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59 minutes ago, Altie said:

I don't recall every time Yuzu praised a fellow skater, but I do remember that he said that he particularly admired Jason's artistry, Boyang's jumps and Zhenia's mindset.

So... is it really Brian collecting top skaters, or Yuzu chosing his dream teammates ? The ones that, once combined, could make the perfect skater in his views ?

And we all thought it was just BOrser collecting skaters left and right. What if it was really Yuzu going to BOrser with a laundry list of skaters, with names marked, bolded, italicized with little notes on the side?

BOrser: Yuzu what is this?

Yuzu:...my friends?

BOrser: I get that, but why this list?

Yuzu: well, next season, maybe...?

BOrser: ...o_O Yuzu, how many times do I have to say, that I'm the coach around here?

Yuzu: :pouty:

 

BOrser:...okay okay, anything but *that* look...

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I'm actually over my worries of having new people at TCC.

I'm more afraid that Yuzu's not going to Beijing. Yeah, I know he already said that he's not certain whether he's going or not. And I know I'm being greedy and selfish for wanting him to skate competitively for as long as his body allows him. 

Ugh...I'm getting stressed thinking that he's gonna retire someday.

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5 minutes ago, OonsieHui said:

I'm mostly really happy about what's happening, but a part of me is a tiny bit nervous as well. I feel horrible for feeling and thinking this way, and my logical mind knows better and knows Brian would never endanger Yuzu's training, but with three more seriously contending skaters under one roof I can't help but think about the potential reduction in individual attention. :unsure2:

Yuzu's asthma means he can't train as long as many skaters can at a stretch, doesn't it? Maybe it means nothing but his number of hours of training per week on ISU bio is not as high as most others'. He's probably had to really make those hours count from the time he was a kid, so not much will probably change as far as Yuzu's training is concerned. Plus I think they will also focus on not burdening his ankle too much from now on, so his training might be far more quality than quantity now. 

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Hace 1 hora, Altie said:

I don't recall every time Yuzu praised a fellow skater, but I do remember that he said that he particularly admired Jason's artistry, Boyang's jumps and Zhenia's mindset.

So... is it really Brian collecting top skaters, or Yuzu chosing his dream teammates ? The ones that, once combined, could make the perfect skater in his views ?

Apart from 4A, being "perfect package" is still one of his dreams/goals.

 

hace 3 minutos , OonsieHui said:

I'm mostly really happy about what's happening, but a part of me is a tiny bit nervous as well. I feel horrible for feeling and thinking this way, and my logical mind knows better and knows Brian would never endanger Yuzu's training, but with three more seriously contending skaters under one roof I can't help but think about the potential reduction in individual attention. :unsure2:

I am not worried, at least now. Actually I think it will benefit all of them. It worked well for Yuzu and Javi and I hope it to stay like this with others.

And Yuzu doesn't need Brian 24/7.

 

 

 

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hace 8 minutos , enno0287 said:

I'm actually over my worries of having new people at TCC.

I'm more afraid that Yuzu's not going to Beijing. Yeah, I know he already said that he's not certain whether he's going or not. And I know I'm being greedy and selfish for wanting him to skate competitively for as long as his body allows him. 

Ugh...I'm getting stressed thinking that he's gonna retire someday.

There is nothing you can do about this, just cherish every moment of time we have left. 

I am rather selfish in this sense as well and I hope with Boyang and others being there Yuzu will have enough motivation to stay longer in competitive skating. 

 

ETA sorry for double post

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12 minutes ago, Floria said:

There is nothing you can do about this, just cherish every moment of time we have left. 

I am rather selfish in this sense as well and I hope with Boyang and others being there Yuzu will have enough motivation to stay longer in competitive skating. 

 

We can also thank small mercies - and the quad axel - that he's still planning to compete (at least till he nails it).  Most skaters, I can't help feeling, would have announced their retirement the day of the medal ceremony at the Olympics... if not the 2014 ones!!!

 

And although I've only just discovered how wonderful he is, I do want him to know when the right time is to stop and have to admit that, given all of his gifts, I'm already curious about where he will go from there.  Somewhere wonderful, I hope (and he'll keep everyone guessing till the last minute, you betcha!)

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19 minutes ago, Floria said:

There is nothing you can do about this, just cherish every moment of time we have left. 

I am rather selfish in this sense as well and I hope with Boyang and others being there Yuzu will have enough motivation to stay longer in competitive skating. 

I honestly don't think it will be lack of motivation that will prompt him to retire when he does. But we'll see...

 

But I'm pretty sure even after that he'll give us plenty to enjoy!

 

26 minutes ago, WinForPooh said:

Yuzu's asthma means he can't train as long as many skaters can at a stretch, doesn't it? Maybe it means nothing but his number of hours of training per week on ISU bio is not as high as most others'. He's probably had to really make those hours count from the time he was a kid, so not much will probably change as far as Yuzu's training is concerned. Plus I think they will also focus on not burdening his ankle too much from now on, so his training might be far more quality than quantity now. 

