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21 minutes ago, Anki said:

The fact he is learning the 4A ( and hinting the Quint too) suggests to me he does not predict nor wishes for the younger generation to surpass him, not even in BV, or at least TES. Sure in the far future a great skater that may surpass him could emerge. But for the current young generation he is competing against, he isn't going to be easily acceptive of that happening. I think in the post-Olympic conference a journalist asked him whether the younger skaters  ( I think he was referring to Shoma) tried jumping harder quads at the Olympic to try surpass him or something like that. and Yuzu's response was along the lines of "I don't think he was trying to surpass me, but just trying to get closer" (I take this to be his nice way of saying "Surpass me? no way, don't even think about it"

I seem to be feeling very talkative this morning.  Here's a an observation I've made before but it's something I feel is pertinent and that is Yuzu has a real motivator training right beside him at TCC, and that's Stephen Gogolev.  I can't imagine that seeing this kid of 13 jumping all the quads except the Axel does not have an impact on Yuzu, does not get his competitive blood boiling.  Even though the opportunity for their meeting in head-to-head competition is two seasons away I'm quite sure that Yuzu is already looking towards that event.  We know how well-developed his talent for orchestrating his career well down the road is.  Yuzu sees in Stephen himself at the same age, that is a skating prodigy, and he knows that that Yuzu Junior is hurtling straight down the ice at him.  Yuzu knows his skating skills are much superior and that his sensitivity to music much more highly-developed, but all the same I'm very sure he's very aware of his training mate, so aware that his primary fear of anyone getting a 4A before him is skating right there at TCC with him.

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2 hours ago, ruruzest said:

Welcome to The madness! Be prepared to surrender for more( ACi coming! ). Have a scrunchied smile!

“ I have no word!”  :knc_brian1:

 

Yep! That's another thing. My family giving me strange looks while I am watching Yuzu (videos of Yuzu doing practically anything, ranging from 2 seconds to several hours...). I never understood, why are they looking at me like I was retarded. Then, once, I looked in a mirror. Yep yep, that "scrunchied smile" above pretty much covers it.  :xD:

At least I am not watching anything at work.

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I personally think 4a has been his old dream since his mushroom childhood.  Not to win ot not to make a new world score... Just absoulte dream..first ever landing  in history itself...Diffrerent with 4lz or 4lo..  He thought  other types of quads to win olympics or to be competitive with top guys. 4a isn't necessary to win gpf,national and worlds. Even too risky for injury and not enough point worthy.  I'm so  realistic person...so  I can't imagine perfect and consistent  4a in beautiful  clean program  right now.  But I'm almost sure his main goal is 4a landing other than winning competition. We actually don't understand how big his desire is. I personally think  the reason he keeps comptition is mainly  4a... 

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34 minutes ago, honeytea said:

I personally think 4a has been his old dream since his mushroom childhood.  Not to win ot not to make a new world score... Just absoulte dream..first ever landing  in history itself...Diffrerent with 4lz or 4lo..  He thought  other types of quads to win olympics or to be competitive with top guys. 4a isn't necessary to win gpf,national and worlds. Even too risky for injury and not enough point worthy.  I'm so  realistic person...so  I can't imagine perfect and consistent  4a in beautiful  clean program  right now.  But I'm almost sure his main goal is 4a landing other than winning competition. We actually don't understand how big his desire is. I personally think  the reason he keeps comptition is mainly  4a... 

 

I am sure his main motivation for jumping the 4A is childhood dream. But it is also, at least for this season, the most realistic replacement for his temporary missing 4Lz, to keep him a step ahead of his competitors. Being first men to jump 4A is itself a record, and the marks record may follow it too. So the dream and his desire to win/break records are not mutually exclusive.  They actually all tie in nicely together for him this season hence why he is insistent on jumping it now and not later. 

