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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Thu May 19, 2011 2:45 am

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Hi panther Very Happy

I must have missed that link, but here's the music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4herH8hITTc

Ah, hi, hsuhs, thanks a lot. cheers
Yeah, I have not thought to look at YouTube on DT. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Thu May 19, 2011 6:40 am

Hi guys. Very Happy

Here is a new Nikkei article about what happed in the Worlds and what he is thinking now after that. Very nice article. Surprised I'm sorry I don't have a time to translate. I hope you will find a translation somewhere soon.

http://s.nikkei.com/mADgvU


There is no news about his surgery so far.... Neutral I will post when I find something about it.
Nobu's wedding party will be held this weekend, will Dai-chan attend the party?? Rolling Eyes
Congratulations, Nobu! cheers Take care of your left knee.
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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Thu May 19, 2011 1:17 pm

Thank you, miyu!
I`m sure everything will be OK with surgery.
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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Thu May 19, 2011 6:14 pm

The surgery to retrieve the bolt is made today in in a hospital in Kyoto. Dai will be discharged within a week.. they say it won't affect his skating next season.

http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/winter/skate/figure/headlines/20110519-00000047-kyodo_sp-spo.html

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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Thu May 19, 2011 6:32 pm

Thank you for the great news, panther!! Very Happy
Recover soon, Dai-chan!! I love you

So he won't attend Nobu's party..
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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Thu May 19, 2011 6:38 pm

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Thank you for the great news, panther!! Very Happy

I'm very grateful to ireni for this news Very Happy

Recovering, Dai-chan! I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Thu May 19, 2011 7:48 pm

Oh that is great cheers sunny
Wishing Daisuke a speedy recovery!
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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Thu May 19, 2011 8:39 pm

sunny
Thank you for news!

Also found nice vid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL9LAl4qr04
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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Thu May 19, 2011 10:07 pm

Minnasan, thank you so much for the news! I am happy Dai will only need to stay in hospital for a week :-) I am sure he's happy, too :-)

Be patient Dai! :-)

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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Thu May 19, 2011 11:49 pm

Hi there

I have just found some really good pictures of Dai's programme in Moscow (including the boot incident):

http://daisha-daily.livejournal.com/

Enjoy!

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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Fri May 20, 2011 3:03 am

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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Fri May 20, 2011 10:00 am

Good morning hsuhs

Wow, what a lovely picture inside - Dai partly sitting on that bar stool in a lovely suit :-)) It does not look stiff but casual, without a tie - love it :-)

Perhaps someone can go to that podium discussion and see / hear him and tell us all about it :-)

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Fri May 20, 2011 1:22 pm

http://www.ifsmagazine.com/articles/547-in-praise-of-japan

Such a warm article.

Thank you guys for your links.
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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Fri May 20, 2011 9:58 pm

Hello Lil

Thank you for the link to the article. Fantastic what different skaters did to help Japan and its people! I like the article very much! It just shows the warmth and kind-heartedness of those people - great!

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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Sun May 22, 2011 1:07 pm

I totally love Camerlengo!
Am I too passionate? Razz
http://ontd-skating.livejournal.com/1115598.html#cutid1
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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Sun May 22, 2011 1:10 pm

http://ontd-skating.livejournal.com/1105515.html#cutid1
Quite interesting interview with P Chan
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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Sun May 22, 2011 8:26 pm

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I totally love Camerlengo!
Am I too passionate? Razz
http://ontd-skating.livejournal.com/1115598.html#cutid1

Lil, thank you so much for the article about Camerlengo, I love him very (VERY) much. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Mon May 23, 2011 7:28 am

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The surgery to retrieve the bolt is made today in in a hospital in Kyoto. Dai will be discharged within a week.. they say it won't affect his skating next season.

http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/winter/skate/figure/headlines/20110519-00000047-kyodo_sp-spo.html

This makes me so happy!!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Mon May 23, 2011 10:45 pm

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The surgery to retrieve the bolt is made today in in a hospital in Kyoto. Dai will be discharged within a week.. they say it won't affect his skating next season.

http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/winter/skate/figure/headlines/20110519-00000047-kyodo_sp-spo.html


Thanks for sharing these news Panther Wink I'm glad to know that this surgery won't affect his skating, I wish him a speedy recovery cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Tue May 24, 2011 12:15 am

Hello Panther

How lovely, great news!! Thanks a lot!!

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Tue May 24, 2011 12:17 am

It's me again :-) Here is an absolutely beautiful picture of Dai! You must take a look at:

http://daisha-daily.livejournal.com/

Enjoy!

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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Tue May 24, 2011 2:00 am

Interview in English from goldenskate.com I love you I love you

Daisuke Takahashi Talks About The Worlds And The Future

There have been some discussions on what has happened during the free at the Worlds and what had gone through Daisuke’s mind during the season in another thread, so I thought it was worthwhile reading his own account.

