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  1. shanshani

    General Skating Chat

    Looking through protocols for Ondrej Nepala, the Czech judge, Vera Kvarcakova, gave Mikhail Kolyada a 0.50 in interpretation in his SP! I'm pretty sure she must have just pressed the wrong button, but uh...shouldn't there be a little more protection against mistakes like this? Speaking of Nepala scores, I've only looked at Kolyada and Rika Kihira's scores so far, but the Russian judge, Olga Kozhemyakina, scored Kolyada 6.86 over the other judges and underscored Rika Kihara by 13.28 under the other judges.
  2. shanshani

    General Skating Chat

    The main thing was that I need to download the pdfs so I can work on the plane ride home. But yeah, I'll use skating scores otherwise. Fun fact: Doug Williams (J2, USA), scored Yuzu more than 16 points below the average of the other judges between the SP and the FS. He also scored him an average of 0.5 points lower than the other judges per PCS category, and an average of 0.8 points lower per element in GOE. Edit: He also whacked Junhwan pretty hard, scoring him an average of 11 points below the other judges. He also hates Julian Zhi Jie Yi for some reason, scoring him over 20 points below the other judges...and whereas he is basically in line with judges' averages on Jason Brown and Roman Sadovsky. Haven't looked at other skaters yet, but uh...this is a weird and disturbing pattern of massively underscoring Asian skaters. Hopefully it doesn't continue. -edit: Eh I'm going to reserve judgment on Odhran Allen for now. He may just be a harsh judge. Will update- Update: Odhran Allen is just a tough judge--while he did underscore Yuzu by a little more than he underscored other skaters on average (and underscored the Irish skaters less than he underscored other skaters on average), he underscored several skaters by 10+ points and almost all skaters relative to other judges. Williams', on the other hand, was quite close to other judges for most skaters, deviating by 10+ points in only the following cases: Yuzuru Hanyu (-16.27), Junhwan Cha (-11.34), Julian Zhi Jie Yi (-20.66), Yamato Rowe (-10.36) on the negative side (it's...sure a weird coincidence that they're all Asian), and Andrew Dodd (+12.55) and Jordan Dodd (+11.8) on the positive side. The rest of his score deviations were no larger than 6.5.
  3. shanshani

    General Skating Chat

    US Classic, why you gotta be different? Why can't you format your protocol pages like everyone else? Why are you making my life pointlessly difficult?
  4. shanshani

    General Skating Chat

    In light of dodgy scoring at ACI, I've decided to start compiling scores for all international competitions this season in order to see if I can detect judging bias. I did this before for the men's free for GP, 4CC, Euro, Worlds and Olys for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 season, so I remember a lot of the judges' names--including ones who are awful, who I am pleased (/sarcasm) to see on judging panels once more this season.
  5. shanshani

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Yuzu does have one of the most intense glares I've ever seen on anyone. I'm feeling pleased with myself for calling it early. BS Yuzu doesn't care about winning, people's personalities don't change like that
  6. shanshani

    When will Yuzu land 4A

    Yeah all except maybe one of his practice 4S3Ts were just gorgeous, +5 GOE jumps. I guess he was too tired or nervous or lost concentration or something. WTT seems like the logical time, but he probably wouldn't be very happy if he had to wait that long. Plus, it would only give him one chance to have it ratified this season, which means there's a considerable chance that he would have to wait until next season to get credit for it. So I'm guessing he'll want it earlier.
  7. shanshani

    When will Yuzu land 4A

    I attended official practices and counted them. He attempted 10 4Lo during official practices and succeeded (no fall or pop) on 5 of them. (This doesn't include the competition warm up 4Lo attempts though, but I don't think the success rate changes very much if you include them.) I'm sure a couple of the pops could have turned into saved jumps in a competition context, though. The 4Lo is definitely competition-ready but was obviously not as secure as his other quads (all of which were successfully landed in practice--though he did pop a salcow or two in warmups), and with his renewed focus on winning increasing his % success on the 4Lo seems more pressing than adding 4A.
  8. shanshani

    When will Yuzu land 4A

    Based on his condition at ACI, I think his training the next couple of months will focus more stamina and being able to complete his free more cleanly (and fixing those spins--his SP would have been clean without the spin errors ). Also, his 4Lo was only at about 50% success rate in practices (and success rate in practice > success rate in competition) so even his jump training will likely focus more on stabilizing 4Lo. Therefore I think 4A at GP events is unlikely. 4CC or WTT are more likely candidates.
  9. shanshani

    Costumes talk

    They both look better in person because pictures don't convey how sparkly they are I do wish the Otonal costume were slightly longer though.
  10. shanshani

    General Yuzuru Chat

    My ACI FS Practice, runthrough, and Victory Ceremony videos
  11. shanshani

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Somehow standing next to the two of them made Yuzu look younger, not older. Maybe because they're taller than he is
  12. shanshani

    [2018] CS ACI Men - Free Skating

    Tempting, but in actuality, I think it's unlikely I'll be able to get time off for it. (I should just quit my job to attend competitions until Yuzu r-words. I wish.)
  13. shanshani

    [2018] CS ACI Men - Free Skating

    based off how he did a bajillion 4T3As in practice and 0 4Teu3S's probably
  14. shanshani

    [2018] CS ACI Men - Free Skating

    I would love tickets to Worlds. Japan is so much closer than all the other places , and ACI+Worlds is like the perfect combination of competitions. But howwww do I get them?
  15. shanshani

    [2018] CS ACI Men - Free Skating

    Eh, Jason wasn't that bad, I believed he just popped what I believe was a 4S attempt and fell on a 3A, and then an edge issue on the 3 jump combo+including a eu< call (I still don't get how UR and DG is supposed to work on eulers). It's definitely still watchable, and the jumping errors aren't surprising given how ambitious is FS is given where he was at last season.
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