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    Jason Brown was AMAZING! What was NBC thinking?!

    I don't know what happened to my old Jason Brown thread, but this kid just totally deserves his own cheerleading thread! Here's a YT video of his PERFECT National's FS, not as clear as IN's but no commentary.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5d4knHCWuY

    I can't help thinking watching him that he is the rightful heir to Michelle Kwan. He got me more excited than any other skater at National's, male or female, single or pairs. Just wow! Can't believe NBC just skipped over his FS altogether!

    He's totally got the whole package: jumps, spins, footwork, transitions, musicality, lines, artistic interpretation, audience connection, "it" factor -- all those things in spades and more! Wait until he gets his 3A and maybe quad, plus more physical strength, which will doubtlessly come with age, and then watch out! I hope he gets there before Patrick Chan retires, I look forward to a good battle between the two.

    Added by dorispulaski: Here are the other Jason Brown youtubes that I found:

    2010 Val Gardena Trophy (Nutcracker Pas de Deux) he won both the SP and LP 197.30)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6P-EycfmS0

    2011 US Nationals (Senior) SP Baliwood by King Circle
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaTW6dT3Yjc

    2011 US Nationals (Senior) LP Turandot
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFVz7WJgkK0

    Let It Snow, Dallas Galleria (skating around the huge Christmas tree base) December 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf2uQMOhIeg

    JGP Courchevel 2010 SP Baliwood
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WML-ZLpYWtk

    JGP Courchevel 2010 LP Turandot
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlkMx...eature=related

    JGP Couchevel 2010 Exhibition
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xNh6GWU_pY

    2010 US Nationals Sp Hey Pachuco by Royal Crown Revue
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tud02T7VmM&NR=1

    2010 US Nationals winning LP in Juniors to Pas de Deux (Nutcracker)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEh0bm-oRtM

    Opening of the Wrigley outdoor Rink (Nutcracker)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f383kZwZFg8
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 02-04-2011 at 02:50 AM. Reason: Fix links, add Val Gardena performance.

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    Thanks for the clip! WOW, I really enjoyed Jason´s skating style in that freeskate programme and hope that he will get the 3A soon and of course a quad, too. I especially loved his speed and the way he moves on the ice. He sure got a huge applause, and it was well-deserved.

    I noticed this link for a Jason article (originally posted on FSUniverse):

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/spor...-olympics.html
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    Thank you Feraina for the clip which said his music was a Puccini violin concerto. When I saw the comp, I thought he was skating to Turandot.

    Jason Brown is one of the two skaters of today who does not oversell his tricks. They appear to be just steps in a non-stop routine. It's that non-stop program (with no Falls) that makes him a Dancer on Ice. Hope he gets the almighty Quad for next season. One other skater has that non-stop program was in either Novice or Juniors. His last name is Walker whom I will also be following next season with anticipation.

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    Links to Christopher Caluza and/or Jason Wong's performances??

    Anyone? :P

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    Here's a HQ version of Jason's FS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFVz7WJgkK0

    I watched the NBC broadcast online and read about Jason's skate then finally found it to download the other day. I was so impressed by the skates of Dornbush, Mahbanoozadeh, Rippon, Messing and Miner but IMO this tops the lot - no triple axel not withstanding. I thought he was wonderful and can't wait to see him develop over the next few seasons. A bit more physical maturity and strength, a triple axel and hopefully a quad and this boy will ROCK!!

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    Oh, wow. Thanks for sharing, feraina! I'm impressed. Nothing is forced, very natural expressiveness, and his transitions are "real" transitions - no delay before the jumps, but true lead-ins. Seems like a very nice boy, too. Someone I'll be watching from now on, thanks to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floskate View Post
    Here's a HQ version of Jason's FS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFVz7WJgkK0

    I watched the NBC broadcast online and read about Jason's skate then finally found it to download the other day. I was so impressed by the skates of Dornbush, Mahbanoozadeh, Rippon, Messing and Miner but IMO this tops the lot - no triple axel not withstanding. I thought he was wonderful and can't wait to see him develop over the next few seasons. A bit more physical maturity and strength, a triple axel and hopefully a quad and this boy will ROCK!!
    He has the ability to draw you into his program. Few skaters have that. I would expect the audience to be quiet throughout his skate and then rise up with bravos at its conclusion. I didn't miss the high level jumps. What jumping he did and with his spins and Flow over the ice was what I consider great figure skating

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    Thank you Feraina for the clip which said his music was a Puccini violin concerto. When I saw the comp, I thought he was skating to Turandot.