Here is a translation (by me) of his latest column in Nihon Keizai Shinbun Newspaper. Well, he is as honest and candid as ever…

http://www.nikkei.com/sports/column/...E3E2E2E2E2E2E2

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‘The accident at free skate and they say it was a bad luck, nonetheless…'

Could I have won the silver if there had not been that accident? Well, the silver would not have been good enough for someone who had won the gold last year.

I think throughout the season, Patrick was expected to win the world title. I watched his performance at the Canadian Nationals and official practice in Moscow, and I felt that was going to happen. I could not change the momentum. I could not even make people believe that I was the one to challenge Patrick; I lost to him at that stage.

Utako-sensei (his coach Utako Nagamitsu) checks my boots everyday, before each skate, for me. While we were waiting for the score to come up, she apologised to me many times, but it was not her fault.

No matter how carefully one checks the skates, a screw sometimes gets loose and comes out. It happened during the competition, that was all.

Some say I was unlucky, but a skater has to deal with the situation, whatever that may be. I have no excuse for the poor result.

I change my boots every 2 months or so. The World Championships was postponed for a month, so I tried to change to the spare ones in mid March. The right one fitted OK-ish, but the left was impossible. So I changed the right one only.

I ordered a new pair but they arrived only 2 days before we left for Moscow. I was doing OK in practice and had no problem with the boots, so I decided to keep the old ones rather than the new pair just arrived.

I was very focused on the day of free skate and the condition was good too, so I felt I could land the quad. I guess the left boot could not stand the force when I put the toe pick down. The sole of the boot also got damaged and I regret that I also could not land the salcow, which we take off on the left leg, because of that.

As soon as I finished the performance, my mind went a bit blank and ended up saying that I would continue until Sochi. But then I thought I’d better think it through; so I asked for the press conference to be held in two days, not on the next day as usual.

The accident happened, but I am not depressed by that. It’s no use crying over spilled milk. Time flies (while you are mourning about what has happened). I believe I can learn something from this kind of incident; and I always have. I am convinced this will lead to something better.

I used to hate to see myself degrading and wanted to quit before I start going down hill. I won the bronze at Vancouver; and if everything had gone smoothly, without the injury, I would have retired after that. But I started to seeing things differently since.

I thought – I wanted to believe in my potential, I wanted to have a go.

I was told that once the screw on my right knee was removed, I could move more freely. I watched Daisuke Ohata, a former member of Japanese rugby team, continue playing rugby despite many injuries he has had to suffer, and I thought that to live my life like his must be so fulfilling.

To set a goal at Sochi should make it easier to give it all. Four years ago, all I could think of was to move up and up, but I feel differently now.

I will be 27 when Sochi Olympics comes. I know it would be hard (to be there), to be honest. It may be normal to continue until that age in other sports, but there have been fewer skaters, who carry on competing till that age, since the IJS was introduced. Of course, the competitive career of figure skaters may be prolonged again in the future. I just want to try as long as there is a possibility.

I am feeling like a challenger again. I hated myself feeling ‘defensive’ this season. I knew it had never worked for me before… Perhaps I was feeling secure because of the result of the last season. Sometimes I thought I should have quit… I was sensing myself being feeling increasing so.

When I have a clear goal, I can put up with hard work; but this year, I was struggling to keep my motivation high. It was a hard season for me.

Having said that all, I was getting into high gear from mid-March. I took a week off when it was announced that the Tokyo Worlds was cancelled and it would be held in Moscow instead in end of April, although I kept practising for the charity show (held in April 9).

‘No way - I could not keep going as I have been until then’ – it was good to take a chance and have some rest. It is more detrimental to carry on practising, without being focused, just for the sake of it. I was in a good form when arrived in Moscow. However, on the day of the short programme, I was slightly less focused and I knew I would.

The Mambo programme is great to perform in the show lighting and get the audience going. In competitions, without the show lighting, it demands extra power to appeal to the audience.

I was feeling less focused that day, not being able to project towards the audience enough to draw their reactions. I failed to connect with them and that made it really hard. I think that was reflected in the low score.

The Tango free programme is a more conventional competition programme, so the more I had skated, the better it had become. To ‘revenge’, skating the same programme next season? No. I want to feel fresh each year. I know the longer you keep the programme, the more you get used to it, but then I’d get bored with it. I always want to be in love with my programmes.

I want to include the quad in the short next season. There are many skaters this season, who tried the quad in the short. Michal Brezina, my favourite, landed two different kinds of the quad in the free.

In Japan, we perhaps did not expect the standard of men’s figure skating would change so drastically. Oda-kun was keeping up with the change, but I could not even if I wanted to, as my consistency in landing the quad had not been as good as before the injury. I like to challenge, but there is no point in challenging when there is no chance of success at all.

I would like to learn basic skating again. I have been taught (occasionally) by my ex-dancer choreographers, Shae-Lynn and Pasuquale, but I would like to spend more time doing the basics in everyday practice.

Spins are my nemesis. It is getting better, but I have not many variations. The hardest of all is programme; it’s been 10 years since I joined the senior circuit, and it is hard to skate the different kinds of programmes and make sure people are not bored by my performances every year.

