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8 minutes ago, rockstaryuzu said:

About that: the risks from having an instability in it are so high, that even once Yuzu debuts it in competition, I'm guessing that he probably will only attempt it when all the stars align. 

 

I really can't say. Usually, he does better when his layout is fixed for the season. Switching jumps in and out isn't something that works all that well for him usually. Like ACI FS last year, he tried to put triples instead of quads for his first couple of jumps in his free skate and he bombed the whole thing even if the layout technically would've been much easier, something he could do without a second thought. I guess that's the drawback to having a really intricate programme where every jump has actual choreography going into it! I've no idea how he'd do if he switched Nessie in and out of his layout after he puts it in. PC changed a lot about him, he had to make a lot of compromises and sacrifices. A lot might have changed in how he approaches his skates now. 

 

ETA: The only times I can think of when he did switch his layout around has been when he couldn't execute original planned layout because of injury. 

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33 minutes ago, makebelieveup said:

 

that made me think even if he were able to land a Quad Axel on day, would that be enough to retire? I remember he said his teacher or himself wanted to see him jump Quad Axel and quints. I wonder if he could really sit tight when he retired. or maybe he would retire and then right around Beijing 2022 unretired 

Who knows? Yuzuru changes his mind about retiring every single off-season. :shrug:

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1 hour ago, 4Nessie said:

 

Oh, I love it here! :tumblr_inline_mto5i3wxFW1qid2nw:

I was thinking about finding the layout, but gave up, because I thought that 2011 is a long time ago and it won't be online anymore. Thank you all for your advice. :67638860:

 

You can find the protocols on ISU's site until season 2013/2014 on this link, but if you simply type "X competition X year isuresults" in google, you'll find all protocols until 2003 and it's faster than to search for it on ISU's page (is it just me or searching on ISU's site or in general, finding something there is a bit difficult...? :scratch2:)

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5 minutes ago, sallycinnamon said:

 

You can find the protocols on ISU's site until season 2013/2014 on this link, but if you simply type "X competition X year isuresults" in google, you'll find all protocols until 2003 and it's faster than to search for it on ISU's page (is it just me or searching on ISU's site or in general, finding something there is a bit difficult...? :scratch2:)

 

Yeah, I was being lazy. :68468287:

And true, the ISU site is terrible when you need to find something.

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2 hours ago, Hydroblade said:

It's some sort of mental block, i guess. I don't know where the curse of the 2nd began but satellites who have been orbiting around for a while now might enlighten us :tumblr_inline_mqt4grU8ua1qz4rgp: but yeah, he usually doesn't perform as well if he's skating second. IIRC skating first or last in his group is where he's had the best results.

Second to last is his favorite. Followed by first or last, which are okay too.

 

1 hour ago, Xen said:

I think to a degree, Yuzu's weakness is perhaps tunnel vision. 

Yes, that tunnel vision is "dedication" to a goal, and it's what has helped drive him to where he is today. But sometimes, it is also a weakness, because he won't compromise even if logically, it is more practical to do so (and even when he might not lose as much as he thought). 

Yeah although tunnel vision went away a bit with maturity, and Yuzu showed a lot of maturity last season. He had to compromise on NHK and the GPF for the Olympics, and he had to compromise on defending his world title for his skating future. And if everyone's words are to be believed (fingers crossed 100x that is the case:fingerscrossed:), he has healed fine from last season's injury :) thankfully.

 

BTW for those who say that Yuzu has injuries even though his technique is wonderful, having good technique also means that injuries heal better/faster. No one can prevent injuries that result from just bad luck and bad timing, but one-time injuries are usually easier to heal than chronic, overuse injuries :( now I worry about jinxing anything and I hope hope hope to god I have not :fingerscrossed::fingerscrossed::fingerscrossed::fingerscrossed::fingerscrossed:

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3 hours ago, SparkleSalad said:

:dpooh::Poohgaveup:

 

 

Or, or, we could have CiONTU in reverse in Malaga, Yuzu skating Origin live by net from Moscow. Then Javi can be all "Yuzu, thank you so much for taking the time to skate for my show!" And Yuzu can be his bratty self and say "You're welcome, but I actually did it because I wanted Plu-sama to see me skate to this in Russia! :snpeace:"

 

