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  1. Henni147

    General Yuzuru Chat

    When I saw these backward crossrolls in the making of Seimei, I could see the entire fighting scene in front of me. Wise and clever Seimei avoiding a cascade of attacks from a dim and bulky opponent One of very few choreographies in figure skating that could create such a vivid and memorable image in my head. It was so simple and phenomenal at the same time.
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    I took the time to rewatch the NHK documentary with English subs and stopped at these words from Dick Button: I think the narrator misunderstood Dick here. The quad Loop was indeed a new jump, but still something within these "narrow rules". An additional quad increases your base value and gives you more options to create your jump layout. So it's worth (in points) to go for it. What Dick meant is something more rebellious I think. Completely new stuff that doesn't earn you many additional points in the current system or puts you even in disadvantage, but wins the heart of the audience and has the potential to change the skating world. Back in Dick's days big jumps and fast, well centered spins were something risky and really revolutionary. It changed the entire landscape of figure skating and laid the path for today's competitive format. In Yuzu's case there are some similar things like that: I think we can call him the pioneer of difficult and continuous transition work. Although you can earn high GOE for jumps with little steps and a lot of preparation as well, he prefers to go the more difficult way and melt all his elements into the choreo. Sure, he's not the only skater to do that nowadays, but he's the first who comes to my mind, whenever I think of "steps before jumps". The 4T+3A sequence is punished with a -20% reduction of its base value, but he goes for it, because it's cool and impressive. I can imagine that ISU will cancel this stupid rule after Yuzu's retirement and sequences will be popular alternatives to combination jumps in the future. At ACI this season Yuzu was asked, why he didn't put his SP combo into to the second half and he answered: "Because it fits the music better." I was really proud to be a fanyu that day. Same with the legendary backward crossrolls in Seimei. I really loved them even though they were not considered as "difficult steps" at that point... Shame that he was forced to drop them for his StSq LV... This is not really a technical thing, but it's cool that Yuzu's costume styles somehow break with gender stereotypes and are created with a lot of thought for a specific program. It doesn't matter which costume of Yuzu I see. I know immediately: Oh! It's POTO! Seimei! Origin! I was impressed, when Yuzu said that he doesn't like to change costumes for a specific program, because they belong together. It's part of the interpretation. Aye! Finally what makes Yuzu really extra and innovative to me: He's not only a skater, he's a creator as well. He chooses and designs his programs himself now with a story, a motive and a message. His care for details in the music cut, the choreo, the costume and the global concept is something unique. He's like an actor and executive producer in one person. That's why his programs appear so natural and authentic. They're his babies and you can feel it
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    A little personal experience: Olympic Channel stays a true Fanyu https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/stories/news/detail/laureus-comeback-award-hanyu-vonn/ Yuzu in the header, Yuzu in the headlines plus extra paragraph for him. I guess they're more disappointed than we are
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    15th February, 13:46 at TCC, Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
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    [TV Broadcast] Laureus World Sports Awards 2019

    To be fair: Olympic Channel is currently the biggest Fanyu among us. The don't need to prove anything anymore
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    [TV Broadcast] Laureus World Sports Awards 2019

    I'm sure they regretted that harsh tone "Hanyu missed out though". Sounded like a complaint of either that he hasn't won or that he didn't appear in person. Unfortunate words in both ways.
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    [TV Broadcast] Laureus World Sports Awards 2019

    Would have been okay with McMorris, Bibian or even Lyndsey, but Tiger Woods? He has already won a Laureus... I'm not surprised that Yuzu skipped this ceremony...
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    [TV Broadcast] Laureus World Sports Awards 2019

    If anything important happens, I'll push the wake-up button and tell
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    [TV Broadcast] Laureus World Sports Awards 2019

    I think there are only comeback plus sportsman/woman left? And some other creative awards.
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    [TV Broadcast] Laureus World Sports Awards 2019

    They really should skip these show acts and focus on sports. It's awful to watch and a torturing of the guests
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    [TV Broadcast] Laureus World Sports Awards 2019

    Fast forward: Yuzu wins the Laureus Clickbait of the Year
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    [TV Broadcast] Laureus World Sports Awards 2019

    I startet to record the event. If there's no other option, I can share it later after the ceremony. English original with no sync.
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Ladies and Gentlemen: the complete 200-club of men's free skating It's actually the complete 300-club, too. Plus Pat-chan. (His highest combined total was 295.27 at Bompard '13.)
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Under the current ISU rules 4+4 is an invalid combo. Only 4+3 or 3+4 is allowed. The 4A doesn't count as an Axel-jump either (because ISU ). So the highest possible SP score under the current system would be: 11.50 + 5.75 4Lz 8.00 + 4.00 3A (12.50 + 5.90) × 1.1 + 6.25 X 4A+3Lz (with change of rotation direction between the jumps) 3.20 + 1.60 FCSp4 3.00 + 1.50 CSSp4 3.50 + 1.75 CCoSp4 3.90 + 1.95 StSq4 ------------------ 76.14 TES 50.00 PCS ------------------ 126.14 TSS
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    General Yuzuru Chat

    Yep. This has to be framed and saved forever. The overall resonance on Twitter is jaw dropping. Fact: Yuzu-related posts have brought more likes, retweets and attention to Laureus' Twitter page than the entire rest together... Plus: "a message from the main man himself"... It would be funny, if the main man himself didn't appear tomorrow However, I hope they don't put him under pressure too much. Awards are great, but the Comeback King has another Mars mission in front of him... Can't believe that we celebrate the anniversary already. Incredible how time flies. Omedeto, Yuzu!!
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