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  1. Otonal
    Otonal

    I made a thing :)

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  2. [2019] GP Skate Canada - Men Free Skating
    [2019] GP Skate Canada - Men Free Skating

    This came out fast, a side by side comparison of Origin at Worlds and today..... (ps sorry, this may be the wrong thread)

     

     

     

    and Otonal, COR last year and yesterday

     


  3. [2019] GP Skate Canada (25-27.10) - Practice, Fluff & all the In-betweens
    [2019] GP Skate Canada (25-27.10) - Practice, Fluff & all the In-betweens
    2 hours ago, naomi said:

    Hey everyone,

     

    For all of you living in Canada or using VPN (therefore allowing you access to all the possible streams), which one are you going to be using? I guess I could try out a few, but just thought I'd ask in case you think there's one that is better than the others.

     

    Thanks!

     

    Not using vpn, but when official ones aren't available I typically go to this site https://live.qq.com/10012776, the streamer would find his own vpn and share it from his screen. Sometimes it lags by like 5 seconds compared to the official stream but it's been good enough for me. The streamer will sometimes give comments in Chinese but imo it's not disruptive 

     

    To turn off the "on-screen" comments, click the button below the video (as highlighted in red box). They can flood the entire screen during the stream so yea 

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    Not sure if this is still the case, but last time I used it, I was recommended to sign in to access the HD version of the stream, 

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    Imo WeChat signing in is the easiest, just create a WeChat account on your phone, and click these

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    Then go to your WeChat app > Discover > Scan, after scanning you should be able to log in. 

     

    Other than this, I've attempted using Hoxx VPN plugin on Google Chrome several times, it worked for some Russian and Canadian streams iirc. Haven't tried the rest. 

     

    Hope this helps! 


  4. [2019] GP Skate America - Men SP and FS
    [2019] GP Skate America - Men SP and FS

    Nathan

     

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    Jun

     

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    Boyang

     

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    Brezina

     

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    Kazuki

     

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    Nobu on commentary

     

     

     

    Koshiro

     

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  5. General Yuzuru Chat
    General Yuzuru Chat
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    https://www.facebook.com/SkateOntario/videos/393451088232407/

     

    This is some interesting talk btw Scott Russel and PJ Kwong. Scott is saying about most memorable performance in his 17 years old experience as sport reporter/commentator/analyst, and he mention one-two sentence about Virtue/Moir,  Patrick Chan (fantastic in his hey day), Duhammel/Radford,  Papadakis/Cizeron, and also this quite long confession:
     

    "I'll throw in one more because he is a good Ontario guy. And that's because he trains part time in Ontario. But you have to be in the rink, if you are ever fortunate enough, all you people out there, to be in the rink when Yuzuru Hanyu skates. If you can be in the rink, he is, I mean, takes your breath away. The guy is that good. And he is so committed mentally and physically to what he does that he leaves -- you know there is an old expression leave everything on the table, around the field, on the play, around the ice -- he leaves everything on the ice. I don't know if I have ever seen a guy like that."


    They talk more about Yuzu's intense personality. And then they are talking about how fun it is when two titans are pitted against each other like Yuzu vs Nathan in 2019. And then about what it was like with Yuzu vs Javi in 2015. 

    The overall discussion is also very interesting, and it explains more or less what happen btw CBC and ISU.


  6. Nobunari Oda resigns as coach from Kansai University due to "moral harassment"
    Nobunari Oda resigns as coach from Kansai University due to "moral harassment"

    Have some Max and Angelo to take the taste away

     


  7. General Yuzuru Chat
    General Yuzuru Chat

    For everyone who is interested in Yuzu's scoring data of the 2018/19 season. I've created a table with average GOE/success rates and calls/LV for every element:

     

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    It's the sequel of a very similar table for all of his elements under the +/-3 System from 2015/16 to 2017/18. You can look at it here as a comparison:

     

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  8. General Yuzuru Chat
    General Yuzuru Chat

     

    Yuzu's Worlds 2019 FS: Hungarian commentary with English subtitles

     

    Commentators: Andras Rosnik, Tamas Vasarhelyi

     

    These two guys are really knowledgeable and praise Yuzu highly... and they speak the truth! This is what they said about Yuzu after his performance:

     

    "...and his transitions in his skating are so clean and detailed that if in the first score, the technical score, Nathan is able to do that is the same or similar to this technical level, even that, because of the second mark, I find it highly possible that he'll be the world champion."

     

    "This is not really human what he did."


  9. Hey, remember us?
    Hey, remember us?

    I think this hasn't been shared here before. 

     

    A great post PC documentary about Aljona's life and cereer. Her partnership with Robin is also discussed. I never knew how difficult and complicated her relationship with Ingo Steuer was. The communication in the whole team was far from ideal. You can see that Robin is still bitter about certain things. Additionaly, they had no sponsors, little to no support in Germany (the trio was controversial in many ways).