To more serious topics, IMO, I believe Yuzu's biggest weakness is his big brain, which is also one of his greatest assets. He is very analytic and self-analytic and he uses his brain a lot. However, that sometimes results in overthinking and I think that's when things go off. I think his mistakes have little to do with technique, which I believe could be quite perfect, and a lot to do with him being able or unable to show that technique off when the time comes. The way he thinks about things in great detail is what helped him develop his technique and learn from mistakes. But it's really easy to fall into overthinking. And I think I actually saw him doing it at ACI. He was thinking a lot and seemed to end up 'obsessing', over the 4S before the SP, and over the 4Lo before the LP. I believe at times like that it'd be more important to focus on the program, the theme, the overall feeling, because if he nails that, his body will probably do the elements naturally.

 

However, last year, I think I remember he said at one point that he'd found the way to focus when it matters and that he can now do it at will. Get into the zone, basically. Pyeongchang definitely worked, especially the SP (though he was 'obsessing' over the 4S a bit then, too, if I remember correctly lol). So that makes me think, if it's true, that maybe he allows himself to focus on the 'wrong' things early in the season, because it's more important to fine-tune the elements than getting the whole program clean. But that, come the important events, he'll switch gears and show he has learned to control his mind and avoid overthinking. I guess it remains to be seen. We didn't really get to see what progresses he has made last year.

 

On the other hand, I don't really know about weaknesses... Personally, I don't think I'd be as big a fan if Yuzu were perfect day in, day out. His unpredictability is part of his charm, I think. The passion, the feelings and the mind that make you unsure of what exactly will happen, but in the same time, absolutely sure you're watching a human and not a robot. That to me is part of the magic of watching him skate.

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5 minutes ago, IULIANA said:

Some cute reading, guys...

They managed to make it sound as if Yuzu had 223 points for his short and 330 for his free program. Lol 

and Yuzu is just on the path to become a figure skating legend. Oh yay. Who’s there ahead of him, dare one ask?

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Just want to drop in and say, what really help me a lot when I need to find information really quickly on Yuzu's skating or layouts in the past are these two threads. These two threads compile all the information on all competitive seasons Yuzuru competed in since Novice level through Senior level. They have information on everything including the results, the layouts, links to ISU protocols and videos of the skate. I can't thank @Gingers and @kaeryth enough to take the time to collect these information in one place and in such organized way so we can have easy access to them. For those who don't know where the threads are located, they are located in "Translations and Media" and under "Compilation" section. This forum is truly full of hidden jews. I still come across threads and posts I've never seen before nowadays. Big thanks to the members and administrators that keep this forum going and keep record of Yuzu's skating career and skating updates in general. Personally, it is hard for me to navigate through sites like Twitter and Tumblr when I want to find a specific detail in the past, but PH has made it easier for me to revisit a piece of information with its threads and search engine.

 

 

 

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23 часа назад, Yoa сказал:

So I bought a few individual English classes on Lingoda (so expensive.. :tumblr_inline_mn41rkfu9v1qz4rgp:). Last week, I had a class about celebrities, fame and similar things and I talked a lot about Yuzuru. How popular he is in figure skating world, how he deals with pressure, that he doesn't have any social media and is a very private person, how inspiring he is etc. Today I had a class with the same teacher and he told me that after our previous class he googled "my Japanese figure skater" and that he is a great skater and a person.

 :knc_brian1:

And we have a class about celebrities that we're a fan of at my Japanese class now  :xD:Teacher want us to make a small presentation and said will be nice to make a presentation about a native celebrity but I'm like... no way  :space:will not miss a chance to talk about Yuzu (especially when he is one of my best motivators to study all this)))

 

19 часов назад, kaeryth сказал:

!!!!!!

 

That's all I needed after hard day/week/month at work and a class after that to get mu spirit up! 

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1 hour ago, KatjaThera said:

On the other hand, I don't really know about weaknesses... Personally, I don't think I'd be as big a fan if Yuzu were perfect day in, day out. His unpredictability is part of his charm, I think. The passion, the feelings and the mind that make you unsure of what exactly will happen, but in the same time, absolutely sure you're watching a human and not a robot. That to me is part of the magic of watching him skate.

 

Waaaay back in 2012, Kurt said part of the reason Yuzu was so exciting to watch was that "you never know what you're going to get..." and that's still true. 

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