[QUOTE=silverlake22;635840]Thanks . Yeah, I just don't really understand all the Jason hype. Well, I mean, in a sense I do, he is very talented and certainly has an interesting style and is a great performer, but with no 3a at 17, I'm surprised so many people are convinced he is the next big thing. I mean, I think he could become the next big thing when/if he gets the 3a and a quad, but we don't know when/if that will happen so right now, I'm a little puzzled that Jason Brown is the talk of the boards. I honestly think Denis Ten should have beaten him at Junior Worlds (please don't hate me for saying that, but D10 did have a LOT more content and it wasn't like he made that many mistakes...). QUOTE]
A lot of posters (Mrs. P, me) haven't said "he's the next big thing" they are saying he's an excellent PERFORMER and appreciate his magnetism and style. I think you need to read more clearly, at least what I have written about Jason. I've ALWAYS only said things about appreciating his perfoming abilities that seem natural and something he's been able to do since he was very young and (I hope) that if he finds the key to getting his 3A and hopefully quads that he could be unstoppable.
^^ Ok well this makes more sense. He is a great performer. Hopefully the 3a and quads will come...and come soon.
BTW, would Adam have better luck with a 4t? Most skaters say the 4s is harder...
No - Adam's edge jumps are MUCH better than his toe jumps and at that point, it's a matter of preference.
That was HIS reasoning for going with the 4S over the 4Lz, so we have to go with that.
When I started reading this thread, I was charmed by this tidbit about coach Alex Ouriashev:
Adam's huge problem is that his skating is so painfully slow. Somehow the international judges no longer seem to ding him as much on that. But I don't imagine his lack of speed helps him with the triple axels and quads at all. I'm not sure any coaches can help him with that. At least, any human coaches. Chuck a few hungry alligators onto the ice while he is practicing and I'm sure he'll improve in a hurry.
I don't think Adam need s coaching change...not yet at least
but i think his biggest issue with the 3A (as some of you have already mentioned) is the log glide. Adam is not a fast skater so he already lacks the speed and momentum to go into the jump. The longer the rides the edge, the less speed he will have which ill actually give him less time to complete the jump b/c he will cover less ice during the jump. So unless he's a fast twister or a very springy jumper, he won't get all the revolutions in. After watching Adam for the past 6-ish year, he's a pretty fast twister/spinner but he's not the highest jumper, which means getting the extra half rotation for the 3A not going ot happen if he goes into the jump with the same speed as he attacks his other triples. Currently, I think Adam and his coaching team are going with the view point that they need to spend more time on the 3A since it's a "must have" jump, but I almost think they Adam should get the quad. I know that sounds crazy, but I personally think Adam doesn't have the quad yet b/c he hasn't put in enough time. His triples jumps (excluding the axel are all very solid jumps with the exception of the flukely landing errors he makes sometimes) Adam seem to be the kind of skater who skates great when he doesn't worry about what he has to do, but once his brain kicks into gear and focuses too much, he makes mistakes. There a was period over the past 2 years where it seemed like he was going to turn the corner with the 3A, but he just never did and I wonder if that because he put so much focus into it that he's now completely over-thinking it?
If Adam improves his basic skating skills, he will improve his speed, his jumps and his PCS. It's about the basics, the foundation of figure skating and its elements.
icebeauty, I'd wager Adam deliberately slows down before the triple axel with the long glide to either give himself more control, or the illusion of it. His slow speed is a crutch and/or a safety blanket for him at this point, IMO. He needs to let that go and embrace flight, but easier said than done after so many years!
^ Yeah but didn't Johnny Weir start at 11 and didn't he have nice basics?