Brown's best performance from 2013-14
a quick question for my fellow figure skating lovers! In your opinion when did you think Jason skated his best SP of question of U? Im thinking TEB 2013?? And his best riverdance... hmmm US nationals 14? Where did he score highest??
also where did Mirai score her the man i love SP best?? Thank you for answers! :D
ohh and sorry i need some more help! I love Joshua Farris Schindlers list free skate, where did he shate that best in your opinion? And i also remember Ross Miner doing a great free skate to captain blood something soundtrack wearing a red blouse, where and when was that?? :/
I'd say Brown's best SP was at the Olympics, where he also scored 86.00, a personal best. It was technically the cleanest and didn't lack in performance or artistry, either.
His best Riverdance overall was definitely at the US nationals, but you can't really compare that result (182.61) with international results, points-wise, because nationals scores do not count in rankings. He scored 87.47 for his SP at nationals, but nationals scores are always inflated.
The best international Riverdance was, in my opinion, the Olympic Team FS. He got a better score at TEB (158.32 vs. 153.67), but there he popped his 2nd 3A and he looked like he was getting tired towards the end... He did have a fall in the Olympic Team FS, but apart from that the performance was very good.
still fangirling for Toller...
Agreed, the best Question of U was at the Olys. Will never understand that audience, they sat on their hands for everyone once Plushy was out. Even Americans will clap for other skaters if they are good, and that SP was great.
Originally Posted by TMC
Will have to go with the Riverdance at US Nats, again because of the crowd. Just listening to that background noise build, even on TV, added to the performance.
OP, is there a Josh or Ross FanFest where you could post your questions. I'm sure karne has opinions on Josh's best Schindler's List....
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Yes!! There is a Ross Miner fanfest.
And a Joshua Farris Fan Fest
Not to mention the Jason Brown Fan Fest
The first thread in Fan Fests is stickied. It has a list of links to all the Fan Fest threads, so you can easily check whether a skater already has a Fan Fest.
Here it is:
I agree that the best Question of U was the Olympics, although the audience reaction makes it a bit less enjoyable.
The US Nationals Riverdance was the best IMO, both for quality of skating and crowd response.
Ross' best ever long program was at NHk 2012, afair. It was indeed to Captain Blood.
A close second was his 2011 us nationals lp to casablanca.
Last edited by dorispulaski; 09-13-2014 at 04:03 PM.
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Mirai Nagasu also has a Fan Fest thread:
Originally Posted by SaraM
Plus The Edge has had a very active Mirai thread for months:
Wicked Yankee Girl
I'd also like to call attention to Ross' 2014 LP, his most emotionally connected program
Ross was recovering from an injury, and his jumps are not quite there, but it is still an amazing performance that brought the Boston crowd to its feet. The program is a tribute to Boston Strong and the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The beading on Ross' costume is a replica of the Boston Strong ribbon logo.
Ross used his option to pick his pre skate music to enter the ice and skate around while waiting for the previous skater's marks. He used Sweet Caroline, by Neil Simon, the seventh inning stretch music of the Boston Red Sox. The Sox opening home game occurred immediately prior to the finish of the Marathon.
So you should picture Ross listening to this, and then strolling over to the finish line of the Marathon after being at the game. The Boston audience is singing along to Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline with the same extra flourishes they use at Sox games- the bom bom bom part and the so good so good so good. Here's how that sounded in the rink:
Ross starts his program carefree on the Massachusetts spring holiday called Patriot's Day- and then the bombs explode. He sees the flying body parts...and then the recovery happens due to Boston Strong.
And the Boston audience understood every bit of that, which is why he got a great standing ovation at the end.
Last edited by dorispulaski; 09-13-2014 at 06:04 PM.
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I find Jason's TEB performance to be the best. You could sense a bit more nerves in the Olympics performance.
That Captain Blood program was so bland. I'll take his Casblanca (he's even a little better at Worlds than Nationals!) despite not having the Quad. His Quad in that performance was actually underrotated. He did a better one at Nationals later in the season (but then unfortunately popped the Triple Axel).
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
IMO, Joshua's "best" Schindler's List was his Nationals performance. That program never got the perfect performance it deserved - I hope next season will get it!
The Skate Canada performance was also extremely excellent.
I still wish he'd had a chance to take it to the Russian crowd at CoR. Stupid ankle.
Thanks for sharing these details and links dorispulaski. I love Ross. He's a wonderfully talented skater and more importantly, a boss young man. Best wishes to Ross this season and for many more to come.
Originally Posted by dorispulaski