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Sylvia
09-11-2012, 08:09 PM
Press release is out today: http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=48423&type=media

I think this is a good move for him since Arutyunyan is known as a very good technical coach.

ETA that an article by Amy Rosewater, who reportedly spoke with Rippon today, should be up on IceNetwork at some point.

reese
09-11-2012, 08:12 PM
This kid is tiptoeing into Nicole Bobek territory.

UMBS Go Blue
09-11-2012, 08:14 PM
This kid is tiptoeing into Nicole Bobek territory.Coaching-wise, perhaps... now if Adam became as BADDD a GRRLLLL as Nicole was, then that would be utterly :watch:

As Uncle Dickie said out loud on TV way back when, "sometimes you want to hug her, sometimes you want to spank her." :eek:

:EVILLE:

Theatregirl1122
09-11-2012, 08:18 PM
I'm an uber and all that but at some point, you have to look at the common denominator. I really hope this works out for him but it doesn't look especially good. :shuffle:

my little pony
09-11-2012, 08:21 PM
This kid is tiptoeing into Nicole Bobek territory.

i wonder if he will break into someone's house next

kirkbiggestfan
09-11-2012, 08:25 PM
He needs a consistent 3A and quad to be competitive in the tough US field. Orser and Sato tried, but they may not have been the best to teach him that. Who is Arutyunyan coaching these days?

Zemgirl
09-11-2012, 08:28 PM
He needs a consistent 3A and quad to be competitive in the tough US field. Orser and Sato tried, but they may not have been the best to teach him that. Who is Arutyunyan coaching these days?
Definitely Nathan Chen - maybe Adam can pick up 3A pointers from Nathan? :D Not sure who else.

lily
09-11-2012, 08:30 PM
Better so than to have such bad season he had.
Why he parted ways with Brian Orser? He was technically much better with him...

smarts1
09-11-2012, 08:33 PM
How many coaching changes is that now? Honestly, I'd spend all the time wasted by moving all the time, going to new coaches, getting comfortable with them, etc on thinking about what's really wrong and use that time to train than his coaching situation.

purple skates
09-11-2012, 08:42 PM
I'm an uber and all that but at some point, you have to look at the common denominator. I really hope this works out for him but it doesn't look especially good. :shuffle:

ITA. :fragile:

Zemgirl
09-11-2012, 08:44 PM
How many coaching changes is that now? Honestly, I'd spend all the time wasted by moving all the time, going to new coaches, getting comfortable with them, etc on thinking about what's really wrong and use that time to train than his coaching situation.
Just from Wikipedia: Yelena Sergeeva for many years; Morozov in 2007-8 or so; then to Orser (officially in early 2009); left Orser but stated that he would stay in Toronto with Ghislain Briand in April 2011; left for DSC and Yuka & Jason two months later; now this.

I believe Morozov was the most acrimonious split; I remember in a later interview, when asked to describe him with whatever came to mind, Rippon answered "old". :lol:

LilJen
09-11-2012, 08:55 PM
Wowww. . . . coaching-go-round. I have wished for ALL these coaching arrangements to work and so far he seems to be merely in a holding pattern. Improving in some areas but (most notably) regressing in others. Please, Rafael, do NOT let him get injured!!

kwanette
09-11-2012, 08:57 PM
I love Adam to pieces. Hope that this works out for him.

stjeaskategym
09-11-2012, 09:13 PM
I feel a little bad for him. He seems kind of desperate, especially to be changing coaches this close to the Grand Prix. It seems as if he's on a constant, frantic search to find a miracle coach who can magically give him the reliable big jumps.

DimaToe
09-11-2012, 09:48 PM
I'm surprised that his next stop wasn't Kristy Krall, given that she is a jump specialist, you'd think that Adam would be all over that :confused: