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  1. love the new theme! gold feathers go well with Yuzu ... and the banners... as a reminder of his wonderful journey!... may it long continue!
  2. That's because of the organizers big egos. They want to show off to the world. Maybe we can finally go back to having the Olympics be a celebration of sports, and not an event where nations brag to each other and politic/buy the number of medals they win. And maybe they can finally discover a way of reusing the facilities they build for the Olympics and not abandon them immediately after. They need money for that also, but not that much and long term they could get some more back (besides the revenues from tickets, TV right and tourism).
  3. Why do you think it's the end? The Olympics was also cancelled during the war and then restarted. People will need something to celebrate when this virus is under control (if not possible in a couple of years, I would imagine in 10 years we might reach some degree of immunization). Of course, that means the current senior skaters might have no chance at the Olys, but there will be others. OTOH, not seeing Yuzu at any competition again will be tragic.
  4. You mean cry of happiness at seeing Yuzu today, I hope? I'm sure it will be an awesome event! With Yuzu and people who love him, it always is!
  5. How the heck did Nathan get a higher technical score for that program at SkAm with 3 quads and so many doubles than Yuzu with 5 quads at GPF? I still cannot grasp this.
  6. The USFED don't care what changes occur, they will find a way to benefit anyway. I'm waiting to see if they will call Vincent PRs and URs or just ignore the new rule.
  7. Honestly, it's like they changed everything according to Mishin's and RusFed desires - the combination of Flip and Lutz and the 'q' respectively. With the latter, they even admitted it was because last year RusFed was upset that for once the judges did their job and called Scherbakova's URs and wanted to avoid that happening again.
  8. This 'q' thing was so obvious in the favor of the Russian girls (aka Eteri's up until now, will see later with Sasha). Now, they won't get URs anymore, which diminished the BV, but they will get 'q', with BV staying the same. The pre-rotation thing will be used arbitrarily by the judges, to lower GOE for those they don't like, not for them.
  9. I think they are more likely in their favor with the 'q' thing. Now, they won't get URs anymore, diminishing the BV, but they will get 'q', with BV staying the same. The pre-rotation thing will be used arbitrarily by the judges, to lower GOE for those they don't like.
  10. I can't believe they leveled Flip and Lutz as jumps (both triples and quads). Why do that? The entry difficulty of the Lutz seems not to matter anymore. This change is in no one's favor but those who are not capable of jumping Lutz. Yuzu is not one of them, both his triple and quad are excellent. So, this is definitely not in his favor. They seem to make the changes a bit clueless, they raised the BV for the quad Loop as it was not enough for it's difficulty, but lowered the BV for the Lutz to be the same as Flip, because the judges don't know/can't spot the difference between them. For Yuzu, it was like throwing him a bone with one hand and taking it with the other, as he has both these quads and they are both excellent. They should have left the Lutz the same, raise the Loop as it is more difficult and also raise the 4A, as it's the only jump for which the quad is not double in BV than the triple.
  11. I was going to say the same... these two programs are Hanyu 100%, there couldn't be any other programs more Hanyu. These journalist have no actual clue, have they?
  12. Yuzu's video today was impressive... For me, it speaks of his dedication to skating (what he does), to his fans, to the recovery cause he's championed so much... The effort he put into it speaks volumes about him, the attention to details is beyond imagination and the fact that he managed to evoke such powerful feelings with just snippets from each of his programs shows how much attachment his fans have for what's meaningful in his life. I think the mood of this video is very appropriate for the times we are living right now. I think he speaks from the heart, without the need for any words.
  13. I know that PC Chopin was performed majestically, but for me PC Seimei will always win, even with the mistakes, because of that last part. Yuzu was truly unleashed there, truly free, truly happy. I could feel his happiness through the distance and through the screen. And it was obvious right after he finished the program. Whenever he's in doubt with himself, he should see that part of the program again, to get the feeling of what happiness skating brings. I think he even mentioned in an interview that he was supposed to be grave, like Abe no Seimei, but he couldn't control himself because he was so happy. So, not necessarily from a performance point of view, but from a feeling point of view, that program in PC is no1 for me. From a performance point of view, there are so many that I couldn't choose (might go with GPF 2016)
  14. They look awesome! I would like one, please. I prefer the snow one, if still available. Name is Valentina/vd_turnan.
  15. I think it's a super idea. I prefer the designs with SEIMEI, both of them. (I might be biased here, as it's my favorite program)
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