The Joshua and Jason Uber Thread!

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  1. dinakt

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  2. Jessica

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    I think Jason is adorable. I can't wait to see him at Skate America and see how he progresses throughout the season. I'm also in love with both of his programs.
  3. skatesindreams

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    I'm excited for him!
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    ^^ :) :D

    Good luck to Jason. Enjoy Skate America! I hope Jason never loses his infectious joy and enthusiasm for life and for skating!
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    Good luck in Skate Amrica, Jason, see you in TEB! I just got a promise from our editor-in-chief to make his brief interwiew to FFSM in TEB.
  6. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Jason Brown article by Phil Hersh: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sport...-hersh-skating-20131018,0,6901956,full.column

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    Re-posting official practice notes from the Kiss and Cry:
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    ("so" = step out)
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  7. misskarne

    misskarne Spirit. Focus. Ability. Tenacity. Aussie Grit.

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    Jason is also being predictably adorable: apparently, when Artur Gachinski had a nasty fall in practice, Jason (and Max) skated over to make sure he was okay. :)
  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  9. misskarne

    misskarne Spirit. Focus. Ability. Tenacity. Aussie Grit.

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    Jason is SECOND after the short program with 83!!!!!!!

    Yes, SECOND, people! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!
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  11. valyrian

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    Jason was lovely. The difference between him and Max Aaron is night and day - Jason is a thousand times smoother and more expressive, a thousand times more aware of his body, and his spins are simply on another planet. He needs a bit more refinement to be on the artistic level of Adam Rippon or Jeremy Abbott, but he's improving all the time. Once he gets a quad he'll be the toast of the town. A wonderful performance.
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    One thing Jason lacks that was obvious especially when watching the Japanese skaters is his speed. He needs to work on that.
  13. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    More about Jason (scroll down): http://www.icenetwork.com/news/2013/10/18/63117830
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    Wow, I'm very impressed. He can move. That program was so complex and packed full of difficult artistry.
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    I think Jason Brown was not at an obvious disadvantage in speed in comparison with the best Japanese skaters. Watching them live, he is but slightly slower than Kozuka and Takahashi, but not obviously slower than Machida. His ice coverage is excellent. The quality of his skating skills is on par with Machida, behind Kozuka and Takahashi, and ahead of the other 2 American men. Although Aaron is also fast and powerful, he lacks the effortlessness and smoothness that come with pure technique.

    And then there is his exquisite sense of timing that is matched by no one except Takahashi. I am not exaggerating. This is what 9.5 in Interpretation looks like.

    There are few things in life that can compare to the thrill of seeing his tano triple Lutz. It's unbelievably beautiful. You have to see it live to get this tingle in your spine. I could barely detect the landing; it just flutters and floats softly without a ripple, light as a feather, and right on the music cue. Who says jumps cannot be artistic or beautiful or emotionally moving?
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  16. Mrs. P

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    Thanks for the live report! I'm looking forward to seeing Jason live at Nationals. Hope he's just as good (if not better!) there. :)
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    I am so thrilled for Jason coming in second, and we know he can skate a fabulous free. I am super excited to see him live today!! :)

    Best of luck to Jason and all of the other competitors!
  18. misskarne

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    Good luck to Jason, and all my jealous best wishes to those lucky FSUers who get to see him live!

    Hoping he can keep his nerves under control!
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    Jason was brilliant in the SP! So pleased for him, best of luck for the LP! :)
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    He was just stunning in the SP, and his reaction after the marks wa fab. I love his skating and personality, and he is still very young. I hope ha will see him skating long and winning a lot of different titles.
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    JBrown is winning me over. I still don't think his jumps are that great (except the tano 3lz), but everything else he does is sublime. His spins are the Czisny equivalent of the men's field and I love how he just immerses himself into the character of the program on the step sequence. Also nice to see him getting PCS he deserves out on the senior ranks, I think it's awesome he's in 2nd ahead of all those big names at SA! I also think his skating has gotten faster since last season, which is great and adds a new dimension to everything. Costume is weird but better than last year, I finally understand the baggy pants I think, he is soo thin through the lower body!
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    Glad to read that some of you fans are finally catching on to the fact that Jason's skating skills are superior to most of the men's skating. His brilliance speaks for itself. I wish him the best of luck at Nationals and beyond. He also speaks kindly and his humility will keep him shining. I've watched him for many years and he just continues to prove himself as a contender. What a role model for the United States in men's figure skating.
  24. skatesindreams

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    Jason is one of the reasons why I'm looking forward to Nationals so much!
  25. Jun Y

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    Jason was very tight tonight. He was landing 3A left and right in the practice session and at least 1 during warmup.
  26. valyrian

