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    Jason Brown: I can "begin working on quads" [after Milan silver], per Hersh story (Mar 2)

    Jason Brown: I can "begin working on quads" [after Milan silver], per Hersh story (Mar 2)

    Highland Park figure skater Brown helps make history
    By Philip Hersh, Tribune reporter
    4:46 p.m. CST, March 2, 2013
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,1623762.story

    Excerpt:
    "This was a huge confidence jump. Now I can start treating the triple axel as just any jump and begin working on quads. I definitely feel I am ready to move forward now."
    Brown knows he would need a quad to have any chance of making the 2014 Olympic team.
    "My main goal is 2018," he said. "We have a five-year plan leading to that. It's possible to get there in 2014, but I don't want to focus on that and the quad too much if there would be a risk of getting injured by trying to rush."

    ETA: Forgot to express my congratulations to all three American men: Farris, Brown, and Omori.
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    It's nice to see a Phil Hersh story where there is absolutely nothing bad he can say about any of the US skaters. It's hard to argue with them finishing 1-2-3.


    I wonder what summer competitions Jason is going to do, to try out a quad, if he does so at all?

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    He's playing it smart by not rushing things. And I'm sure his hips appreciate it!

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    Most of this isn't a surprise if you've seen Jason's performances at junior worlds (where he nailed 3 triple axels). But it is good to know that he won't rush to get a quad, and won't pressure himself to make the Sochi Olympic team. It'll probably lead to a longer and healthier career!

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    I am SUCH a fan of Jason Brown. I, too, am glad he's moving at a decent pace instead of destroying his lower body - knees, hips, back - to perfect a jump. He's young - he has time. But what an exciting skater to watch. He really knows how to play to the crowd and the crowd loves sit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noskates View Post
    I am SUCH a fan of Jason Brown. I, too, am glad he's moving at a decent pace instead of destroying his lower body - knees, hips, back - to perfect a jump. He's young - he has time. But what an exciting skater to watch. He really knows how to play to the crowd and the crowd loves sit.
    I agree. I admire the time he and his team took to perfect the 3A. Of course, that meant torture for his fans of "will he ever land a 3A or not?" for the last year, but man, so exciting to finally see him hit 3 of them with no UR and +GOE!

    And I think this slow and steady approach with his jumps has allowed him to incorporate them in his programs more naturally. He still telegraphs the jump a bit, but I think we'll see his cool entrances with the 3A soon enough.

    Not only that, got to love he has the 3F-1L-3S combo now in his arsenal as well.

    I need to find a way to see this guy live.
    Last edited by Mrs. P; 03-03-2013 at 01:38 AM.

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