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  1. 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:






    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:





  2. 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."

  3. 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.


  4. 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.

  5. 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:





  6. General Yuzuru Chat
    General Yuzuru Chat

    Otonal Czech commentary + English subs




  7. General Yuzuru Chat
    General Yuzuru Chat

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




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

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




    Transcription: starts at 13:07


    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.'

  9. General Yuzuru Chat
    General Yuzuru Chat

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


    ETA: Just a part about Yuzuru:


  10. Media Day 2018
    Media Day 2018




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

  11. Media Day 2018
    Media Day 2018


  12. Media Day 2018
    Media Day 2018
    4 minutes ago, Yatagarasu said:


    They look all right to me too :shrug:

    Just a tad forward in the air, and the only one I'm spotting is the 4S3T below, and the 4TLo3S that some video had before? But that's it. His 3Lo looks easy.


    Edit: in case it hasn't been hammered in enough, I love all the little leaps and jumps that have similiarities to ballet jumps, just woven into the choreography. It really does feel like a tribute to ballet's contribution to FS. It's just little little stuff liek this, so frequently seen in his programs, that make his programs stand out.

  13. General Yuzuru Chat
    General Yuzuru Chat

    The drought is so bad that I started going through Max & Angelo commentaries again...

    here's a short translation of the 2014 Worlds gala 

    I love Max's faith in Yuzu's 4A  :D

  14. Proposed changes for next season
    Proposed changes for next season

    The ISU has now posted a communication with the changed rules as approved by the June Congress, as well as a revised SoV for the 2018/2019 season.



    Special Regulations and Technical Rules accepted by the 57th ISU Congress for Single & Pair Skating: ISU Communication 2176

    Scale of Values, Levels of Difficulty and Guidelines for marking Grade of Execution, season 2018/19: ISU Communication 2168 (Revised)



  15. General Yuzuru Chat
    General Yuzuru Chat
    15 минут назад, Elle сказал:


    Don't! It's too soon and if u say it it becomes worse :8:

    Btw, that step sequence... I cried.



    Just dropping here for a second to say that in the very beginning of this video Russian commentator with enormous sensibility - which is a bit unusual - doesn't comment about silver or mistakes, but says: "Still the only one and great. Unique! Samurai with the face of a child....Yuzuru Hanyu!" And I start to cry already since that moment. 

  16. General Yuzuru Chat
    General Yuzuru Chat

    Yuzuru Hanyu FP 17.02.2018 O.G Tatiana Tarasova and A. Grishin commentary translated by me.

    In parenthesis I included synonyms and explanations.


    AG And the crowd is very excited at at this point at the skating rink in Gangneung at the Olympic Games. It is time for Yuzuru Hanyu's program, the Olympic Champion of 2014.



    T T 4S.......... 4T.............4S+ 3T...............4T




    T T Brava! Brava! Two shaky (dirty) exits. A grandiose (magnificent, bombastic) program. This program doesn't have a second of doubt neither here nor there, four quads. Two Axels, one in combo.

    Stunning!! Those spread eagles, this music. He stepped on ice full of strength inside, very strong, one can feel that energy radiating from him.


    AG Shaman! (wizard)

    T T He was so tiny, raw (inexperienced) but now he matured, became stronger (Tatiana uses the word заматерел 'zamaterel' which means mature, gained strength, stands on his ground) considering that he was so sick and that leg of his was patched and so many months he skipped. How he trained. How he stood (this might be also as he was determined) and trained every day actually being on bed rest.


    AG Well, a real shaman (wizard)...

    T T Indeed!

    AG …. looks like a two time (OC) shaman (wizard)

    T T He is unique! Many things he was given by nature, he has big step, his legs are turned as they suppose to. Yes, he has adept legs (skillful, polished), strong knees. That, that people work for years to turn the leg pulling it (donno the terms in ballet yet she means the way that the leg is supposed to turn like in first position in ballet though the leg has to be turned not only at the ankles but from the hips) he has it. Jumpy (easily doing the jumps), since childhood he had a huge jump range. Though in good hands, he found... they have couches there too (in Japan) but he found that one person, the federation has found it for him, that person that with his abilities and from what he already knows, the coach, and feels, is molding (sculpting, forging) these victories. He didn't fall down on the hip (3Ltz) he almost but didn't touch the ice because this is what he's training for so that not to grab (the ice) with the hand, but even if to touch make sure not to fall at all. Because during every single training session there is a specific task. There he is as if joking, tore up his stomach (not literally of course, just so much effort he applied in order not to fall).


    AG At the moment the official talisman at the Gangneung arena is becoming the yellow bear from the famous cartoon.

    T T The yellow bears are just...

    ------- score 206.17

    AG Unreachable! Write it down everyone....

    T T Sweetheart (YH)! He's even shaking!

    AG … The scores of a two time Olympic Champion!

    History! History is made here in South Korea!

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