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  1. Lys

    Forum Rules & Guidelines (Updated 10th September 2017)

    Hi Just wanted to warn you that your rule post seems not to be up-do-date.
  2. I for sure hope so about the first! Not sure about the need to tell me twice to continue discussion on PM when I did answer robin in PM already on her first PM but in case you wasn't aware of that, duly noted. My answer to @Murieleirum is just a general suggestion (I hope it's clear my "you" in my post is not you = Muriel, but you = generic person who may thing about volunteering) on what to keep in mind before applying. From my experience people think that volunteering to a huge event is all happiness and fluff, and while usually volunteering brings a lot of new experience (and for sure a different one), it is also a lot of work and a lot of being ready to accept also things we would like not to do, so... just think once or twice more about it before saying "I do".
  3. I for sure hope so, I can guarantee you it really does seem not. An Admin has some responsibility more. But to each its own, I guess. We did speak about it in italian forum and I did say the same. If you want to apply think carefully about it and if it's what you want. Think about the responsibility you are taking upon yourself. Think if you are okay to be a volunteer and risk not to watch anything of competition. Think if you are okay to be there and volunteer even in the chance Yuzu is not going at all to Milan. If you are okay with that, if making the event a success is your goal, than please go ahead, organizers do need your help. If your reasons to go there are others, then please think carefully about it. You are risking to ruin also other people's work. I think people should be ready to accept even that if that is what's required to them. Instead of saying "we can always drop out". And I agree with that. You can ask to be a volunteer to day 1, 2 and 3 and not to be one for day 4 and 5. But what I'm stressing out is tell that from start, do not opt in/out just according what they may give you as work to do.
  4. [edited by yuzuangel] Volunteers are a very important piece of how a huge event is run. Everyone of them - even those who are appointed at cleaning toilets - are crucial for a smooth sailing of an event. Volunteers should be interested FIRST about making the event a success, [edited] Volunteers should apply knowing there are chances they are going to miss even the WHOLE event, if they apply just for the chance to get what they want and that anyway... they should just take their tickets as general public and let organizers organize volunteering work with people they can trust on without wasting the time of people who are organizing it all. If that's your opinion on the reasons you should apply, I'd suggest you (and everyone else thinking the same ) to rethink over it.
  5. Lys

    Donations

    Thanks. I won't bother you for two weeks more, then (:
  6. Lys

    Donations

    Hi! Any news on your report?
  7. Lys

    Donations

    It's very user friendly :) Thank you for your quick answer! I'll wait for your report in the next few days, then!
  8. Lys

    Donations

    Hi! First of all, thank you to all admin and mod team (and whoever else was involved, if any :) ) for bringing the new forum up. The new features on new server are really good! But the change of server made me wonder about our donations funds On Kuyashii there was the list of persons with the total amount "promised", but I couldn't find any info here (if it's somewhere else, please point me to that direction, I'm the worst at finding things for myself) :) So I was wondering... how much did we raise? How much did all start-up operations (server + any other expenses you had to face) cost? Is there a "planned expenses" schedule for the near future? Sorry for all the questions but I'm looking forward how Yuzu's fans community can grow and it would be great if the team can share their future vision with the usage of residual funds, so that more members can contribute! Thanks in advance! :)
  9. I would list that kind of "touch down" in "Touch down with one hand or free foot" category (which is worth a -1 in GOE count), I wouldn't list it as a "normal" two-feet landing either.
  10. All his quads are harmful for his hips. :cry: When he lands his quads, I notice that his hips are always misaligned - the hip of the free leg is raised higher than the one of the landing leg which is what causes him to unwrap his free leg strangely (he swings it to the side and then to the back so it's almost 90 degrees to the ice). The proper alignment which puts the least stress on the hips and back is to keep the hips level with each other and the same direction as the shoulders so you create a box with your hips and your shoulders. I made a veeery simple picture below of the view from the back of proper alignment vs. Nathan alignment. Hopefully it gives an idea of what I mean. Sometimes he raises his left hip a lot because he lands a bit off-balance on his landing leg and needs to readjust. Other times not so much but I don't think I've ever seen him land a quad with level hips. I think it's become a bad habit. Thanks, Fresca, for your always great input :goe: I love reading your posts and reading your explanation :goe: (and your picture really helps to see the difference re hips alignment and its consequence on how a jump is landed! :) )
  11. Lys

