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Plushenko Fan Thread - Road to Sochi

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Cherub721, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. leapfrogonice

    leapfrogonice Active Member

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    Oh I hope we get to seep pictures and videos from this weekend's Russian test skates. Please please please :biggrinbo
     
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  2. lala

    lala Well-Known Member

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    I bet Plush won't skate this weekend.
     
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  3. misskarne

    misskarne #AustraliaForTheTeamEvent

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    I thought this weekend's test skates were Juniors? In which case, we would definitely not see Plushy.
     
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  4. lala

    lala Well-Known Member

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    LOL! Definitely. :lol: But if I right remember this weekend will perform Sotnikova, Kovtun, Bazarova-Larionov... on a testskate...
     
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    lala Well-Known Member

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  7. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    He is simply incredible! :respec:

    Is Mishin helping with him jumps or choreography here? :rofl:
     
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  8. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    Excellent! Bionic!
     
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  9. lala

    lala Well-Known Member

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    I thought something like you...What Mishin is doing?
     
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  10. misskarne

    misskarne #AustraliaForTheTeamEvent

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    He's flying! Obviously.

    A quad toe. With a replacement vertebra in his back. Can we call him certifiably insane yet? :eek:
     
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  11. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Wow! The guy really is superhuman.
     
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  12. lahaa968

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    Wow, he is in pretty great shape! I think Johnny Weir was right...Plushy will be at the Olympics and deliver.

    I just hope he doesn't overdo the training/too soon? How long ago was his back surgery?
     
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  13. lala

    lala Well-Known Member

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    The surgery was at 31. 01. 2013.
     
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  14. lala

    lala Well-Known Member

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    Plushenko News_Eng ‏@PlushenkoNews

    Translation today's russian TV reportage from Plushenko's training: http://evgeni-plushenko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=191&p=79565#p79565

    Evgeni Plushenko ‏@EvgeniPlushenko 13h

    Ласточки живут у меня на доме (Swallows live in my house ) http://twitter.com/EvgeniPlushenko/status/369498508702670849/photo/1

    Evgeni Plushenko ‏@EvgeniPlushenko 13h

    На рыбалке (On fishing ) http://twitter.com/EvgeniPlushenko/status/369498152333615104/photo/1 He is so happy:)
     
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  15. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, Russian ladies

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    What an athlete! I am speechless. Keeping my fingers crossed that he stays healthy this entire season.
    Thanks for the link, Lala!
     
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  16. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, Russian ladies

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    That's exactly my concern too. He has a history of ignoring doctor's advice, and either skating too soon or too much. I hope he will be prudent in his practices and comes to the Olympics in top shape.
     
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  17. lala

    lala Well-Known Member

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    Plushenko News_Eng ‏@PlushenkoNews 2h

    RT @JohnnyGWeir: Such beautiful news! Come on Zhenya! @EvgeniPlushenko @yanarudkovskaya http://www.1tv.ru/news/sport/239879 (https://twitter.com/JohnnyGWeir/status/370759087681593344)

    Plushenko News_Eng ‏@PlushenkoNews 2h

    RT @EvgeniPlushenko: thank you Johnny!!! https://twitter.com/EvgeniPlushenko/status/370769524347666432

    ;)

    Plushenko News_Eng ‏@PlushenkoNews 2h

    RT @yanarudkovskaya: Sasha today met with the girl Sophia! She's older than him for 3 days!)http://instagram.com/p/dUVQo6FSJF/#
     
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  18. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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  19. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    I guess most have seen this, but I wanted to repost this info on Plushy's new programs from Eislauffan:
    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...-Axels-again&p=3980715&viewfull=1#post3980715
     
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  20. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, Russian ladies

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  21. lala

    lala Well-Known Member

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    Last edited: Aug 28, 2013
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  22. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Nice to see some English-speaking media about him!

    I'm kind of looking forward to this now, even though I still miss the Saint-Saens LP. I wonder what he'll use for his 18 year old program. He has a good perspective on life and his career.

    He should have a backup plan if he misses CoR. Someone said in the other forum that he needs to achieve the mininum score again. The one from 2012 is too old. He can make the Olympic score at Euros, but he needs to make the Euros score at an international. Please Plush and Mishin be on top of the rules this year...
     
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  23. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, Russian ladies

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    A thought just occurred to me. Is there anyone on Plushy's team that keeps track of ALL the rules and regulations? I don't mean just the scoring system. My feeling is that neither Plush nor Mishin is into rules, or they are so entrenched into the old rules (again, not just the scoring system) that they may have difficulty keeping up. It may be smart to get on their team that is well versed in this area- whether that person knows much about the techniques in FS or not. I just hope he does not miss out on the opportunity to skate and do well in Sochi just because they missed out on one minor detail.
     
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  24. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, Russian ladies

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  25. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    There isnt any depth in Russian mens skating but Russia certainly didn't help its case by sending a jr who got 5th place in Russian nationals to worlds lol. So now there is only one spot - plushenko's.
     
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  26. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, Russian ladies

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    In retrospect, sending Kovtun to worlds last year seems like a blunder. They must have overestimated him.
     
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  27. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    They did overestimate him! They also certainly underestimated the whole time difference in free skates. It's 30 seconds longer in seniors and that mentally harmed in EUros with the 4 combos for some reason? and Physically in worlds with the total physical collapse. So now Russia has one spot and it's all their fault.
     
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  28. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    I think they do as even in Vancouver he reached level 4 in spins. Level 3 in steps. How can you reach levels if you dont know the rules? A big problem is proper program design to maximize values. Plushenko has gone back to 3 jump combo. But they always knew of the existence of three jump combos. But maybe they learned 3-2-2 were allowed after Vancouver. Or they didn't want to do anything but 4-3-2. Stubbornness was a big problem. Old system talk? Get over old system talk!! Ignoring 2008 2009 worlds was wrong.
     
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  29. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Ugh don't get me started on that... why couldn't he have stuck a 2loop somewhere in there. Two time freaking Olympic gold medalist he would be. I think he thought doing a quad after two quadless winners was enough, and I do think his Vancouver performances were enough, but he should have seen the writing on the wall after the SP. His problem was in his mind, if Lysacek doesn't land the quad and the quad guys don't skate clean, I do one quad; if someone goes clean with a quad then I do the second quad. But he didn't need another quad, just needed to add a 2loop to one of his jumps... oh the poor planning makes me insane.
     
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  30. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    I don't think he's ever been asked not just why he didn't Didnt do 3 jump combo at the Olympics but never did one that whole season anywhere?!? Not at COr, Russian nats, euros anywhere?? Did he really think he would fall or ur it?
     
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