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misskarne
06-15-2012, 03:05 PM
By request, since we were kinda taking over the US Men's thread in GSD.


Continuation of conversation re: Jason's new music...


Gack I'm so jealous. I wish I could see Jason's Liebestraume live! I wonder if he'll wear a lavender costume which seems to be the "signature" color to wear when skating to Liebestraume, that would be erm interesting, but I'm sure Jason could still manage to make it look cute/manly. A darker purple could definitely work.

I don't know if Jason would look all that good in lavender, but then again, I would have said the same thing about Artur Gachinski before last season, and not only did he make the lavender look masculine, he made it look sexy, too.

It should certainly be a pastel colour or white, just because of the beautiful flowing music. :swoon: I think we might see a detour from his tight-fitting costumes towards a more blousy sort of one for this.

I'm kind of curious to know what he's going to wear for the short.


And to make this Josh-related too, it's apparently got warm in Colorado....


My trainer just made me work out outside in 90 degree weather. I'm so looking forward to a VERY cold shower lol.

From Josh's twitter (https://twitter.com/joshDfarris/status/213397927677276160)

Only 32 degrees? Josh, you sook. :P

I could post my immediate thoughts about this tweet...but he's only 17...

Jammers
06-15-2012, 06:23 PM
I hope Jason gets the triple axel this year. Without it he's just another Rippon with slightly more skating skills. Still i hope both of these kids keep improving because what is passing for Senior men in the US right now isn't going to get it done.

pinky166
06-15-2012, 10:39 PM
I hope Jason gets the triple axel this year. Without it he's just another Rippon with slightly more skating skills. Still i hope both of these kids keep improving because what is passing for Senior men in the US right now isn't going to get it done.

Agree! Unless Ricky gets it together in competition, Ross has success putting a quad in his program, and Adam can clean up his 3a and get that 4s so it's consistently rotated, these 2 might have a good shot at making the 2014 Olympic team, especially if there are 3 spots on it. 2018 may be more their time, but no one has really stepped it up, and Johnny and Jeremy are kind of getting old. Maybe someone will come out of nowhere a la Gracie Gold but idk who this would be. Maybe Max Aaaron if he really does have 2 quads as I have heard, or maybe Keegan if he can come consistent, idk. I really hope Josh starts trying the 4t in his competitive FS this season, might as well just try getting it out there, if he has even some success with it, that coupled with the strength of his 3a and spins could really make him a contender for Sochi, even though it seems like USFS is trying to hone these two more for 2018.

misskarne
06-16-2012, 09:40 AM
I hope Jason gets the triple axel this year. Without it he's just another Rippon with slightly more skating skills. Still i hope both of these kids keep improving because what is passing for Senior men in the US right now isn't going to get it done.

I think he's already far better than Rippon, but I digress. He really does need it this year or people are going to start throwing him into the "not good enough" basket, even with his stunning skating skills and gorgeous presentation. Every other jump of his is rock-solid and stable. Hell, he even does an entry into a 3S that I've never seen before. It baffles me how this "problem" occurs.

Can't wait to see the results from this little competition, it might tell us a bit about how he's tracking...but of course, I'm more interested in the protocols. ;)

aftershocks
06-16-2012, 08:47 PM
^^ Maybe Jason and his coach Kori Ade are perfectionists when it comes to technical elements as well as polished presentation skills. It could be that they have focused on the goal of having the 3-axel be as consistent as possible for Jason before just throwing it out there at 50% or even 75% and having JB hit it or miss it. Obviously, he's been working hard on mastering that elusive and demanding extra revolution.

With Jason's amazing talent, as a fan I'm entirely willing to wait until JB and his coach feel ready to debut his 3-axel. After all, he's head and shoulders above most juniors and many seniors with his prodigious talents. Not to mention his effervescent personality, which I hope he never loses. :)

Kudos for all your hard work, Jason. I enjoyed seeing you take part as a skater in some of the YAS3 challenges. Good luck for the upcoming season! Know you and Rohene, with a little help from Prince and Liszt, will knock it out of the ballpark/ skating rink. :cheer:

pinky166
06-16-2012, 09:58 PM
Random tidbit but Josh got a trampoline with his prize money. Tim Dolensky posted a video of Josh jumping on it...without a shirt, lol, who was the poster that wanted to see him without a shirt on? :P :lol: If you're his FB friend then now you can! It looks like he was trying a 4sal or 5sal on it but came down backwards, making it a 3.5 or 4.5 trampoline salchow :lol:. Hah but I wonder if this means Dolensky has moved his training base to CO springs or is doing summer training there because the two of them have been posting pictures and videos of the other on FB. Hmm interesting.

misskarne
06-17-2012, 12:22 AM
^^ Maybe Jason and his coach Kori Ade are perfectionists when it comes to technical elements as well as polished presentation skills. It could be that they have focused on the goal of having the 3-axel be as consistent as possible for Jason before just throwing it out there at 50% or even 75% and having JB hit it or miss it. Obviously, he's been working hard on mastering that elusive and demanding extra revolution.


