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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky166 View Post
    Yes he is training in Toronto, ON with Robert Emerson now .
    Wheee ! I wish him the best with his new life !

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    The free skate protocol is up and Verner won. He tried to do a quad but tripled it. I assume that but who opens with a triple toe? He also singled the second to last jump in jumping slots - a triple flip. He then did a 3L+2t combo. Didn't do a triple triple so either that was planned or doubled a triple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    The free skate protocol is up and Verner won. He tried to do a quad but tripled it. I assume that but who opens with a triple toe? He also singled the second to last jump in jumping slots - a triple flip. He then did a 3L+2t combo. Didn't do a triple triple so either that was planned or doubled a triple.
    Good to hear. He scored 145 so that's pretty good for a season opener competition. Nice to see him rotating both 3a and not popping a bunch of jumps at the end. He could have skated better but at least it seems he's overcome some of his demons from last season. Best of luck to him in his GP events!

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    The short was amazing!!!! He made it look so easy and you almost forgot he was doing required elements He looked joyful and oh so confident and relaxed So glad I got to see it live. Good luck Tommy - keep it up!

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    Wheee, I am so happy for Tom
    I hope we will get some videos of his new programs.
    I wish him all the best.

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    Great to hear that Tomas is doing well again!

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    He was a guest in the CBC studio this afternoon during their Skate America program. He spoke about his new coach, etc. and gave quite a bit of credit to Lori Nichol who was also in the studio (doing commentary in place of Tracy Wilson). He seemed to be in a "good place".
    Can't skate but love to watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandra_persch View Post
    So true. Unfortunately all of Huths students seem to get to a point where they tend to be inconsistant or just stop to progress even though they have the potential to be a lot better.
    Are Huth's teaching techniques the problem or are insufficient ice time and off-ice training facilities the culprit?

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    It seems as though the concept of run-throughs is new to Tomas. I don't think there was a great deal of cardiovascular training in the past for him. Ice time may have been limited as well.

    Hope he skates well in Russia this weekend

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    Hope he can do well on COR.He is really a showman who can made the audience crazy.Hope he can come to Beijing again to attend the GPF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kppt View Post
    It seems as though the concept of run-throughs is new to Tomas. I don't think there was a great deal of cardiovascular training in the past for him. Ice time may have been limited as well.

    Hope he skates well in Russia this weekend
    He's 3rd after the SP and scored a season's best . He landed all his jumps the only issues were an edge call on the flip and a camel spin that appeared to be level 1 or 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Civic View Post
    Are Huth's teaching techniques the problem or are insufficient ice time and off-ice training facilities the culprit?
    facilities in Oberstdorf is really good. They have 3 ice surfaces there and they can basically train on ice whenever they want. The ice is more than awesome too. Lots of off ice practice places as well. So I don't think it's the training facilities.
    "it doesn't matter if you love what you do, but that you do what you love"
    a quote Tomas Verner () gave me to think about...

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    There's a new local article online about Tomas and his adjustment to living and training in Richmond Hill: http://www.yorkregion.com/sports/loc...-richmond-hill

    It's very positive as you can tell by the last line:

    “Most important, I’m smiling all the time.”
    Can't skate but love to watch

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    I also did an interview with Tomas at CoR and asked him about a lot of things... (as I was curious about his new life...)
    it's here:
    http://absoluteskating.com/interview...masverner.html

    and here:
    http://www.tomasverner.com/About-Tom...F.article.aspx
    Last edited by deedeelocks; 12-03-2010 at 07:19 PM.
    "it doesn't matter if you love what you do, but that you do what you love"
    a quote Tomas Verner () gave me to think about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedeelocks View Post
    I also did an interview with Tomas at CoR and asked him about a lot of things... (as I was curious about his new life...)
    it's here:
    http://absoluteskating.com/interview...masverner.html

    and here:
    http://www.tomasverner.com/About-Tom...F.article.aspx
    Thanks for the great interview! He sounds like he's back on track this year.

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    Aw, his host family packs him a lunch every day
    Then Tomas takes out his tissues to blow his nose, loudly. I ask him if I should write this down too, on which he comments that he has no idea how to spell that sound. Me neither, so I won't write it.


    Thanks, deedeelocks!

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    Thanks a lot, Deedeelocks! A great interwiew from a great guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedeelocks View Post
    I also did an interview with Tomas at CoR and asked him about a lot of things... (as I was curious about his new life...)
    it's here:
    http://absoluteskating.com/interview...masverner.html

    and here:
    http://www.tomasverner.com/About-Tom...F.article.aspx
    Again, great interview... The most interesting bits were when he was talking about coaches, and although he never mentioned Huth's name you can read between the lines and sense what the problem was there. They were probably too laid back and let stubborn Tomas do whatever he wanted (e.g skate sick at Skate America), and as a team didn't have enough faith in their approach to preparing for competitions.

    It sounds like Tomas has really thought hard what he needed and has found it in Bob. I am also glad to hear that he's working on transitions and spins... once he has that and the quad he'll be a real threat.

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    Thank you deedeelocks for the in-depth interview with Tomas!
    It was very interesting to hear what skaters think about new rules of spins.

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    Many thanks, deedeelocks
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