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  1. beki

    Media Day 2018

    I’m sure I’m repeating what’s been said, but I find the Weir/Plushenko inspired programs so touching, sweet and respectful. So characteristic of Yuzu. It’s rare to see the recognition of heritage in skating. Too often there is forgetting, always anointing the new. And yes, he’s set himself a considerable challenge, because those were his idols at their best. The only hesitation I have is the choices seem kinda r-wordish, in the sense of coming full circle in his career.
  2. beki

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I just wanna fast forward through hearing about everyone else’s programs to get to the main event. Some really cliched music choices again.
  3. Trying to guess at the venue, I only could find Hiroshima Green Arena. That would be great because it seats 8500. But there could very well be something smaller not on my radar. The last time they had the NHK Trophy in Hiroshima was 1991.
  4. Admittedly I’m a big Misha fan, and lately Kazuki too. This collaboration feels full of possibility. Glad to see the Fed making the investment.
  5. I bought two all-event tickets earlier (feels like forever ago now), but I don’t have accommodations yet. I’m not 100% sure I’ll be able to go for family reasons. So it may be a bit of a scramble at the end. Of course if I do need to sell my tickets, you all will be the first to know Seems like the competition might be even more exciting than I imagined, with Yuzu aiming at the 4A and Zhenya moving to Orser.
  6. beki

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I’m lucky enough to be going on vacation to Japan soon (not FAOI or Sendai though), and I was wondering if I could get some recommendations for the best places in Tokyo to buy Yuzu-related things. My dream would be a Ciontu shirt, but I don’t know if they’re available outside the shows themselves. Thank you very much in advance!
  7. beki

    Team USA

    In my opinion, combining Yale and elite skating isn’t doable. But I doubt Nathan is blind to the problem. He’s chosen school, and this announcement amounts to semi-retirement. I’m not surprised at all that his heart lies more with his off-ice future, because that was the vibe I got all along. His level of talent and his level of skating obsession/dedication don’t match up. When Yuzu said he wanted the OGM more than anyone, he wasn’t boasting, just stating a fact. Crazy people like Yuzu and Aljona are more intense. Naturally, they’re a tiny minority, and it’s also unrealistic to expect other people to be like them. It is valuable to live a balanced life, even though as a fan I most admire the singleminded ones.
  8. beki

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I’m always an advocate for Helsinki LGC. The combo didn’t impact the performance one bit. It was an ecstatic experience being in the audience. We probably would’ve exploded and died if he’d gone clean. That judging was something alright
  9. beki

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I definitely want new programs. But I’m open to absolutely anything. I want to see the IDGAF mentality in action. Wear a tutu or a spacesuit, pretend to be a caterpillar, be a human calligraphy brush. Kidding, but it would be cool to see something not safe, something he loves that the judges might not embrace. Like poor H&L, sigh.
  10. beki

    General Yuzuru Chat

    And they have to be allowed substances too. I don’t even like thinking about the complexities of it.
  11. beki

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Yeah, I mean I know Yuzu took note of Vincent doing the combination and it motivated him... but I always put a mental asterisk next to Vincent’s quads.
  12. beki

    General Yuzuru Chat

    It’s pretty amazing Javi kept Yuzu’s secrets coming into the Olys. If his true condition were known, his gold strategy could’ve failed. Not many in this world would do that for a competitor.
  13. beki

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Thanks, I feel purified!
  14. beki

    Team USA

    I hope it's Anthony Liu, because of the good work he did with Tatsuki Machida