Japan Open 2013

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by morqet, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. jenny12

    jenny12 Well-Known Member

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    Machida is lovely and I really enjoyed his version of East of Eden. Enjoyed it when Kwan used it and also Machida's version as well.
  2. casken

    casken Well-Known Member

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    OMG can we please just give Japan six slots for men at the Olympics already? They are all too good to be left home! :respec::kickass:
  3. pat decaro

    pat decaro New Member

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    Yes, let's all write a petition to IOC. Give Japan six spots! :D
  4. NadineWhite

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    Thanks, rosewood, have to check this out, as I love Michelle's version (of course) and Rachael's (ditto). :)


    I agree, t.mann. :(

    I suppose it was because Jeremy Abbott's was such a true masterpiece that I was expecting something similar from Daisuke, another artist on ice, therefore I was a tad disappointed by his Beatles program. :( However, I am confident that Daisuke can make something out of anything!, so am not too worried. :)
  5. Celeste

    Celeste New Member

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    Daisuke's interview just released today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpjk...ew-vl&list=PLXpyLYDvslxAGf6yQs0usGIpfPRmhr4LV

    Where he explains of his new Free Program saying that at the 4th song out of Beatles Medley, i.e. In My Life, he is figuring a shape "S" in his footwork and do create a heart shape with his arms; and when Lori did this choreography she asked him to thank for his skating life, thank for the history of skating, and thank for the audience when he skates.

    When Daisuke was explaining this, he was almost in tear. What a program, thank Lori !!
  6. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

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    There is something about EOE that immediately grabs you, and when it is skated to well it is overwhelming .
  7. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

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    Are the protocols available yet? Ashley's score (119) is not that much higher than Mirai's at Finlandia (110), so I wonder if she had a few ur's too. She has her work cut out for her imo.
  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  9. museksk8r

    museksk8r Well-Known Member

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    Here you go:

    Credit goes to rosewood from post #83 of this thread:
  10. olympic

    olympic Well-Known Member

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    I have no doubt that AW will correct the UR issues at least on the 3loop. Her 3f-3t was better than I expected but most importantly, she was so happy after the LP. Big psychological barrier overcome with landing a reasonably good 3-3 IMO
  11. all_empty

    all_empty Well-Known Member

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    If she wants to earn more points, Ashley needs to work on her spin levels, too.

    Mao got level 4s for all her spins.

    A few other interesting things from the protocol:

    Joannie Rochette got all positive GOE on *every* element. It's not often you see a clean protocol like that.

    Adelina Sotnikova got zero credit for her choreo sequence, but I'm not sure why. She held her spiral for 3 seconds by my count. Perhaps it was a lack of ice coverage.
  12. olympic

    olympic Well-Known Member

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    ^Ashley just needs to -

    1. Go for LV 4's on her non-jump elements;
    2. Make sure the 3f-3t is rotated;
    3. I would throw in the 3l -seq. - 2x as her 4th jumping pass at the 2:00 mark

    All of the above is doable at this point. She would solidly plant herself as World #4 ranked lady and perhaps ready herself to pounce should Mao or Carolina make a few errors.
  13. ltnskater

    ltnskater New Member

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    And deservedly so, you can see, even without the lutz, and only repeating the 2 easiest triples you can score well by racking up the GOE. This is why Yuna Kim achieves such high scores from the + on GOE from every single element she does (especially the jumps).