    General Yuzuru Chat

    We should all thank Gladi, who was the one who actually did the editing ;) :goe: And thanks to you for providing such great feedback (which would be even more useful for new projects when we can incorporating some of your ideas since the beginning) :D
  12. Lys

    Qui si parla di Yuzu in italiano :)

    Quell'intervista la ricordo e devo dire a me è sempre sembrata molto "la volpe e l'uva" :rofl2: Ciò a parte, per quel poco che conosco di David, è sempre stato molto... primadonna. Ovvero alle sue coreografie lui ci tiene e vuole che siano in primi sue. Il pattinatore è un corredo (fondamentale, certo) che serve per dare vita al suo mondo, alla sua idea, alla sua arte. E' una costante che viene fuori più o meno in tutte le sue interviste, come i suoi lavori siano in primi frutto del suo ingengo e non collaborazioni a più mani. D'altra parte abbiamo Yuzu che - per voce di tutti gli altri che lo hanno coreografato - ha bisogno di trovare i suoi momenti, le sue chiavi, il suo spartito. Una situazione inconciliabile? Personalmente non credo. In primis perché Yuzu ora è più maturo e più adulto di quello appena arrivato a Toronto. Sa quello che vuole (qui probabilmente l'ha sempre saputo) e sa come esprimere quello che vuole (e qui credo l'esperienza di un programma come SEIMEI sia icheese holeimabile). D'altra parte, l'ho detto che Wilson è una primadonna? Perché fidatevi, a David che non ci sia un programma con il suo nome di fianco a due paroline come "world record" non va affatto giù. Così come non va affatto giù aver avuto la possibilità di lavorare per due anni con Yuzu, aver coreografato il libero dell'oro olimpico, e comunque essere "dimenticato" tra i coreografi di Yuzu a favore dei liberi successivi. Quindi credo che - al di là di conoscere sicuramente meglio ora Yuzu rispetto a quattro/cinque anni fa - da parte sua c'è anche la consapevolezza che se vuole arrivare a costruire un programma che rimanga negli annali con un pattinatore che è nella leggenda dello sport, deve anche lui venire al compromesso. Come Caro credo che Notte Stellata sia stata una prova d'appello. Un tentativo di vedere se ora i tempi sono maturi per provarci di nuovo. Non perdonerò mai David per aver distrutto Cocciante :P, ma un libero coreografato da lui non mi fa fuggire terrorizzata come la stagione scorsa, ecco :wink: Mi dispiacerebbe se Shae-Lynn che in tre anni ha tirato fuori tre capolavori uno completamente diverso dall'altro (sì, sono una che ritiene anche POTO un programma splendido, purtroppo dal potenziale non sfruttato in pieno a causa della stagione che fu) non completasse il quadriennio, ma se David sarà sono sicura che le regole del gioco a questo giro sono ben chiare a tutti.
  13. Yes :) To have some "numbers" about how it works, [link=https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/index.php?threads/gp-2016-17-pre-announcement-thread.98437/]this[/link] is the thread on FSU for last year assignements.
  14. Yes, only... there's no-one there for skaters who are not part of Big-6 to negotiate for them. Hosting Federations negotiate among each others mainly (so JSF may try to "protect" its skaters' wishes, and so USFSA, SC and all others... although from last year assignments, Ashley Wagner didn't seem to be too happy about what she got) ;)
  15. Skaters can't choose in strict sense. They ( = seeded skaters) can give a preference, but it's not mandatory for Big 6 (= the 6 federations hosting GPs) to uphold that preference. Federations have final say on picks, so while they may accomodate a skater's wish, they are not obliged to do so.
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