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15 minutes ago, Moria Polonius said:

I think you're selling him short.  I bet he'll do 4Lz instead of 4S and 4T-Eu-4S,.


Nah, I think he'll save these babies for next season. Otherwise it will be too exhausting to improve and break his own records :P

#Footnote: Since I've guessed Nijinsky as his new FS correctly, I'm a bit worried that this is not too far away from reality...:embSwan:

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1 hour ago, Henni147 said:



Tuesday, March 19. Yuzu's first official practice:

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1S
Long spiral session
1T

1A

Origin RT with no jumps
1Lo

1A

Longer spiral session
Bow.


Wednesday, March 20. Planned program contents for the men's event are announced:

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G1T1nao.png

 

4a3a in bonus part :animated-smileys-halloween-012:

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14 minutes ago, Paskud said:

4a3a in bonus part :animated-smileys-halloween-012:

 

:rofl:

 

No, seriously, Yuzu, we are kidding!!! 

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Dont know how it is calculated... can he retain his season end’s World No 1 ranking after winning WC in 4 wks’ time?

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Galyu said:

Hi you guys, there is a contest about designing a banner to cheer Yuzu up in WC Saitama 2019. I designed this banner. Hope that you guys like it and give one like for me.Thank you so much.

It's beautiful, I liked it <3 

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@PoohandYuzu Excuse me but I love your profile pic so much. The urge to bloop is so strong. :t1233:

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17 hours ago, ZuCritter said:

A terrific analysis, beautifully stated. I think a lot about  what sets him apart, beyond his obvious technical prowess or even his "artistic" mastery. It comes down to something almost existential -- the way he owns every instant and every detail of his programs. I think that's a phenomenon that unites him and Pluchenko and even Johnny Weir, although their styles and personae are so different in other ways. 

 

During competitions, I often find myself thinking about how other skaters' programs would look if Yuzu skated them. (Usually, better, IMHO.) But it's ludicrous to think of anyone else skating one of Yuzu's programs, even if they had the technical ability to do it. Imagine anyone else trying the scream in RJ1or the death stare at the end of Ballade, the ice kiss in Haru Yo Koi or the head jerk in Origin. Almost every program is full of iconic moments that only he can pull off because they are HIM, he believes them. The man cries at the end of Swanyu -- during practice. 

 

Of course, I would love for him to skate competitively forever. But I'm also excited to see what he will bring to the FS world -- and the world at large -- once he's free of the restraints of competition. As more than one commentator has said recently, he's truly transcended the sport. 

You nailed it. Taking full ownership of his programs is one major thing that sets him apart. He is so obsessed on this to the point an aura can’t help but hovering over his head. His purity is like 24K gold. Nothing could touch it. It just shines. I’m always in awe when I watch him even if it’s “just” some practice.

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48 minutes ago, PoohandYuzu said:

Dont know how it is calculated... can he retain his season end’s World No 1 ranking after winning WC in 4 wks’ time?

 

 

 

That's not likely, could happen only if Shoma and Nathan do very poorly. But does that really matter?

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9 hours ago, Henni147 said:

In most cases the audience claps and screams after a quad or huge combo. Yuzu makes everyone freak out, before his step sequence has even started in Otonal... In that sense his performance is everything.

 

This, and the rest of your two posts about art in Yuzu's programmes : thank you :10742289: Hearing your feelings put in the right words is always so satisfying !!

 

On 2/20/2019 at 3:33 PM, Freyuru said:

Someone help me, I'm a new fan of Yuzuru and I am completely hooked!! I can't sleep.. i can't work .. all because i am consumed by watching this man!! He is unbelievable, I cannot get enough.

 

I think if my internet connection hadn't stopped during a week I'd be still in this phase...

 

2 hours ago, Paskud said:

4a3a in bonus part :animated-smileys-halloween-012:

Perhaps it could made ISU reconsider the 80% rule about sequence ... or even make a special rule for combo like 2S-Eu-4S :tumblr_inline_mzx8s4JRlX1r8msi5:

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4 hours ago, Henni147 said:



Tuesday, March 19. Yuzu's first official practice:

  Reveal hidden contents

1S
Long spiral session
1T

1A

Origin RT with no jumps
1Lo

1A

Longer spiral session
Bow.


Wednesday, March 20. Planned program contents for the men's event are announced:

  Reveal hidden contents

G1T1nao.png

 

But of course. For the King of skating is also the King of trolling. :snpeace:

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But seriously, guys, I'm so nervous about the layout. 4A is out of question but Yuzu really really needs to do a 4 quad program with a 4Lo. If Nathan goes clean with 4 or 5 quads - it's a real possibility than Nathan will upgrade his layout - the small difference in GOE and PCS won't put *Yuzu* in the first place if Yuzu only goes with a 4S annd a 4T.