 

BTW whilst the ISU made the 4A totally not points worthy (gotta wonder why right after Yuzu announce he is doing it 0:)), it also gives little to no motivation for other top skaters to learn it, as they're better off learning/stabilising the 4Lz. Which can allow Yuzu to make the 4A his signature jump for awhile  (I am sure he would love that), and not something a dozen other men ( and girl) can do like the 4Lz, thus reducing its wow factor (remember how when 4Lz was like Boyang's signature jump... now that is hardly the case with all the men and even girl prioritising that jump)  . 

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17 minutes ago, Anki said:

 

I am sure his main motivation for jumping the 4A is childhood dream. But it is also, at least for this season, the most realistic replacement for his temporary missing 4Lz, to keep him a step ahead of his competitors. Being first men to jump 4A is itself a record, and the marks record may follow it too. So the dream and his desire to win/break records are not mutually exclusive.  They actually all tie in nicely together for him this season hence why he is insistent on jumping it now and not later. 

 

BTW whilst the ISU made the 4A totally not points worthy (gotta wonder why right after Yuzu announce he is doing it 0:)), it also gives little to no motivation for other top skaters to learn it, as they're better off learning/stabilising the 4Lz. Which can allow Yuzu to make the 4A his signature jump for awhile  (I am sure he would love that), and not something a dozen other men ( and girl) can do like the 4Lz, thus reducing its wow factor (remember how when 4Lz was like Boyang's signature jump... now that is hardly the case with all the men and even girl prioritising that jump)  . 

Yeah, I think many viewer find 4lz is more approachable to skaters ( not the best  technic is needed to approve) than  4lo, 4f. About 4a point reduction, I guess judges and ISU don't want to promote this jump. Since it's hard to judge and cause potential injuries..  I don't think his lay outs are easy content. (* he only clean 4 quad lay out once cough cough*)  and I still believe clean yuzu can  beat everyone. But consistency is a key. I also really want  4a will be his signature thing!

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12 hours ago, rockstaryuzu said:

Just taking everything he's said, in all the interviews and at CiONTU etc,  about his attitude towards skating since his injury and Olympic victory, does anyone else feel, as I do, that it's like Yuzu is feeling reborn? Or that his skating is reborn? Something like that anyway. That's the impression I'm getting. 

 

And if that's so, I'm so glad that I'm going to have a chance to see it live. 

Me too. After PC my impression was that he was overwhelmingly happy, relieved, and grateful but also trying to settle himself with the possibility that sacrificing his ankle might mean no more competing... then CiONTU brought him back full circle and seemed to give him a different idea of how to actually continue into next season.

 

I hoped that he would bring CiONTU with him somehow but it was all just vague wishing & dreaming... I cannot wait to see the new programs in their entirety.

 

It's like the grim determination to succeed in spite of endless hardships, melted away after reaching that nearly impossible goal. Now he's putting himself first and doing what makes him happy, with joyful resolve. He definitely earned it!

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I know the footage is old, but somehow I still see some I haven't seen before? Or maybe I've just forgotten them... but it's lovely to see the TCC training in progress! And Javi x Yuzu doing stroking exercises together!

 

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1 hour ago, OonsieHui said:

 

I know the footage is old, but somehow I still see some I haven't seen before? Or maybe I've just forgotten them... but it's lovely to see the TCC training in progress! And Javi x Yuzu doing stroking exercises together!

 

 

It has a pleasant feel, like watching a happy family spending time together. 

I once saw a footage of Evgenia and Alina training with Tutberidze and  there were mostly tears. Not happy at all. So, recalling this, I am glad that Yuzuru could train in such an environment.

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1 hour ago, Yoa said:

:devilYuzu:

 

Everyone: :tumblr_inline_mh8pweVDqw1qid2nw:

Yuzu: :darklordyuzu:

 

I swear this boy is gonna kill me

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2 hours ago, Yoa said:

:devilYuzu:

 

First time he tries a new jump, he always nails it with positive GOE. 

 

Just sayin. 

 

4A with positive GOE in the next... 3 months maybe? 

 

I actually cannot wait to see it... 

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