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  1. Moria Polonius

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I think the greatest challenger for Yuzu will remain Shoma. Then Boyang then Nathan - I Put the Nathan third because I can't imagine that university and training away from his coach won't affect his results. Vincent might surprise us: he's at the age when skaters make great progress and mature artistically. I'm somewhat excited for Juniors this year, there are a few capable of quad Lutz even. I think soon we'll witness a new era of many skaters with a wide repertoire of quads, so who of them will get to the top will depend more on components, reinforced by the new scoring system.
  2. Moria Polonius

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I don't have any allergies, but I believe that the most common way of testing whether one is allergic to something, including food allergies, is putting allergens on one's skin and checking whether there's a reaction. People go to the doctor, have lots of plasters with various allergens taped to their skin, and they wait to see which will cause the reaction (though in half of the cases I heard about there is no reaction so either the doctors don't have that particular allergen or the method isn't reliable). Perhaps Yuzu had further tests done once his reaction to disinfectant was discovered to see what particular substance he was allergic to. It's Yuzu we're talking about, we know that he's prone to allergies, so alcohol allergy is just as likely as it being an excuse - and as someone who just doesn't like alcohol but is pressured to have he a drink sometimes, I wouldn't blame Yuzu for having an excuse. (And btw, we can't make it through life without some white lies, nobody is 100% truthful.)
  3. It was sold out though. All-event tickets in this price-range went fairly quickly. Not at the breakneck Barcelona-GPF pace, but the attractive ones sold out quickly. €1000 is affordable for middle-class working person from Western Europe, upper middle-class USA and I suppose Japan. Not cheap but affordable. And it's not like there weren't cheaper tickets on the short sides of the rink and in the upper sections. The price range was quite wide. For me, it's when people say "book the hotel with the skaters!" that my eyes bulge out, lol. Worlds is the biggest event, so it's popular, I'm not so surorised it's expensive. It's the events that are have problems filling the seats that I'm surprised by the price of. 4CCs in USA this year is going to cost $450-700.
  4. For Worlds the best ones although not VIP ones were €1000 ( and in Milan even more)... All-event Premium ticket for Finlandia Trophy costs €110 - I'm hoping that the GP will cost in low 200s but I'm preparing for the worst (lower section on long sides).
  5. Gold tickets for all events at IdF come up to €185. A ticket for 2 Free Skates costs €10-€30-€55. I'm expecting Cup of Finland to be more expensive, €250 for good all-event ticket, maybe €300 for a breathing-down-the-judges-necks type of ticket. Really hard to say. Btw, I read somewhere that on the 2nd Nov there is an NHL game in Harwall Arena - so there's gonna be lots of visitors to Helsinki that weekend.
  6. Moria Polonius

    Team Japan

    Wow, that's real petty. I guess they were fine with Dai going to the Olympics despite finishing 5th at Nats? Ehhh, I bet they were mad when Yuzu won those Worlds. Nevermind, I think Yuzu has experienced enough of fan support now that if he encounters negativity it will be overtaken by all the love he gets. But sheesh, there's gonna be fanwars. That link about "Yuzuru avoiding being interviewed by Takahashi" and "Hanyu fans attacking Daisuke in a orchestrated manner" implying that Yuzu orchestated it was an eye-opener, especially because I've seen Yuzu fans claiming the exact opposite, that Daisuke hates Yuzu and doesn't want to interview him. Whatever the reason for that interview situation, it shows that both sides have some crazy contingent, and it's gonna get ugly in some parts of the internetz, and not in the mildly-amusing juvenile Evgenia-is-a-crazy-lovesick-girl-who-followed-Yuzu-to-Toronto-although-he-wants-nothing-to-do-with-her kind of way.
  7. Moria Polonius

    Team Japan

    Whut? Geez, I missed so much before the Planet came into existence! What was this about? Why did they want him off the team?
  8. Moria Polonius

    Team Japan

    You mean overscored or underscored?
  9. Moria Polonius

    Team Japan

    Uhhh, you just give an impression of being angry. Sorry. My bad.
  10. Moria Polonius

    Team Japan

    ??? Japanese Nats 2012?
  11. Moria Polonius

    Team Japan

    Yata, nothing has happened yet, what's the use of assuming unfairness and getting worked up when none of them have put a foot on competive ice yet and no judges have given a score? Just wait with your anger a bit until there's something substantial to be angry about? Now, I hate to be raining on the parade, but I fear Daisuke might get disappointed in his comeback. He's 32, and you guys say it's not too old. But he's been away from competition for 4 years, and the amount of trainining he'll have to do in order to become competitive will be MUCH greater than when he was 22 or even 28. I'm not even sure it'll be doable. The PCS won't carry him if the tech isn't there, and I fear it might not be. Even if he gets overgenerous scores domestically, he won't get them unternationally - see what happened to Patrick. The quad revolution has happened - and even at Japanese Nats it might prove too hard for him to get over the guys with higher tech content, and I'm not just thinking Yuzu and Shoma here. I think the best Daisuke can achieve on the Worlds level is top 10 - and even that's uncertain, to be honest. Even accounting for new rules. I hope Daisuke realizes that and is fine with that. Then it'd be perfect because Daisuke is a vety enjoyable skater to watch indeed. That said... Yeah, c'mon Nobu, try!
  12. Moria Polonius

    Team Japan

    Ahem, and Yuzu fans too.
  13. Moria Polonius

    Fantasy on Ice 2018 in SHIZUOKA

    Ooops, I meant in HyK they were clean, I don't remember about the finale.
  14. Moria Polonius

    Fantasy on Ice 2018 in SHIZUOKA

    I believe in HyK they were all clean
  15. Moria Polonius

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Out of curiosity, I googled "hydroblade" and wow, some people can do some really low ones too: It makes me wonder who do so few skaters put it in a program? It can't be such a difficult feat if a non elite skater can do it. I remember Jason do it, but it was much shorter than Yuzu's. Can anyone remember any recent skater doing a hydroblade in a competitive program too?
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