From 4.0 to Pro in Figure Skating

SoBad

G.O.A.T.
As a kid, I used to hang out at the skating ring in the winter a lot. Those were social occasions, but we all had talent and skill, developing the ability to slide forward and backward, among other specialty maneuvers. There was also a train track river bridge nearby where we’d hang out after skating, where our youth was afforded opportunities to drink beer, smoke filtered cigarettes, discuss issues, and relieve ourselves in relative peace and privacy, high above the river.

Now that the winter is coming, I wish to leverage my skating talent so as to bring my performance closer to the pro level.


I’ve practiced some of those jumps and twists in my room without the skates, and it feels okay.

Please share your advice within the strict limits of the topic. Please no discussion of adult entertainment from the likes of @Carsomyr, because we all know about soccer, yellow cards, and red cards.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I suggest you read Between The Bridge And The River by one of the most interesting persons on the planet, Craig Ferguson. Any book that features characters as diverse as the poet Virgil, Carl Jung (sorry, Jason did not make the cut!:eek:) and the illegitimate sons of Frank Sinatra and Peter Lawford should help you decide on the proper athletic career path.:cool:
 

Carsomyr

Legend
Please share your advice within the strict limits of the topic. Please no discussion of adult entertainment from the likes of @Carsomyr, because we all know about soccer, yellow cards, and red cards.
Duly noted — I will keep all color commentary that could possibly be made to a minimum, as we wouldn't want posts to get lost in time, like tears in rain.

On topic: I confess to being less than an expert in the field of figure skating, but from what I do know, those with the highest career prospects seem to be the ones with the most domestic stability; find yourself a good man/woman, stick to them like glue, settle into a homey nest of domesticity and your results will soar like so many a carrion crow.
 

SoBad

G.O.A.T.
I suggest you read Between The Bridge And The River by one of the most interesting persons on the planet, Craig Ferguson. Any book that features characters as diverse as the poet Virgil, Carl Jung (sorry, Jason did not make the cut!:eek:) and the illegitimate sons of Frank Sinatra and Peter Lawford should help you decide on the proper athletic career path.:cool:
Thank you for your suggestion. I am too traumatized by Never Let me Go to undertake another book any time soon. I do follow periodicals on occasion, and have found some of the recent Jungian work both insightful and relevant. Departing Thailand isn't always a breeze, but blaming a fine flagship carrier, such as All Nippon Airways (or "Air Nippon Airlines," in the parlance of the author), for the challenges, is sometimes misguided.
 

SoBad

G.O.A.T.
Duly noted — I will keep all color commentary that could possibly be made to a minimum, as we wouldn't want posts to get lost in time, like tears in rain.

On topic: I confess to being less than an expert in the field of figure skating, but from what I do know, those with the highest career prospects seem to be the ones with the most domestic stability; find yourself a good man/woman, stick to them like glue, settle into a homey nest of domesticity and your results will soar like so many a carrion crow.
Your commentary here is clearly soaked in wisdomly depth, so with the permission of the community, I will respond one step at a time. And incidentally, your comments on ice skating suggest that your knowledge in this sport is far deeper than your tennis expertise, so don’t sell yourself short on this one.

The tragic loss of intellectual property is evident. But given the importance of any discussion that propagates 4.5s onto the heights of ATP, do I, as an author, have a moral or legal right to complain?

Personally, I find composing literature quite fulfilling: at first, he brushed the snow off his shoulders with his sleeve and later sought shelter under a paulownia tree, but all its leaves had long since fallen and it offered no protection.
 

Carsomyr

Legend
Your commentary here is clearly soaked in wisdomly depth, so with the permission of the community, I will respond one step at a time. And incidentally, your comments on ice skating suggest that your knowledge in this sport is far deeper than your tennis expertise, so don’t sell yourself short on this one.
This is extremely kind of you, thanks.

The tragic loss of intellectual property is evident. But given the importance of any discussion that propagates 4.5s onto the heights of ATP, do I, as an author, have a moral or legal right to complain?
Intellectual property rights have fallen by the wayside in recent decades, as libertarian technocrats have muscled muses and their respective artists into submission with little more than kalita. I know that you have considerable knowledge in this area, based on our previous discussions concerning Irwin/Irving Shaw. The powers that be in places such as this? One wonders what nefarious deeds happen in the sausage factory.
 

SoBad

G.O.A.T.
Underrated movie

Earlier today, I executed a jump, on a newly polished hardwood floor, wearing IKEA slippers. I thought it went well, but I couldn't tell for sure if it was a triple or a quadruple. However, I find a quality spin harder to execute in this environment.
 

SoBad

G.O.A.T.
One wonders what nefarious deeds happen in the sausage factory.
Not sure what you mean by sausage factory. From a consumer prospective, I find the meat, processed or otherwise, market in the US, a bit of a challenge.

If “sausage factory” euphemises a vibrant community comprising cooperative communicative virile males, the geographic culture gap widens further.
 

SoBad

G.O.A.T.
I know that you have considerable knowledge in this area, based on our previous discussions concerning Irwin/Irving Shaw.
My best writer never wrote anything of note until he was jailed and had to slim-pick readings from a makeshift “library.”
 

Carsomyr

Legend
My best writer never wrote anything of note until he was jailed and had to slim-pick readings from a makeshift “library.”
One Day in the Life of SoBad Denisovich

Not sure what you mean by sausage factory. From a consumer prospective, I find the meat, processed or otherwise, market in the US, a bit of a challenge.

If “sausage factory” euphemises a vibrant community comprising cooperative communicative virile males, the geographic culture gap widens further.
The "sausage" being made in the "factory" can be anything; what was meant is that it is preferable to us is that we don't see how it is made.
 

SoBad

G.O.A.T.
all kidding aside, oksana baiul was amazing
Based on the information in the Wikipedia article, I would have to agree that she is an interesting character.

Sounds like by the early 1990s, just about everyone she knew kicked the bucket, for one reason or another, laying ground for “mid-1992 she lived mainly in a dormitory with her expenses covered by the state,” “lived a month with coach Galina Zmievskaya” who “provided her shelter in her family's cramped, grim, three-room apartment in Odessa,” “under Zmievskaya's training, Baiul quickly rose to greatness,” and “in January 1997, Baiul was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after crashing her car into a tree in Bloomfield, Connecticut.”

Let us all hope and pray that Mr. Khachanov, a Malay athlete whose skiing video is prominently featured in the original post, finds that magical shortcut from 4.0 to Pro, which we have all gathered here to discuss, without the extremities.
 

SoBad

G.O.A.T.
The "sausage" being made in the "factory" can be anything; what was meant is that it is preferable to us is that we don't see how it is made.
Thank you for the clarification. This particular sausage idiomacy was lost on me, perhaps suggesting that I am either not part of the target audience or simply lack the background to appreciate the sophistication.

That there are very poor sausages on the market I have no doubt. I have very recently moved to your country and find grocery stores in general quite scary in some ways.

The situation is rather sad, but the fact that good sausage requires skill is hardly new. A competent kebabcheta specialist with on-site experience in Bulgaria knows the beef (or lamb, at the advanced levels), the pork, the cumin, and all those other little details, and, most importantly, the timing and the corresponding flame intensity.
 

SoBad

G.O.A.T.
One Day in the Life of SoBad Denisovich
Do you recognize the difference between literary and commercial writing as a clear line between black and white?

A product ultimately used to political ends is a commercial product in my view.
 
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