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Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, May 15, 2011.

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  1. pinky166

    pinky166 Well-Known Member

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    This. And regarding Kanako, she's pretty good, but if Risa Shoji gets her URs under control I think she could easily pass Kanako by the time she's eligible for senior competition (12-13 season), she's more elegant than Kanako and can rotate her 3-3 more consistently too, plus she doesn't rely on being cute.
     
  2. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    Thanks for the link. I loves me my Dai.
     
  4. kittyjake5

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    That was a great interview from Dai he really talked openly about his season and shared his feeling and emotions. I hope all goes well with his surgery and rehab.

    Thanks to Sylvia for the link and to mot for the translation.
     
  5. maureenfarone

    maureenfarone Active Member

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    Great interview. Thanks to Sylvia and mot...you both rock!
     
  6. luCN

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    um,why Kozuka and Asada not attend DOI?They used to in DOI last few years and not effect The ice……

    and I see Ando in fantasy on ice cast list in June and July
     
  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    So can she do 3/3 or not? Kinda conflicting...
     
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    I remember both Asada and Kozuka didn't show at DOI two years ago due to same "choreography" reasons. Maybe their agent is negotiating with the DOI organizer for better deals now. I think Ando will appear anyway. It's hard to sell to broadcasters without three "stars" including Takahashi.
     
  10. pinky166

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    She has UR issues with her harder triples (3lz, 3f, 3lo) but not the easier ones (3t, 3s), and her 3-3 combo just happens to be 3s-3t, so she gets it ratified nearly every time. If that makes sense. It's the same for her 2a-3t. Kanako otoh seems to get a lot of UR calls on the back end of her 3t-3t.
     
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    Dai boring? Never.

    That interview was really interesting - thanks for the link.
     
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    Thank you for the link to Daisuke's interview. I absolutely loved it. Thoughtful, honest, clear-sighted, strong, self- deprecating, creative... Good luck Daisuke, I hope he can make it a go till Sochi.
     
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    Awesome! Finally! :)

    I'm totally behind the team event now. :)

    +1
     
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    Pechalat/Bourzat confirmed their participation in a Fukuoka show in 18 & 19 June. Does anybody know amth about this show?:shuffle:
     
  15. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    Great. There are so many great singles skaters in Japan and the singles field is so deep that many of them can't make it out of Japan. Exploring pairs and dance makes perfect sense. So many of these Japanse skaters have great skating skills and musicality and would probably make good pairs or dance couples if they were given the opportunity to train and actually compete internationally. It's probably a challenge to find many taller guys in Japan though.
     
  16. luCN

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    Fantasy on Ice will hold on June 18 19,but will be in Kanazawa,and the cast don't contain PB now.
    official website here:http://www.hk-event.jp/foi2011/

    Philippe Candeloro, Brian Joubert will be there too.Pity it seems no TV broadcast,I really want to see Candeloro's skating.
     
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    I haven't a link but I remember her saying that she couldn't eat after the earthquake. :( poor kid.
     
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    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    Three Japanese ice dancers are recent additions to icepartnersearch.com -- Taiyo Mizutani, age 22, his former partner at the Senior level Emi Hirai, 24 (who lists Muriel Zazoui as her coach in her icepartnersearch bio), and Misato Komatsubara, 18, who competed at 2011 Junior Worlds with her former partner, Kokoro Mizutani (he's now 21 and aged out of juniors). Mizutani is the only one not currently listed on icepartnersearch.

    I wonder if either of the guys would be suitable for Allison Reed?

    In other Japanese skater news...

    Daisuke Takahashi surgery update: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=78993

    Midori Ito's return to competition (ISU Adult Masters) this month in Oberstdorf: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=78350&page=6
     
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  21. Sylvia

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    These are the other upcoming shows in Japan that I know about:

    Lambiel and Volosozhar/Trankov are the guests in the annual Japanese National team exhibition, Dreams on Ice, June 24-26: http://www.onice.jp/

    Fantasy on Ice in Fukuoka, July 2-3: http://www.kyodo-west.co.jp/fantasy_on_ice_2011/
    Cast: Ando, Oda, Candeloro, Arakawa, Lambiel, Weir, Verner, Hanyu, Suzuki, Suguri, Imai, Nanri, Nakinawa, and Volosozhar/Trankov.

    The Ice, July 23-24 (Nagoya) and July 30-31 (Osaka):
    http://www.ctv.co.jp/event/the_ice/index.html
    Cast: Mao & Mai Asada, Murakami, Kozuka, Hanyu, Mura, Buttle, Amodio, Rippon, Czisny, Nagasu, Davis/White, Kerr/Kerr, Takahashi/Tran.
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!

    I just hate how he wears that stupid expression when he does too many like "ummmm i think that i just did something wrong....nah... just my imagination..." lol
     
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    Tomas Verner will be also participating in Kanazawa one.
     
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    AS expected, Ando was added to DOI, along with Daisuke Murakami.
     
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    According to the official web site of Mai & Mao Asada, Mao Asada seems to be staying in Moscow now.
    In Moscow, she may possibly be making with Tatiana Tarsova the new program for new season now, mayn’t she?


    The message and the photo of Mao Asada in her official web site.
    http://maimao-asada.com/mao/private/2011/06/05/58/

    Translated from Japanese.
    At Moscow
    June 5th, 2011

    I went to an Uzbekistan restaurant in Moscow!
    I am looking forward to it because it is the first time for me (to eat the Uzbekistan cooking)!!

    By Mao Asada
     
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    Akiko is in Detroit working with Yuka and Jason and will be skating in a fundraiser for Japan on Thursday. I saw her on the practice ice on Friday and she looks really good. She was only doing doubles. She looks really happy. I'll report back late Thursday night or Friday morning about the show.
     
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