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icellist
10-12-2011, 05:39 AM
I also worried about her withdrawal. Apparently, from what I can understand from Google translate. Fumie received medical attention for joint sprains. She also had boot troubles.

if anybody who knows japanese could care to translate please.
http://sugurifumie.jp/

midori
10-12-2011, 03:56 PM
I also worried about her withdrawal. Apparently, from what I can understand from Google translate. Fumie received medical attention for joint sprains. She also had boot troubles.

if anybody who knows japanese could care to translate please.
http://sugurifumie.jp/

I do not know about the boot troubles, but about the joins sprains you got it right. Only information to add is it's a joing of her right leg or ankle.

midori
10-12-2011, 04:04 PM
Takahiko Kozuka is going to publish his first BOOK OF HIS PHOTOS (http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E5%B0%8F%E5%A1%9A%E5%B4%87%E5%BD%A6%E5%86%99%E7%9 C%9F%E9%9B%86/dp/4054051499/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1318430931&sr=8-8)!

Not the photos he took but photos of him. (http://www.7netshopping.jp/books/detail/-/accd/1106093594/subno/1) It says it's a "visual book."

It is from the same publisher who did Jeffrey Buttle's a few years ago, and the quality of Jeff's book was great. :cheer:

kwanfan1818
10-12-2011, 04:51 PM
Wheeee! Thank you so much, midori! I just pre-ordered it.

DELTA
10-12-2011, 11:42 PM
Murakami's new routines take it slow

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/sports/T111012005582.htm

SP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtaxgtjZLE

LP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaP2LXl5L-U&feature=related

icellist
10-13-2011, 05:51 AM
thanks DELTA!

It seems like Kanako has been working on adding transitions. They look very nicely done. Her loop bothers me though because the first looked underrotated and she popped the second. Her 3-3 in the SP looked wonderful and effortless. I still don't like her picking leg in her lutz and flip, but it may just be me. Also, the spins need some work such as the bielmann (isn't up to my tastes) and the tuck of her foot in the flying sit spin, but I may just be nit-picky in those elements. i really think we need a list of banned music and add Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto...

Overall I think Kanako looks in good form. Her step sequences looked quite good except for the misplaced spiral in her FS. She looks a bit taller and skinnier which may just be puberty and a good diet, but it may be worrisome.

Triple Butz
10-13-2011, 06:56 PM
thanks DELTA!

It seems like Kanako has been working on adding transitions. They look very nicely done. Her loop bothers me though because the first looked underrotated and she popped the second. Her 3-3 in the SP looked wonderful and effortless. I still don't like her picking leg in her lutz and flip, but it may just be me. Also, the spins need some work such as the bielmann (isn't up to my tastes) and the tuck of her foot in the flying sit spin, but I may just be nit-picky in those elements. i really think we need a list of banned music and add Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto...

Overall I think Kanako looks in good form. Her step sequences looked quite good except for the misplaced spiral in her FS. She looks a bit taller and skinnier which may just be puberty and a good diet, but it may be worrisome.
I agree about her mule kick...it's unattractive. She looks good, but I think she should consider reverting to the 3t/3t (lp only) instead of repeating the loop, which, as you noted, is likely to be downgraded as it's not her best jump. Re:Mendelssohn, at least she used some cuts from the 2nd and 3rd movements that we don't hear too often.

bartek
10-13-2011, 10:51 PM
I think she is going to be in troubles in a few seasons because of her awful techninque on lutz and flip just like Asada has been. Bad technique will always cause some troubles, sooner or later. Mao did all those wild jumps when she was young and then we know what happened. Kanako's leg position in her lutz and flip is the most unattractive I've ever seen. And the flutz is very severe. I wonder if she works on it. In case of two loops in her program I think it might be a challenge for her and a way to improve her consistency on it. Of course it can cost her some points in a few competitions but in the end she might get it consistent.

burntBREAD
10-17-2011, 06:54 PM
Someone posted on GoldenSkate saying there was a rumor that Haruka Imai has left Hiroshi Nagakubo and has gone to "Yuka team", can anyone confirm this rumor that she's now at the Detroit Skating Club?

Jeschke
10-17-2011, 08:41 PM
Someone posted on GoldenSkate saying there was a rumor that Haruka Imai has left Hiroshi Nagakubo and has gone to "Yuka team", can anyone confirm this rumor that she's now at the Detroit Skating Club?

you donīt have to wait long, to see, if this rumour is true. haruka is scheduled to skate at skate america, so wait 5 days and you will see, whoīs with her in kiss and cry.
i would like to see her with yuka and jason. haruka has great lines and good stuff to work with, but it will be really tough for her to exist (internationally) while mao, miki, akiko and kanako are all around; itīs not about fighting against one for the 3rd sport, she has to be better than 2 others (which could be worth a worlds top 10 finisher)

npavel
10-17-2011, 09:19 PM
Yuka Sato is listed as her Choreographer
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00010981.htm

burntBREAD
10-21-2011, 05:50 AM
Saw this article in the Free Press today, and it confirms that Haruka Imai has switched to the Sato/Dungjen camp (it says Detroit FSC next to her name when listing the local skaters going to Skate America)

http://www.freep.com/article/20111020/SPORTS17/110200430/Olympics-Meryl-Davis-Charlie-White-inside-edge-Skate-America-season-kicks-off

RumbleFish
10-21-2011, 04:02 PM
I agree about her mule kick...it's unattractive. She looks good, but I think she should consider reverting to the 3t/3t (lp only) instead of repeating the loop, which, as you noted, is likely to be downgraded as it's not her best jump. Re:Mendelssohn, at least she used some cuts from the 2nd and 3rd movements that we don't hear too often.

lol at how the commentator lady said "That was a HHHUGE flutz!" after looking at slowmo of the attempted lutz.

burntBREAD
10-21-2011, 04:15 PM
lol at how the commentator lady said "That was a HHHUGE flutz!" after looking at slowmo of the attempted lutz.

The commentator was Machiko Yamada, her coach! :lol:

DELTA
10-21-2011, 04:32 PM
The commentator was Machiko Yamada, her coach! :lol:

She really said flutz? Does that mean that she's aware of the problem and may want to fix is in the future?