very, very impressive
very, very impressive
I saw Jason perform in Greensboro. He caught my eye doing a split jump in the short program warm up, and I was hooked. Mom and I are still gushing about his skating!
As we left after the long, I saw him surrounded by people, signing autographs and posing for pictures while his coach beamed with joy! It was really sweet. He has a bright future. Love this kid!
Actually, he caught my attention when the first thing he did in warmup for the SP was do 3 walleys on one foot and go the length of the ice
I just watched his 2010 Junior LP to Pas de Deux, and I think his expression and overall skating is much more interesting this year than last year.
Then again it might be because I think Pas de Deux is a horribly repetitive piece of music to use for an entire program. I hated that music even when Shen/Zhao and Sasha Cohen used it.
For all of you new Kori Ade fans (Jason's coach) I did an interview with her at 2011 Nationals a few hours after the Men's Short Program. It's VERY interesting, and she really gets into the obstacles and outside pressures she had to overcome learning how to coach him from "march, march, glide" to the skater he is today. Give it a listen: http://www.manleywoman.com/ . I think her interview falls at around the 22 minute mark.
In my spare time, I like to interview figure skating legends.
I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.
I first saw Jason last year on youtube (his sp and lp from Junior Nats -- a great win for him). He's a wonderful young skater, who is definitely someone I'm eager to watch and excited about among the next generation of up-and-coming skaters. I also enjoyed Joshua Farris' programs from Junior Nats. Sad that Joshua hurt himself in practice, I believe, this year and unfortunately didn't perform well at his first Senior Nats.
When I first saw Jason, he put a spell on me... Ohhh his coach is right to guide him steady as he goes. I think she's smart to focus on fine-tuning Jason's basic skating skills rather than having him attempt a 3axel in his senior debut, when he's still trying to master that jump. Their dedication to each other is very special (definitely reminiscent of Brian B and his coach, Linda Leaver). Last year at Junior Nats, the commentators mentioned that Jason's coach went to the hospital to have her baby's birth induced so that she would be able to attend Nationals with Jason -- it was obviously an important Nationals for him. That is true dedication.
Figure skating is a roller coaster. Let's just take it easy and enjoy the ride ... have patience, celebrate with Jason, allow him to grow, to fail, to learn, to be himself without laying on too many expectations, and bad-mouthing him if things don't stay on the track we wish for him. In a way, maybe it's a good thing Jason wasn't shown on television in his senior debut. And for Ross, Richard, and veteran Ryan (the three R's), have fun in Tokyo, you all deserve it. Don't put any extra pressure on yourselves ... i.e., don't listen to nervous fs fans.
Constructive comments: He needs a new hair style.
Other than that, I think he should just keep on the same path.
I rewatched Jason's 2011 nationals SP and LP this weekend and...WOW! He is so light, musical, clean. I hope that he maintains these qualities as he progresses on the international scene.
By the way, my other faves among the "early men" not shown on NBC were Scott Dyer (so musical! gorgeous edges! shame about his SP error or he would have ended higher overall), Wes Campbell (so tall & elegant) and Jonathan Cassar (the man who'll never-ever wear an accessory again while skating).
MERYL DAVIS AND CHARLIE WHITE - 2014 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS!
I saw him first on the JGP this season but like Floskate wasn't wowed there - maybe because of the performance that day or maybe because of the tiny screen.
What I loved especially is his jumps out of nowhere. Normally you see ten minutes before if a skater sets up for a jump but twice in his program he completely surprised me and just jumped in the air out of fantastic transitions.
I also love how close he seems with his coach and how dedicated they both seem to be to his progress.
What I would suggest (and maybe he does it already) is for him to go to other coaches for a few weeks in summer just to get additional feedback and training. This benefits almost every skater and for him it can be a new fresh incentive and maybe a way to learn the harder jumps.
All in all - I cannot wait to see him develop.
And I even like his nerdy ponytail.
Btw, was Kori Ade a competitive skater herself?
She is really gorgeous looking.
Brown reminds me of the first time I saw the young Stephane Lambiel skate at Europeans in 2001. He screams potential.
Brown's tight jump rotation indicates to me that the triple axel and the quad toe won't be far away, either.
Dumb Question: why did it take a week after Nationals for this young man's performance to generate so much buzz on this board??? (or did I miss it?)
Thank you Sylvia, for starting this thread.
Since you asked....
From the very first notes of the music, I was instantly transported back to Shizuka's FS at Torino....a very magical and happy thought, and good start for me.
At the point where she did that purrrrrrfect Ina Bauer, Jason's version changed pace into something very interesting, and what really brought out his best qualities...
fluidity, precision, and confidence.
He attacks his performance with no hesitation...knows exactly what he wants to do.
Unlike some FSUers, I didn't get a sense of him outgrowing himself, physically or in style /content.
If he can maintain his weight and flexibility as he matures, a future U.S. Men's championship is his for the asking.
One thing, though....ditch the 1960's Woodstock hair and Star Trek uniform.
A little image consulting would do wonders.
But otherwise, Jason is amazing!
(Uh...why is this thread in the Trash Can??)
Last edited by geod2; 02-08-2011 at 11:50 AM.
OK for the record her I have to say something.
Jason Brown is a fantastic skater with great talent. I believe Rohene had a major role in Jason braking through to get confidence in his jumps. In fact I saw it.
As for The comments that Kori is not working on the 3x with him because he is young and she does not want him to have hip replacements at an early age is complete shiznit.
Kori worked with him on the 3x for quite some time this year. In fact he is 2 footing it. Period and I don't like the spin I hear. And Im not talking about the rotation of the jump.
Last edited by geod2; 02-08-2011 at 12:49 PM.
My reason for drawing attention to this has nothing to do with Jason silly girl. We at the rink all get quite tired of the Kori spin.