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Old Oct 6th, 2012, 11:24 PM   #16
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FIRST GOLD OF MANY THIS YEAR FOR YUZU-CHAN. Bye to all the flops he slayed this week.
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Old Oct 7th, 2012, 02:02 AM   #17
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Kiira's [beautiful] brand of skating brings tears to my eyes. Her upper body looks more relaxed now, gone are the days when it looked like she was skating with a neck brace or something. Her grace, costuming, music, choreography, femininity, and natural beauty are the perfect blend that makes someone stand out. She's a wonderful talent and that 69+ score is well deserve.

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Lipnitskaya, not bad for her first competition. Right now it's all about getting experience as a senior competitor and feedback for the things she needs to work on in the future. I may be wrong but I think she's going through a growth spurt at this time, so my only concern is that her extreme flexibility might bring her [negative] long lasting effects. This is definitely the time where her coach should advise her to water down her routines. As impressive as her variation of a biellmann spin is (imo her spin is entirely different from a Biellmann so it should be called after her, a Lipnitskaya.) I can't help but think it's going to mess up her back really bad. Her coach is not thinking long term.

Wow Yuzuru put up a clinic out there!!! When he finished he fell to the ice exhausted. Was his leg cramping? It looked painful.

Dornbush took down Fernandez. I was not expecting that! A clear message to USFSA for sure.

Weir needs to absorb all the valuable feedback he got from this comp and put it to good use on the Grand Prix. The US is doing a good job in sending their skaters to all these tier two comps to get them ready for the GP.

Congrats to Ashley Wagner and Daisuke Takahashi for winning the Japan Open with phenomenal performances. Wow. A lot of skating going on this week!


I'm really impress by W/P and P/B progress. Little by little they are inching closer two D/W & V/M territory. Those are some serious programs imo.


W/P from Ondrej N. Trophy



P/B from French Masters

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Old Oct 7th, 2012, 02:06 AM   #18
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^^

Yuzuru has been injured, that's probably why he was so exhausted. He had an ankle injury that he almost had to pull out of the event because of, and he has asthma that has been bothering him.
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NEWS: Lyscacek has withdrawn from Skate America..... again

Skate America starts Friday night

Notable People:
Men: Hanyu, Kozuka, Verner, Brezina, Abbott
Ladies: Leonova, Sotnikova, Wagner
Pairs: Pang/Tong, Volosozhar/Trankov, Denney/Coughlin
Dance: Davis/White, Weaver/Poje, Bobrova/Soloviev
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WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Oct 20th, 2012, 01:22 AM   #21
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...4345651.column

I think this is a great article.
The fading out of figure skating from the US conscious is due to the deteriorating coverage of the sport. It's pretty pitiful, two hours for your home Grand Prix.
In Canada, for Skate Canada we get every event live on TV.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...4345651.column

I think this is a great article.
The fading out of figure skating from the US conscious is due to the deteriorating coverage of the sport. It's pretty pitiful, two hours for your home Grand Prix.
In Canada, for Skate Canada we get every event live on TV.
I hate Universal Sports for screwing my skating viewing

In the mean time here's a streaming link for SA. Skating is about to start in 11 mins.
http://www.hahasport.com/v-4/6/46/v-464766.html
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Re: ~ The Figure Skating Season 2012-2013~

Yuzu-chan is first after the free skate with a world record of 95.07, 10 full points ahead of second place Kozuka. Beat everyone when he was hobbled, now he's massacring them when he's healthy. BYE TBH.



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Re: ~ The Figure Skating Season 2012-2013~

^^^ It's a free skate in a sense that he was not doing "figure eights" .
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I hate that there's practically no skating coverage on tv. For god's sake it's our home grand prix event!!!!

It's so bad that Ice Network is throwing us a bone by giving us a freebe: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news

(coverage starts at 3 ET/12:30 PT)

This is the last year I follow skating. This is ridiculous that we have to hunt for streams because Universal Sports is hungry for more money. Fuck You Universal Sports!!! And Fuck you USFSA for being so incompetent! I will not renew my usfs membership and I hope I'm not the only one!!

*up yours*
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^^^ It's a free skate in a sense that he was not doing "figure eights" .
I meant short program. I wrote that at a like 12 AM, ok.
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I just need to say that Jeremy Abbott's SP was the highlight of the night I think he's breaking new interpretative ground here. I mean the hand gestures, the outfit, the whole program, and his interpretation of it is something so rare in today's skating. Hanyu might be the king of code-whoring, but his skating gets too frenetic and sloppy to be scoring so high. Did he get +'s for that last spin? I hope not. His jumping skill are exceptional though.



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Who you talking to li' punk!


The ladies event was actually rather good. Ashley is really getting the top marks now.

IMO Christina Gao should have been first.
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I thought Gao did well. But there's something so lifeless about her skating that prevents me from really ever liking her. Technically she can be lovely to watch, but I don't think she ever connects very well emotionally.

I loved Sotnikova's and Meite the best. I haven't been able to watch Wagner yet, so I can't say anything about her. I've decided to stan Sotnikova along with Yuzu-chan, so be forewarned.
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