2012 Japan Open, Oct. 6th, 2012

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  1. midori

    midori Well-Known Member

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    Performance-wise, Jeffrey was the clear winner to me.
  2. midori

    midori Well-Known Member

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    Sportnavi says he landed 3a. I will wait for the protocol.


    ETA: by he I mean Plushenko
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  3. vigiliae

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    Thanks for all PBP Midori!
    ITA!


    A bit dissapointed by today's skates. After Jeff's excellent performance I expected much better ones than actually happened.
    Brezina's skate was a pleasing one but the music still bugs me.
    I used to be a Kozuka fan but I cannot help feeling him stuck at some point. He surely has a charm but it could not be found these days. But it was great to see him going for 2 4T and actually landed ine.
    WTF with Patrick? He couldnt hold his landing edges throughout the program. It was definitely the worst performance since 08/09 GPF. He even seems to lose some of his landing flow in the warmup.
    Hope it's only a temporal issue. His deep edges and smoothness were eye catching though. Secind to none
    Even Plushenko had a fall. Chan's curse?:p
    Takahashi did a fablulous performance but his costume was definitely morozovlized.
    And where's all the adorable transitions he used to show? I dont like this program from him...
    Overall a dissapointing comp. (mainly because of Patrick) Hope ladies bring much better ones.
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  4. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Very proud of Jeff - 2 excellent performances in 2 days. Hopefully Patrick's collapse here was just an off-day and not a result of his coaching changes. Congrats to Dai, but it sounds like he's traded his transitions for more consistent jumps - I hope that isn't the case and he's going to add them back in as the season progresses.
  5. rosewood

    rosewood Well-Known Member

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    6 minutes practice started
  6. midori

    midori Well-Known Member

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    Mao's costume is very pretty but it does not look good on her.
    Her flip is good now!

    Elene

    Taping on the left shoulder to the uuper arm

    1z
    2a2t
    3s
    step sequence
    3t2t
    3s hand
    fccosp
    3t
    2a fall very tilted
    big clapping to cheer up
    spin
    fssp
    ccosp
    94.84
    38.42
    57.42
    -??
  7. midori

    midori Well-Known Member

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    Akiko

    3z2t2l
    1a3?t
    3f
    fcsp
    ciss
    ccosp
    3z so
    3lo so, both hands
    3s fall
    1lo
    chss

    It was not quite her day.

    The program was most lovely when I saw it in a summer show. It must be
    awesome when it is ready.

    110.07
    50.29
    61.78
    -2
  8. jenny12

    jenny12 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much midori. I'm impressed that Jeffrey Buttle was able to perform so well two days in a row.
  9. midori

    midori Well-Known Member

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    Agnes

    2a3t fall
    3z fall
    3f fall
    spin with bielman
    3t yay!
    2s2t2l
    3z so, hand
    2a
    fcsp
    step sequence
    ccosp with one very twisted position

    89.95
    39.59
    53.36
    -3
  10. midori

    midori Well-Known Member

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    Team standings so far
    Japan 447.21
    Europe 402.58
    North America 388.23
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  11. rosewood

    rosewood Well-Known Member

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    now i'm afraid it's hot there
    how is the ice, midori?
  12. midori

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    Alena
    with pony tail
    poeta

    3t-turn out -3t
    1lo
    3f or 3z cannot tell
    ccosp with windmill
    3f or 3z. 2ft
    3s2t
    spsq
    3z2t or 3f2t
    doubled something
    flying sping not successful
    spin
    another spin
    moves hard at the center to end

    skates away with shaking her head, then back to the center to bow.

    107.94
    47.84
    ??
  13. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    Japan is doing good. Much better than some previous years.
  14. vigiliae

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    WATCH OUT WORLD, MAO IS BACK!!
    122+ performance w 3lz 3f 3s 3lo!
  15. midori

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    Mao
    swan lake

    the opening pose is very similar to Akiko's.

    3lo
    2a2t, i think.
    3f good
    3z not bad!
    spin
    3s yay
    3lo2lo
    spin
    crowd clapping loud
    3?2lo2lo one arm up at the last 2lo
    spin
    step sequence
    chss

    huge overall standing ovations.

    the crowd is demanding for a great score

    12204
    53.97
    68.07
  16. caseyedwards

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    Good for Mao.

    Maybe the protocol will be out after the last skater
  17. kittyjake5

    kittyjake5 Well-Known Member

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    So happy for Mao!
  18. rosewood

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    :respec:YAY for MAO!!
    Can't wait to see her Swan Lake!!
  19. worldsnice12

    worldsnice12 New Member

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    What a first performance of the year :encore::encore:
  20. midori

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    Ashley

    beautiuful yellow dress
    3f3t2t? not very sure
    2a2t
    she looks on fire
    3s
    fssp
    lsp
    3lo
    3t?
    3lo2t?
    step sequence
    a bit strange moments afterwards
    3?
    spin

    That was wonderful!!

    big standing ovations.

