian cry. While scolding Yuzu would result in a stressed out Yuzu so they have talks instead. I thought there's also some bit about Yuzu being so self sufficient that Brian is almost a little too hands off, which resulted in the Boston fiasco. I don't know it's all second hand.
  19. Is there a discussion thread about Brian's book and what he talks about in there about Yuzu and Javier?
  20. You can kind of guess by the parents. Anyone know what Stephen's parents look like? Are they super tall? Yuzu could have gone either way. I think his dad was on the bulkier side since he used to play baseball. He lucked out by looking like his mom who is le tiny. Also Yuzu hit his growth spurt around 14/15 I believe. He grew a few more inches after Nice but it wasn't drastic. Maybe 2 more inches. Turning senior at 15 can happen I suppose. He might just be going through a growth spurt at the same time. If I was Brian I would lay off letting Stephen turn senior until after the growth spurt. Or he'd end up hurting in ranking and confidence trying to quad and medal while growing. Just look at the poor Russian ladies that got hit with puberty right when they were getting into the swing of things.
  21. The triple Flip! I know we all love our triple flips OUT OF NOWHERE! But you gotta feel bad for the poor Quad Loop. MIA for the last season. My answer is of course 3 Axel.
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