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  1. kiches

    General Yuzuru Chat

    A clear file is basically a folder, but it seems this type of folder is much more common and standard in Asia. I've never seen these types of folders in the US for sale (unless in an Asian stationary shop) and I really like them. I remember as a kid with the paper folders those would always break apart in my backpack, but these clear files are much sturdier (and prettier to look at). I have my clear files stored in a clear file binder, but I have a few plain ones that I like to use to hold papers when I travel. As for clear files as bonus items, I think in Asia they're very cheap to produce and they take up very little space within the actual store and are probably cheap to ship and distribute to various markets, so it's an easy promotional item to have.
  2. kiches

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I always thought Brian said “You’re a brave man”?
  3. To be honest, I'm not sure why they even allowed people to camp out overnight outside the venue. I guess unless there was security there early morning there's no way to prevent people from trying to line up early, but they shouldn't have allowed people to line up outside for the next day until the day's events were actually over. I think even if they had blocked off the seats by the skaters entrance we would still have the same group of people lining up early to get the next best seats. Even if we count the people standing at the edge of the rink above the seats, I still get a sense they undersold the number of seats. It did allow for plenty of space, but it makes it look emptier, but maybe that's just the number they wanted in the rink for crowd control.
  4. kiches

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I don’t scream either, although I do cheer if he lands his stuff On that that topic I did think the screaming was a tad excessive at ACI this year compared to the past. I have this fancam I recorded of the Otonal costume reveal and the scream go on for a while after he unzips his jacket and you can hear me say “okay, that’s enough now, you can stop”. That type of screaming I think is more suited for concerts than figure skating, the athletes are trying to concentrate during practice still after all.
  5. Aww I want but I have no idea what my Twitter sign in is thee days...
  6. kiches

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Honestly I was by that comment from Orser. I think it came some time after Boston but if you look at Javi’s track record, he doesn’t seem to have a great record of competing very well/evenly (Boston being the exception, and perhaps the 2017 Worlds SP - but we all know how that ended). I do think Yuzu was pretty intense this last quad as he threw everything into winning that 2nd OGM. I also hope he’s been released from that burden now and can skate without any sense of desperation.
  7. kiches

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I feel this a tiny bit, but I feel like it’s going back to his roots as a skater and his style. As I watched the practice footage from media day I felt I was seeing a bit of the younger Yuzu, a little closer to his R&J and Etude days, so a program like Origins seemed apt.
  8. kiches

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    I think that's a new uploaded video, but I'm not sure when it was taken. It was posted about 30 min ago and it's 3 AM in Toronto. I assume she had this clip from when she was a the club and is maybe sharing it now, because I thought she left a couple weeks back. To answer @Geo1 the ACI streams in the past were not geoblocked. It could be that a Japanese TV station purchased full broadcasting rights, maybe that's why the change this year. It's unfortunate. The stream wasn't always high quality but it was legitimate and fairly stable from my memory.
  9. kiches

    General Yuzuru Chat

    I do remember after Sochi when Yuzu was going to compete at Finlandia a Japanese broadcasting company (can’t remember which) bought the rights to broadcast the competition but I don’t remember if it geoblocked the steaming. Didn’t matter much anyway since Yuzu withdrew but maybe the same happened again for ACI.
  10. kiches

    General Yuzuru Chat

    During World Team Trophy 2017 Yuzu watched the ladies compete (since he was cheering for Team Japan) and said he learned a lot watching them compete. I believe he said something along the lines of it being important to consistently skate clean and he learned a lot.
  11. kiches

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    I was actually thinking the 3A looked higher and farther throughout all the practice clips.
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    Ok now that music info has dropped, I want to know how the ankle is doing!
  13. kiches

    General Yuzuru Chat

    When I read the line, "the willowy Hanyu looked like an oak tree beside the slender, blond, five-foot teen" it immediately brought me back to the video footage of last year's media day. There was that one moment during Yuzu's Seimei run-through where Stephen had fallen and slid near him and he just sort of glances over (sorry for the crap screenshot, I don't have the original video handy at the moment). That's one mighty oak tree.
  14. kiches

    General Yuzuru Chat

    Yeah Brian sort of implied this after Skate Canada 2016 that they had a meeting with everyone in October, but it seemed like a discussion centered around his focus on the quad loop at the time. They said their communication and practice was a lot better after that talk, I think this might be what you’re referring to. I’m actually not sure if they had changed anything immediately after Boston but I think it’s clear that after Skate Canada they seemed to have a better understanding of each other which appears to have carried through to last season. I’ve always suspected with the lisfranc injury Yuzu may not have realized how bad it was until much later and he stayed in Japan longer hoping it would get better and he’d heal more while at home.
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    I cant dig it up now since Ice Network is no more, but the closest thing we got to news on the injury in English that I can remember was that article by Hersh about the coaching arrangement and Yuzu being in both Toronto and Japan. The story was that he had had an instep injury which had him practicing 4S instead of 4T.
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