NHK Trophy 2023 Mens SP - Misters, Can You Tell Us Where Your Quads Have Gone (In A Japanese Void)

Bunny Hop

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At some point I'm going to need to learn to spell Britschgi without copy and pasting it.

Lame costume 'change' and not sure the two pieces of music go together. His arms are flapping so much I fear he plays the Plushenko collection on repeat between training sessions.

Great enthusiasm and no horrible errors though, so good job.
 

skatingguy

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Britschgi, Lukas 🇨🇭
Coach: Michael Huth, Robert Dierking
Music: I’m in the Mood, Superstition

4T+2T - hand down on the quad
3A
Ch Sit Spin 4
3Lz
Fly Camel Spin 4
Step Sequence 4

Ch Combo Spin 4

Lukas' skating is unrefined, and clunky, but he's become pretty consistent, and he's entertaining. I'm cheering for him to get a Grand Prix medal tomorrow.

86.42 = 2nd Place
 

Karen-W

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Lukas is too good of a skater to need to resort to an unnecessary costume change mid-program. I'd forgotten about this unfortunate choice until it happened and I'll likely forget all about it again before Euros and complain again then.
 

Holy Headband

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I like Shoma's music, but those jumps, those points, those grades of execution are just not serious. The choreo is not doing the most with the music either.
 

Bunny Hop

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Uno - not sure how he landed a couple of those jumps, but he did. Thoroughly enjoyed that. Can't bring myself to care too much about the amount of two footed skating and cross-overs, as the rest was so good.
 

skatingguy

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Uno, Shoma 🇯🇵
Coach: Stephane Lambiel
Music: Love You Kung Fu, Clair de Lune

4F
4Tq+3T< - tight landing on the triple toeloop
Fly Camel Spin 4
3A
Step Sequence 4
Ch Sit Spin
4 (3 after review)
Ch Combo Spin 4

The jumps were tight, and slightly outside the circle, but within the range that he's able to save them. The step sequence, and the spins were all excellent.

100.20 = 2nd Place
 
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Karen-W

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Shoma - if the TES holds, he'll lead, though Yuma had the better skate today and should lead.

ETA - he lost about 2 points of TES from when it dropped off the screen to when the score was announced. Can't wait to see the protocols.
 

victorskid

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After the Final event of Day 1, the SP results are:
1Yuma KAGIYAMA
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JPN
105.5159.7545.769.119.049.250.00#7
2Shoma UNO
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JPN
100.2053.2146.999.399.329.430.00#12
3Lukas BRITSCHGI
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SUI
86.4245.0241.408.328.438.040.00#11
4Camden PULKINEN
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USA
86.4047.1039.307.647.898.000.00#9
5Deniss VASILJEVS
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LAT
82.1440.7442.408.548.468.391.00#10
6Mihhail SELEVKO
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EST
81.3144.1537.167.367.507.390.00#4
7Nika EGADZE
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GEO
81.3044.1537.157.297.397.570.00#8
8Gabriele FRANGIPANI
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ITA
78.2041.2537.957.617.617.501.00#5
9Aleksandr SELEVKO
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EST
75.8539.1537.707.617.507.461.00#1
10Luc ECONOMIDES
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FRA
74.2438.0336.217.257.397.040.00#3
11Wesley CHIU
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CAN
72.0236.8136.217.257.187.251.00#6
12Tatsuya TSUBOI
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JPN
64.6330.4435.197.076.827.181.00#2


Now time to go back and watch what I slept through, trying to stay unspoiled...
 

YukiNieve

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Those are Colantotte necklaces that are popular among athletes since they are thought to improve the blood circulation in neck and shoulder.
Nearly half the guys here are wearing that same necklace. No one knows what it is? What cult has been recruiting in men's FS?
 
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Holy Headband

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Nearly half the guys here are wearing that same necklace. No one knows what it is? What cult has been recruiting in men's FS?
I'm not sure the Selevkos' necklaces are part of this stunt, but the necklace all the Japanese guys wear is from a sponsor.

Latvian judge only real one for giving Kagi higher PCS than Shoma across the board.
 

Kateri

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Those are Colantotte necklaces that are popular among athletes since they are thought to improve the blood circulation in neck and shoulder.
Thank you! Do they make a version that reduces bloodflow to the head, for skaters who overthink their programmes?
 

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