Kori spin? What do you mean by that?
and btw "silly girl"? What about writing without childish personal attacks!!??
She's referring to the political spin, I'm assuming. Correct me if I'm wrong, but according to dupagegal: Kori Ade is telling people they are holding off on the 3Axel, and yet are practicing behind the scenes all the time. Correct?
And if so, I don't really see a conflict of interest between the two statements. Team Jason would be foolish NOT to work on it somewhat at this stage, but it was clearly a smart decision to leave it out of the program if it's not ready for prime time.
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I was so glad to come upon this discussion, Jason definitely deserves his own thread after that skate!
I was absolutely blown away by his skate at nationals. The way he carries himself, and connects not only to the music but is able to bring the audience into his artistry is breathtaking. He got me out of my seat before he finished the program and brought tears to my eyes. I had never heard of him before seeing him live in the men's lp and I am so excited to watch his career progress. He's certainly one to watch.
Jason was superb! Sadly, this is not the first time NBC has messed up! I also felt that Jonathan Cassar's free skate should have been shown (spread eagles to die for, plus a cute reaction in the K&C - he lost his chain during the short program, the flower sweepers couldn't find it, Jeremy was on next, and had to wait a bit, Parker Pennington was the "hero" and found the chain on center ice, so Jonathan's checking his chest for no chain during the free skate was related to that). The same for Amanda & Mark in Cleveland 2 years ago. They won the pewter medal then, had a very warm standing ovation from the audience, yet NBC never bothered to show their free skate (they starting airing the competition live after that). Go figure.
Was hoping his career would move forward roughly in tandem with Alissa's, but that's not the case.
He has so much to offer, but his coaching change didn't have the same impact.
What has to happen for him to get to the next level and really get noticed?
This is OT, and maybe we need a separate Jonathan Cassar thread.
Jason trained in Lake Arrowhead, Calif. this past summer (he competed in the LA Open last July) and spent some time in Colorado Springs as well, from what I've heard. So it makes sense to me that he's been working on the 3A but that it's just not ready for competition yet.Kori worked with him on the 3x for quite some time this year.
As with any sport, it often takes more than one coach/mentor/whoever to develop the athlete to their fullest potential.
Quite often, the actual contribution of each one to the athlete's future is greater than their individual ability to describe what their training/developmental game plan is.....skill sets as a coach vs. skill sets as a publicist....
It's nice to have a diverse set of observers/fans/experts/etc. along the way to interpret what's happening.
Jonathan Cassar planned a 3lz3t in the LP, but did a 3lz2t.
He also planned a 3F2t2lp but actually did a 3f2t
He did not plan a 3A, nor did he attempt one.
In the SP, he also neither planned nor executed a 3A.
He planned a 3lz3t and did a UR 3lz without a combo, resulting in 17th place in the SP.
If Cassar doesn't get a 3A or a 3lz that's more reliable, he will not make top 5 or 6 at US Nationals, barring a complete splatfest by everyone else.
As he turned 24 in December, it is unlikely he is going to get a 3A at this point.
Doris, could you please repost the above in the Jon Cassar thread I started? TIA. Then again, maybe not. Cassar's skating is not about the jumps, at least for me. ETA: Thanks for reposting, Doris.
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i.e. my comment was referring to where Jason is currently, not predicting how he'll grow or its effects on his skating (I could've worded it better).
I'm not saying Auntie and DorisP are wrong...people see what they see.
ITA with all the rest of your comments.
Please, more interviews. Has she done one with Rohene Ward? If not yet, please soon
I'm working on getting Rohene. Thanks.