Friday, November 2, 2012

Cup of China: Men's Short Program LIVE BLOG

1) Yi Wang (CHN)
  Music: Peer Gynt Suite
  • My feed started a little late
  • He looks a little reckless, flailing a lot
  • I don't think he's conditioned enough to keep up with the music
  • Very good effort though in trying to keep up with the music
  • That was a pretty rough program, not going to even lie at all
  • 29.40 (TES) + 28.85 (PCS) -1.00 (DED) = 57.25
2) Sergei Voronov (RUS)
  Music: Yablochko
  • These Russian guys are all over the place, this should be interesting
  • This music is much more intense and heavy than I though; I was expecting something whimsical
  • Ooo we have our first Quad combo!
  • 3a wild in the air, but catlike on the landing
  • This music in the footwork section is wild and his movements match...but not in a good way I'm afraid
  • Very bent leg on that last spin, don't do the catch foot if you can't straighten the knee 
  • 39.44 (TES) + 34.14 (PCS) = 73.58
3) Jinlin Guan (CHN)
  Music: Danse Macabre
  • I already like how theatrical this is from the start
  • I love his asymmetrical hair cut already
  • Unfortunate fall right away, I was getting interested in this program
  • Big time 3A, he really uses the music well
  • I like the choreography and composition of the program
  • He has some nice qualities to his skating, but the jumps aren't happening today for him
  • He seems to be concentrating really hard, he needs to let himself go
  • Some of these movements are very Weir-esque
  • 25.86 (TES) + 31.11 (PCS) -1.00 (DED) = 55.97
4) Nan Song (CHN)
  Music: The Middle East Side
  • I like this choice of music for him, very nuanced
  • Unfortunate fall from such a skilled jumper
  • Huge 3A to recover, very tight rotation
  • His spins have improved, still on the wild side, but better
  • He's losing me in the footwork, I liked the music at the beginning, but now it's not holding my interest
  • 39.53 (TES) + 32.22 (PCS) -1.00 (DED) = 70.86
5) Kevin Reynolds (CAN)
  Music: Chambermaid Swing
  • He fell hard on that opening jump
  • For somebody so skilled at landing Quads, he's struggled a lot the last 2 seasons
  • Very wobbly 3A
  • I still don't like this choreography, even after a 2nd year
  • Advertisements came up in the middle of my feed, so I missed the 2nd half 
  • 36.48 (TES) + 34.39 (PCS) -1.00 (DED) = 68.87
6) Brian Joubert (FRA)
  Music: Genesis & Aerodynamic
  • Yay, please do great!
  • He looks stunning in that all black number with the sheer and metallic accents
  • He makes it look so easy, he's been doing this for so long
  • I love this program, it's classic Brian
  • The speed and smoothness is wonderful
  • He reminds me so much of Yagudin, even more so now that he's older
  • This program has too many throw away moments for IJS, but the step sequence is thrilling 
  • 27.20 (TES) + 36.07 (PCS) = 63.27
7) Adam Rippon (USA)
  Music: Nessun Dorma
  • Yay Adam, please be awesome!
  • This costume is very simple, let's see if it works
  • That is a very Todd Eldredge opening pose
  • I love that we start with that beautiful laid out camel
  • I see we borrowed the Denney/Coughlin Nessun Dorma remix
  • Oh man, rough splayed out fall on the 3A, and it looked so solid going up!
  • Very tight combo, good air positions
  • He excels at the in-between moments
  • His strength is in putting a full, complete program out there for us
  • Very hard lean on the landing of the Rippon lutz, but he held it up
  • This version works for him because he keeps it simple so it doesn't go to the Punk Rock Prom Queen place that Caydee Denney took it too
  • Regardless of that fall on the 3A this should still score well due to the program composition, steps, and spins
  • Not sure I love that ending, it was a little abrupt and could stand to be smoothed out
  •  (TES) + (PCS) =
8) Tatsuki Machida (JPN)
  Music: F. U. Y. A.
  •  (TES) + (PCS) =
9) Daisuke Takahashi (JPN)
  Music: Rock n' Roll Medley
  •  (TES) + (PCS) =