I liked his LP from last season too. He doesn't have interpretation at this point to make such program really shine but it was a very pleasent one and the quality of his skating is already great. Plus he had wonderful and interesting music.
More music this season that was done to death and more. I guess it's better to give up and not expect something original from skaters. At least he's skating to the music he chose himself.
"Marge, if you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I'm just going to have to stop doing stupid things!" - Homer Simpson in the Mr. Plow episode
Love Adam. I'm also pleased that he seems to be getting some good support from USFSA. He's got great GP assignments and good buzz in the off-season.
I'm looking forward to seeing his programs.
I know I'm going to get negative rep for this, but...well...I don't have any friends anyway, so...
To be clear, I'm a Rippon fan. But, I'm going to be as delicate as I can here and suggest he lose about 10 lbs. I'm not saying he's overweight, but his body type is a little bottom heavy. He lacks jump height, speed and quickness on the ice while his stroking is slightly labored. I think this can all be noticeably improved with a leaner build and this could help him get to the next level.
Again, not being critical of him in general or encouraging him to start barfing up his dinner as there are safe and healthy ways to lean out a little, but you can bet I'll be pulling this post out of the archives when he does ultimately go in this direction.
However he approaches the coming cycle, I wish him success!
I understand the concept - smaller = faster rotation, lightness = easier to get off the ground.
But what puzzles me is if it is universally better to be thinner and lighter for the sake of jumps - then why were Midori Ito and Tonya Harding the first 2 women to consistently land triple axels? In the history of women skaters they are certainly not the tiniest!
Thank you, Sylvia!
I love him. I'm kvelling.
I met his mom briefly at Skate America in Everett. At least that's what her credentials said. I have my doubts: no way six babies came out of that small person.
"This, after all, is opera, opera in New York, not some dainty pastime like professional hockey..." -- Chip Brown, NYT Magazine 24 Mar 13
The exact wording is: "I watched as Adam stay[ed] upright on the landings of all of the Quad Toes that he attempted. They are a work in progress..."
Sorry, go right ahead!
ummmm... I hope he reveals power, and a consistent 3axel as well!!! Oh and it wouldnt hurt him to STOP PUMPING UP AND DOWN AS HE STROKES!!!!!
I actually think that he could almost be a trained and polished Johnny Weir but as it stands... he leaves a lot to be desired.
Cool!! I personally like Prokofiev's R&J better but I think Tchaikovsky's fits Adam better.
As for Piano Concerto No.2, that's one of my favorite pieces. I can't wait to see both programs!!!
I just love Adam and am really looking forward to seeing him this year. Thanks very much for the link, Sylvia.
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