Here's a funny story today at my school:
The lady that comes on the intercom said, "Javier Fernandez, please report to the auditorium. Javier Fernandez, please report to the auditorium."
I know that name is common, but still the fact that she said go to the gym made me think "Aerobic Class"!!!
1. The program makes me think Sean Connery as James Bond, which is not bad. He has a lot of appeal.
2. All the jumps could have been better, but even with the flaws he landed them exceptionally reliably.
yeah, I know. But we are getting used to 3 quads per program with Javi
but I see improvement in his flow and movements...not so sloppy. and the spins were very good.
And the program suits him, and I love that shirt...I want another one
That program was out-of-this-world. He *is* James Bond. 'nuff said.
Another strong skate from Fernandez, silver and above at Sochi isn't so unrealistic. Engaging in a little crowd play can be deadly. He seems to have better stamina than last season, especially for such early in the season. But it is still a major weak point for him. He needs to keep working on conditioning. He pretty much has the rest nailed.
The problem though, is with repeating the 4sal and the 3sal. If he ever triples one of the 4sals, he will have to change his program on the way. And if he triples both of his 4sals, there will be a lot of changing his program on the way.
normal: 4toe, 4sal3toe, 3axel, 4sal, 3lutz2toe, 3loop, 3flip-3sal, 3sal
tripling 1 quad: 4toe, 4sal3toe, 3axel, 3sal, 3lutz2toe, 3loop, 3flip-3sal, 2axel
tripling both quads: 4toe, 3sal3toe, 3axel, 3sal, 3lutz2toe, 3loop, 3flip3toe, 2axel
Torn between deciding who played Bond better-- Javi or Brian Joubert
This is tough.
I am really starting to appreciate Javi's jump layout. It is very rare to see a quad more to the center of the ice immediately in front of the judges ... the judges must not make him nervous.
I love Javier! I wish him top two!
I do love Javier, though. Still remembering him as an insecure 15-year-old whom I first saw at the Euros in Warsaw. He's come so far since then. He also has the style of skating I like: a little bit Yagudinish, yet he's entirely his own person.
Athletic skills very good. Program layout is nice. Nedds more precision in execution but its early season. Ditch that shirt. The shine and the lines are distracting. Do you want the judges to be watching yr shirt or you? Just because Kulik got away with a distracting shirt doesn't mean you can lol.
Have a nice day!