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Seriously, casey. Give it up, give it a rest, get some help.
No matter how much you obsess about the quad, you will never, ever change the fact that Evan Lysacek is the 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist.
And 1992 was a poorer Olympic men's competition than 2010. I don't know how many mistakes Petrenko made - have not been inspired to rewatch it - but Lysacek was brilliant by comparison. And I far prefer Petrenko to Lysacek.
I don't even like Lysacek - in fact I dislike him enough to hope that he something impedes his return to competition this year - - but he won the Olympic title fair and square.
But it wasn't necessary in 2010. Lysacek had a more complete program than Plushenko. And again, I'm not a Lysacek fan - not to mention, used to be a huge Plushenko fan. It's more accurate to say that the quad can give a skater an advantage. However that advantage does not always equal a higher scoring advantage. This was even true under 6.0.To have a real complete program a quad is necessary. Like it was for three Olympics.
A quad in the LP is not required and as such, is not necessary.
Hard to see the landing of that quad with that girl skating by right as he landed. Wonder if it was fully rotated or not.
Good luck to Evan. Looking forward to seeing Lysacek vs Chan at worlds this year.
Last edited by overedge; 08-21-2011 at 03:37 AM.
Stale pastry is hollow succour to a man who is bereft of ostrich. - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Lysacek vs Chan...
Such a "rivalry" only exists only in desperate Americans minds.
A Quad should be a tie breaker when the SKATING is equal.
Of course, Chan, with his 3 Quads, trumps them all.
I hope Dornbush has started training a Quad.
I am hoping for a Dornbush VS Chan scenario.
Evan, Johnny, Plushenko, Joubert, et all, got there multiple Olympic berths, and now they are stagnant. Although, with the next Olympics in Sochi, they will pull Plushenko out of moth balls, patch his holes, and send him out on the ice to jump and gyrate as if he is still cutting edge a la 2002 (10 SEASONS AGO).
Last edited by bardtoob; 08-21-2011 at 04:07 AM.
One quad isn't enough anymore. They need to have a quad in the short and two in the long. I don't see any of the American men doing that any time soon.
You either werent paying much attention or have a short memory if you think Takahashi was not part of the discussion post Vancouver. He was very much a part of it, just as Plushenko also was.
Lysacek won gold in Vancouver because CoP heavily rewards crazy flailings, not because quads weren't rewarded enough IMO.
BTW, how many quads Lysacek is going to attempt? He will need at least two in order to counter, for example Kozuka.