Thank God for Stephane Lambiel and Matt Savoie!
And there's also He Zhang who finished 6th here who also just turned 15 at the end of last year. He beat several skaters with much harder jump content than him based on the strength of his program components. If he gets a 3A in the near future, he'll be one to watch out for, too.
Originally Posted by silverlake22
Maybe Brown should try to get a quad toe first, because he is strong in triple toe jumps. For some skaters such as Patrick Chan, quad toe is easier than triple axel.
Originally Posted by Mao88
If you have a subscription to IceNetwork, they have posted vids for the final group of six skaters in fp: Jr. Worlds NOT!
Last edited by Art&Sport; 03-03-2012 at 03:03 PM.
Could please you post the link? I only see the videos for JGPF.
Aargh, you are right! Joke's on me b/c of course I was looking for Jr. Worlds and see that link and I'm fooled. They also have a Jr. Worlds event page with no video links, just articles. Not sure why they didn't offer Junior Worlds for the subscription prices they charge.
Originally Posted by yousunny
Someone please get Jason Brown to a jump coach who can teach him the 3A. That's the only thing keeping him from being among the top 5 US men Seniors included. He already has more skills then someone like Miner for instance. Someone this talented might need to go to a more established coach now to take him to next level.
The Belorussian TV channel is showing Men now.
Would you please give me a link? Thanks.
Originally Posted by let`s talk
In this subforum check the thread "Junior Wolds online/video" my post #5. There is some links.
Originally Posted by lyton
This youtube user has started putting up vids of the men's free skate
Videos - Men's Free Skate
2. Joshua FARRIS (USA) (FS = 2nd)
4. Denis TEN (KAZ) (FS = 4th)
5. Zhan BUSH (RUS) (FS = 6th)
8. Liam FIRUS (CAN) (FS = 8th)
9. Ryuju HINO (JPN) (FS = 9th)
13. Nam NGUYEN (CAN) (FS = 11th)
14. Artur DMITRIEV (RUS) (FS = 15th)
Last edited by Mao88; 03-03-2012 at 05:09 PM.
Thanks for posting the links to what's up on youtube. Wonder why it takes so long to post medalists like Han Yan and Jason Brown? The youtube user is already posting free programs for the Junior Worlds ladies, so I suppose Yan and Brown are not this user's favorites. Anyway I'm glad there are some links available. Does anyone know why Junior Worlds was not made available for universalsports or icenetwork, or at the least on the Junior FS youtube channel, like for the JGPF?
I hear your frustration, but I don't think it is as simple as that. In the first place, I think Jason has a wonderful bond with his coach Kori Ade, and I don't think he would consider going with someone else, at least not now (and maybe not ever). In the past, Brian Boitano stayed with his long time coach, Linda Leaver, but their relationship allowed for him to receive additional coaching to improve aspects of his skating (in addition to help with choreo) without the necessity for him to switch coaches altogether. Today's climate, I think seems to put more pressure on skaters to make quick coaching changes, which I don't think is always to their benefit. Sometimes it works, but sometimes it might be necessary to stick with the coach you have. As long as Jason and Kori have such a strong bond and relationship, surely he can seek additional coaching help for jumps without leaving Ade for someone else.
Originally Posted by Jammers
Just b/c Jason does not yet have a 3-axel is not a disaster. He is 17-years-old, and I think although it might be tempting, it is still presumptuous to want him to win everything now and to say "Darn it! If only he had the 3-axel." IMHO, Jason is such a complete skater with beautiful presence on the ice, all the basic elements, all the basic jumps (quads and 3-axel are not basic jumps -- they are advanced jumps), wonderful consistency, and superb musical interpretation, a unique style and unbeatable charisma. With what he has right now (and especially with his consistency and above average choreo to great music), Jason is actually better overall than everyone he skated against already -- So what 3-axel? So what quad? None of those jumps IMO trump what Jason puts out there right now. It is just that Han and Joshua have a level of polish, finesse, speed and dynamic appeal to go along with their 3-axels (and quad for Han), and so ISU judges feel that is enough to put them ahead of Jason, which sends the message to Jason that the judges expect him to at least put a 3-axel in his arsenal. But I don't think that means he has to put so much pressure on himself to perfect a 3-axel immediately, right now, yesterday, or to have him say to himself, "Wow, I could have won with a 3-axel." Actually, there are no givens in this sport.