     

    Fun fact: Aljona had been keeping her two olimpic bronze medals in the basement until she finally won gold. Sounds to me like certain someone we know, who put his skate canada silv*r medals next to his bed :party0035: 

    You can also spot other similarities between her and Zu. Both extremely ambitious, love to compete, focused, went to PC believing that they are gonna win gold and that's what they did. There is the power of burning kuyashii in her.

     


  10. General Yuzuru Chat
    General Yuzuru Chat

    Here's what I could understand from basically reading Javi's lips lol 

    Edit: Guys, keep in mind that this isn't even half of what he said. Sadly I couldn't understand most of the interview, these are just very small fragments. Javi talked much more.

     

    (After Sochi footage) Javi: You have to have... a lot of strength, I think. Yuzu’s very strong and he's a guy who can never give up. He always tries to achieve new things and overcome new challenges/trials (...) and when faced with difficult competitions, he’s always tried to fight.

     

    (About seeing Yuzu’s 2014 Olympic plaque every day) It gives you a little bit of envy.

     

    (About Worlds 2015) J: I think Yuzu was very sad because he wanted to win but at the same time, he even told me that he was very happy to see me there. (...) 

     

    (About the months before PC) J: I didn’t see him much. 

    "Who was your rival going into Pyeongchang?" J: Yuzuru. My rival was Yuzuru, always. I knew that if I did a perfect program I could compete against Shoma and Nathan very easily. But whenever Yuzuru skated perfectly he’s always received higher scores than me.

     

    (ref to OLYS Seimei) J: I haven't seen this program. (After Yuzu landed 3Lo) Very good *smiles brightly*. (during the chsq) Even though he must be very tired for sure, he looks well. 

    (after Yuzuru’s Oly LP) J: I knew he had skated well but I didn’t focus on that.

     

    (”You are so bad” moment) “What were you talking about?” J: At first, I congratulated Yuzuru and Shoma for their medals and I told them it had been an honour to compete with them. And then I said that this probably had been my last competiton alongside them. (...) And that’s why Yuzu told me “You are so bad” (smiles even brighter than before). It was a beautiful moment. 

     

    J: When the time comes for him to retire, I hope he feels proud of the story he’s had but above all, that his name will be remembered/engraved (?) in figure skating and hopefully, mine too. 

     

    I rewatched like 5 times and that’s all I could catch... It’s a shame when nuances get lost in SPA>JPN>ENG translation.


  11. Embedding Google Docs/Sheets/Slides
    Embedding Google Docs/Sheets/Slides

    If you would like to embed any Google files, you can do it in this easy way:

     

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  12. General Yuzuru Chat
    General Yuzuru Chat

    Otonal Czech commentary + English subs

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  13. General Yuzuru Chat
    General Yuzuru Chat

    Olympic channel commentary for Otonal (Commentators: Andrea Joyce & Charlie White)

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  14. General Yuzuru Chat
    General Yuzuru Chat
    3 hours ago, Yoa said:

    PJKwong and Kurt talked about Yuzuru and 4A! :13877886:

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    PJ: So what are you really looking forward to this season? Tell me the biggest thing you're looking forward to.

     

    Kurt: ... Yuzuru Hanyu. I'm really excited about Yuzu because of something he said to me the other day.

     

    PJ: Tell me what he said.

     

    Kurt: Two things but one's private. He said 'I'm back this year' with his wonderful accent and barely English, but he's back to do a quad axel and that is some sexy, exciting stuff.

     

    PJ: I have seen it in practice. Not landed but holy smokes the speed, the height.. whoo!

     

    Kurt: And he's fragile like a bird so I hope he makes it through this. Um... and he and I had a talk about it. For about 5 days, a million years ago I was trying a quad axel

     

    PJ: Were you really?

     

    Kurt: I was.

     

    PJ: How close did you get? Did you land any?

     

    Kurt: No.. no, I didn't get close. It felt  like... I told him... I said 'it felt like I was in the air forever'. Like I've gone up and (looks at watch) I've gotta be done now and then I'd open up early.

     

    Carol: Is it over?

     

    Kurt: Not done yet. And he laughed and said 'I know it feels like... forever'. And it is this (mou chotto pose) much longer than any of his other quads. Like this much. But the feeling, the way that we turn 4 is not the way you turn 4 with an axel. That's why the triple axel is different than the other triples and it just felt like I was in the air forever. So I felt validated that maybe, arguably, the best skater that's ever skated, you know, said that to me. I was like 'yeah! that's how I felt too.'


  15. General Yuzuru Chat
    General Yuzuru Chat

    PJKwong and Kurt talked about Yuzuru and 4A! :13877886:

    https://ameblo.jp/mkp2012/entry-12413395127.html

    ETA: Just a part about Yuzuru:

     


  16. Media Day 2018
    Media Day 2018

     

     

     

    It feels to me a bit like the media has something but embargoed. :tumblr_inline_ncmiffG34Z1rpglid:


  17. Media Day 2018
    Media Day 2018

     


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