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    Joshua Farris: The Rising Prince of US Skating

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCfwM...eature=channel

    He is an amazing skater. He looks like Prince Charming on the ice. Each move is so classic and he feels the music to his heart!

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    Quote Originally Posted by christinaskater View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCfwM...eature=channel

    He is an amazing skater. He looks like Prince Charming on the ice. Each move is so classic and he feels the music to his heart!
    He needed his own thread! I agree, he is lovely. Great spins, great lines, nice, airy jumps, and a classical style that matches his classic good looks. I think he is just what the US men need, he is more elegant than Miner and a stronger jumper than Rippon. Of course I still like Dornbush. Also it seems he has a good work ethic and bounces back from disappointments quickly, which is good to see.

    I could see a Weir-Lysacek like rivalry developing in the coming years between Jason Brown and Josh Farris, both of whom have competed against each other for years already, both of whom are very talented but very different skaters, just like Evan and Johnny. Further the similarities between Brown and Weir and Farris and Lysacek are clearly there. Should be interesting to watch.

    I hope Josh choses to move up to the GP next season and will start trying the 4t in competition, as I know he's been training and landing them in practice for over a year now. I was very excited when he won silver at JW with that big score and hope it's an indicator of good things to come in the future.

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    Yes, he is brilliant! The future of US men's skating appears to be in very capable hands with the likes of Joshua and Jason. Farris is such a beautiful and dynamic skater. I loved how his choreography really expressed all of the accents in his music! If he had done a 3 jump combination in that LP, he may be Jr. World Champ right now. He is such a phenomenal talent and I really look forward to seeing how he progresses.

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    i love him! his short program is just beautiful. he is so graceful. he's got a bright future.

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    I agree. I see Josh and Jason soon overtaking some of the Senior men like Miner and even Rippon. They have superior skills then most of the top US men now minus Jeremy but even he is not getting any younger. It's just a matter of getting experience and for Jason a triple axel.

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    I hope we see the quad from Josh next season, then he could really be a heavy hitter right off the bat! Does anyone know what his plans for next season are regarding GP vs. JGP? I mean I certainly think he's ready for GP, but his coaches are doing such a good job with him that if they have their own agenda and want him to do another season on the JGP then I would trust their judgement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    I agree. I see Josh and Jason soon overtaking some of the Senior men like Miner and even Rippon. They have superior skills then most of the top US men now minus Jeremy but even he is not getting any younger. It's just a matter of getting experience and for Jason a triple axel.
    Farris can definitely overtake all senior men in US at this point except Abbott. Anxiously waiting to see his smooth transition from Juniors to Seniors.

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