Takahiko won the silver and I am delighted that it will keep people interested in men’s figure skating in Japan, although, as a competitor, I regret it wasn’t me. The power we receive from the supporting fans while in the rink is huge.

There are many young and upcoming skaters. I wonder if it is the first time in the history of men’s figure skating in Japan, that we have 3 spots at the next World Championships and no one knows who would go.

The situation like this is exciting and motivates me too. I am not sure if I could go to Sochi, but as long as I try, I will aim for the gold.

I may struggle and I may appear uncool. Gosh, we have to keep putting up with this difficult person… many people, including Utako-sensei and the Team Daisuke, must be feeling.

I’d still like to ask for you continuous support, please.

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Daisuke had a surgery today to remove the screw from his right knee. He'll stay in the hospital for a week. According to his management, it is not going to affect his plans for the next season. They will monitor his recovery and will draw up plan for a rehabilitation and start practising again.

http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/n...19-778219.html

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Perhaps I should post another thread for this piece of news, but Nobunari Oda is now nursing the injury on his left knee. The doctor prescribed a complete rest of 6 weeks for him. It is reported that it should not affect his plan for the next season.

http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/n...15-776015.html
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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Tue May 24, 2011 6:47 am

Thank you for the interview repost, panther cheers
And thank you very much for your translation whoever translated it sunny

Daisuke comes across as very honest in the interview. I still think though the boot failure isn't his fault. It's sport, it's life, things happen. They may happen for a reason, they may not, who knows.

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I would like to learn basic skating again. I have been taught (occasionally) by my ex-dancer choreographers, Shae-Lynn and Pasuquale, but I would like to spend more time doing the basics in everyday practice.

As far as quads go, I've been thinking who could Daisuke turn to for advice / to ask to join his team in the upcoming season. Honestly, I don't know. For a sec I've even thought about Yagudin (who worked with Joubert in the past, and with success). But it seems the guy has a fully booked agenda, or at least gives that impression in his interviews.

Who else is out there? Elvis Stojko? Hasn't he coached someone recently? That one kid whose name escapes me? Were there any other skaters? I'm not sure.

The rest already have their own pupils. Besides, great skaters don't automatically become great teachers.

And for choreo, I've been thinking about Marina Zueva and David Wilson (I'd LOVE to see what those two would create for a skater like Daisuke, but with one condition: no generic frigid programs about nothing to overused and somber pieces of music, because those work for skaters without personality but would kill the essence of Daisuke's skating).

On the other hand, Natalia Linichuk comes to mind. I think she can teach excellent basics (because she's done that for a number of ice dancers). But she's never worked with single skaters?

I'm not sure what it is Daisuke wants to revisit in his skating. Does he want to score higher PCS in the future? Or does he think that better overall technique will affect his jumps and spins? PCS tend to grow with higher TES (there's exceptions though, like Kevin van der Perren and a few unfortunate others, but this doesn't apply to Daisuke's programs). If Daisuke consistently lands and fully rotates his quads, he might get pretty high PCS as well. And as long as Virtue and Moir stay competitive and stay great, there's always a chance for someone other than PChan, to win a competition.

Plus, having difficult jump entries and ride-outs in a program might help. I don't know if ice dancers can teach those.

What are your thoughts, guys? Who can Daisuke go to, to improve his basic skating?
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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Tue May 24, 2011 11:48 am

Hello Panther

Thank you very much for the article, quite interesting indeed :-)

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"I may struggle and I may appear uncool. Gosh, we have to keep putting up with this difficult person… many people, including Utako-sensei and the Team Daisuke, must be feeling."

I am sure Dai can never appear being uncool, for me his is always cool no matter what he does :-) And I am sure everybody loves him so much, his trainer, his team, his fans, that no matter what he does, everyone would support him in any way :-) He shouldn't worry about that!

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PostSubject: Re: Post-Worlds news 2011   Tue May 24, 2011 1:31 pm

Thank you, panther! I love you

Once again I had tears reading this.
I tend to become sentimental.

To ‘revenge’, skating the same programme next season? No. I want to feel fresh each year. I know the longer you keep the programme, the more you get used to it, but then I’d get bored with it. I always want to be in love with my programmes.


Thank you Daisuke!

Also it`s so pleasant to hear that Michal is his fav. skater.

I see a lot of potential in Brezina!
And wasn`t Michal fascinated by Dai`s programme & go to Camerlengo for SP.
It`s so nice!

hsuhs
May be to learn basics Dai should go to Evgeny Platov?
He used to work with him in past.
I think it`s best solution, cause Kerrs retired now & may be Platov has more time now.

For choreography I`d like to see Camerlengo FS & SP from Wilson or Browning (something elegant or strong).
PCS will be higher with higher TS, I guess.
Even with one 4T Takahiko`s TS was higher than Chan`s.
But I also hope that without screw Dai`s phisical condition will be better.
I think that Dai should train and also take good rest until J Nationals. I mean no GP series.

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