but good luck, Brezina has improved already
hope he transitions continually
I hope he doesn't start skating empty programs like Weir did.
"...some people are moulded by their admiration, others by their hostilities.”
― Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart
I think this is a smart move. Michal needs consistency mostly, and the European style of training is not known for doing lots of run-throughs. So, I think coming to the US should help with that. I also think he could benefit from more strength and stamina, he always looks tired at the end of his programs and that's usually when he makes mistakes, plus he is very skinny, which idk if that helps make his jumps so good or not. I'd like to see him with better programs, his free programs for both this season and the last season were generic and below his potential. He deserves better. Hope this works out for him.
Second, of course you're right, if finally winning a world medal, a couple more grand prix events, medalling at consequtive GPFs, making an Olympic team in one of the toughest fields and putting out great skates at the Olympics is what Michal has to look forward to, then he might as well turn around a go home now.
Yes, his frees could stand out more but they're at the level of many of his rivals.
I would guess that the reason why the choreography isn't more complex in his frees is that he really struggles with consistency/stamina/both as it is.
The reason might be mental, it might be to do with training. We don't know.
Last edited by Ziggy; 04-09-2012 at 11:54 PM.
I really liked his short program too. Hope the change works for him.
At least he'll have the comfort of never having to learn a new routine, year after year.
WTF? He'll be training with Johnny? umm... fine... just PLEASE dont have Nina do his programs...PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANYTHING BUT THAT!!!
I actually don't think it's mental, more of a stamina thing. He always seems to lose steam at the end of the program and mess up the easier elements. Someone that is that consistent on triple axels (and has a decent hit rate on quads) doesn't seem worthy of the head-case moniker to me.
Surprised to hear this, but hopefully it works out. What other top skaters are training with Petrenko? I remember seeing him in the Kiss and Cry a few times, but i don't recall who he was with. I think we'll still get to see Karl's cool glasses though, since doesn't he coach Hausch and Wende?
Okay, I give. How does one pronounce "Fajfr?"