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Skittl1321
04-04-2013, 12:21 AM
According to the protocol there was no quad, no 3A, and he had a lutz (!) combo <. But he did say on his blog this competition would not be about jumping. Kozuka did a 4t

pinky166
04-04-2013, 12:23 AM
According to the protocol there was no quad, no 3A, and he had a lutz (!) combo <. But he did say on his blog this competition would not be about jumping. Kozuka did a 4t

Wow, amazing score considering! He must of gotten huge +GOE!

LilJen
04-04-2013, 12:24 AM
Looks like just 2 men tried a 4t; one fell and one nearly fell? Mroz looks to have planned a 4t to open his program but did a 3t instead. Adam did only 2A, no 3A. Can't wait to see this program; Tom Dickson always knocks it out of the park with his choreography and Adam has that flowing lyrical style that suits Dickson's choreography well.

Skittl1321
04-04-2013, 01:43 AM
I'm sure once Adam is no longer battling injury those 2As will be triples.

casken
04-04-2013, 02:41 AM
Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, choreographed by Tom Dickson. 2 photos from today's FS:
Beginning(?) pose: http://imgur.com/fY0OIip
End pose: http://imgur.com/yYx85PP

Looks like he's going for the Nijinsky style interpretation like Ilia Klimkin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T746wFOKplA) did. It should suit him well.

Nice to see Rippon get strong PCS from an international panel despite the watered down jump content. Doubt it will make a difference with the US Nationals judges and their +5 PCS bonus for just standing up on a quad jump. :P

pinky166
04-04-2013, 03:57 AM
Looks like he's going for the Nijinsky style interpretation like Ilia Klimkin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T746wFOKplA) did. It should suit him well.

Nice to see Rippon get strong PCS from an international panel despite the watered down jump content. Doubt it will make a difference with the US Nationals judges and their +5 PCS bonus for just standing up on a quad jump. :P

After Max's season I wouldn't be surprised if he gets PCS of almost 90 in the FS at Nationals next season :P. If Jeremy rocks it at WTT and gets his mojo back I assume Miner's components will fall back to Earth at Nationals though and Aaron and the vets (meaning Abbott and Lysacek if he shows up) will be the only ones getting hearty PCS boosts come Nats. Excited to see what pukeyface does at WTT...I hope he has another good season in him. I can't handle another great skater going the route of Verner :slinkaway

SkateFan66
04-04-2013, 04:15 AM
After Max's season I wouldn't be surprised if he gets PCS of almost 90 in the FS at Nationals next season :P. If Jeremy rocks it at WTT and gets his mojo back I assume Miner's components will fall back to Earth at Nationals though and Aaron and the vets (meaning Abbott and Lysacek if he shows up) will be the only ones getting hearty PCS boosts come Nats. Excited to see what pukeyface does at WTT...I hope he has another good season in him. I can't handle another great skater going the route of Verner :slinkaway

Pukeyface? :rolleyes: Why such disrespect?

kwanfan1818
04-04-2013, 04:46 AM
It's the "about to puke" expression that Abbott has waiting for a program to begin when his nerves get to him. There seems to be a direct correlation between his confidence -- ie facial expression -- and his performance.

pinky166
04-04-2013, 07:01 PM
Pukeyface? :rolleyes: Why such disrespect?

Haha I like Jeremy it's just a nickname because his "I'm an arteest" face he has when he hits his starting pose for his programs always looks like he's nauseous and about to yack...hence pukeyface. It's not meant to be mean, sort of just something viewers have noticed over the years. It might be due to nerves too.

Sylvia
04-04-2013, 08:34 PM
I've posted the link to Adam Rippon's new Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun FS in the thread that was started about it: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?87592-Adam-s-new-program&p=3893088&viewfull=1#post3893088

olympic
04-05-2013, 12:08 AM
^Thanks, Sylvia. I watched his LP and it's a beauty. Now, he just needs the jumps ....

Is he planning to stay with RA this season???

skatesindreams
04-05-2013, 12:16 AM
Rippon wrote a short blog for his site before he left for Italy and mentioned that he had started jumping again 2 weeks ago after recovering from the ankle injury that forced his WD from Four Continents. He debuted a new long program today [Tuesday, April 3]

I'm sure that the jumps will come; as he continues to recover/regain his strength and confidence.
It's a beautiful program with an amazing level of performance already!

Marco
04-05-2013, 04:40 AM
Sure - Adam's 3axel technique was much improved at Nationals.

pinky166
04-05-2013, 05:20 AM
Ahh love Adam's new program. I honestly thought he was probably done and haven't been too impressed with his programs/artistry for a few seasons now but this program changes all that. Just lovely. Adam doing what he does best, being lyrical and pretty.

casken
04-05-2013, 05:32 AM
What a *perfect* program for him. Love it. :swoon: