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Pierre
09-12-2011, 08:53 PM
If you consider his age and how little he trains compared to many top skaters, it truly is impressive how technically strong he is. Amazingly talented.

Regarding his future, I, too, worry about body changes (and his asthma), but my gut (OK, my hope) is that his impressive abilities will survive mostly intact. As for how he will handle presentation and artistic growth, I am rather confident that he'll be able to handle the artistic side of this level of skating quite well, because I think that's the kind of person he naturally is. Of course, this season will tell us much more about what the future holds for him.

BittyBug
09-12-2011, 09:15 PM
ETA: Has anyone ever attempted this before?Abbott uses that entry fairly regularly, I believe. Can't think of anyone else though.

poths
09-12-2011, 11:47 PM
Yuzuru doing 4T-3A
(http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xl0oiv_yuzuru-hanyu-yyyy-the-ice-2011-4t-3a_sport)

I can't wait to see him at Nebelhorn. I hope we'll get videos.

Goodbye Oda. Could have been a multiple world medalist had you a hint of intelligence. Now he'll be off the team and retire a could have been. Wow, Im pretty gloomy :lol:

Vagabond
09-13-2011, 12:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d4nMeovq-4&feature=player_detailpage#t=30s

Lutz entry, counter turn into triple axel and it looks soooo easy. Gaspworthy!! :eek:

ETA: Has anyone ever attempted this before?

Matthew Savoie may have done it. I remember seeing a video in which he used that entrance on either a double or triple axel, but I am not sure which.

Midori Ito used to use it for her entrance for double axels in her short program back in the late 1980's, but I am sure I have never seen a video of her trying it on a triple axel.

allezfred
09-13-2011, 11:40 AM
Goodbye Oda. Could have been a multiple world medalist had you a hint of intelligence.

Something like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9EBdz8ND-0) might have helped.

LilJen
09-13-2011, 01:32 PM
Hanyu's 4t-3x is amazing but I was almost more amazed by this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d4nMeovq-4&feature=player_detailpage#t=30s

Lutz entry, counter turn into triple axel and it looks soooo easy. Gaspworthy!! :eek:

ETA: Has anyone ever attempted this before?

Yep, Matt Savoie did a back counter (rocker?) into a 3A once. Can't remember what program, but then he was the King of Difficult Entries.
Jeremy Abbott regularly does a swing choctaw into a back 3, forward 3, triple axel. Sometimes into the lutz.

smarts1
09-13-2011, 01:50 PM
Me too. She seems like someone to watch for 2014. She has soft knees on the landings of her jumps. At times she seemed slightly tilted in the air, but was still able to land the jumps. Looks like a diamond in the rough.

I have not yet watched Courtney's skate, so I can't comment on who should have won.

As much as I like Risa's skating, Risa won't make it that far. Her flip and lutz technique are pretty horrendous and she already has underrotation issues at this stage in the game. At least she can stand up on her jumps...

robinhood
09-13-2011, 05:21 PM
As much as I like Risa's skating, Risa won't make it that far. Her flip and lutz technique are pretty horrendous and she already has underrotation issues at this stage in the game. At least she can stand up on her jumps...

that's a statement:cool:... however, you're wrong. everyone, even the ones in the top, have underrotation issues. Risa's basics seem solid enough, and she seems one of these skaters that will mature and develop slowly but steadily.
I'd worry about other juniors being a flash in the pan before her:dog:

bartek
09-13-2011, 11:28 PM
Matthew Savoie may have done it. I remember seeing a video in which he used that entrance on either a double or triple axel, but I am not sure which.

Midori Ito used to use it for her entrance for double axels in her short program back in the late 1980's, but I am sure I have never seen a video of her trying it on a triple axel.

Irina Slutskaya did it in her short programs (seasons 2004-2005 and 2005-2006) for a difficult/creative entrance bullet for higher GOE. What I liked about her double axel from those shorts is that she also had difficult exit - nice spiral coming out of it. The bad thing was that her usual big height sufferd from it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUGoNw8lXy8&feature=player_detailpage#t=92s

gingercrush
09-15-2011, 10:57 PM
What can people tell me about Satoko Miyahara. Just saw her SP was lovely. She seems to be a good jumper. Spins aren't there yet and she didn't seem to have any breathing space in her program at all. But really nice.

Sylvia
09-15-2011, 11:06 PM
What can people tell me about Satoko Miyahara.
Miyahara has placed 4th at the last 2 Junior Nationals, one of her coaches is Mie Hamada (former coach of Yukina Ota), and she became age-eligible for the JGP this season when she turned 13 in March - link to her ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00012461.htm

mysticchic
09-20-2011, 09:52 PM
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110920&content_id=24951186&vkey=ice_news good story about Takahashi and Tran!

MikiAndoFan#1
09-20-2011, 09:59 PM
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110920&content_id=24951186&vkey=ice_news good story about Takahashi and Tran!

Thank you so much! :)

NMURA
09-21-2011, 08:26 AM
Official announcements (September 21)

Florent Amodio and Alena Leonova are invited to Japan Open.

Upcoming JGP assignments
AUT - Keiji Tanaka, Sei Kawahara, Kako Tomotaki, Miu Sato
ITA - Yoji Tsuboi, Satoko Miyahara
EST - Ryuichi Kihara, Risa Shoji

Probably Kihara was moved to EST by the coache's request.

kwanatic
09-21-2011, 02:29 PM
Review of JGP Baltic Cup

http://thenakedice.blogspot.com/2011/09/jgp-baltic-cup-ladies-review.html

I really like Satoko Miyahara too. You can tell she's going to be really good when she gets older b/c she's already so expressive! I love to see that in younger skaters. :)