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    What better way to stretch artistically than to take on a kind of movement outside his comfort zone and master it? Every confidence JA will have made it his own by later in the season.

    Smokin' program--apparently "the boy next door" has grown up!

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    I think what he is doing with his arms will cause charges of "flailing".

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    I think what he is doing with his arms will cause charges of "flailing".

    Why? While his arms are quite active throughout the program, his movements are controlled and intuned with the music. No uncontrolled excessive arm flailing from where I can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dots View Post
    Why? While his arms are quite active throughout the program, his movements are controlled and intuned with the music. No uncontrolled excessive arm flailing from where I can see.
    He is just doing so much with his arms! And while they looked pretty good there who really knows what the stress of competition will do to the control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reut View Post
    Abbott's SP, from today's "All That Skate":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIHPvKMkrNQ
    Wow, CoP is killing all creativity in the sport
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    After some repeated watching I decided that I absolutely love Abbott's SP, and it might become for me a program on the same level as his 2008/ 2009 Tango, which in my eyes is as good as it gets.
    When I first saw Lambiel's Tango, the amount of arm movement seemed distracting, but after a little bit it just seemed an absolute part of the program. IMHO, same here. Perhaps Flamenco requires crisper movements- I am not a specialist- but I actually love constant shifting between fluid and flexed arms, all with perfect musical sense.
    OK, I'll stop gushing now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    I think what he is doing with his arms will cause charges of "flailing".
    I like Brian's flailing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    I think what he is doing with his arms will cause charges of "flailing".
    Nah, only Plushy flails. When all others do it, it's "artistic."
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    Quote Originally Posted by nubka View Post
    Nah, only Plushy flails. When all others do it, it's "artistic."
    Yes, when Evan Lysacek does it, the biased Scott Hamilton calls it "passionate."

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    Quote Originally Posted by nubka View Post
    Nah, only Plushy flails. When all others do it, it's "artistic."

    Are you saying Abott is channeling Plushenko ?

    I guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dots View Post
    Abbott needs more force and attack on some of those turns and upper body movements. There's a lot of potential with that program
    I think that maybe later in season the programme will look just great, it is too new now. Abbott really needs to add besides force and attack also passion into it. Remembering as I watched Evan doing Paso Doble and Argentinian Tango on DWTS, I cannot help thinking that this could actually have been a wonderful programme for him. Well, I´m eagerly looking forward how Abbott´s interpretation of this programme is developing.
    Last edited by Jaana; 07-26-2010 at 08:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reut View Post
    Abbott's SP, from today's "All That Skate":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIHPvKMkrNQ

    Definitely Najarro's style could be seen. Movements still don't look natural "on" Jeremy, I think. Maybe because it's still very "fresh". So I will wait till the competitive version to decide if I like it.
    Very detailed choreography but I agree that it looks somewhat forced at this stage.

    Given it's the "second runthrough," I hope he eases up into it as the season goes along.

    Quote Originally Posted by shine View Post
    I really liked it! Fantastic choreography! But like he said this is only his third time skating the entire program and the choreography is very complex and takes time to grow into it. The only thing I think he may have a harder time with though is his upper body. I feel he needs more rigidity and a little less supple fluidity. He's known for his very smooth upper body movement so I think a program like this may be against his natural way of moving. I think taking some arm movement out may actually make the program look a bit better! But I'm not disappointed at all!
    That is a very good point!

    Jeremy's movements are naturally very fluid but tango requires more rigid, defined movement. I think he's still struggling with that a little.

    Having said all that, I wish other skaters had such "problems." You hardly ever see choreography as complex as this on any skater.

    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    I think what he is doing with his arms will cause charges of "flailing".
    Completely clueless. As ever.

    He's not flailing. His arms movement is always purposeful, the movements are defined and the arms definitely aren't being flopping around.

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