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    If Kamila Valieva were allowed to compete against the top men...

    Terribly because her jumps would get judged correctly. Next question.
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    Why are people pitting Malinin against Brown when Zhou was gifted 3rd place and should have been behind Brown? He’s the one who should have been left off the Olympics team if we were going by performance at Nationals.
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    At least one Japanese man? Shun Sato and Kao Miura are the clear favourites for gold and silver and Tatsuya Tsuboi has as much of a shot at bronze as anyone else in the field. A Japanese sweep of the podium is not out of the question. Lutfullin, Malinin, Tsuboi, two of...
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    I’m not American, so my stake in this discussion is different, but I watch the JGP events and I can tell you guys that Ilia Malinin would absolutely not score better than Jason Brown at the Olympics even if he was clean. He has nice jumps when he lands them, but he’s leagues behind in program...
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    Yuzuru Hanyu Cheer Thread

    He said after JNats that he doesn't think he can win the Olympics with his current layout, but he will do his best because now that he knows he's going, his competitive fire has been rekindled; however, if he does win, he wants it to be with a clean 4A. I agree with you and many others that he...
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    Yuzuru Hanyu Cheer Thread

    IIRC it used to be worth 14-15 points before they recalibrated the BVs for quads. I think they should have left the 4A alone because it's not like its value factored into any skater's risk-reward calculations at the time and, as you say, no one has even landed a clean one yet.
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    Japanese figure skating 2021-22 season news & updates

    SHUN SATO??? The ****? He aggravated his shoulder injury from earlier this season today; sure, he should be better by March, but it seems best to me to just tell him his season is done and he should focus on rehab. And in any case, he's been competing as a senior for a couple of seasons now. I...
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    Which Japanese man will be their National Champ?

    This thread is aging like fine wine.
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    Discussing Tuberidze's latest interview

    This muffin character and the other eteribots are so funny. “Other bad people are worse,” “she’s not insulting her skaters, she’s just outlining environmental factors they struggled with that make them sound weak/unmotivated and her like a martyred genius to avoid taking responsibility for their...
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    Japanese figure skating 2021-22 season news & updates

    I really hope she doesn't do that. She's only 19 and should, in a rational world, be shut down for the season, focus on physio/surgery and recovery and start thinking about Milano 2026. But she's been under a lot of pressure from the Japanese federation since she was a girl AND, which is much...
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    Skaters who 'own the ice'?

    Well, I asked people if they factor skating into this stuff. I personally do, but clearly not everyone does!
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    2021 PSOTY Male Nomination Thread

    Another vote for Liu Xinyu!
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    Skaters who 'own the ice'?

    Who are some skaters (including pairs and ice dance couples) past and present who give off that vibe people describe as 'owning the ice'? What does that entail in your opinion? For example, I've heard it said about Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, but I don't know if I would describe her in those terms...
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    The Dance Hall 9: Bring the Bling or No Beijing 2021-2022

    lmao why are people so invested in believing Scott Moir genuinely thinks P/C are a better team than anyone else in history, including himself. We know he doesn't! We know that on the inside he's still laughing about Pyeongchang! Scott Moir is not just a better and more decorated ice dancer than...
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