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Thread: Rika Kihira to add Brian Orser as her secondary coach

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    Still baffling to me that people think Evgenia's skating overall has improved and even more baffling that there's actually people who believe she could ever get a quad.
    Not even Zagitova was/is able to get one and she is training under Eteri, the one coach with a proven record and methods to get girls quads and has always had far stronger jumping technique than Evgenia.
    Evgenia has quiet nearly lost even her 3F-3T, never had a 3Lz-3T to begin with, is slower, her choreo is simplified, transitions are reduced, spins are what has declined the most and her jump content has also been watered down.
    So no, she is not only getting lower placements because of the 3A or Rika appearing, she also simply declined overall.

    About Rika and Orser, I wonder what it is that she thinks that he can teach her that her Japanese coach can't, and that she needs so badly that she is willing to spend all that money, get into a complicated schedule and lots of oversea travel for? It's very interesting

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    I'm surprised that Orser getting Rika even came on table. After all those rumours 2 seasons ago about Wakaba going to TCC but not going finally, and Satoko going to Granite instead of TCC while she was working with Ghislain on her jumps, i thought Orser wasn't interested in getting another top lady. Maybe to give better attention to Medvedeva who he sees like his challenge maybe.
    If Rika finally goes to TCC i wonder what will be the dynamics with the other skaters. Seeing her throwing 3As and quads can be inspiring or....

    Quote Originally Posted by Amei View Post
    My critical post was regarding Medvedeva's consistency which is her second biggest problem after the fact that she's no longer doing the most difficult technical content of the field.
    She never had the most difficult tech of the field. In terms of BV or jump difficulty. There were other skaters with higher BV or jump difficulty. Her wins were on GOEs and PCS. Not on BV like Trusova or even Zagitova against her.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby30 View Post
    None of the "3A's" is consistent either.
    Skating Kostornaya's layouts and having like one step-out and one fall the entire season is being inconsistent.
    Having two falls and one step-out on quads and no mistake on any other jump in a season like Shcherbakova is called inconsistency.
    Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starlight97 View Post

    About Rika and Orser, I wonder what it is that she thinks that he can teach her that her Japanese coach can't, and that she needs so badly that she is willing to spend all that money, get into a complicated schedule and lots of oversea travel for? It's very interesting
    To train 4S or a quad with Ghislain. Before this Rika goes to USA every few months to train her quads.
    This is something that Hamada is not really specialist in.

    Other than the court case issue on allegations of abuse from Nobu Oda. Satoko, who also trained under Hamada, left to go to Canada few months after the case was made public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby30 View Post
    None of the "3A's" is consistent either. Anna is UR'ing her "quads" and even tripels, and Trusova was bombing at all the important competitions. Same with Kostornaia, who has only the 3A, but still wasn't able to skate clean.

    Medvedeva is improving in many areas, and there are a lot of things to fix, that's why she might not be at 100% yet, which is logical. But it's also possible, that the peaking strategy is different ( just as with Yuzuru), it's more important to be in top form at nationals and in the second half of the year
    Kostornaya was within 12 points during her season from sGP on, while Shcherbakova was within 16 points. Just how is that not consistent? You'd be hard pressed to find several more consistent ladies. And it's much tougher to be consistent with quads and 3As, obviously. Both likely could skate every competition clean if they weren't attempting either.

    Should I even comment on the second paragraph, probably not. But I doubt peaking strategy's the issue.

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    Kostornaia is one of the most consistent ladies skating today. she had 1 fall and 1 step out the entire season. the season before i believe she only popped 1 jump, no falls. thats an outstanding record, and not many others can say theyve stayed on their feet that well.

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    Can we please keep this thread on topic and refrain from discussing other skaters?

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    Thought there was more news about Rika on here but it seems to be mostly about other skaters

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