I seem to recall reading in an article about Jason once that that was effectively the plan; get it perfect first, then put it in. It doesn't surprise me, but it doesn't make me any less baffled about it, haha.

Still, the fact that he tried it at Glacier Falls last year is encouraging, because it must mean that he's super close. Hopefully at Glacier Falls this year we shall see that he is landing it - because I'm sure that when he does get it, it's going to be a gorgeous jump.


Random tidbit but Josh got a trampoline with his prize money. Tim Dolensky posted a video of Josh jumping on it...without a shirt, lol, who was the poster that wanted to see him without a shirt on? :P :lol: If you're his FB friend then now you can! Hah but I wonder if this means Dolensky has moved his training base to CO springs or is doing summer training there because the two of them have been posting pictures and videos of the other on FB. Hmm interesting.

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I need to be his FB friend. How does one do that? (lol I am a Twitter fiend, but Facebook baffles me.)

I can't wait for January, when I will feel marginally less creepy...:swoon:

Also, trampoline. :lol: Proving that there is a little kid in all of us!

skatesindreams
06-17-2012, 05:21 PM
aftershocks,
entire post: :respec:

misskarne
06-18-2012, 01:39 PM
Clearly the trampoline couldn't handle Josh's awesomeness....


Arrrrrgggg I got a trampoline the other day and three days later stretched the springs! 80$ to fix. @%#$&!&@#$%&!

Whoopsie. I would have thought warranty would have covered it, but maybe warranties on trampolines don't extend to over-excited 17 year old figure skaters trying goodness-knows-how-many-revs jumps...

On the flip side, I hope he's careful. One of the players on my football team is now out for the rest of the season (which runs til September!) because of a trampoline accident.

aftershocks
06-18-2012, 11:31 PM
Prince's The Question of U (Jason's sp selection):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0chSfulKuu8

Has some similar rhythmic qualities to Blues for Klook, altho' the Prince music is Pop/ Rock, not Jazz.

ETA: I would say tho' there are definitely jazz roots/ influences in this song/ music by Prince

misskarne
06-19-2012, 12:38 AM
Prince's The Question of U (Jason's sp selection):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0chSfulKuu8

Has some similar rhythmic qualities to Blues for Klook, altho' the Prince music is Pop/ Rock, not Jazz.

Cheers for the link! *still does not like* :yikes::scream:

This is the moment where I just throw my hands in the air and put my faith in Kori, Rohene and Jason to make this awful music work for him...

Although, this redeems the music choice somewhat:


It's slicker than I've done before. It's a different genre than I've ever done: smooth and cool."

(From the icenetwork article (http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120612&content_id=33162774&vkey=ice_news))

Hands up if you can't wait to see Jason being "smooth and cool"! :P

aftershocks
06-19-2012, 01:34 AM
:lol: Jason is young yet, but I believe he's "the real thing." Young man has got skills, range, finesse, charisma and lots of it. To me, even in his young career, he's shown that he can skate to anything. Jason's talent and Rohene's choreo -- a match made in fs Heaven.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tud02T7VmM&feature=relmfu 2010 sp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEh0bm-oRtM 2010 Junior Nats fp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaTW6dT3Yjc&feature=relmfu 2011 sp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G94pHGvq3Fs 2011 fp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2H-dV6aww4 2012 sp (Nats)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xAG9G_m_IM 2011 JGPF sp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYtxwK2wJrg 2011 fp (Flow like water) JGPF gold medalist

And young Josh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSKlicRSEd8&feature=relmfu 2010 Nats
Even then he had those longest forever legs (somewhat like Abt and Lysacek). :)

Josh's 2011-12 Clair de Lune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXa3I3MoGc8&feature=relmfu (I'm so glad he got new coaches after 2011 Nats)

Josh's 2012 fp at JWC:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVpYlFPImj4&feature=related

Josh's original 2011-12 fp selection (different music and costume):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ3YfsuiKZg

Wyliefan
06-19-2012, 01:38 AM
They have to have a joint thread? Are threads more expensive than they used to be? :)

aftershocks
06-19-2012, 01:57 AM
:lol: Two for the price of one?

Guess they are sharing their own thread partly b/c they are the two brightest lights coming up in the U.S. among the men currently in the Junior/ Senior transitional stage. Plus they are contemporaries who will probably (from all current evidence) be rivals for years to come. They are apparently friendly with each other, enormously talented and fun to watch as their senior eligible careers take-off.

Good luck to both and may they enjoy excellent careers and equally generous support from their Federation, and from fans. :)

ChelleC
06-19-2012, 02:32 AM
Prince's The Question of U (Jason's sp selection):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0chSfulKuu8

Has some similar rhythmic qualities to Blues for Klook, altho' the Prince music is Pop/ Rock, not Jazz.

Love it! I cannot wait to see the program.