I get kind of exasperated seeing all these posts about how lazy Mirai is and how Frank is trying so hard to get her to reach her potential and she's just unwilling. What I see is a bad, overzealous attitude on the part of Frank Carroll. I think people are all too willing to take his side of the story. Yes, he's had 2 great champions. But a bunch of mid-pack skaters too. And his attitude towards her in the KnC was awful. I don't think he's as great as he seems to think. And I think he is destroying Mirai a bit. She needs someone more fun and less bent on changing her whole being. Anyone see it the same?
This is why I like John Nicks. He cultivates amazing skaters without stomping on their being. Or at least that's how it comes off. He seems pretty laid back about the whole thing- but gives his skaters amazing skills and just lets them go out there and do their thing. None of this ridiculous jedi-mind stuff that Frank does. Seems to be a calming influence on his skaters and allows them to just perform well.