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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Jason JGP Final SP action photo: http://kimas.gallery.ru/watch?ph=vV8-eomyq
    Joshua JGP Final SP action photo: http://kimas.gallery.ru/watch?ph=vV8-eomyE
    Great pictures, thanks Sylvia!

    Josh's lines are so clean and extended, very lovely. Everything is very smooth. I wonder if the top of the Bach costume would look better fitted. The blousiness looked a bit odd in places.

    That particular one of Jason that you linked made me laugh. He's just so bendy! You can really feel his expressiveness through the pictures, and there are a couple of them that really show how deep into his edges he gets!

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    I think a tighter shirt would work better for the SP costume due to the high neck. The looser fit of the FS top works because it sort of just hangs off his shoulders, but the SP top is not constructed the same way, and makes him look a bit boxy and his neck disappear a little bit, IMO. Josh is a thin guy but his torso is quite short due to the length of his legs and his not being that tall, so I think tight shirts or ones that are loose but fall straight out from the shoulders are a better look for him than something in-between, which makes him look a bit square in build and stockier than he is. Just something I was noticing, and it doesn't look bad, but it's weird, because he looks so much taller and thinner in his FS costume compared to SP this season, but obviously his body hasn't changed in the day or two between SP and FS!

    Also happy birthday to Jason!

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    This new Jason Brown article includes his goals for 2013 Nationals & beyond, and reveals a planned relocation to Colorado Springs with his coach in March 2013: http://www.icetalentinc.com/2012/12/...changes-ahead/
    (Note: I've cross-posted this article link in the U.S. Men's thread in GSD.)

    Interview with Brown's coach, Kori Ade, on her coaching philosophy: http://www.icetalentinc.com/2012/12/...ng-philosophy/

    JGP Final photos of Jason's SP: http://dolceflute.gallery.ru/watch?a=PG2-jr4O

    JGP Final photos of Jason in practice: http://dolceflute.gallery.ru/watch?a=PG2-jr4H

    More photos of Jason can be found in this holiday show thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...io-H-D-etc-%29
    Last edited by Sylvia; 12-20-2012 at 05:33 PM.
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    Thanks for cross-posting Sylvia!

    I must say this has completely caught me by surprise. It's a huge step and I really hope it works out well.

    A top six at Nationals - I think this is a pretty realistic goal looking at the current SB scores for the Senior men and taking into account the changing status of his 3A. I think he's like seventh on the men's SB list (when you don't include Chen because he's a Junior), and that was his JGPF score with only one clean 3A in the SP and no 3A/missed jump in the LP, so he could definitely bring that wayyyy up with two clean 3As in the LP.

    Josh is 3rd on the SB list, and he too can improve, so a medal may be a realistic goal for him, although of course other skaters can improve and boost their own scores. It's sure going to be an interesting fight!

    I assume the college Jason mentions is going to be in Colorado, since it would be impractical to be living and training in CS and going to college elsewhere. Wonder what he's studying? I think if anyone could manage a courseload and training at the top level, it'd be him. I just hope he doesn't burn himself out or anything.

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    Since the article says he's splitting his training between the World Arena and Colorado College (which I did not know had an arena), I assume he's going to take classes at CC. It is a very fine liberal arts college in the north part of downtown Colorado Springs (the World Arena is at the southern edge of the city). The particularly cool thing for Jason is that they follow a block schedule, where students take only one course at a time (one course per block) and 4 blocks per semester; about 3 1/2 weeks per block. So, he could presumably skip the block (or schedule carefully the course) for Nationals or for Worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbk View Post
    Since the article says he's splitting his training between the World Arena and Colorado College (which I did not know had an arena), I assume he's going to take classes at CC. It is a very fine liberal arts college in the north part of downtown Colorado Springs (the World Arena is at the southern edge of the city). The particularly cool thing for Jason is that they follow a block schedule, where students take only one course at a time (one course per block) and 4 blocks per semester; about 3 1/2 weeks per block. So, he could presumably skip the block (or schedule carefully the course) for Nationals or for Worlds.
    Oh, thanks for the information! *clueless about US colleges*

    Wikipedia tells me that Colorado College is home to the Honnen Ice Arena. There's a lot of NHL players on their list of graduating athletes. They do mention figure skating in their little paragraph about the rink so I guess there's specialised freestyle ice or that he will be able to obtain it.

