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gkelly
11-09-2011, 02:33 PM
LP means Long Program it is a term that was used for years in figure skating you had the Short Program and the Long Program. Now days the term FS is used but some folks still use LP myself included.

The official name was always Free Skate, but colloquially many people referred to it as the Long Program, abbreviated LP.

That's probably more true now when the rules for the long program don't make it very free any more. ;)

Peggy Fleming even named her autobiography The Long Program, and in her day there was no short program, just school figures and free skate.

skatesindreams
11-09-2011, 03:53 PM
Jeremy's programs over the last three seasons - particularly his LP/FS - have reflected choreographic and artistic sophistication rarely seen is skating.
I can't think of another current skater with the combination of technique and innate artistry required to bring them "to life".
It has been, and is, a privilege to watch him skate.

Jeremy is a mature artist, elevating the sport, through his work.
We are/skating is very fortunate to be able to see it.

modern_muslimah
11-09-2011, 04:03 PM
I know exactly what you mean! I tear up everytime I watch his LP too; it's like it is a summation of his entire career up to this point. I can't help but flashback in my mind to all the memories of different programs Jeremy has given us and all of his highs and lows along the way when I watch it. The "Redemption" theme of the program permeates through the introspective tone of the music and free, beautiful movement of his entire body as he performs. This is definitively the most memorable figure skating program I have seen in quite some time. IMO, it is epic and iconic; I guess I just "get" Jeremy and I think he "gets" me too. He has never disappointed me and I will always be his fan! To consistently season after season produce programs that are like fine artistic masterpieces that have the ability to effectively touch the viewer's soul is an incredible talent and Jeremy does this again and again and again. What a beautiful skater and man! GUSH x INFINITY! :swoon::cheer2::encore:

^^This! I just love Jeremy and his LP really gave me goosebumps. It was just beautiful! I really love that he challenges himself every season and his two programs this season continue that tradition. :swoon:

kittyjake5
11-09-2011, 04:22 PM
The official name was always Free Skate, but colloquially many people referred to it as the Long Program, abbreviated LP.

That's probably more true now when the rules for the long program don't make it very free any more. ;)

Peggy Fleming even named her autobiography The Long Program, and in her day there was no short program, just school figures and free skate.

Well I learned something new today. I never heard of the LP referred to as
the FS back in the day. Thanks for the info. ;)

IceAlisa
11-09-2011, 05:30 PM
Dear Hersh, there is definitely not much there, under your thick skull so stfu.

How can he say something like that?

Why would he? Well, it got us talking and probably clicking on his articles. He reads here, he knows most of us (myself included) have been gushing and gushing about this LP. Most likely, he means to provoke and is usually successful.

Christine Brennan discovered "the controversial reporting in figure skating" market, Hersh is just following the lead.

Karpenko
11-09-2011, 07:22 PM
This is the 4th or 5th year he's gone out of his way to do at least ONE program that sticks out from the rest of the men in choreography, transitions, and interpretation. This year it's both of his programs, he better be rewarded for it. The LP from the theme, to the way he moves, to the choreography with full body movement, jumps that just randomly happen because you are always paying attention to what his feet are doing.. :swoon:

He's way too far behind a few of the guys to really challenge for a World title, but my biggest wish this year (other than Mirai being World Champ) is for Jeremey to finally win a World medal. :cheer2:

Skittl1321
11-09-2011, 07:28 PM
I think Jeremey is just making it look too easy. The program can appear empty because it is subtle. None of his transitions look hard, so the viewer seems to be assuming they aren't hard. But if you actually quantify what his blades are doing, the upper body movement- his program is PACKED.

