Translation: Shoma is adding a 4S
Nikkan Sports Feb 23:
He announced adding 4S, his 4th quad, the 27th when he went back to Nagoya after AWG. His next competition, CdP, is an “adjustment” towards Worlds, so it’s the best moment to try something new. Since he landed 4S a few times in practice, there is a chance he lands it properly in competition. After his FS on the 26th, he said “There is no way I don’t try jumps (in competition) that I can already land. (…) I practice them so I want to try them out when I can”, showing his will to try out the salchow. His coach also said “(We) want to do it (in the next competition). We will see and decide”, pushing him to try it out if his condition is good. Until the second half of last season, he only had 1 quad, the 4T. But last year in April he landed 4F for the first time and last month he landed a 4Lo at 4CC. In 10 months, he added 2 types of quads. If he can have 4 types of quad like Chen and Jin, it will be possible for him to have 5 quads in the FS, making chances for next season a lot bigger.
Rough translation from https://twitter.com/8787megum/status/836327656060661760
Chunichi Sports Feb 23:
About adding 4S to his layout: “Chances for the loop is quite low right now, so if I can make it as good as the flip is, I will feel more comfortable adding the salchow. I thought I could never be able to land a salchow but lately, I’ve been able too."
He explained adding the new jump saying "Trying out something new makes the rest feel easy. It makes me see things differently and it’s important (…) I don’t want to keep losing. I want to be good enough to win."
Rough translation of a few parts from https://twitter.com/yuzuporuko/status/836322544974082048