 

Edited because I made a major mistake.

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3 minutes ago, Moria Polonius said:

But seriously, guys, I'm so nervous about the layout. 4A is out of question but Yuzu really really needs to do a 4 quad program with a 4Lo. If Nathan goes clean with 4 or 5 quads - it's a real possibility than Nathan will upgrade his layout - the small difference in GOE and PCS won't put him in the first place if Yuzu only goes with a 4S annd a 4T.

 

Yuzuru wants to win, and follows every competition (so he has seen the absurd US Nationals scores, but apart from the scores, he has seen Nathan in top form). He will plan his layout accordingly. We can just have faith in his mind and hope that everything will go according to plan <3 

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1 hour ago, PoohCannelle said:

Perhaps it could made ISU reconsider the 80% rule about sequence ... or even make a special rule for combo like 2S-Eu-4S :tumblr_inline_mzx8s4JRlX1r8msi5:

4s-eu-4s :tumblr_inline_mnz5bjK4an1qz4rgp:

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2 hours ago, Moria Polonius said:

But seriously, guys, I'm so nervous about the layout. 4A is out of question but Yuzu really really needs to do a 4 quad program with a 4Lo. If Nathan goes clean with 4 or 5 quads - it's a real possibility than Nathan will upgrade his layout - the small difference in GOE and PCS won't put him in the first place if Yuzu only goes with a 4S annd a 4T.

Yeah I'm worried too. In a perfect world, any other skater's 4-6 quad layout should not win over Yuzu's perfect 4 quad and 2 3a layout because the quality of a program Yuzu puts out as a whole deserves to win over anything. Because honestly a 5-6 quad layout is basically a jumping session where transitions, choreo, interpretation, and perf would all get sacrificed and the jumps would always look telegraphed. Even a 3 or 4 quad layout for many other skaters had gotten this effect. So unless you're Yuzuru Hanyu, who does crazy transitions, makes his jumps (including 4 quads and 2 3as) as part of the choreography, moves along with every beat of the music, makes everything look effortless in 4 minutes, your PCS and TES SHOULD NOT be increasing at the same time. But we all know, including Yuzu, that the real figure skating world is far from perfect where PCS and TES are correlated, undeserving skaters getting 9s and 10s in PCs like nothing, and imperfect quads rewarded with +5 GOEs. This is why I always laugh when people downgrade Yuzu's programs bc they aren't a 5 or 6 quad programs. I'm like sure Yuzu could easily do a 5-6 quad program and thats how his training sessions basically look like. You might be seeing some crazy sequences too. But he doesnt want to sacrifice the quality of his program for just the jumps. So unless he is ready to balance both the tech and perf altogether, he would not want a 5 or 6 quad program. So many younger skaters today have sacrificed their performances for higher TES because that's the only thing they could do and the only way to win. If Yuzu does a 5 or 6 program in that manner, he would be unbeatable but I guess he doesn't want to and doesn't need to. But I really dont think other quadsters could do a 2 or 3 quad program with the quality of POTO or Seimei. 

 

Anyhow, my point is Yuzu will do anything to win in his fashion but it is honestly up to the judges in whether to score it right or not, and I doubt they would. So at this point when Nathan and Shoma are already getting higher PCS (for not improving) and Yuzu not getting much of that a PCS or GOES cushion, one could only hope Nate and Shoma wont be clean. 

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6 hours ago, Maya said:

You nailed it. Taking full ownership of his programs is one major thing that sets him apart. He is so obsessed on this to the point an aura can’t help but hovering over his head. His purity is like 24K gold. Nothing could touch it. It just shines. I’m always in awe when I watch him even if it’s “just” some practice.

What we've discovered over the years is that over the past several seasons Yuzu has owned his programs in a way that I doubt most or even any other skaters do.  He edits his music while laying out his program as he proceeds.  He then goes to a choreographer and they fill in whatever details are needed to make the program complete.  Yuzu is in the driver's seat every step of the way.  He has the intelligence and ingenuity to make the base value of his programs as high as possible without putting him into dangerous territory of overextending his formidable technique.  He knows how good his overall skating skills are and he factors in his knowledge of those skills to fill out the PCS elements.  I have a feeling that he puts a base value on his PCS numbers just like he does with his TES.  We have to realize, as we've seen over the years, Yuzu's preeminence today depends on the fact that not only is he technically a superlative skater but he is also a superlative strategist.  That's why he keeps winning.  

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