I'm more interested to see if he's finally learned to stop both pre & under rotating his triple axels...
Generally I do think it's highly unlikely for someone to come out after a long layoff and be landing jumps they didn't land consistently in their prime. I don't think Shen & Zhao upgraded their throws or sbs jumps in 2010, and Gordeeva & Grinkov did not do a triple toe in 1994 (which they had been inconsistent with until their retirement in 1990). For the same reasons, I don't expect Weir or Lysacek to start landing consistent quads in both programs now, nor for Plushenko to have a consistent quad sal, which he has been trying out.
^^ Hmmm, so you need an interpreter? Does that mean you haven't mastered the ability to be clear and say what you mean the first time!? Tsk, tsk.
In any case, no matter how wonky Lysacek's 3-axels usually are, the times he was successful landing quads, he looked pretty d**n good doing them, at least to my eyes.
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Evan Lysacek will likely do the US Intl in Salt Lake Sept. 12-15 as his comeback competition and warmup for Skate America
Glad to hear this.
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Evan Lysacek plans to kick off his Olympic season at the senior B event in Salt Lake City this fall. Seems like an eternity since we last saw him in a competitive arena.
For Evan fans what do you think he would be happy with this season. I think making the U.S Olympic team and coming top 6 at the Games would be a great result but I am wondering what you think Evan would be happy with.
Evan would be ectastic with a top 5 at the Games, and moderately happy with a top 8. I am pretty sure even he knows a medal is a huge long shot. A bronze would be a bigger thrill for him than his 2010 gold.
Making the team would be a relief as even that isnt certain if he returns.
I think that if he competes in Sochi and skates his best, he has every reason to feel happy (what ever the result).
i can see evan making the team.
i can see max and evan making the team.
as far as other men skaters i think, richard, ross, jeremy, joshua , jason, alexander johnson, have a shot. brandon mroz. who else can possible compete with brian, patrick, michael, denis, yuzuru as well as the other japanese men of takiko kozuka, tahiko mura, nobunari, florent, maxim, evengy, arthur, konstantin-whichever russian man makes the team, javier, kevin. the
u.s.a man would have to not only beat them indiviual but as well as team. i think some can do some of the indiviual but team no i cant see a few beating them.
making the medal podium for individual isn't going to be easy possible a top 4-5 finish more realistic for u.s.
i think evan has a chance of medaling easier than max despite not skating competivively for 4 years, possible no quad.
if he come back like yuna and skates real well, he is the reigning olympic champ.
i think max will have to beat evan at skate america to have a shot at keeping the u.s. title plus a shot at a medal at theolympics,
the u.s. men are good but not great. they need to be better than than was last year all around in jumps, pcs. can they make it up in a year? who knows, improve that much, who knows.
i hope so.
I think the 2 spots for the U.S men are pretty open. The only one with a firm heads up is Max, but I dont think he is a lock even. It isnt like Wagner, Gold, Davis & White, Chock & Bates, who are all locks or so it sems.
Only lock to make the US team are Davis & White.
I'd say Evan's a lock.(if he makes it to Nationals without injury) After that, one of either Miner or Aaron.
Sasha Cohen was coming off a silver in Torino and she did not qualify for Vancouver. I don't think Evan is a lock. We haven't seen him since 2010, who knows...