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    Jason was visibly nervous tonight but he got the loudest cheers from the audience. I'm sure his nerves will be worked out come TEB.
  27. NadineWhite

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    Not bad at all, if skated clean he would've medalled imho. And since he's not doing a quad, he *must* skate clean, no question about it in order to medal on the big international stage, and mayhap even at Nationals, especially if the others skate clean with quads. However, if they fail, then he has a chance to win it all at Nationals. jmho. :)
  28. NadineWhite

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    Ooops, forgot to add Joshua Farris, it'll be interesting to see how he skates on the Sr. GP...
  29. bronwynsings

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    Seeing Jason live was AMAZING. He filled the ice and was the most phenomenal skate outside of Machida. Riverdance is such a great program for him and I am just so incredibly glad that I had the chance to see it live. No matter what Jason should be proud! :)
  30. Marco

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    Getting PCS in the 8s in your first GP is something. They could still be higher though. Love that he and Rippon were killing Aaron in PCS.

    Anyways, perhaps the 3axel3toe is a bad idea. Better just do 3axel2toe and 3axel, and tag the 3toe onto the 3flip.
  31. misskarne

    misskarne Spirit. Focus. Ability. Tenacity. Aussie Grit.

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    Fifth in his maiden GP is something to really be excited about, especially since he only found out about this one quite late.

    Now it's Josh's turn to make a splash! Skate Canada up next!

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    Yay, I got to watch a video.

    Jason has a special magic that isn't common amongst skaters - and particularly not of his age. He smiles that infectious smile and you feel like clapping anyway. The crowd was definitely sold anyway, they were cheering loudly for that first spiral (which, admittedly, is very cheer-worthy!).

    I haven't seen him breathing that hard before the program and looking that nervous since JGP Courchevel last year. He looked just like that before the SP at that event and the SP was, by his standards, a disaster. So getting a bit too wound up is something that he's just going to have to work through. It was only his first Senior GP so it'll come, he'll learn to handle it with time.

    He was definitely off the music though, and a lot of his elements looked almost panicked, like, oh my gosh, I have to chase this music down! He was definitely rushing through both step sequences, and he didn't take his usual lines into either 3A.

    But that moment right before the first step sequence, where he's just finished the spin, the crowd is up and clapping and with him, and the music is building - and he pivots in front of the crowd with that huge grin - that's just a winning moment. He suckers them all in and he knows it and he loves it. He's never had to play to a crowd this size before and he's fantastic at it.

    Okay, Josh. Next weekend is Skate Canada. Jason has set the tone. What can you give us? (Looking forward to the delish tango again!)
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  33. Meredith

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    Thank you for posting this. Those of us lucky enough to be in the arena to see the last practice before the men's free skate saw what Jason was capable of. FTR, I never liked Riverdance - until now! Jason skated with such assurance, such absolute joy, that he received the largest and longest ovation of any of the skaters.

    My thought as I watched him, "OMG, he loves what he is doing!" I hope he never loses that love.
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    That is exactly what I told him when I spoke to him on Sunday. He said that yes, he absolutely LOVES to be out there and LOVES to perform and I said, yep, it's obvious, and don't ever change!!
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    Many thanks for telling Jason that; and sharing what he said with us!
  36. Sylvia

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    New Icenetwork article by Sarah Brannen: Eager Farris battles nerves before Skate Canada
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    .......

    Quad....flip...?

    Okay, fine, here's my heart, look after it, it may not survive the season if you and Jason keep this up.
  38. NadineWhite

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    Nice article about Joshua. He comes across as introspective, cerebral, shy, and nice. :) And I like how involved he gets into music, not just his own. Btw, I was surprised he didn't toe the party line and pick an American man as the one(s) he most looks up to (and I agree with him about Mr. Daisuke Takahashi; it doesn't get better than that). :cool:

    GOOOOOOOOOOOO JOSH!!!:kickass:
  39. Jun Y

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    Frankly I was not a big fan of Jason Brown's Riverdance free skate. At Skate America he was too nervous to skate to its full potential, including the nonjumping aspects. But still, it was abundantly clear that he, like his role model Ryan Bradley, loves to perform to the audience. That's what he does for me. Because he loves it so much, he moves me to love it more. I look forward to seeing him killing it in Boston.
  40. misskarne

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    I suppose it was always on the cards. Max did it too - got too nervous and too wound up and ended up messing up, but he did it in the SP and pulled his head together for the FS. Jason did the reverse - he had it all together for the SP, but maybe that contributed to the tension for the FS because suddenly it was a potential medal he was looking at.