03-04-2013, 01:58 PM
I’ve watched Jason and Takahashi when they were perfect, and I’ve watched Abbott and Hanyu when they made mistakes. Abbott and Hanyu grabbed my attention more than Jason did. Of course, when Jason and Farris skated on the same day, Jason was the one who grabbed my attention more. But still not as much attention as Abbott and Hanyu. Takahashi also grabbed my attention with his good programs last season, but this season not that much.
03-04-2013, 02:11 PM
When I saw Jeremy live at Skate America, I definitely appreciated the flow, transitions and beauty of his programs, but to be honest he didn't really grab my attention. It could be is because I wasn't totally on board with his Spy program and he made a lot of errors in the FS. Jeremy definitely has the artistry and well-constructed programs, but the performance itself didn't really strike me.
At that same competition, Hanyu definitely grabbed my attention more in the SP, but not so much in the FS when he made all those mistakes. Actually to me, as quiet and subtle as he is, Kozuka had the most compelling performances.
I haven't been lucky to see Jaosn live yet, so I can't compare.
03-04-2013, 02:39 PM
You know, when Miner, Aaron, and Fernandez were 18 they weren't exactly dominating junior internationals and putting up huge scores either...things can change. Kolyada is a good jumper and he already has 3a, a very nice one at that, I don't see any reason he can't get a quad and if he continues to improve artistically why he can't have a future in the sport. There are a lot of nice qualities in his skating. Not everyone is the full package at 18, and he just turned 18 a few weeks ago anyways.
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
I agree Brown grabs your attention, to me he is a lot like Weir, the artistry is there in spades, I understand why he has so many ubers though I personally am not in love with his style, though I recognize he is obviously very talented in terms of flexibility and his ability to interpret the music. His transitions are also really impressive, his TR marks should be higher than most of the top senior men internationally honestly. I think he should experiment with other choreographers though...his programs scream Ward and while he executes those programs very convincingly, idk, I'd like to see him work with someone else to prove he's not a one trick pony. If Jason could have a program to the Matrix and pull it off convincingly, well, I think that would really show something, and I'd probably have to become an uber.
03-04-2013, 02:51 PM
I didn’t watch Skate America, so thanks for your comments on that, Mrs. P. I recommend Abbott’s Exogenesis program. When I watched that program live, he made mistakes. But oh my he not only grabbed my attention at the competition, but he left me thinking about his performance afterwards. Jason is really good, but I don’t think any of his programs was that special.
As for Hanyu, Skate America lp was probably his worst skate so far. Anyone having THAT MANY mistakes would not grab any attention. But when he made several mistakes at NHK or popped jumps at 4CC he was still very watchable. He is really an “attention grabber.” Even at official practices with elite athletes including Takahashi, Kozuka, Chan practicing at the same time, I totally could not take my eyes off Hanyu, from beginning to end of the practice.
IMO Jason is already better than Weir. If he and Weir skate on the same day, then I would watch Jason more than Weir. And flexibility is not Jason’s only merit. Take Martinez for example. Watching him live he was more flexible than Jason, but I definitely prefer watching Jason than Martinez.
Originally Posted by silverlake22
03-04-2013, 03:14 PM