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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratfall View Post
    Plushy has taken a stance and is sticking to it. Once he won world's, that was it. There was an attitude of I'm the best, why should I do anything else , anything more ? I don't think we'll see artistic growth from him. Brian, OTOH, seems to think he should try..kudos to him.
    Basically, we agree. I just think it wasn't so much the first world title that made Plushy think he didn't need to do more, it was the retirement of Yags. There wasn't really anybody who could push him to a higher level anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feetwerk View Post
    At least the potato didn't roll to the back.
    Haaah. You've gotta make a t-shirt with this statement, and make a photo journal of you wearing one day and people on the street's reactions.

    ... but you're just talking about Plushy's bizarre muscle costume thing, right (not to mention the creepy baby version, my biggest nightmare of all time).

    I actually find Joubert to be quite subdued in his exhibitionism (on the ice at least, not talking about photo and video shoots). He actually seems like a guy who's thinking, "Oh god, I'm popular, and I have to go to this dance/party. Oh god I don't want to dance! I'm so awkward! But I have to because that's what they like! Better take lessons and force myself to do something ..."

    I can totally imagine that Joubert is comfortable being suave and whatever else in person, but when there's a 40 foot gap of ice between you and tens of thousands of people and you're supposed to show off dance moves ... that can make things awkward.

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    Article about Brian and the Masters in L'Equipe (newspaper version).

    MASTERS

    Joubert, the season after…

    The french skater is starting the new season today. He comes back to the criticisms developped after his olympic disaster (16th).

    He has hesitated a lot. Even more as he sprained his left ankle on a quadruple salchow yesterday evening in Poitiers. Brian Joubert has nevertheless chosen to impose to himself the Orléans Masters in which he didn't succeed much. For the last 2 years, he has suffered national set-backs which have hurt his prestige. Of course, not as much as his olympic disenchantment. And even if he won a bronze medal thanks to a pride reaction, the critics remain harsh. Did he take them into account ? He explains himself.

    "The people who call me "petit con" (don't know how to translate that, stupid brat would convey part of what it means, except that it's not exactly that) are right. For 2 years, I have been a "petit con"!" (Brian Joubert, L’Équipe, Feb 20)
    "I'm still not perfect but I think I have evolved, I'm more ready to listen to the people in my circle. I don't know if I was being pretentious in view of the stake, but I want to be more open."

    "My mother told me : "you never had a teenage phase, you're doing it right now." It wasn't the right time." (Brian Joubert, Feb 20)
    " I was going through a difficult period in my private life and I took everything by the wrong end. It is still a bit there, but I'm getting better. As I'm moody, everything may go right on one day and get on my nerves the next. But there are ways to have discussions now, I control myself more."

    " Brian is an emotional/sentimental guy, he needs stability, to be reassured. It's a good thing he's making up with Véronique Guyon (*)." (Charles Dumont, DTN, June 10)
    "I'm still working on myself. But without a shrink, just with the people close to me. Véronique helps me a lot, she's open, listens to me. With her, I feel confident. And I know we are on the right track. If I hesitated to enter the Masters, that's because we've begun a heavy technical work. I don't want to see our collaboration questionned if there are errors in Orléans."

    "Coaching Brian is a fight, he cheats on many things." (Didier Gailhaguet, president of the FFSG, Feb 18)
    "I've disappointed a lot of people, especially the people close to me, and it will take time to gain their trust back. Did I cheat ? Maybe unconsciously. With my weight for example ... When my head is a mess, I compensate with food. For those last years, I knew we were heading for disaster but I remained silent. Now, I've decided to lower my competitive weight (from 77 to 75 kg) because I'm getting older, it's more difficult to recover. I still have 1.5kg to lose, but I'm already ready physically to handle my two programs that I do every day. It wasn't the case last year."

    " Has he come to terms with the Games ? Is it constructive to go to Worlds or is it a way to protect himself from a depressive mindset, had he taken a break." (Makis Chamalidis, psychologist, March 24)
    " I couldn't have a break, end my season after the Games. It would have ruined me. To go to Worlds was risky, but I needed to. But I felt fed up this summer. After 10 days of holidays, I went back to Courchevel at the begining of July, but I didn't want to. I couldn't even remember the choreography of my new free program. After some galas in Korea, I cancelled a summer camp in Canada and I had a 3 weeks break. Then I did what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do. Without thinking about figure skating."

