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    For Skater Jason Brown, a Disciplined Approach Yields Joy on Ice

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/13/sp...-ice.html?_r=0

    I posted this in the Jason goes viral thread, but I really think this story merits its own thread. It's a fascinating look at what goes into making that Olympic-worthy program. It's amazing to hear how much work he (and Kori and Rohene) had to do to get this program together.

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    Not to mention how much work Jason had to do..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/13/sp...-ice.html?_r=0

    I posted this in the Jason goes viral thread, but I really think this story merits its own thread. It's a fascinating look at what goes into making that Olympic-worthy program. It's amazing to hear how much work he (and Kori and Rohene) had to do to get this program together.
    Wow, that split-jump photo in the story is cause for a thread.

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    ...and it showed in his performance

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    Very interesting insight into the process behind creating and mastering the program. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Yes, this was a fascinating story, full of details. It made me exhausted for Jason just to read it! I was so happy to see such an in depth story that was all about the skating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auser View Post
    Wow, that split-jump photo in the story is cause for a thread.
    That was taken outside while it was snowing! No fake snow here.

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    I saw this posted on another board; definitely fascinating stuff. Being a fan, it's easy to take so much of this for granted. You watch year after year, skaters appear on the scene, improve, rise among the ranks, develop their styles, come out with new programs every season, and it all just seems to happen by itself. It's easy to forget all the activity that's going on to make that happen, the insane amount of work, thought, creativity and dedication that you never see.

    I wish there were more articles/television features discussing skaters in this way.

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    On a side note - I would be so excited if Jason skates to Pearl Harbour's soundtrack - There You'll Be (I assume this is the one) next season! I think he'll do the music justice!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becki View Post
    On a side note - I would be so excited if Jason skates to Pearl Harbour's soundtrack - There You'll Be (I assume this is the one) next season! I think he'll do the music justice!!!
    That song reminds me so much of my late grandfather that I already get wobbly and teary listening to it on a normal day. If Jason skates to it I'll be a blubbering mess.

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    That point where the judges criticised the program because it was too hard to distinguish where elements started and finished illustrates very well how tragic the level of judging in figure skating is. I mean seriously...

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