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spikydurian
04-07-2012, 03:50 AM
I love his SP. Very entertaining and a joy to watch and he befits the character so well. Footwork is very good too.

dinakt
04-07-2012, 05:52 AM
As Jeremy stated that he might keep one of his programs next year ( in icenetwork article), I'm all curiosity- will it be SP or LP? Both are amazing programs; probably the best Jeremy has had up to date ( though I love most of his programs). My vote would be to keep the LP, as he has skated SP beautifully to its full potential, and LP- not quite, even at Nationals; and the LP is quite astounding. Still, a hard choice. Normally I do not like skaters repeating programs, but i wonder if in Jeremy's case it might be a good idea. He never repeats, and perhaps it is a good strategy to try. Ceratinly both of his programs are worth seeing again.

aftershocks
04-08-2012, 05:56 AM
^^ Could you link to the icenetwork article where Jeremy is quoted saying that he might keep one of this season's programs for next year?

Does anyone have music suggestion ideas for Jeremy? He's very musical and generally picks interesting music. If he keeps one of his programs, it is likely to be his fp. I would love to see him work again with dance choreographers too.

Bournekraatzfan
04-08-2012, 06:34 AM
Jeremy's LP was my favourite of all the men this year...I was honestly choked up by the end of the program the first time I saw it...what he is able to do out there on that ice surface is just...I can't even find words. His attention to detail, his acute awareness of his body at every moment of the program, and the symbiotic relationship between his body and the music...stunning. I love the reaction he gets from the audience at the moment in his footwork when he stops...he really makes that part of the music--almost the interstices of the music--mean more complexly. This LP is a work of art and I hope he keeps it for another season.

I also hope he feels all the love and support from his fans.

centerpt1
04-08-2012, 02:10 PM
^^ Could you link to the icenetwork article where Jeremy is quoted saying that he might keep one of this season's programs for next year?


http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120404&content_id=27922204&vkey=ice_news

scroll down for part on Jeremy's thoughts on Worlds, his mental training, and keeping a program

His lack of success at the World level isn't for lack of trying....I think he just has more to overcome than most. It's as if the real competition isn't against other skaters-it's against himself.

aftershocks
04-08-2012, 08:06 PM
Thanks for linking the article, centerpt1. Either of Jeremy's programs this season would be good for him to use again. If he decides to keep the fp, then maybe he could rework Kathryn McSwain's Giselle number (with Roberto Campanella and Yuka) to make it CoP friendly for a sp. Or, he might keep his swing sp and rework the Giselle number for a fp, which might be better since McSwain's Giselle might be too similar in tone and choreo to use for a sp along with Muse as the fp. In this instance, he could then use a version of Muse for exhibitions.

Here is the McSwain program that Jeremy skated for a Young Choreographers competition two years ago:

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

Sylvia
04-19-2012, 08:15 PM
I didn't see a link to this March 25, 2012 pre-Worlds Detroit Free Press article by Jo-Ann Barnas posted earlier in this thread (even though he didn't skate the way he wanted to at Worlds, it's definitely still worth reading :)): http://www.freep.com/article/20120325/SPORTS17/203250586/Skater-Jeremy-Abbott-seeks-first-world-championsihp-in-France?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CSports
Excerpts:

From world ice dance champion Meryl Davis: "Jeremy to me is probably one of the most amazing performers I've been able to appreciate. He has an ability to express dance -- he feels every movement. It's his whole body. When I watch him, I get sucked into his performance."

Yuka Sato, who coaches Abbott with Jason Dungjen: "He's a true artist. He feels things and he enjoys the process of the project of creating whatever he's trying to perform."
...
Abbott's two competitive programs this season show the contrasting sides of his personality.

