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    To each their own.
    I'm going to enjoy watching the programs/skating of both Abbott and Rippon this season.

    They have different styles; and coaches who can help them develop their strengths to the maximum.
    I think that it's a great time to be a "fan" of the discipline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krenseby View Post
    Like who? I want to know!
    E.g. Candeloro, Kulik, Urmanov and Yagudin used to be extremely popular in Japan. These days Plushenko & many of his competitors (Lambiel, Joubert, etc.), I would say...

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    Posted by Lynn Rutherford on Twitter as to what will probably happen in Portland at SA

    LynnRutherford ARippon teleconf: Says he's fine for Skate America; no after effects from practice collision last wk, exc. for black eye and stiff shoulder.

    Uncertain about doing 4T in Portland; will see how it goes. Hopes to do at nationals. Will work to get all L4 spins. IN article to follow.
    about 1 hour ago via web

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    IN article is up now: Black-eyed Rippon ready to move on

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    I'm going to enjoy watching the programs/skating of both Abbott and Rippon this season.

    They have different styles; and coaches who can help them develop their strengths to the maximum.
    I think that it's a great time to be a "fan" of the discipline.
    Yes, skating-wise, I much prefer Jeremy and Adam over Evan and Johnny any day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    "When I first came to skate [with coach Brian Orser in 2008], I was shy to show him the Lutz with one arm, because Boitano was such a famous rival of his. I didn't know if [Orser] would never want to talk to me again, I had no idea."

    Orser encouraged the move; eventually, Rippon was goaded into trying something even more challenging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figsrus View Post
    OMG ! It's very violent !
    I wonder how those guys stand up well !

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    Quote Originally Posted by floskate View Post
    This! Well, mostly I don't find his skating small and amplitude is something he doesn't lack either. He didn't skate as fast as he can at Skate Canada - the crash? Narrower rink? He's by no means the fastest, but I've never thought of him as slow other than into his triple axel which he still stalks a little.

    Thanks for the link to his exhibition Sylvia. What absolutely beautiful skating. You can see a little of John Curry in this I think. In his Skating magazine interview he talks about John's influence on his skating. Oh and he has the best landing positions of any of the current men IMO. So beautiful
    I had the good fortune of seeing Adam's exhibition, not only at the Gala, but at the morning practice. I love the music to "Cinema Paradiso"..have since I heard it as background music to a Kwan retrospective post-98 Olympics..There is a poignancy and a delicacy to the music (IMO)..which along with Adam's sensitivity..made this a memorable exhibition for me. It's been more than 7 years since a practice made me weep..Adam's exhibition had that effect on me...twice in one day...

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    BTW, Adam was not only skating post collision, he was also skating with a cold and an exacerbation of asthma per the Vancouver Sun. Pretty good performance considering all the hurdles (literal and figurative, Chan being one of them ) he had to surmount

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    Next cover of International Figure Skating magazine: http://twitpic.com/33113a

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    I just love Adam hope he wins nationals this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Next cover of International Figure Skating magazine: http://twitpic.com/33113a
    I have already read this article in the digital edition. Well, just want to wish Adam to stay healthy and skate his best. Love his "Romeo".

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    "When I first came to skate [with coach Brian Orser in 2008], I was shy to show him the Lutz with one arm, because Boitano was such a famous rival of his. I didn't know if [Orser] would never want to talk to me again, I had no idea."
    LOL

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