    "I'll end my career at 2012 Worlds in Nice." (Brian Joubert, Feb 20)
    "I've started to do galas again and that's a good thing. But I need the stress of the competition. And I don't set a limit, as long as I wish and as I progress. If I'm behind the times, I won't mess up and I'll stop. But that's not the case. To go to Sotchi in 2014, I think about it sometimes. But to think seriously about it is a mistake, it's premature."

    " Are we going to see him happy again ?" (Benoît Lavoie, international judge, March 24)
    "Happy, I am every day when I push the door of the rink. I'm happy to hurt myself. I feel more free too, even if that's contradictory since Véronique is handling everything. But, as a matter of fact, it takes a weight of my chest. And it reassures me."

    CÉLINE LONGUÈVRE

    (*) She was her coach since the age of for until October 2003. They teamed up again for a season in 2005 (note from me : actually, they didn't "team up" ; Depouilly left in the middle of the season and she accepted to come back to help Brian ; she already knew problems were ahead then) and found each other this spring after Depouilly's departure.

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    France 3 has made a little reportage in Poitiers (with a few images of his new programs).

    I love to see Guyon back. She really cares for Brian, is really low-key (as she knows every backstage detail about what happened in the last years), absolutly not a media-whore, not playing proud, happy or . Just concerned about her skater (which is a nice change from last year re Gailhaguet and Depouilly).
    She says : " he had a ... very very painful / sorrowful season, I think, so if I can at least help him to reconcile with his sport and get his confidence back, it will already be a lot, it seems to me."

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    Here http://www.pluzz.fr/jt-local-19-20--...-01-18h50.html

    In the min. 6 ; we can see his costume of SP

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    Thank you, Nmsis and calica. I like the costume.
    If this is to end in fire
    Then we will all burn together

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    Video from Brian's training
    From French Chanel 3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oBCOwObTJw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkT0xs2X8e0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3QWbSQfumA

    Good luck and better skating in 2010/2011 season

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    Quote Originally Posted by calica View Post
    Here http://www.pluzz.fr/jt-local-19-20--...-01-18h50.html

    In the min. 6 ; we can see his costume of SP
    Thank you; he looks very fit! I like his costume too.

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    Another monstrosity. Great.

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    Excuse me but i don´t believe that this costume are a "monstrosity".. OK, no is beautiful but Not is Ugly, and And to be a costume of Joubert is a pleasant surprise.

    PS: The costume of Amodio, yes , is a monstrosity... seems the older costume of Brian ...

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    It reminds me of Plushenko's sp of last year that i didnt like either.
    I think I havent liked a french costume since A&P retired..

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    Oh, come on people, the costume is fine. Brian has never been the costume master anyway. But he really does look totally hot in black

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    Quote Originally Posted by mia joy View Post
    Oh, come on people, the costume is fine. Brian has never been the costume master anyway.
    Let's face it, who has?
    I actually think Brian's Matrix was the best men's costume of the decade. Can't think of many male skaters that would make the best dressed list...

    This costume goes with the theme, it's not crazy but it isn't compeltely boring either.

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    the vinyl costume best of the decade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by senorita View Post
    the vinyl costume best of the decade?
    IMO, yes

    The costume is an absolute trademark. It was flattering, memorable, completely unique, and immediately related to the theme of the program.
    And it was even a trend setter! The first of the jumpsuits in quite a series.

    I'm sure others have different taste, but I can't think of any other recent costume that made such an impact apart from Lambiel's Zebra.... and that was memorable because it was weird, rather than good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millyskate View Post
    Let's face it, who has?
    I actually think Brian's Matrix was the best men's costume of the decade. Can't think of many male skaters that would make the best dressed list...

    This costume goes with the theme, it's not crazy but it isn't compeltely boring either.
    That oufit, like most of his outfits, had a little too much going on. The long flaps on the pant were distracting, for example. The designer could have made it more streamlined but still retain the pleather look

    I think one of my favorite competition outfits was Yag's race car SP. That was simple yet sexy. I think Youbert would look good in something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millyskate View Post
    IMO, yes

    The costume is an absolute trademark. It was flattering, memorable, completely unique, and immediately related to the theme of the program.
    LOL, the most flattering was the one he wore for his 1492 Long program (the first one...) : very revealing !!!

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    FS (home video) french master

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2kvYqarHf0

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    belle musique pour brian. mais je ne le sens pas durant ce programme ... il ne le "vit" pas reellement, manque d'expression encore ... à suivre.
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