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  1. General Yuzuru chat

    Yeah I think 4CC and no team event might be most suitable. But again TCC might have come up with some better options. I have faith Yuzuru will be fine by Olympics.
  2. General Yuzuru chat

    Do we have other competitions before Olympic aside from 4CC? I have heard many people complain 4CC is too close to the Olympics.
  3. [2017] GPF - Ladies SP & FS

    Anyone has YouTube link? Thanks
  4. General Yuzuru chat

    No, not him. In short, if they called UR rightfully... Kolyada might have won. Lol
  5. General Yuzuru chat

    And tech panel at GPF this time was super easy... MANY UR were ignored...
  6. [2017] GPF - Men SP & FS

    Both of them UR a lot and should have score much less. Honestly if they were called correctly, only Kolyada and Voronov fully rotated their quads. Go back to Shoma’s 4S and tell me it was fully rotated. It’s ridiculously UR. Kolyada could have won if the tech specialist did their job properly.
  7. [2017] GPF - Ladies SP & FS

    Do we have youtube link yet?
  8. General Yuzuru chat

    We only have 6 types of jumps. I wonder what she meant “8 types of skating”?
  9. General Skating Chat

    Kaori’s SP is a huge relevation to me. Watching her live with such speed, such jumps. Wow But the LP is a bit... I don’t know how to say this. But I am glad she sold it much better at SA.
  10. General Skating Chat

    There are some skaters who are better at projecting in reality than on television. Some skaters make me feel flat watching live (for example Dimitri Aliev is a bit not remarkable to me). Carolina is someone you have to watch in real time to understand why she gets such PCS despite low TES. She does have some special movement and maturity. I really like watching her even though her programs this season are boring to me.
  11. General Skating Chat

    Yuzuru suits rock music with strong rhythm (because he is a young man at heart), ballad music (because his body is slender and airy), Classic music (because of beautiful body lines and the flow in his skating), and warrior/dramatic music (because he is dramatic). Maybe in the future he will do even some jazz program. I think he is pretty much versatile. Just don’t do latin/comedy programs. But pretty much I think Yuzuru can do a lot, he just doesn’t want to take too much all at once as he is a perfectionist and he wants to refine everything in his performance so it takes a lot of time. I think Chopin and Seimei make up of a great due, both show the lightness and smoothness of his skating but also his power and speed and his command on the ice with a flare of drama. I would say no one can express some certain music or theme if they never experience it themselves, for example I understand why people say his NDP and Romeo&Juliet 2.0 were not that good at interpretation. The thing is, I couldn’t even connect with those music as well. These choices were just not connecting to me at all (and I have quite a lot of experience with musical themes and literature world). So it’s hard for older generations, how come people expect it’s comprehensive for Yuzuru who is much of a young person. I am sure many young performers (skaters, dancers, musicians) have this same feelings of performing to theme/choreography they don’t really connect with but their coaches/instructors/teachers tell them to do so. But it doesn’t matter. Many famous classical musicians have stated that somehow they don’t understand why people prefer their certain performances when they’re young, even though at the time they actually didn’t like what they were playing. Ironically, people’s perception has always been diverse and divided. I am not fond of Yuzuru’s Romeo 2.0 and NDP. But I am glad Yuzuru skated to Romeo 2.0 and NDP, he had chances to learn and adapt to new things, to walk out of his comfort zone. Those programs clearly contributed to his personal growth as a skater. Anyway, people’s perception of good interpretation depends a lot on how clean most elements are executed. Even if the skaters don’t understand anything about what they’re skating to, as long as they land the jumps well, do the spin fast and well-centered, their presentation and interpretation automatically are judged better by the norm. My conclusion, if you complain about Yuzuru’s Romeo 2.0 and NDP, I recommend you watch other programs with same music and same theme by other skaters in the past. I mean... they’re not that much better than Yuzuru anyway. They might hwve the more suitable costumes and certain looks that suited the stories. But did their presentation showed of any deep understanding? I doubt that. Maybe in ice dance or pair, NDP and Romeo by Nino Rota looked more convincing, but not so much in singles anyway.
  12. Gabby has a flutz or at least her edge is flat too. So while Sima has a flutz that doesn’t get called, both of them benefited from the lenient judging panel. I would still put Sima over Gabby in PCS IMO.
  13. General Skating Chat

    If Nathan doesn’t bring 4lo to Olympic then the chance is that he might skate quite well at the Olympics. Generally skaters don’t try new elements in the Olympic season because the pressure goes with it is huge.
  14. The judging as usual makes me mad. In my opinion it should have been: Kaori, Satoko, Sima, the rest...
  15. Thank you so much for translating this. I really love this part: The writer is an ex-ice dancer my friend said. She really knows FS very well.