    How about ice hockey? Competitive hockey, recreational hockey, and figure skating are all available at Honnen Ice Arena. Thanks to this on-campus rink, the CC community has a number of programs at their disposal, from skate lessons to hockey pick-up games to league competitions.

    http://www.coloradocollege.edu/lifeatcc/recreation/facilities/


    This block thing sounds really cool.

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    Honnen Ice Arena site: http://honnenarena.sportngin.com/page/show/195916-home

    I believe the Colorado Springs Ice Dance Academy has some ice time at Honnen as well as another rink in Colorado Springs (Sertich).
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskarne View Post
    Oh, thanks for the information! *clueless about US colleges*

    Wikipedia tells me that Colorado College is home to the Honnen Ice Arena. There's a lot of NHL players on their list of graduating athletes. They do mention figure skating in their little paragraph about the rink so I guess there's specialised freestyle ice or that he will be able to obtain it.
    Colorado College's block schedule is weird for US colleges, too. Cornell College (Iowa, not New York) is the only other one that comes straightaway to mind.

    Hockey is huge in the Springs. CC plays at least some (maybe all) of their games at the World Arena, and USA Hockey is headquartered in the Springs too.

    I'm looking forward to seeing Jason in some of the shows that the Broadmoor holds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbk View Post
    I'm looking forward to seeing Jason in some of the shows that the Broadmoor holds.
    Awwww, guess this means no more awesome "Joining us now from the Skokie Valley Skating Club..." lol I just like the name, it's cool.

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    I think it's still too early to make any assumptions regarding Jason's club affiliation for next season.

    ETA that US Figure Skating tweeted "Throwback Thursday" photos of Jason and Joshua earlier today:
    http://pic.twitter.com/MvYquBb5
    http://pic.twitter.com/pQ8oYQoo
    Last edited by Sylvia; 12-21-2012 at 04:17 AM.
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    Awwwwwwwwwwww, very cute!

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    How often do we hear coaches moving with the skater?
    Wondering if it's going to be a permanent move for Kori Ade?
    Must be a difficult decision to make, dropping existing students and all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjane45 View Post
    How often do we hear coaches moving with the skater?
    Wondering if it's going to be a permanent move for Kori Ade?
    Must be a difficult decision to make, dropping existing students and all...
    I more got the impression that Jason was following Kori, not the other way around...

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    Yeah, most of Kori's students are coming with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskarne View Post
    I more got the impression that Jason was following Kori, not the other way around...
    Oh good, not sure why it occurred to me the other way. Win win situation I hope!

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    How time flies!

    Happy 18th birthday to Joshua! Can't wait to see him and Jason in action at Nationals!

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    Yup I guess it's the 6th already. Hope Josh has a good birthday and a good trip to the Nationals!

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    oh he is legal now.... LOL... my oh my is he cute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by apatinar View Post
    oh he is legal now.... LOL... my oh my is he cute!
    Yeah he is but I still wish he'd grow out his hair again. He looked so handsome and grown up with the longer hair at JW last season. Apparently all the local girls were following him around and kind of ignored Jason and Han Yan lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky166 View Post
    Yeah he is but I still wish he'd grow out his hair again. He looked so handsome and grown up with the longer hair at JW last season. Apparently all the local girls were following him around and kind of ignored Jason and Han Yan lol...
    I think he looks a lot more adult with the shorter hair, maybe somewhere in between his JW length and now would be good...

    Either way, they've both grown up some more again in the last year...

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