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04 World Juniors -Pictures Thread

Discussion in 'World Junior Championships 2004' started by 604badder, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. 604badder

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    I sat in for 3 of the 5 finals games today, and it was absolutely freezing on the court. It is laid over a sheet of ice afterall, and you really feel it. *burrrr*
     
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    Some more misc pics
     

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    I didnt knew they kept the rink on ice, geez.
    no wonder the plywood underneath.
    i can see why the speed 78 now.
    you guys should let the players know that, they were playing on top of a sheet of ice, how's that for air conditioning :p
     
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    Hmm...thought you knew ;)

    As you know, we are in the midst (well, early) of ice hockey season and it does take time to freeze the ice so they kept the ice and put plywood over it (probably have plastic as the first layer) and then plastic sheets over the plywood and then the courts and carpets. I think originally they didn't have the plastic over the plywood and the moisture from the ice got pulled up by the zippers (I believed that the court pieces are zippered together) and hence the problems with players slipping on the first day of the tourney. The courts also buckled in some places before they finally fixed it.
     
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    i also noticed a lot of the players (esp ones from china) are wearing very thick jackets. and the linejudges (including our very own 604badder and others) are wearing longsleeves underneath their official t-shirt.

    at least nobody will get sick of heat exhausion.... :)
     
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    That's correct about the moisture at the seams. The sweepers were instructed to go over all the seams from the net out between the games to remove the moisture that seeped through. Also the courts you can see are not all flat everywhere, there were some places where it buckled up slightly. Seemed like it was due to the material being over streched previously though, and not from an uneven plywood surface.
     
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    it could also be the moisture getting into the plywood and started to warp them due to uneven distribution of moisture within the plywood structure.
     
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    Only in Canada aey..... only in Canada. :D
     
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    Ah yes, very good point. You'd think they would've put the plastic sheet on the ice first. And even then condensation would still be a problem, but at least it won't be direct ice on wood.
     
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    See where her fett touches during the serve.. is it legal?
     
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    She isnt serving, it is only when you are serving/recieving that you have to remain witihn the service box (not touching the lines).(i think!)

    Just like in MD when you rpartner is serving you can stand Halfway over the two service boxes, or wherever you like.
     
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    i know this sounds kinda stupid...but china's sponsor is kason right????...coz b4 i kept thinkin that its kasor...lol..
     
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    Yonex sponsors the adult National team but the junior team is sponsored by Kason as you probably can tell from all the Kason clothing and racquets that the China junior team was using.
     
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    oh really??...thanks for lettim me know...i didnt know that they have different sponsors for the adult and junior team...thats kinda weird..y do they do that??
     
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    That's interesting, because Chen Jing is using an MP99. But everything else he has is branded with the big K. (The spray on logo on the racquet is the K too, even though it's a Yonex)
     
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    Yeah, bump into him outside the arena after the Finals & oblige for a pic.
     

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    Chen Jin & Gong WeiJie after the finals...still good buddies!
     

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