http://youtu.be/xse9qBQM9B8 Johnny playing the piano for his Japanese fans back in December
...well but he's got many things to do before that, before returning to major events. There are always conservative judges, but even the least conservative judge can't save him in Nationals for a world spot if he can't bring the quad in competitive programs or still do elements without enough transitions to link them. Not to mention his speed.I truly admire his skating and his will to return, tho.
When Johnny announced his name change he said he would continue to use 'Johnny Weir' professionally. How that plays out remains to be seen.
"I miss footwork that has any kind of a discernible pattern. The goal of a step sequence should not be for a skater to show the same ice coverage as a Zamboni and take about as much time as an ice resurface. " ~ Zemgirl, reflecting on a pre-IJS straight line sequence
Why is it an issue, in any case?
Johnny was doing physical exams today, and mentioned he's getting new skates tomorrow
A newspaper for the country he went to on holiday last week posted a short write up: http://aruba-daily.com/newspaper/?p=17414 He and Victor look rested and happy.
"Once you've skated together long enough, and you're really good friends, you can close your eyes, put your hand out and she's right there." Joe Dolkiewicz, 2011 US Novice Pairs Bronze Medalist
I was just watching this:
No one can move like him!
PinkFeathers & Bournekraatzfan thank you for posting the news and links. I wish Johnny good luck for breaking in his new boots - it can be tricky, but I hope it goes smooth and easy for him.
Does anyone know when Johnny's show is coming out? I thought he was supposed to have a new season coming up around this time on logo tv.
I guess they could be waiting to see if Johnny does indeed come back, and piggyback it with that, but who really knows?
It would make sence to release if when/if Johnny returns to televised competition.
Have been noticing Johnny references, including disses, snide comments, and some respect as well in quite a few FSU threads recently. I guess that makes Johnny another veritable Michelle Kwan, eh?
Here's a link to a GSD thread some may have missed, which indirectly and directly references Johnny in relation to figure skating, per a new book by Erica Rand:
Erica Rand is an adult skater who is also a university professor. She has competed at Adult Nationals and at The Gay Games, and has also recently had a book published about figure skating: Red Nails, Black Skates: Gender, Cash and Pleasure On and Off the Ice. She was interviewed by her hometown newspaper, as Sylvia posted in the linked GSD thread. In the Q&A, there were interesting references to Johnny:
Originally Posted by Erica Rand interview
I guess Urmanov never having much success is further confirmation, eys?
When Weir skated well, he got great marks.