It is good Adam left Brian. But to go with Ghislain may not work. If Adam has worked with Ghislain for two years as he said and his triple axle still has not improved, he needs to look elsewhere.
I am wondering whether this is an interim solution. Adam needs a strong technical coach right now. The one that comes to my mind is Priscilla Hill. Look at Armin. For the short time he moved to Priscilla, he got a beautiful triple axle. Adam needs a technical coach that has proven success. I am not sure if Ghislain has achieved that. He used to have Maxim Billy F who is a talented jumper competing head to head with Kevin R and Patrick Chan. But now we do not hear from him anymore. I heard there are a number of young talented skaters at Cricket Club who have not progressed much in the last couple of years. Some have left Criket and others started to train in the US part time now. It makes one wonder if there is a strong technical coach at that club.
As for Christina Gao, she is a very talented jumper. Like Yuna, she already had all her jumps when she moved to Brian. But she has not fixed her two jump problems: flutz and double axle. This year Agnes beat her in almost all competitions. She should have come 2nd or 3rd at Nationals based on her program contents but finished 5th two years in a role now. I am not surprised if she is thinking about moving too.
Having said all that, a coach and a skater have to match personality wise. Not all coaches will work well with all skaters. All the best for Adam, Brian, Ghislain and Christina.
If I had a dollar for every time I got distracted, I wish I had some ice cream.
I had great hopes for Adam this season after he won 4CC last year, but he really went backwards this season after a strong start at Skate Canada. I hope he can get back on track because I really like his skating. It's makes you wonder when a skater changes coaches 3 times in 4 years though (to Morosov in 2007, to Orser in 2009, now Briend).
It must be really awkward for Adam and Brian to run into each other at the club from now on no matter what the reason for the breakup was. Hopefully this thing ends here... we have seen enough of what Brian is capable of.
Last edited by amaro; 04-02-2011 at 01:02 PM.
You cannot blame so-called yunabots for responding to such unfair accusation.
Last edited by lowtherlore; 04-02-2011 at 02:46 PM.
I also note how quickly you and the other Yu-Nabots jumped into this thread to trash Orser over Adam changing coaches. What knowledge do you have of the situation?
This could be a good thing for Gao since she can have more attention, and I really, really wish her to stick with Orser as she is now his only top prospect.
i agree that adam's programmes this year were v. boring and uninspired. he's so young. needs to go out and have some fun!! rach two and romeo & juliette - way too serious ...
I loved both programs, they were very beautiful, he is a figure skater who knows how to interpret the classics in my opinion. And "Romeo" is a program definitely for a young skater.
Last edited by care bear; 04-02-2011 at 01:49 PM.
But like the skater you adore, you can't admit when you've behaved badly. Speaking of which, I see your darling Yu-Na is embroiled in yet another lawsuit. Why do so many of her business relationships end up badly or in court?
Please don't feed the trolls!
Can't skate but love to watch
I was not surprised at this news at all.
I figured out that Adam could not stay with Oser any longer.
But,,it's nobody's fault.
Coach changing issue is nothing special in figure skating world, therefore we just need to respect skater's own decision.
That will do.
Last edited by lakewood; 04-02-2011 at 02:18 PM.