The Adam Rippon Good News Thread

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by mjames, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. mjames

    mjames New Member

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    Didn't see a cheer thread for Adam and after seeing his performance at the Izod the other night and tonight seeing him and Ashley on The Voice tonight thought I would start one.

    Go Adam! :kickass:
  2. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Short video clip of Adam & Ashley being introduced in the audience on NBC's "The Voice" tonight: http://instagram.com/p/iDAEvnPnts/

    Michelle Kwan wrote a nice paragraph on Adam in the second half of her Lysacek article (link is posted in the U.S. Men's thread in GSD here):
    This might be Rippon's best performance of "A Song for You" to date (re-posting video link from the American Legends show thread plus mjames' report excerpt): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjcFG8mw47k

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  3. Allisanna

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    :cheer2: Go Adam! :cheer2:
  4. Sasha'sSpins

    Sasha'sSpins Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for starting this thread mjames! Adam is my fave men's figure skater this quad for sure! Go Adam! :cheer: :cheer2:

    And thank you Sylvia for the links! Adam has the potential to medal at the Olympics - the Kween has spoken! :D
  5. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Love Adam! :encore:
  6. Primorskaya

    Primorskaya New Member

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    Good move mjames, it's about time Adam had his own thread. Hope there'll be lots of good news to add to it!
  7. E.A. Week

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    I adore Adam, and my fingers are crossed very hard for him to make the team for Sochi. The Rippon Lutz is so spectacularly beautiful, it just takes my breath away every time I see it.

    My dream team for the US men is Adam Rippon and Jason Brown. :D
  8. care bear

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    I am rooting for Adam since 2007. Wish him to skate his best in Boston and to make the Olympic team!
  9. bronwynsings

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    My dream team is Adam and Jason too! I would love for them and Ashley to make it to the Olympics together. Gooooooo Adam!! :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:
  10. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    Love him to pieces! Have ever since he won Jr Nats....And he is a living doll! Go, Adam!! #AngelBoy!!!

    Big thanks for starting this thread!!
  11. sk9tingfan

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    Me too! 2005 since I kicked him out of my seat at Nationals in Portland, Or
  12. Sasha'sSpins

    Sasha'sSpins Well-Known Member

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    That's my dream team too! :D
  13. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    I would have let him sit on my lap!
  14. Finnice

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    I am not an American, but i would gladly wave the U.S. flag to these three lovely skaters!
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  15. kittyjake5

    kittyjake5 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Sylvia for all the info about Adam. The confidence he has this season when
    he takes the ice is wonderful to see and his skating, so smooth and powerful puts
    him in contention for the National title.

    He is going to make a splash at his Nationals for sure! :cheer:

    GO Adam!!!!
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  17. LilJen

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    Love this exhibition as well. Definitely qualifies as adorable.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CtNM77SBfY

    (Yeah, and for some reason the other night in my dreams I was skiing with Adam. . . haven't skiied in nearly 20 years!)
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  18. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    One of my all-time favs by ANY skater. I was in Kingston in 2010 and went to the Gala practice. Silly me with no tissues. :wuzrobbed
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    I cry when I watch the video, kwanette.
    I can only imagine what it was like to see that "practice"!
  20. Kelvster

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    my goodness me. what a beautiful, beautiful exhibition programme from Adam! (Never watched it before)

    I liked his skating best when he first burst onto the scene ...

    then he had some rather generic programmes (like Rach 2, and even the Bach programme didn't do much)

    arutunian is doing wonders to this guy and I wouldn't mind seeing him in the Olympic games.
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    I developed a liking for his skating after I would watch him train at the DSC. I watch some skaters pace around the rink only trying a few jumps but Adam works his ASS off in every session I have seen. His mother is a sweetheart and really pretty... yes that was useless info LOL.

    I hope he makes the team over Abbott. I respect his decision to work with Rafael. I mean think about how tough it is to have that tough conversation with yourself late in your career with limited time until the biggest moment of your life. The guy realized that the Yuka/ Jason arrangement was not working and went to a super tough coach. I can tell that Rafael respects Adam and it seems like Adam has such a thirst for knowledge and dedication to improvement that it probably draws more out of Rafael during their sessions. Anyway, I wish him the best.

    Sticking with that Michael Siebert choreography that was SO opposite to Adam's natural fluid movement deserves applause. I watched them work on that program here so i can appreciate how HARD that was. Adam's the real deal!
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  23. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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  24. Sasha'sSpins

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    Every time I look at Adam I keep hoping he gets offered a role in some movie based on ancient Greece, perhaps as a blonde Greek god Adonis, or perhaps in a film bio on Botticeli - he could play/pose as one of the Master's beauties or even as the Master himself!...

    Okay, I better stop there. Good thing Adam is of age because I'm feeling very cougarish all of a sudden! :D
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  25. Primorskaya

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    You and me both luv ;)
    I'm a decorative painter and every now and then get to paint an antique style fresco or a classical scene on walls or ceilings and one of these days I'm totally going to model a character on him!
  26. E.A. Week

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    You should! If I knew how to paint (used to take drawing classes waay back in the day, but never made it to painting), I would probably have a thousand paintings of Adam right now. I mean--the eyes, the lips, the curls, the bone structure, the flawless skin (my inner spotty 13-year-old is very jealous of Adam's flawless complexion)--that kind of beauty is just begging to be immortalized in art. Like I posted upthread, Adam won the genetic jackpot. And on top of that, the ability to skate like an angel? He would be utterly obnoxious if he didn't come across as so sweet and endearing.

    It's funny to compare Adam to Charlie White, looks-wise. They've both got the blond curls going on, they both have great faces. But Charlie comes across as the all-American good-looking guy next door. Adam looks like he should be painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
  27. girlscouse62

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    I am Canadian, but a great fan of Adam. I love his fluid grace. Reminds me somewhat of Toller Cranston in his younger days. Would love to see him at Olys in top five.
  28. Sasha'sSpins

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    That's okay - beauty can be appreciated across the borders! ;)

    Please do share when you get to painting a mural of Adam! :D

    I would have loved him to play the role of Finnick in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". He is who I pictured when I read the description of Finnick in the book. :swoon:
  29. bronwynsings

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    It took me the longest time to figure out that Adam was who I pictured for Finnick!! It's a perfect match :D
  30. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Maybe Adam could do a 'Catching Fire' exhibition in the role of Finnick - trident and skimpy fish-net and seaweed clothes and all. :D
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  34. Finnice

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    WOW! Mr. Finnice, who often dislikes figure skating, because the skaters canĀ“t interpret the music, was so impressed with that.
    Moi, I am in tears. Adam... well, first to the Olympics. Then...
  35. skatesindreams

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    From your thoughts to the Skategods, Finnice.
    I've often wept while watching this performance.
  36. aftershocks

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    Go AdaRipp! Get your boogie on at U.S. Nationals!!! :cheer:

    I wish you a wonderful balance between attack and inner calm. You can do it!
  37. briancoogaert

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    I love him more and more every competition.
  38. Kati

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    Watching this, I remember why I love figure skating so much
  39. care bear

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    In his career he proved to be a strong competitor, so in this sense I wish him to skate his best in the FS! Good luck!
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    Is he going to retire after nationals?