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    Quote Originally Posted by misskarne View Post
    Hmmmm, looks like someone is just a little bit excited about his trip to Detroit this week!

    https://twitter.com/jasonbskates/sta...383360/photo/1
    too cute Good luck, Jason!
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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.

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    I'm excited for him!

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    ^^

    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.

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    Jason Brown article by Phil Hersh: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...56,full.column

    Excerpts:
    It was right after that that the skater from Highland Park and his coach [Kori Ade] relocated to Colorado in a move that has not yet brought all the competitive advantages Ade envisioned.

    The hope was for Brown, 18, to spend a couple of days each week training at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, where the other resident athletes include reigning U.S. men's champion Max Aaron. Instead, Brown is the lone elite athlete at a rink 25 miles away in Monument, Colo., because Ade so far has been denied permission to coach at the World Arena for reasons that are unclear to her.

    "We weren't looking for a coach, so there was no reason to hire one," said World Arena general manager Dot Lischick.
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    "Last season, landing the triple axel was my main focus," he [Brown] said.

    Now Brown is working on quadruple jumps, although Ade is in no rush to have him try one in competition. She thinks it would not be impossible for him to earn one of the two U.S. men's spots in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics without a quad.

    "I think Team USA would like to send two guys with quads, but I haven't seen two guys with quads be able to put them out there consistently," she said. "I don't see why overall points can't trump somebody who tries a quad."
    Re-posting official practice notes from the Kiss and Cry:
    Tweeted by @LynnRutherford:
    SKAM: @jasonbskates practicing nice 'Tano variations (one arm up). He did near clean runthru of his SP, just slight turnout on 3/3. #SA2013

    SKAM: Now @jasonbskates practicing combos with hands behind back on double toe - had not seen him do before. Looks cool. #SA2013
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    Practice report from my Twitter friend:

    Jason Brown, SP: 3A easily nailed, 3F3T(so)、Tano 3Lz(so)
    ("so" = step out)
    Last edited by Sylvia; 10-18-2013 at 03:31 AM.
    "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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    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.

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    Jason's practice photos from earlier today (competition action shots will be added here after tonight's SP): http://www3.daylife.com/search/photo...a+2013+detroit
    "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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    Jason is SECOND after the short program with 83!!!!!!!

    Yes, SECOND, people! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

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    Here we go, Jason:
    http://youtu.be/eRmWq-1g4_w
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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.

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    More about Jason (scroll down): http://www.icenetwork.com/news/2013/10/18/63117830
    "I've never had a huge technical element mark (TES), so it's really about getting other points and features and boosting my grades of execution (GOE) where I can," Brown said. "I am doing the 'Tano' in both programs and a behind-the-back double toe on my triple flip-double toe combination in the long."

    Brown and his primary coach, Kori Ade, moved from the Chicago area to Colorado this spring, in part so the skater could take advantage of training facilities at the Colorado Springs-based Olympic Training Center (OTC). They train at a rink in Monument, where Brown also works with Ryan Jahnke and Eddie Shipstad.

    "I'm working a lot with [Jahnke] on skating skills," Brown said. "He does these cool exercises. During your [run-throughs], you wear a big band and he drags you along. It's really intense and really fun."

    Brown works twice a week with Shipstad, with the focus on quad toe and Salchow.

    "I've learned so much from the [triple] Axel about being patient, and taking the time [a jump] needs to develop and grow," Brown said. "When the quad is good, we will put it in the program. That's what happened with the Axel, four days before the [2012] Junior Grand Prix Final."
    "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 dinakt View Post
    Here we go, Jason:
    http://youtu.be/eRmWq-1g4_w
    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?
    Last edited by Jun Y; 10-19-2013 at 05:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jun Y View Post
    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?
    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!

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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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    My photos and thoughts on the men's SP. Soooo happy for Jason!!
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    Jason was brilliant in the SP! So pleased for him, best of luck for the LP!

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