"My brother is a very private person -- especially around people he doesn't know," said Gwen Asmussen, 32, of Estes Park, Colo. "So when I watch him skate, it's like watching everything come out of him."
...
"The swing program is joyous, goofy," Abbott said between practice sessions at a coffee shop in Birmingham last week. "That's probably me, and that's why I connect with this program so well because when I think about myself, I really think I'm just goofy."
...
[On his FS to "Exogenesis: Symphony" by Muse:] "It's quieter and it really suits my skating well," Abbott said. "It's simple. I'm a complex person in the fact that I have so many aspects to me, but when it comes down to it, I'm kind of a simple guy."

Sato said: "It's soulful, it's musical -- it's him."

skatesindreams
04-19-2012, 08:32 PM
^^^
Amen, to all the above.
More power to Jeremy!

Sylvia
04-19-2012, 08:39 PM
Also... Jeremy set a new ISU personal best SP score of 86.98 at World Team Trophy in Tokyo (3rd place; landed 3F+3T, 3A, 3Lz), eclipsing his previous PB of 83.54 at GP Rostelecom Cup in November 2011. :)

spikydurian
04-20-2012, 01:48 AM
Also... Jeremy set a new ISU personal best SP score of 86.98 at World Team Trophy in Tokyo (3rd place; landed 3F+3T, 3A, 3Lz), eclipsing his previous PB of 83.54 at GP Rostelecom Cup in November 2011. :)

Congrats to Jeremy for a great skate and personal best score. Keep it up today!

Bournekraatzfan
04-20-2012, 02:58 AM
Also... Jeremy set a new ISU personal best SP score of 86.98 at World Team Trophy in Tokyo (3rd place; landed 3F+3T, 3A, 3Lz), eclipsing his previous PB of 83.54 at GP Rostelecom Cup in November 2011. :)

Congratulations, Jeremy! :cheer:
and best of luck in the LP. Enjoy the competition, everyone:)

Kelvster
04-21-2012, 05:39 PM
I know this is an appreciation thread, but I just gotta express my frustration (I am a fan). His wtt lp just kinda sums up his career so far ... Sigh! Can't he stop being such a headcase?!

Triple Butz
04-21-2012, 06:35 PM
I know this is an appreciation thread, but I just gotta express my frustration (I am a fan). His wtt lp just kinda sums up his career so far ... Sigh! Can't he stop being such a headcase?!

Sometimes I think people on this forum forget just how difficult triple and quadruple jumps are. To say that the problem is simply being a headcase to me assumes that these skaters are hitting their jumps without any trouble in practice, which is a major stretch. For all we know, many of these skaters have dodgy practice run-throughs, and are just hoping to have a good day on the competition. Some skaters will just never achieve the kind of jumps that are automatic, and it is a combination of mental and physical strength to get there.

centerpt1
04-21-2012, 06:54 PM
From the photos it looks like he's also got duct tape on at least one of his boots again. (and there were tweets in Japanese about ice on his ankle, or foot-but I was using google translation, so ?)

At this point I think he's reached the wall- the limit of his capability. He seems to train hard, both mentally and physically-but just can't get past it.

I love his skating and his creativity. He's very unique. I hope he stays in thru the Olympic season. He's still one of my 3 favorite male skaters.

He seems to have more to overcome than most when it comes to focus. I think he has courage to keep fighting and trying to improve.

Bournekraatzfan
04-24-2012, 04:00 AM
Sometimes I think people on this forum forget just how difficult triple and quadruple jumps are. To say that the problem is simply being a headcase to me assumes that these skaters are hitting their jumps without any trouble in practice, which is a major stretch. For all we know, many of these skaters have dodgy practice run-throughs, and are just hoping to have a good day on the competition. Some skaters will just never achieve the kind of jumps that are automatic, and it is a combination of mental and physical strength to get there.

I agree. What these skaters are being asked to do under COP is incredibly difficult. I believe that is why we don't see a lot of consistency in the men's event. Jeremy is attempting very difficult jumps within programs that are very intricate and difficult in terms of their layout and choreography. I believe he is mentally tough in that, despite some disappointing results, he still hangs in there. I have so much respect for him for trying to improve and I hope he is able to skate his best at worlds next year. I still believe in him. but no matter what the result, I will always love his skating. He simply is a pleasure to watch:)