^Exactly. Adam doesn't have good technique on the axel, that's why it's inconsistent. New coach=new technique, possibly more consistency.
Maybe he'll bring the curls back in a modified way at some point if he feels it will work with a future program. Right now, Adam is likely trying to focus on crafting a look that will fit the programs he has prepared for this season. Sure, it is a shame to flatten down such gorgeous natural bouncy abundance. But I'm for anything that helps Adam get his mojo working for him. AdaRipp, Rip ON!
Seems like he's grasping at straws.
Arutunian & Carroll hardly seem like grasping at straws - GO ADAM!
To consider that he's changing coaches so quickly,
I just don't see he's going to succeed with Arutyunyan IN A SHORT TIME.
That looks like what he's looking for and
Morozov would have been the best for him in terms of that.
Adam is turning 23 in about a month, is that really considered young for skating? Most would consider him a long shot to make Pyeongchang in 2018 because of the age he will be then. Sochi is his goal, and I'm not sure all these coaching changes so close to then will help him get fast results. Moving around takes time, adjustment, and idk, it seems like he's working for a quick fix to get a consistent 3a and quad, and to be honest, he'd probably be more likely to achieve that if he stuck with one coach and just sought out additional help.
Personally I don't care if he changes his coaches again and again as long as he still has something good that he learned from former coaches, but I don't see it in him at all. I wonder if it's really an issue with the coaches.
A grumpy Canadian will always be nicer than a polite Milanese
As an aside, I've seen him in person a couple of times and he doesn't look scrawny or frail to me!
Jumps are all about good use of edges and correct timing.
Rippon's axel technique looks .
Especially given that by his own admission, Sato and Dungjen seemed to have a very good attitude (and if they could make Czisny land fully rotated jumps... ).
Maybe he really was unlucky with his coaching relationships. But this could also point towards a failure to take responsibility for himself (what berthesghost said).
Last edited by Ziggy; 09-13-2012 at 10:46 AM.
I wish he had gone to Arutunian when he left Morozov. Arutunian didn't have a prominent senior since Jeff retired.
By the way, Jeff was 22 and several months when he went to Arutunian. There is a hope for Adam!
Last edited by seabm7; 09-13-2012 at 02:58 PM.
I do think that the key for Adam is ownership. Ownership of both the technique as well as the progress.
In my observation, Jason and Yuka give their skaters space to work things out themselves. It sounds like Adam wants more of a hands on, i'm going to flat out tell you what to do every minute of every hour approach. Its almost like he wants what Patrick Chan is turning away from as coaching styles go.
Either way it goes, I wish him the best.