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overedge
04-03-2012, 05:33 AM
Because he managed to recover from all those mistakes :rolleyes: Wouldn't it have been easier not to make the mistakes in the first place?

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Reynolds+Plan+worked/6396294/story.html

And by 2014 he's going to be right up there in component marks with the best skaters in the world. And "if they didn't downgrade that quad Salchow it would have been worth another six points?" Maybe if he'd done it better it wouldn't have been downgraded :rolleyes: Comments like that are not being realistic in helping him identify what he needs to improve.

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Kevin+Reynolds+opens+eyes+worlds/6385429/story.html

spikydurian
04-03-2012, 08:12 AM
Good on Kevin. Great job, skate and come back. Better things to come his way soon.

Skateushka
04-03-2012, 08:19 AM
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sequins
04-03-2012, 06:25 PM
He needs a coaching change. I'm sorry she may be a nice woman and her students seem incredibly loyal but it's time. He's made good improvements but he needs more a whole new fresh approach and a different perspective if he's ever gonna have a chance to be near the top.

jlai
04-03-2012, 06:57 PM
that picture of Kevin :eek:
For a moment he looked armless

sequins
04-03-2012, 07:01 PM
that picture of Kevin :eek:
For a moment he looked armless
:lol: It's a bit frightening isn't it?

mag
04-03-2012, 07:16 PM
3rd quad? More ambitious than Chan? Didn't he under rotate the first quad and double the second quad, therefore making it a one quad program?

Kevin seems like a nice guy, but I agree, he's not going any further without a coaching change. He is not the only senior man in the top ten in Canada who needs one either. These guys need to take a realistic look at what is out there - outside Canada - and then make the leap if they want a chance. Balde has made that leap and I expect he will be a force next year. Kevin, Jeremy, and Liam all need to step it up if they want to be in the mix for 2014.

Slightly OT, but it drives me nuts the way some reporters are so extreme. Chan is either a god or they totally undervalue what he does - take your pick.

Marilou
04-03-2012, 08:51 PM
I saw him in the mall a couple of months back and it was all I could do to keep myself from going up to him and telling him he needed to change coaches :)

A judge
04-03-2012, 09:06 PM
I saw him in the mall a couple of months back and it was all I could do to keep myself from going up to him and telling him he needed to change coaches :)

He has been told as well as the others but they will not listen. I guess it is awkward. Probably Ten is the closest one to leaving.

mag
04-03-2012, 09:48 PM
Does anyone else have a different definition of "Plan B" when you read the title of this thread? I just can't help thinking perhaps it should be in PI. :D

jl22aries
04-03-2012, 10:04 PM
Does anyone else have a different definition of "Plan B" when you read the title of this thread? I just can't help thinking perhaps it should be in PI. :D

You're not the only one.

michiruwater
04-03-2012, 10:08 PM
My opinion of Kevin is that he has some natural talent but believes that he is, right now, the best skater in the world and that clearly all the judges are wrong and are not recognizing how Totally Awesome he is.

Every interview I have every read supports this opinion. It's just one excuse after another and a lot of blaming the judges for daring to downgrade him or deducting points for an obvious mistake. How rude of them.

apatinar
04-03-2012, 10:09 PM
I think the plan C,D E and F should be for Kevin to put on some muscle weight, forget one of those quads, work on the triple axel, work on getting more power in his skating, and stop looking like a pixie on ice.

nadioso
04-03-2012, 10:42 PM
My opinion of Kevin is that he has some natural talent but believes that he is, right now, the best skater in the world and that clearly all the judges are wrong and are not recognizing how Totally Awesome he is.

Every interview I have every read supports this opinion. It's just one excuse after another and a lot of blaming the judges for daring to downgrade him or deducting points for an obvious mistake. How rude of them.

The fact is that Mcleod is the one saying these things, not Kevin. The articles clearly shows that Mcleod is doing the gloating while Kevin admits there are things to improve. I wished that Kevin sees that he won't get to the top under Mcleod. If she refuses to see the problems, she can't fix them.

Mcleod has consistently whined about UR calls and low PCS marks with her skaters.

Having Shae choreograph his programs is the only reason he has advanced at all. I also think he has at least listened to Shae's banter.


He has been told as well as the others but they will not listen. I guess it is awkward. Probably Ten is the closest one to leaving.

Ten is not as connected to Mcleod as the other students. He often uses Kraatz, Wing and Lowe for help. They help his skating skills, unfortunately it does not help his jumps. He needs a jump specialist.

Ten has been less hyped up by the Mcleod machine than a complete failure like Kathryn Kang who bombed every international assignment she ever had.

JasperBoy
04-03-2012, 10:58 PM
. These guys need to take a realistic look at what is out there - outside Canada - and then make the leap if they want a chance. Balde has made that leap and I expect he will be a force next year. Kevin, Jeremy, and Liam all need to step it up if they want to be in the mix for 2014.
And that's why I am so hopeful that Elladj will be Canada's third man in London.

When I saw his new coaching team in Moncton I was overjoyed. I knew he was willing to do whatever is necessary to improve. And he was thisclose to the podium.

But this thread is about Kevin. Sorry I used it to praise my personal favourite