    Ashley's wearing a team towel in K&C like a beauty contestant. :lol:

    It never occured to me but this time I was too confused by CW jumps to call. Ha.

    123.57
    57.64
    65.93

    1st!!! yay for Ashley!!! That's my girl!!!

    Final Team Standings
    Japan 569.25
    North America 511.80
    Europe 510.82
  21. victoriaheidi

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    AHHH :D

    Made my day (or night)!

    I have been hoping for this so much...I'm so thrilled for her!
  22. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    Wow Ashley outscored Mao and pushed NA to second place
  23. kittyjake5

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    Congrats to Ashley!
  24. midori

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    winning team interview

    kozuka
    (about the winning) it feels great we won by this big margin
    (for his performance )this is better than the last season

    akiko
    I feel sorry that i was not good at all today but I will try for the rest of the season

    mao
    nervous for the first competition of the season but we won and i'm happy
  25. jenny12

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    Awesome! Can't wait to see Mao and Ashley!!
  26. rosewood

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    Congrats to Ashley.
    Team Japan did great this year!! WOW :40beers:
    Thanks again, Midori.
  27. kittyjake5

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    Congratulations to Team Japan! Thanks again for the pbp. Goodnight all.
  28. vigiliae

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    Elene had taping on one shoulder, struggled a bit throughout the performance but it was a fine one.
    Loved Akiko's fluid and smooth skating. She was flying on the ice like a feather! The program was so light and attractive. She had a solid performance to the middle and it was a shame that she imploded after that. I like her program best in this comp.
    Now what the hell with Colorado skaters? She also lost her speed in the second half.
    Leonova did well and her jumps were huge when succeed but I still cannot stand the noise from her blade...
    Mao! Extraordinary skate from her. So glad to see her doing so well in Japan. kudos to 3S :) I want her show a bit more power in her skating though. it was do fluid and light but lacks something which can be found in Akiko's one. The program itself needs more mileage imo. (less connection between moves IMO) Hope the program grows throughout the season.
    Wagner did great as well but was a bit unpolished compared to Mao. Upper body especially.
    Not a bad comp overall.
    Congrats to Team Japan :)
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  29. t.mann

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    Happy for Mao & Ashley. :cheer:

    BTW, while 30 years old Arakawa succeeded 2A-3T, none of six young skaters succeeded 2A-3T.
    Kudos to Arakawa!
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  31. jenny12

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    Thanks for the info. I love Mao, but agree that (aside from the mistakes she's made in recent years) she skates too cautiously. I wish she could skate more consistently like her Olympic SP or the 2008 Worlds SP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrEZgoPpCAI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz-AktwtDfs

    I'm looking forward to seeing the program, but hope she eventually uses a choreographer other than Tarasova or Nichol.
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  33. midori

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    Jumps aside, Patrick's program was really great. Very looking forward to the time when he put it together.

    A bit disappointed for Michal as it it not a new program I wanted to see a better delivery.
  34. spikydurian

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    Thanks Midori and Vigiliae for the updates. Congrats to Team Japan. I kind of expected them to win. Sounds like the ladies are doing very well. Ouch, hope Patrick's falls is due to early season and lack of practice.:(
  35. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along Staff Member

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  36. fscric

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    midori and vigiliae, thanks for the pbp and report. Feeling sorry for Patrick but glad to hear he was great in the warm up, and I'm really glad that Kozuka is doing so well in this competition, hope he'll regain his lost ground this year.
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  37. worldsnice12

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  38. AragornElessar

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    And allow me to add Yay for Jeff!!! That's my boy!! :D

    What a weekend for him and I really hope we can all see it at some point.

    Big Ouch for Patrick. Here's hoping it's just really early and that's all it is.

    I haven't clicked on that link to Takashi's costume yet, as I have yet to go to bed and I'd like to not give myself nightmares. ;) All I had to do was see the word "Morosovized" and...Nope!! :D

    Sigh...Nice to have the Season underway, isn't it? :)
  39. Zemgirl

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    It's more ugly Morozov than tacky/vulgar Morozov, if that helps. Looks like they recycled part of Rippon's old costume and sewed it together with one of Johnny's.

    Ashley's dress is awful.

    Oh yes :), especially since baseball season just ended for me. :(
  40. museksk8r

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    Wow, great for Ashley as she is now making a habit of beating Mao Asada (4CC, Worlds, Japan Open). That can only do wonders for her PCS as the season goes on.

    I agree about the unfavorable review of Wagner's dress though. The bright tennis ball yellow with the bright, blonde hair translates into too much perk for me.