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    Adam Rippon will be going to Dungjen and Detroit

    http://www.usfigureskating.org/Story...250&type=media

    Adam Rippon, a two-time World Junior champion and the gold medalist at the 2010 International Skating Union (ISU) Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, announced today that he will commence training with Jason Dungjen at the Detroit Skating Club after working the past several months on a transitional basis with Ghislain Briand in Toronto.

    "I put a lot of thought into my search for a new training site, and I'm excited and looking forward to working with Jason," Rippon said. "I want to thank Ghislain for his help in this transitional period."

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    Interesting. I'm sure most will find this very promising. I just hope their strategy is not to make Adam skate as slowly and cautiously as Alissa.

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    Sounds good. I hope it works out for him. Jason and Yuka are becoming the new power team fast.

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    I am very excited for Jason and Yuka, and now Adam....he has a great amount of potential. =]

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    Adam's stroking is seriously awful, maybe with Yuka's influence in the background it can be fixed. So this sounds like a good move!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    Interesting. I'm sure most will find this very promising. I just hope their strategy is not to make Adam skate as slowly and cautiously as Alissa.
    Did Alissa used to skate faster when she was with her previous coach?
    Last edited by krenseby; 06-16-2011 at 06:57 PM.

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    I don't know about overall, but I think Yuka and Jason are working with Alissa's jump approaches, to make them more methodical and focused.

    Brfore she had a tendency to rush into the jump, leading with her upper body. Now I think she is trying to hold the groove and let each element come to her.

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    Alissa was never a particularly fast stroker. I don't really notice a big difference in her stroking in general after switching to Yuka and Jason. I have a tough time believing that Yuka, with the best knees in skating and all, could lead a skater astray in the basics. Based on memory, I think Mathman is right. At least, I think Alissa's approach to the double axel is less awkward since the coaching switch.

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    I'm happy to hear that Adam is making his way to Detroit. I just went to the Detroit Skating Club last week and saw "A Magical Evening on Ice." It was great and neat to see all of the high level skaters that are training in Michigan (not far from where I live!). I think Adam will do well with Yuka and Jason. Maybe they can help him with the consistency he needs. I hope things go well for Alexe Gilles as well in Detoit. Is anyone going to Skate Detroit this year? I think I will be going!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krenseby View Post
    Did Alyssa used to skate faster when she was with her previous coach?
    You know, that was my impression - that she was always "a gentle and cautious skater," to quote Peggy Fleming, but is even slower and more deliberate now. But it's only an impression, not a scientific observation. I should do some careful comparisons to see if I am correct or not.

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    Should I reply on Alissa or Adam?

    I don't see Adam as a slow skater. I don't clock the speeds in figure skating. I go by skating to the music, and Adam does that very well. However, he could use a quad or two. I do not want to know he is practicing them. I want to see them in competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arianne View Post
    I'm happy to hear that Adam is making his way to Detroit. I just went to the Detroit Skating Club last week and saw "A Magical Evening on Ice." It was great and neat to see all of the high level skaters that are training in Michigan (not far from where I live!). I think Adam will do well with Yuka and Jason. Maybe they can help him with the consistency he needs. I hope things go well for Alexe Gilles as well in Detoit. Is anyone going to Skate Detroit this year? I think I will be going!
    I'm considering attending Skate Detroit, but only the last 3 days. I read on another board that Keegan Messing is competing, as are Alexe Gilles, and Christina Gao. I'm hoping someone will post more names. I'd love to go for the entire competition, but it is difficult to get away for that long.

    I think this will be a good atmospher for Adam and wish him well.

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    Is Gao still in the Orser camp? I can't keep track of all the coaching changes lately.

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    Yes... AFAIK.

    No word of Orser here but she mentions training in Toronto.
    http://www.wlwt.com/r/27969580/detail.html

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    adam needs to pick a coach and stay there. He's chasing the latest greatest coaches expecting magic... Morosov was no longer the king of coaches, so he goes to Orser... that didn't work and oh! look! Yuka and Jason are the hot item now let's go to them.

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