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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Cup of China: Mens Free Skate LIVE BLOG

Pl.NameNationPointsSPFS
1Tatsuki MACHIDA
JPN
236.9221
2Daisuke TAKAHASHI
JPN
231.7512
3Sergei VORONOV
RUS
217.6133
4Adam RIPPON
USA
205.4844
5Kevin REYNOLDS
CAN
198.2466
6Yi WANG
CHN
188.2785
7Jinlin GUAN
CHN
171.0497

  Pl.  NameNationTSS
=
TES
+
 PCS
+
SSTRPECHINDed.
-
StN.
1Tatsuki MACHIDAJPN153.4476.66 77.787.757.397.897.868.001.00#8
2Daisuke TAKAHASHIJPN146.9665.30 82.668.398.048.048.328.541.00#9
3Sergei VORONOVRUS144.0373.59 70.447.326.547.217.047.110.00#7
4Adam RIPPONUSA133.6761.81 71.867.296.897.117.327.320.00#6
5Yi WANGCHN131.0268.52 63.506.576.076.436.366.321.00#2
6Kevin REYNOLDSCAN128.3762.17 67.206.826.646.646.646.861.00#4
7Jinlin GUANCHN115.0755.57 60.506.255.796.146.076.001.00#1
WDNan SONGCHN          #5
WDBrian JOUBERTFRA          #3


1) Jinlin Guan (CHN)
  Music: Percussion Carmen
  • Oh geez, how does this costume go with Carmen?
  • I don't understand what's happening here
  • I actually like this step sequence
  • This sounds weird but he has a sloppy head, he doesn't hold it up strong
  • That was just meh, nothing behind his skating
  • He looks gassed!
  • 55.57 (TES) + 60.50 (PCS) -1.00 (DED) = 115.07
  • 55.97 (SP) + 115.07 (FS) = 171.04
2) Yi Want (CHN)
  Music: Nothing Else Matters & One
  • Nice smooth start
  • This sounds like my Vitamin String Quartet, rock on!
  • He is a very expressive skater with his upper body, I want him to look up and out instead of down at the ice
  • This is actually a fairly interesting program, but he needs to show more on his face
  • The potential is definitely there
  • 68.52 (TES) + 63.50 (PCS) -1.00 (DED) = 131.02
  • 57.25 (SP) + 131.02 (FS) = 188.27
3) Kevin Reynolds (CAN)
  Music: Concerto No. 4 in E Minor by Mathieu
  • Yay, hit the first jump, that should be a good sign
  • Doubling jumps, not a good sign
  • I desperately want him to take some dance classes to loosen up his upper body
  • Straighten that foot in the camel
  • This kid has to way 100 pounds soaking wet
  • Why are his jumps deceiving him? This guy was the 1st to land 2 different quads in the short
  • I don't understand what has happened to his jumping technique
  • This was an odd program, I just don't feel like it went anywhere
  • 62.17 (TES) + 67.20 (PCS) -1.00 (DED) = 128.37
  • 69.87 (SP) + 128.37 (FS) = 198.24
4) Adam Rippon (USA)
  Music: The Incredibles
  • So after bumping heads with Song, I hope Adam is okay! Please be okay and please concentrate!
  • Nice opening pose, I like that he's giving us face
  • He looks so much more mature now!
  • Feed froze, but I think he doubled his planned 3A
  • I kind of like this new side to him, very jazzy and masculine
  • Decent second 3A, probably two-footed, but good approach
  • I like that 3-jump combo with the tano variation on both jumps
  • He seems very at home in this style, he seems to be enjoying himself
  • That was decent, no crashes, but he definitely gave away a lot of precious points popping jumps, not hitting 3-3 combos, etc
  • I'm so torn, I liked that, but I really miss his balletic style
  • 61.81 (TES) + 71.86 (PCS) = 133.67
  • 71.81 (SP) + 133.67 (FS) = 205.48
5) Sergei Voronov (RUS)
  Music: Romeo & Juliet
  • I don't get this meshy top for Romeo & Juliet
  • He is doing work on these jumps
  • He is Plushenko-like in that he goes up in the air and the jump looks wild, but he lands it like a cat
  • This step sequence is an utter atrocity
  • I don't understand, in what world do you wear a mesh top and gloves?
  • Wow, this is the program of a lifetime today for him
  • And we had to ruin it with the butt spin
  • Honey, if you want to do a catch foot spin, please straighten the leg
  • 73.59 (TES) + 70.44 (PCS) = 144.03
  • 73.58 (SP) + 144.03 (FS) = 217.61
6) Tatsuki Machida (JPN)
  Music: Firebird
  • This little peanut is trying to put us under his spell like Hanyu did last year
  • He reminds me of a more stylish Oda because he is so cat-like an landing the jumps
  • I love the little footwork flutters
  • And the arm flutter I like as well
  • This is a very stylish program, I'm glad to see that when Daisuke retires, we'll still have plenty of great Japanese men to watch
  • Fall on the quad, but this should still be enough to make the podium
  • 76.66 (TES) + 77.78 (PCS) -1.00 (DED) = 153.44
  • 83.48 (SP) + 153.44 (FS) = 236.92
7) Daisuke Takahashi (JPN)
  Music: I Pagliacci
  • Did we 2-foot that quad Dai?
  • I want so badly to see him come back and win Olympic gold in 2014, just hang in there!
  • He never does a program that's not interesting to watch, he is like Fred Astaire on ice
  • Oh no Dai, why did you have to fall?
  • With his PCS, he can handle one fall since Tatsu also fell
  • I like this program on him, very dramatic
  • His edge work is incredible, he would've been amazing at figures
  • He was kind of on another planet today, seemed like he was out in space
  • 65.30 (TES) + 82.66 (PCS) -1.00 (DED) = 146.96
  • 84.9 (SP) + 146.96 (FS) = 231.75

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