01-26-2013, 06:17 PM
And he does his own choreography, too.
Originally Posted by museksk8r
Just so you got the full picture.
01-26-2013, 06:19 PM
01-26-2013, 06:30 PM
I'm sorry but I don't buy it with Adam.. First of all I think Adam HAS reached his potential and has in fact over achieved his potential. I'm not convinced on the wonderful 3 axel now, and I'm less convinced he'll have the needed quad. I do like a lot of aspects to Adam's skating so I'd love to be proven wrong. But Rippon's results have gone done as the years progressed. Jumps are part of this sport and part of overall potential and Adam's jumps have been lacking. Not only with the 3axel and but the quad too. A part of me thinks if you don't have it by a certain age- you'll probably never have it. And it feels like with Adam it was always running after the new hot coach.
Originally Posted by Art&Sport
Orser's done fine with a lot of other students. Say what you will about N.Morosov, but he has good jump coaches working with his students too... I don't think the problem is necessary the coaching. As soon as things go wrong with Rafael, he'll probably run there too.
And as for rushing skaters, I don't think its necessarily rushing to give skaters opportunities. This level IS pressured and difficult but your going to have to learn to deal with eventually. Farris has already been to Jr Worlds, several times...If he delivers well at Nationals, why not send him.
Right now I'm not convinced on Jason Brown. I kind of see him as Rippon 2.0..Although he's young seems like the 3axel may be coming along....I'd bet more money on Farris's "potential"
Last edited by bekalc; 01-26-2013 at 06:37 PM.
01-26-2013, 06:34 PM
Evan was only 19 when he went to his first Worlds. Granted he had skated as a Senior that season internationally too but still the experience was valuable to his for making the 2006 Olympic team. On the other hand i don't see how Adam can get much better. He lacks a quad and his jumps lack power.