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  1. Oh how are you, Geo1? Have you been ok? Please stay safe. I am glad that the big communities in Yuzu fandom have decided to boycott this event. Hopefully majority of us will have something to do by that time.
  2. Well to be fair when Mao really got a change to go at the Olympic in 2010, there was a strong attack on her technique and the rule changes did not benefit her jump issues. In 2014, she did have a great momentum but that time they did not inflate PCS significantly yet and she had a very bad SP. After Olympics 2014, the PCS inflation started by the big feds so JSF was slow on that... the rest is history.
  3. Hi, long time no see. IMO this "awards" have always been aimed for the North Americans who have not many idea about figure skating. IMO they intended to make you-know-who 3 time WC like Patrick and throw tons of PR for the awards etc all for that Olympic momentum. But the pandemic blew up everything and now the bio and the awards look so out of place. Let's not forget if WC 2020 happened, there would be a huge change for them to justify giving the MVP award to their chosen one given the way they have been scoring. But hey now everything starts from zero and we might not have a GP season at all if you look at how US is dealing with the virus. They had everything in plan to create a momentum for their favorite but the world stays still.
  4. To be fair, the majority of single skaters' step sequences have been judged easily. If they were judged by the ice dance standard, they would just get level 2 or 3 at most. But that is ok, single skaters have taxing elements like quads and triples. So their "less than ideal edge quality" in the step sequence could be overlooked. The biggest issue is that "some skaters" are overlooked more than some others. For example, you can see that Javi tended to get level 4 a lot... Or at WC 2019, Vincent step sequence was HORRIBLE and should just get base level or level 2 yet they gave him the level 4. The issue with step sequence is that the more you look into it, the more errors you find to deduct. So for many cases, it is mostly about the "first impression". Some skaters tend to execute their step sequence slowly and clearly before the judging table. But sometimes it backfires. Either the tech panel could not see your turn as you execute the turn too far from their camera, or that you turn your back at them so they ding that turn as blurry. Fact is, if they review seriously, the single skaters would tend to drop down one or two levels. My point is that, if they want, they could easily give him level 4, just like they have done it to many of their favorites. Because it is easy for the tech panel to justify their level calls by saying "that turn was not clear enough" because the majority of turns are flat if you compared them to ice dancer qualities.
  5. At times like this, we feel so useless. I do understand that judging itself is not easy and I do not ask them to give Yuzuru like 95 PCS or so. But giving out wrong calls affecting his scoring potential, and not even a sorry or a review (because he won anyway, right). This is just ridiculous. They should have a reviewing team regarding the technical calls even though the placements might not change.
  6. My friend says the tech panel had 3 people from America and Mexico. Her guess is that they want to cap his scoring potential before their own medal contenders take the ice and get huge scores. They simply want to halt his momentum. I do not know, maybe it is too much. Maybe the American and Mexican tech specialists were just biased against him. They have never liked Yuzuru anyway.
  7. A very good idea. Fancam is very needed in the case of wrongful calls. But I have no idea if Skate Canada, GPF, and WC will allow fancam though? NHK and Japan Nationals for sure will not have fancam.
  8. The issue with organizer's cameras is that they are sideways and from the sideway, any jump could look like it lacks rotation. We need fancam with camera from behind like this https://twitter.com/chiburahakkai/status/1173297339580047360?s=20
  9. I am too angry to say anything coherent. ISU is just so disgusting. I can not find more words to say.
  10. Edit (found it) Yuzuru's FS at WC 2019 BBC: https://streamable.com/9o9vz
  11. I think their reason is more reasonable is that Yuzu will retire (like Shizuka and Mao did) and they need new faces for Japan Skating. But the truth is we all know, megastars do not rain down every season. Even a huge sport like tennis only has ONE Federer, ONE Nadal, One Novak and they consider it a HUGE blessing. FS is a much smaller sport we cannot expect many megastars appear like mushrooms. I think the method JSF is approaching is not smart. The only way for them to develop a strong skating nation is to push all disciplines like the US, Russia, and Canada have been doing. They want to be considered a true powerhouse in the skating world, they need ice dance and pairs. Their unbalance support make them less powerful and less influential compared to the top 3 nations.
  12. First of all, if this were the usual tabloid post they would have done this - Do not post full name and said something like "a source from JSF said". - Add another controversial line saying "another reliable official from JSF said". So, while I do agree that there is a possibility the words were not 100% correct, I would say, the possibility of the reporter quoting everything the chairman said is higher. Another note, the words were even put in a dialect, which means the writer did not even bother to "edit" the words or standardize the statement. Please notice that there is a name and a position in there. If the reporter lied outrageously, the chairman could always make a clarification, which he did not. Second, the translation did not use the word "politics" for the skaters. And last but not least, as many comments have stated, there is nothing morally wrong in the article to the point it needed to be twisted from the original meaning. The whole thing is not something too controversial to the point the reporter had to "make up lies" to grab attention. It does not worth it. Does the Federation want to support many skaters all at once? Nothing wrong with that. Do they want to brag that they have done a lot for the sport? Fine. But the way they talked about it and the way they executed their ideas at WC make people angry.
  13. The link was shared in other posts in other threads. Twitter is messy like that. This was the main reason I used to hate twitter a while ago. It was difficult to keep track with posts and replies. Also, per my understanding, many sport newspapers in Japan are half-half. Sometimes they have ok news and sometimes not. There is almost no "absolutely trustworthy". As I have said, it's not just the wording, but "the thing you have said before WC" vs "the thing you have done for WC". Most people who replied said they understand JSF's need to continue the line, to push for many skaters etc. BUT... in the end what have they done? The whole thing actually focused more on ladies, and they ended up without any lady on the podium. Yes, unwanted issues happen, but they all combine. Also, the majority of that interview was posted in quotation mark, so it is not really correct to say all the words were twisted.
  14. Nah, I think they have their points about not focusing on one star and they have their reasons to be proud of their system etc but their wording is the most troublesome. Same meaning could be re-written differently and make it sound more reasonable. As a federation, they deserve to get some credit and it is fine but their words combine with all the things happen before, during, and after WC make the whole thing look worse. Like they want to have many megastars but what have they done for their skaters? They could easily take credits for themselves but with different wording, note that they have other ways to word it around and still make people see "Oh, JSF have worked so hard". Also, the JSF VP's posts which fueled fans' reaction, the organization issues. It's a whole mess when they combine everything together. Like "What you said before the WC" vs "What you have done at the WC". What sounds annoying the most is their attitude towards the whole thing. Also, the link to the source was posted on Twitter earlier in other several posts, you just did not follow it. Twitter has limited characters so they have to calculate every word they post on Twitter, hence the final post included the link in the screenshot.
  15. My friends brought more tickets than they needed. They were the lucky ones.
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