I know I'm most likely in the minority in this opinion, but I love Jason's Melancholy SP even more than Sinnerman. Yes, I know Sinnerman is a masterpiece, but Melancholy is beautifully choreographed and allows Jason's skating to breathe. It just really speaks to me on a personal level, too. I am determined to make it to Nationals next month so I can see him skate in person again. The last several months have been very difficult, and all I want to do right now is finish up chemo and go see my favorite skater. I know his skating is not a cure for cancer, but it may just heal my soul. And I'll take that.
Interesting post for a fan thread.But he has no chance to score well enough Int'l if he can't compete w/ the big jumps! Choreography & style can't save him IMO!
And so we might see him for years to come! What a treat!Interesting post for a fan thread.
At the Olympics and other international competitions, he finished ahead of skaters who were jumping quads. In any event, Jason doesn't need "saving." He has made it clear that he is competing at Nationals purely for the Nationals experience and not to try to make the Worlds team. Lots of people love his skating and come to see him for his beautiful skating and not to see other skaters doing quads.
Quads v. the rest has been an ongoing controversy for years, and the debate will never end. I think it's possible to respect and appreciate Ilia's quad talent and also appreciate the quality of Jason's jumps and other skating, including his artistry.I am loving the fact that despite Malinin having two quads in his SP he only beat Brown by 10 points in the short - which is less than the value of one quad he did. That speaks to the quality of Jason Brown's skating - something Malinin can only aspire to. Malinin got two 10.0's on the second mark - Brown got 13. Who is the better skater? Being able to land difficult jumps is not the determining factor.