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    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    Plushenko did benefit from not having the most technically difficult short but a clean short. He did have high PCS as well. He did do a long with a quad a 3/3 and it was very impressive as Brezina says but the short was all working the system. I was just glad he was beaten by Gachinski!!
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    Posted on June 6, 2014... Michal Brezina is changing coaches back to Karel Fajfr in Oberstdorf, Germany: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...d=278550292537
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    That is a very good idea, I hope he now loses this terrible quad technique where he hunches down before the actual jumping which Petrenko taught him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sus2850 View Post
    That is a very good idea, I hope he now loses this terrible quad technique where he hunches down before the actual jumping which Petrenko taught him.
    That and that horrendous short

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    Quote Originally Posted by sus2850 View Post
    That is a very good idea, I hope he now loses this terrible quad technique where he hunches down before the actual jumping which Petrenko taught him.
    Petrenko did not participate in that hunch take off. Hunching before the jumps was always part of Michal's jumping.

    Look here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csxstId-V34 (0:45)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_NeDjIjWyM (0:52)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bek View Post
    I don't know if its that surprising, isn't he dating an American? So he gets to be closer to his girlfriend, and i really do think he needs a change. His skating is progressing but his results aren't necessarily.
    He is acutally going to be further from his girlfriend, Danielle Montalbano. They had been living together in New Jersey and both training at Ice House.

    Edited to add: LMAO I didn't read the year of that post. Ooops!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sus2850 View Post
    That is a very good idea, I hope he now loses this terrible quad technique where he hunches down before the actual jumping which Petrenko taught him.
    I doubt it - He's had that technique since before Petrenko - he's always leaned way forward on salchow and flip.

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    Well, apparently it wasn't working out significantly well with Petrenko overall in any case. Might returning to his former coach help Michal re-tool his poor jump technique? Practicing figures is always a good idea too to improve edge technique on take-offs. Good luck to Michal this coming season.

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    If funding is an issue for him it might have been too expensive for him to remain in the U.S.
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    That was long overdue. He seems to have a lot of potential but he hasn't been consistent recently and I thought he was lacking direction with his programs being very subpar.

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