I do believe that you can best enjoy Morosov's interviews with a version of the DSM IV next to you...I mean, there is nothing wrong with a little narcissism. It makes for great interviews. And it can get you far in life - case in point: Morosov."A pervasive pattern of grandiosity" [...] "Has a grandiose sense of self-importance" [...] "Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love" [...] "Requires excessive admiration" [...] "Has a sense of entitlement" [...] "believes others are envious of him or her" [...] "Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes"
The most telling part of the interview was his statement that he'd studied the judging criteria. He has. And his choreography earns points for his skaters. V/T said he was very helpful with them. I don't find his signature moves entertaining, but apparently a skater with the skills to back up the choreography is doing what the new system dictates.
I wonder how lucrative the Russian fed is making this for him. They clearly feel he's capable of producing winning skaters in all four disciplines. I don't blame them. They've got the talent to sweep (if Plushenko stays healthy) the OGMs and I'd do whatever I could to help that talent to stand on top of the podium.
Those who never succeed themselves are always the first to tell you how.
Has her artistry improved? Perhaps? Is her an artistic skater? Not by half? Is she a great athlete? Debatable - she is a consistent Jumper. Has her team strategised her tactics to win well? Absolutely.
As long as she tick all the boxes even skated conservatively - she scores points. Her programs on the other hand is totally forgettable. I was there at Moscow watching both of her performances live, and all I can think of is how small the jumps are, the uneven pace of the program with parts that are almost at a stand still as if she is catching her breath for the big finish. The program was conservative and the performance was dry. It is like going to a very expensive restaurant with all the trimming and settings there, but having very bland soup with tons of butter and no flavour.
I have a great memory, but I have to be completely honest, I totally don't remember any of it except coming away thinking, picking the soundtrack to the Mission is the smartest decision Morozov has ever made. The whole music is like a romantic fog, perfect to hide away any deficiencies Miki has as a performer, which is her lack of musicality and expressing beyond what is on paper.
Her Ex Gala on the other hand was pretty good, her best performance by far I have ever seen. I think she was inspired and it clearly showed.
Last edited by os168; 07-01-2011 at 03:36 AM.
What a moronIf it weren't for me, there would be no Daisuke Takahashi.
That is also how I understood that the matter was... And Rippon did not take Orser´s advice about off-ice training. Anyway, we will see how Rippon fares in coming season with another coach.You're not working with any Americans at the moment.
I like to have a very good connection with skaters. That's why it's hard to work [with U.S. skaters]. I worked with a great skater, Adam Rippon; he was happy, and then the [triple] Axel didn't work at competitions, and I told him just wait, it takes time. Then he moved to [Brian] Orser, and the Axel still didn't work all of the time. Now he has another coach. That's how things happen.
He must help Plush too!!!!ROTFL
"The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy
I suspect Morozov did not have enough time to fine-tune Adam's programs, which might have been a factor in his decision to go to a different coach/choreographer.
Last edited by seabm7; 07-01-2011 at 06:50 AM.
To be fair, the L&T situation seemed to be somewhat similar to the Adam Rippon situation as was described a few posts earlier. They don't want to take the advice of the coach or there are other various assorted issues and when things don't work out they blame the coach. Actually both sides blame the other. I remember after L&T had yet another disastrous outting of the Storm/Air on a G-String FD at the GWG's Zhulin commented that backstage someone told him "you know you've just lost them." Air on a G-String was one of L&T's best FD's; it's not Zhulins fault that for whatever reason L&T never were able to put the program out there the way it should have been.
It was her. It was always her.Air on a G-String was one of L&T's best FD's; it's not Zhulins fault that for whatever reason L&T never were able to put the program out there the way it should have been.
He should have skated with Navka or Grishuk.