I think his training has been more quality than quantity for a while now. Ever since he went to Canada and they had to find ways to deal with his asthma and related stamina issues, but again, perhaps even more so, after Boston, I think. And of course, for Pyeongchang as well. It's no longer about jumping a gazillion quads per session like in his early senior days, and more about jumping few quads with high quality (IMO, that's the better idea anyway. Better to get it right when it matters, than to get it right eventually.) The skating parts I think are the same as everyone else, though, since stroking seems to be a team thing at TCC? And then there are runthroughs that are very important at TCC, too, and which I think play the biggest part in stamina training now. But I think even Javi said they don't train that many hours a day on the ice. And only throughout the week, I think weekends are free. So that could just be the way TCC does things ( though I also understand each skater has his/her own personalized schedule, so there could be differences between them). I wish we knew more about how they do things, but I guess they can't give away all their secrets :P

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2 minutes ago, KatjaThera said:

I think his training has been more quality than quantity for a while now. Ever since he went to Canada and they had to find ways to deal with his asthma and related stamina issues, but again, perhaps even more so, after Boston, I think. And of course, for Pyeongchang as well. It's no longer about jumping a gazillion quads per session like in his early senior days, and more about jumping few quads with high quality (IMO, that's the better idea anyway. Better to get it right when it matters, than to get it right eventually.) The skating parts I think are the same as everyone else, though, since stroking seems to be a team thing at TCC? And then there are runthroughs that are very important at TCC, too, and which I think play the biggest part in stamina training now. But I think even Javi said they don't train that many hours a day on the ice. And only throughout the week, I think weekends are free. So that could just be the way TCC does things ( though I also understand each skater has his/her own personalized schedule, so there could be differences between them). I wish we knew more about how they do things, but I guess they can't give away all their secrets :P

I think it'll be even more focused on preserving his body now, after the last injury. It would be more doable to have a handful of top skaters who all get enough attention if they don't all train for five hours a day with the same coaches. Skating and stroking drills might be done with training partners but if intensive individual training time is limited anyway, Yuzu's training shouldn't suffer because of all this. Gotta say, Ghislain will be really putting in a shift now, though.

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3 hours ago, Altie said:

I don't recall every time Yuzu praised a fellow skater, but I do remember that he said that he particularly admired Jason's artistry, Boyang's jumps and Zhenia's mindset.

So... is it really Brian collecting top skaters, or Yuzu chosing his dream teammates ? The ones that, once combined, could make the perfect skater in his views ?

So that's what he meant when he said 'I can't do it without you' to Javi! He's missing a piece of the puzzle! :laughing:

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hace 16 minutos , Nutmeg said:

So that's what he meant when he said 'I can't do it without you' to Javi! He's missing a piece of the puzzle! :laughing:

But it looks like he needs three fellows to replace Javi :laughing:! Just joking. I'm so glad he will be surrounded by people he likes. 

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Anyone shared this?

yuzu being inspiration for others to skate:tumblr_inline_mueoe3Yabh1qdlkyg:

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2 hours ago, KatjaThera said:

I think his training has been more quality than quantity for a while now. Ever since he went to Canada and they had to find ways to deal with his asthma and related stamina issues, but again, perhaps even more so, after Boston, I think. And of course, for Pyeongchang as well. It's no longer about jumping a gazillion quads per session like in his early senior days, and more about jumping few quads with high quality (IMO, that's the better idea anyway. Better to get it right when it matters, than to get it right eventually.) The skating parts I think are the same as everyone else, though, since stroking seems to be a team thing at TCC? And then there are runthroughs that are very important at TCC, too, and which I think play the biggest part in stamina training now. But I think even Javi said they don't train that many hours a day on the ice. And only throughout the week, I think weekends are free. So that could just be the way TCC does things ( though I also understand each skater has his/her own personalized schedule, so there could be differences between them). I wish we knew more about how they do things, but I guess they can't give away all their secrets :P

 

I also think that his latest rehabiliation matured him a lot. Ofcourse, he'd rather have had an injure-free season but he did say that he saw it as an opportunity to focus on other aspects.

 

I think that the fact that he was injured provided him with a time and a context to train himself and his body in a way that wasn't possible before because they are so focused on specific training for competitions. He is a master in, not only overcoming obstacles but also become a stronger person because of them.

Watching him skate in his ice show CiONTU and FaOI, I was really impressed with his growth. Physically, he never looked better and I truly believe that he will carry this newfound strenght and smoothness into the coming season. So, I am very excited to see how he will reduce us all to ashes and tears with his new programs :)

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If I may inquire, what happened in Boston exactly? Sounds like a major fiasco occurred, but also like it was used to improve his training/focus/etc. So I gather from bits and pieces of people’s posts. Thank you!

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7 minutes ago, Whee1000 said:

If I may inquire, what happened in Boston exactly? Sounds like a major fiasco occurred, but also like it was used to improve his training/focus/etc. So I gather from bits and pieces of people’s posts. Thank you!

Major drama! :cry: Yuzu lost the WC gold medal, after an amazing season with 4 WR and lots of memorable performances! He was second after Javi! BUT, he was so hurt and injured ... and ofc, nobody knew, not even Brian iirc .... Yuzu said in an interview that he believed that the Gala performance was to be his last skate and that was his most emotional EX I've ever seen from him, just beautiful and aetheric... :crybaby: ... It was heartbreaking! :tumblr_inline_n18qr5lPWB1qid2nw:

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