last year's wtt was the best

anonymous asked:

Yeah maybe Yuzuru will attempt the 4A (and actually landing it!) in the FS tomorrow. Ain't nothing left to lose! (Jk, i'm just hoping he won't kill himself. He was probably crushed by the expectation of others and himself to finally skate a damn clean SP this season 😕)

First and only ask I’m going to answer about this SP (since I already expressed my opinion about it) so congrats anon! You win…an answer lol

I think it was more because of his own expectations rather than others’ tbh. He looked really nervous during warm up and right before his SP. He wouldn’t be Yuzuru if he did not always expect the best from himself, but he probably has to learn that sometimes wanting it too much and putting so much pressure on oneself to be perfect isn’t good.

I’m glad he’s competitive and a perfectionist, but I do think he can learn from this. And I do think he will, just like he has learned that he needs rest, after last year. He’s probably very kuyashii right now, but the good thing is…this is wtt. Better here than in any other competition (actually this is still better than Skate Canada lol). I hope Tracy will calm him down (and some fans should too tbh) so that he can have a nice FS and be happy with that. 

*LGC is like, my fave of his SPs, so yeah*

anonymous asked:

What is your best or favorite figure skating competition moment and what is your least favorite?

favorite: i have many different favorite moments, it’s tough to pick. mao’s sochi free skate, when she rose from 16th to 6th. i couldn’t watch it live, but cried in class reading the reactions on my twitter feed. it represented so much for her, for me, for everyone. sui/han’s return at 4CC this year and later winning worlds after all they’ve gone through; no other performances last season hit me as hard or made me cry as much. dai’s fs at 2012 WTT and his k&c afterwards, when skaters from other countries gathered to cheer on his scores together. akiko winning her first national title at her last nationals in 2013, the first time her mother came to see her live in years. mirai’s return to 2016 worlds with “demons” after 6 years and a lifetime away. that moment at the end of her sp when the crowd rose to their feet and it seemed like she’d lifted them up with her arms.

least favorite: han and yuzuru’s collision at 2014 COC and everything afterwards. it was the closest i came to giving up on skating, i was so angry about how it was handled.

World Team Trophy 2015 in Tokyo, Japan

last thursday, i went to WTT 2015. lemme tell you, i spent nearly 90 dollars on merchandise (not including the ticket price) and i got home at around 10 at night but it was literally the most fantastic experience ever. guys, i can’t tell you how amazing it was. 

i originally was not planning to go to WTT, but after worlds i just had a gut feeling that mr. hanyu would show up at WTT this time so i scored tickets before they announced team japan’s members. you might be able to tell that my seat was definitely not the best in the house (i was seated on the second floor in the very very back) but as it was my very first competition experience ever i think it was plenty good. in the last picture it might seem like there weren’t that many people, but i took the pic during intermission so lots of people were out of their seats. trust me when i say that the stadium was literally packed full of people.

i was there on thursday (the first day) so i saw the ice dance- short dance, ladies’ singles- short program, and men’s singles- short program. i unfortunately had school before the competition began so i missed the opening ceremony, but thankfully i was able to see it later on tv (: 

for those of you who are planning on attending any figure skating events (especially japan) i hope this serves as a nice little survival guide-esque thing!

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