    Jason Brown is one of the two skaters of today who does not oversell his tricks. They appear to be just steps in a non-stop routine. It's that non-stop program (with no Falls) that makes him a Dancer on Ice. Hope he gets the almighty Quad for next season. One other skater has that non-stop program was in either Novice or Juniors. His last name is Walker whom I will also be following next season with anticipation.
    Hi, just thought I would let you know that "Turandot" was composed by Puccini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevlin View Post
    Hi, just thought I would let you know that "Turandot" was composed by Puccini.
    Well, the second part of Jason's FS is definitely Nessun Dorma from Puccini's Turandot. I'm a little confused about the first half, is it from another part of Turandot, or an altogether different piece by Puccini?

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    Quote Originally Posted by feraina View Post
    Well, the second part of Jason's FS is definitely Nessun Dorma from Puccini's Turandot. I'm a little confused about the first half, is it from another part of Turandot, or an altogether different piece by Puccini?
    I think it's a different part of Turandot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feraina View Post
    Can't believe NBC just skipped over his FS altogether!
    If it's any consolation, they did the same thing to Keegan last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feraina View Post
    Can't believe NBC just skipped over his FS altogether!
    They didn't just skip over it -- they started their live broadcast after he had skated.

    It's nice that they showed us the last nine skaters. It would be better for us diehard fans if they showed us the last 12 or the whole event.

    But if we're going to have a live broadcast starting partway through the event, then good performances that occur earlier in the skate order are going to get missed. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by feraina View Post
    I don't know what happened to my old Jason Brown thread
    Here's the link to feraina's original Jason Brown thread after Sectionals in November that's since been archived: http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...er-Jason-Brown
    Excerpt from my post:
    Jason Brown's long-time primary coach is a woman named Kori Ade, and he has also worked with Rohene Ward who is listed as one of his choreographers (over the past few years I've observed that Jason has adapted some "Rohene-sque" spin positions and other cool moves) -- his USFS/Icenetwork bio has a lot more information about him (I can't post a direct link here). I've had the pleasure of watching Brown skate at Nationals (Novice bronze in 2009 and Junior gold last year) and really am looking forward to his continued development.
    As soon as Brown had finished skating his Nationals FS, I tweeted about the audience's standing ovation for him -- it was very exciting to watch in person! Now, if only NBC had read my earlier tweets about how well Brown was skating in the practices I saw, then maybe they would have started the live broadcast with him!  

    From the Phil Hersh article (linked above):
    Brown, now 5-5, said he had grown 4 inches since the 2010 nationals.
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    But Lysacek's barely noticed 11th-place free skate at his first senior nationals was a far cry from the dazzling effort Sunday that earned Brown seventh in the free skate and rousing acclaim from the Greensboro Coliseum crowd.

    "It was a dream come true to get the audience to stand,'' Brown said.

    With his long hair tied in a ponytail that bounced off his neck as he flew around the rink, Brown had huge jumps, striking speed on his speeds and leg extension worthy of a ballet leading man.
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    With the problems caused by his growth, Brown and Ade, his coach of 11 years, decided to put off trying the triple axel for another season.

    "In his first year as a senior, it was more important to show everyone he could skate,'' Ade said. "Jason has really proved he is a solid competitor.''

    Brown goes on from here to the World Junior Championships, Feb. 28 to March 6 in South Korea. He likely will continue to compete on the Junior Grand Prix circuit for a season or two more.
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    I'd like to echo the thanks for the link feraina, that was a great skate. It's interesting to see how so many of the more younger and unknown skaters had such wonderful skates during US nationals this year. I hope he gets a 3A soon!

    OT, but does anyone have Jonathan Cassar's LP from Nationals? I heard he did quite well but haven't been able to find his gorgeous LP anywhere yet....

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    That's just spectacular. He skates like a Russian of the glory days - such soul, posture, strength, and soft knees. He has a silkiness that reminds me of Johnny, but his pure style and that marvelous long-legged line is his own. I also love the contrast between his pony-tailed adolescent face and his princely skating style. If I had to bet, I'd put my money on him.
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