I think he's picked up a few more fans out of this. As he should
Some interesting news out of the icenetwork report!
He says his triple Axels are getting better.
"Seventy percent of the ones I do are like a quarter-turn under-rotated," he said. "And then 30 percent are clean. So that's really exciting."
The ratio is getting bigger! I know he'll get there! Can't wait for JGPF!
Encouraging news but you know, if the 3a continues to bug him, he could potentially have a future in ice dance . He sure was dancey in that MC Hammer number .
That's what I thought-Jason, if you grow taller, and have more 3A trouble, for heaven's sake, you're a natural dancer (and from a dance perspective, that number was even better in person)
Jason Brown looks bigger than Joshua Farris because he is bulkier.
Farris and Brown are unlikely to ever beat Hanyu Yuzuru who is way above them unless one improves his PCs and the other his TES.
This is why I try not to give my heart to junior skaters-it's all well & good to assume that most don't grow after some age, but some people do.
Laurent Tobel was a very good jumper until he got to 6'4" or whatever huge height he ended up as.
Then he was a wonderful entertainer, but I always wish he had stayed a little shorter. His jumps wer OK, but still
Well, the good news for Josh and Jason is that they won't have to worry about competing against Han Yan or Nathan Chen at the JGPF. However, Kovtun put up a monster FS score and it appears the judges now rank him on equal footing in terms of PCS to these two. Should be interesting to see the competition go down at the JGPF. Kovtun's 3a and 4t were both really good, 3a-3t especially strong. Anyways I think having another really strong competitor on the scene should help push all the boys to work really hard heading into the event. Josh now has incentive to work on the consistency of his quad like he said he plans to, and as for Jason, 3a should obviously be a priority, ideally getting 2 in his FS, where it's likely that the rest of the field will all be going for 2 in the FS, and half the field will likely be attempting a quad as well! Why are the juniors so good this season?? Like seriously though it's barely October and we've already seen 4 different men land quads and score over 210 points - on the JUNIOR grand prix!!
From yesterday, with thanks to Sylvia on Twitter:
Jason Brown skated SP&FS exhibitions at UGL Regional today, landed 7 triples+3A< in FS, 149.09; 3A<<, 3Lz3T, 3F in SP, 65.45; 214.54 total.
It's kind of that he both times has downgraded the one in the SP and then only UR the one in the LP. Not bad considering he skated both in one day.
Getting closer! Go Jason!
The not falling part on the ur 3a is a good start...But it leads me to wonder whether the way the 3A in the SP is placed is harder for him than where it is in the LP. Maybe the SP layout needs some work, as well as the 3A needing work.
I like his FS better so I'm glad he's only getting UR on that one
Maybe I'll warm up to the SP one eventually though. It probably is a tougher entrance though and that's the reason for the downgrades, I would think. Good scores though, of course, I don't know if we can expect him to post scores like that at the JGPF, but it's still promising, and there is still a lot of time between now and then for him to improve his 3a. Should be an exciting event this year, lots of strong skaters...