His long program isn't my favorite (I prefer fun to introspective, like his short) but it is a great program.

robinhood
11-09-2011, 07:32 PM
He's way too far behind a few of the guys to really challenge for a World title, but my biggest wish this year (other than Mirai being World Champ) is for Jeremey to finally win a World medal. :cheer2:

I agree with your wish. It's already quite bizarre he hasn't got a world medal (as :confused: as Nobu not having it). Well, it's clear why they don't have it, it's just pretty shocking!
I concur with the general feeling of everyone about his programs. Specially his lp. I enjoyed the program of the Kerrs to the same music last season but his takes it to another level. It's his best program ever by a long shot and the highlight of the season for me (along S/S modern dance fest program)

About Mirai, I hope she doesn't become world champion with those programs she has. I like her a lot, but that'd be a terrible competition if it happens

Karpenko
11-09-2011, 08:03 PM
^ It would be no worse than Miki Ando's programs from the year prior winning, plus she's potentially a waaay better skater ;) I think the LP will be much different by the time Nationals are here.

LilJen
11-09-2011, 08:44 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE. I don't think there's a program of his that I haven't liked. He's showing a ton of versatility and ease in adopting many different movement styles (though I think he had a harder time growing into last year's flamenco SP--it took a while).

Whether he wins any enormous titles/medals or not before retiring (whenever that may be), it sets him up well for a future in professional skating and choreography.

Cheylana
11-09-2011, 08:47 PM
One of the things I love about Jeremy is that he's not afraid to try different things, different music, different styles, different choreo. He's not afraid to mix it up, and he really commits to his movements.

Anyway, once again, for me, he hits it out of the park with his programs this year. And he's 4-for-4 on his four most recent freeskates... truly loved them all.

but my biggest wish this year (other than Mirai being World Champ) is for Jeremey to finally win a World medal. :cheer2:
Oh yes, yes, yes. Please? Pretty please? :rollin:
But no matter what happens, I will always enjoy watching him skate. :cool:

Oreo
11-09-2011, 08:48 PM
If Jeremy and Alissa both got on the medal stand at World's, I would be really, really happy.

dinakt
11-09-2011, 09:33 PM
I consider this LP very significant for Jeremy. It is truly about self- expression- he chose the music; he choreographed the program ( he and Yuko together, from what I understand). I've admired his poetic, deeply musical skating for a long time, but in this LP I feel that there is no barrier whatsoever between Jeremy's inner creativity and what he puts on ice. Very few skaters ever arrive at that. It was wonderful to see that missed jumps had no impact on the expressivity of his performance- perhaps because the program is so personal to him. That bodes well.
So, from this gushing fan- You go Jeremy! What you do is magic!
I really like his SP, as well ( agree with everybody, minus the suspenders). But that LP... is just special, even taking into the account that Jeremy's programs are always different and interesting.

newbatgirl
11-10-2011, 01:17 AM
There's never been any question in my mind that Jeremy is a brilliant skater, I personally think he has better basic skating skills and interpretation than, say, Patrick Chan. In a perfect world, Jeremy's PCS would reflect that.

What Jeremy needs, is what he has always needed, to be a better competitor, especially late in the season. Lets hope that Jason and Yuko have worked their magic on him in the off-season. There were some mistakes in his CoC LP but he largely kept his focus even after the mistakes and that's a real good sign given his history.

Allskate
11-10-2011, 03:10 AM
Here's a link to universalsports clip of Jeremy's fp without commentary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTJ62MB4szA

Plus you should be able to click on the full screen feature in lower right hand corner for your viewing pleasure. :)

Thanks. By big screen, I meant my tv. (I have a small monitor.) But, this is an improvement. I hope I get to see him skate this clean and on my tv. I really love this program.


If Jeremy and Alissa both got on the medal stand at World's, I would be really, really happy.

I hope the skategods aren't listening, but I totally agree.



What Jeremy needs, is what he has always needed, to be a better competitor, especially late in the season. Lets hope that Jason and Yuko have worked their magic on him in the off-season. There were some mistakes in his CoC LP but he largely kept his focus even after the mistakes and that's a real good sign given his history.

ITA. His issues are primarily mental, not physical.