Agree--one dimensionality is a good way to put it, there's just something missing from the equation right now. I like his skating generally, but lost a bit of interest in him this year--not sure if it's his program vehicles or what. He has a long way to go on the lyrical/artistic scale before he's even close to a John Curry (one of my all time favorites). Though in all fairness, Curry is a nearly impossible standard for anyone to meet. I don't think Rippon, even with quad or 3A's blazing away, will ever be styled a "power" skater, though he's going to need some more reliable tech firepower to stay up there.
Originally Posted by Spun Silver
Wicked Yankee Girl
Since I just watched Tonya's 1991 US Nationals, for the Send in The Clowns citation: