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  1. Minnesota, USA I've been wanting to meet local Fanyus for viewing parties or dinner for a long time but don't know how to find them. I work in a Japanese company so you'd think there'd be some here but I only work with 2 other people on my shift and none of us like each other There was an engineer that I think was a closet Fanyu because he'd sneak a peak when I watched Yuzu skating but he's since moved to a different company and I don't have his contact info
  2. I like Kaori's the best because it suits the program really well, is unique, and I like that it's both womanly and strong and powerful, just like her
  3. I was intellectually offended about the Skate Canada practices so I didn't buy any worlds tickets for Montreal but as the months passed and after I had that amazing experience in Skate Canada, I found myself regretting missing a life opportunity more than anything so I scrambled and settled for a lot of less than optimal situations to see Yuzu again. I wasn't even considering Stockholm a month ago but now all I feel is the overwhelming weight of time passing and opportunities dwindling. But this is the perspective of someone who's held back and missed so many life opportunities her whole life as she enters middle age. I totally understand where everyone else is coming from and I feel the moral outrage as well, but at this time in life, I feel the need to make the most of life's opportunities where I can and, realistically, the Olympics are out of reach and most athletes don't retire at the post Olympic worlds so this is the last chance to see him at a really big event. However, as soon as he retires, ISU and NBC aren't getting a penny from me. If I didn't know that it was so difficult to get tickets to even shows in Japan, I would follow him on tour like with concerts instead of spending money on ISU events
  4. Random thought: Doesn't the ESPN Fame 100 usually come out in March? Yuzu was 70 in 2018. 64 in 2019. Will the Google year in search boost his ranking this year? I still don't really get the search score metric. It seems that higher is better but there's some athletes that are really high on the list with a low search score and others that are really low that have a high search score.
  5. Unfortunately if you want good seats, you're stuck paying for all event tickets and if I'm spending that much to go to Sweden, I wouldn't settle for crappy seats. Just a few months ago I was debating whether I should spend money on tickets to Montreal because the tickets were so expensive and now I'm contemplating spending even more to go to Sweden for worlds! What has he done to me?!? My biggest fear is that I'll spend $3-4k and he won't be there for some reason. But I guess it will give more time for sight seeing since I won't care about the practices.
  6. yep. weird that barbara can see it but it's geoblocked for me I'm sure the only reason that the views are so low is because of the geoblocking.
  7. Are we sure that ACI is going to be in Oakville again? I want to book my flight ASAP Also, is the first men's practice normally on Thursday? For some reason I thought that it was on Sat 19/Sun 20 this year when it was on Fri/Sat last year but for some reason I can't find that again.
  8. Damn. That was a disappointing and abrupt end to the season. Congrats to sallycinnamon and river for gold and @LadyLou for bronze! @airi @Legacy and Hope @Louitunes @mercedes @Paskud @ralucutzagy @river @sallycinnamon @Sayu93 @Sukigirl @TeaFrida @Figure_Frenzy I've already been thinking about next year's game. If Yuzu continues next year, I’m planning to do this again for the major events and events Yuzu enters. The tentative schedule is Autumn Classic (assuming he enters again), the Grand Prix, Euros, 4CC, Worlds, and WTT. Possibly even Russia and JPN Nats but I can see how that might be a bit of an overwhelming commitment. Let me know if you have any ideas for improvement. If the questions are too hard or too many or the schedule too long and causing you to not enjoy the game as much, let me know.
  9. @airi @LadyLou @Legacy and Hope @Louitunes @mercedes @Paskud @ralucutzagy @river @sallycinnamon @Sayu93 @Sukigirl @TeaFrida @Figure_Frenzy Time crept up on me! Here's the form for the worlds prediction game. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3X8W7If5cI7em5cYN4xp0cK3zxTYWTMCt3NafvcP8sy3aMg/viewform?usp=pp_url Entries are here: http://www.isuresults.com/events/fsevent03111969.htm
  10. I think even they realize that it's a long shot at best that Alysa will keep her "4"lz so it would be foolish to dump too much effort into her. Unfortunately for us, Nathan is the surer bet for them to win though he'll never bring the popularity to the sport in the US no matter what he does.
  11. Wow. So sick of this song but I like Daria a lot. So happy to see her get silver. I wondered if Alysa's "4" got downgraded. It looked almost completely forward on landing to me.
  12. Not my favorite program but she really is an exquisite skater. The lines are gorgeous and a true quad. The way do junior pcs is ridiculous - she should be well over a point across the board over Alysa and higher than Scherbakova and Trusova. huh? I thought she won JGPF?
  13. i’m honestly very impressed by how often she and vincent are able to land such severely ur jumps. it’s kind of a talent in iteslf. most would fall on these. of course, the lack of power in and out probably gives more control
  14. i used to follow urmanov when he skated. so nice to see him have such a warm relationship with all his students. he looks very supportive
  15. Andrei is probably my least favorite of the medalists because I find his skating rather cold but he seems the steadiest. Samarin, Kolyada, and Aliev are headcases so having someone who might not be as flashy but can be a solid anchor could be a real boon to the Russian team. Frankly, I don't see Samsonov making it through puberty with his technique, though I think he is the most beautiful of the Russian juniors and most of the seniors. Yuma looks to be the most talented. I don't see any reason for him to stay junior unless he has a growth spurt or something that derails his development. Peter is my favorite of the medalists but he also seems the most fragile. I liked Naumov but 18 without a quad doesn't bode well for him. I don't see Grassl being a consistent world podium contender. He seems to be fairly mentally strong but with the +5/-5 GOE system, that wonky technique is going to kill him and it's so difficult to rebuild jumps. Curious what will happen with Shun. Still pretty rough around the edges but we've seen skaters make giant leaps in their development before. I imagine he'll stay junior unless he's eyeing Beijing. Also curious what will become of Gogolev. He was so hyped when it was obvious that he wasn't anywhere close to fully grown. Now he has all this pressure on him while he's losing his jumps. I remember when I first saw him thinking that he reminds me of Nathan Chen in both the good and bad aspects and now he only reminds me of Chen in the bad ways. A lot of people were hyping him as a Beijing contender but I don't see it happening even if his skating overcomes the puberty monster
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