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    A few days late, but congratulations to Adam for helping the US men keep three spots for Boston!

    I admit I did not think Adam would be the #2 US man at this WC, but I'm pleased to have been proven wrong. It was also nice to see the international judges give him higher PCS for his LP after they shafted him in the SP. His skating has excellent quality when he's on.

    I keep seeing shade thrown Adam's way online even after his good result in Shanghai. I'm looking forward to him continuing to work on that quad lutz and his programs for next year. Gooooo Adam!

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    Really proud of what Adam did at Worlds. No, 4Lz didn't come close, but he hit pretty much everything else (which I actually didn't expect--I thought it was a total "throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks strategy").

    Since it seems like he's continuing, I just hope he's more confident next year. He can hit the triple axels, when he believes he can.

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    Yeah, that is a sign of real improvement - his 3As. They have been his Achilles heel as long as I can remember, at any rate - it's nice to see him land some with confidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andromache View Post
    A few days late, but congratulations to Adam for helping the US men keep three spots for Boston!

    I admit I did not think Adam would be the #2 US man at this WC, but I'm pleased to have been proven wrong. It was also nice to see the international judges give him higher PCS for his LP after they shafted him in the SP. His skating has excellent quality when he's on.

    I keep seeing shade thrown Adam's way online even after his good result in Shanghai. I'm looking forward to him continuing to work on that quad lutz and his programs for next year. Gooooo Adam!
    This! I hope that he is selected for WTT so that we can see his programs again!

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    I know that I'm very late to the party (I haven't been following figure skating closely for the past few years, so basically I only watch the highlights on Canadian television), but I just wanted to say that I've fallen in love with Adam's skating all over again after watching his breathtaking free skate at Worlds. (CBC TV didn't broadcast his SP, unfortunately.) I haven't been this spellbound by one of his performances since I attended the 2010 Skate Canada International, where I had the great privilege and pleasure to watch Adam win the bronze medal with two splendid programs, plus he had a magical exhibition number. The Canadian crowd absolutely adored him at that event, and we gave Rippon a standing ovation for both his SP and LP. I distinctly remember that the only male skater who had received louder cheers was Patrick Chan, and it felt like we kind of "adopted" Adam as one our own.

    I was a fan of Adam's when Orser was his coach, but then I got very upset when their partnership ended, and I gradually lost interest in his career soon afterwards. Because I had only followed the Canadian coverage for figure skating, I had no idea that Rippon had earned the silver medal at the U.S. Nationals earlier this year, or that he had won the free skate in spectacular fashion, so I didn't expect to see him at Worlds. But when his face suddenly appeared on my TV, I actually exclaimed out loud, "Oh my God, Adam!" It was like rediscovering treasure that I once thought was lost forever. Without knowing exactly how he would perform, I knew it had to be good because there was no other reason for the CBC to air his LP when the network purposely ignored his SP. Adam's performance managed to replicate the joy and wonder I felt at the 2010 SC, and I was shocked when I became misty-eyed after he took his final pose---in all of my years following this sport, I've only cried twice before. At that moment, I realized just how much I had missed seeing Adam skate so well and so beautifully.

    I probably sound like a silly, emotional fangirl, but it's nothing short of a miracle for me to renew my love for a skater whom I believed for years would not be able to recapture his former brilliance. (The CBC did broadcast Rippon's programs at the 2013 SA, but I recall at the time that they didn't really affect me on an emotional level even though he had a good competition.) If Adam is planning to continue for one more season, then I'll be very happy to follow his career again and support him every step of the way.
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    I love your custom title, siberia82!

    I hope Adam continues, too. And there's nothing wrong with being a silly, emotional fangirl here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandpiper View Post
    Perhaps Adam is more a Johnny Weir-type, as opposed to a Jeremy Abbott-type.
    To my eyes at least, Adam's style is a hybrid between Buttle's and Weir's. There is at least one figure skater who sees the connection to Buttle; David Pelletier was a guest commentator for the CBC bold coverage of the 2010 SC, and he mentioned that Rippon's skating reminded him a lot of Jeff's.

    Quote Originally Posted by demarinis5 View Post
    This! I hope that he is selected for WTT so that we can see his programs again!
    Adam is listed as a substitute: http://www.isuresults.com/events/cat00468311.htm

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    I love your custom title, siberia82!
    *giggles* Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by gallavich View Post
    And there's nothing wrong with being a silly, emotional fangirl here.
    Yay! I may have let out a girlish "Squee!" when I gave Adam a high-five after the medal ceremony at the 2010 SC.

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    I am disappointed not to see Adam at the WTT. I get it that the usfsa wanted to give Max something. It would have been nice, though, to see if he could have put two strong programs out there internationally. But he had his chance at 4CC and that didn't go so well; fortunately Worlds were better and he was a respectable 8th. I think the judges are saying with his PCs that if he can keep the jumps including the 4Lutz a bit more solid, he has a shot at top 5. I am anxious to see him next year!

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