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Adam Rippon to be coached by Rafael Arutyunyan in Lake Arrowhead, Calif.

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Press release is out today: http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=48423&type=media

    I think this is a good move for him since Arutyunyan is known as a very good technical coach.

    ETA that an article by Amy Rosewater, who reportedly spoke with Rippon today, should be up on IceNetwork at some point.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2012
  2. reese

    reese Well-Known Member

    This kid is tiptoeing into Nicole Bobek territory.
  3. UMBS Go Blue


    Coaching-wise, perhaps... now if Adam became as BADDD a GRRLLLL as Nicole was, then that would be utterly :watch:

    As Uncle Dickie said out loud on TV way back when, "sometimes you want to hug her, sometimes you want to spank her."

  4. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Enjoying Vicarious Voids!

    I'm an uber and all that but at some point, you have to look at the common denominator. I really hope this works out for him but it doesn't look especially good. :shuffle:
  5. my little pony

    my little pony war crawling into canada

    i wonder if he will break into someone's house next
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  6. kirkbiggestfan

    kirkbiggestfan Well-Known Member

    He needs a consistent 3A and quad to be competitive in the tough US field. Orser and Sato tried, but they may not have been the best to teach him that. Who is Arutyunyan coaching these days?
  7. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

    Definitely Nathan Chen - maybe Adam can pick up 3A pointers from Nathan? :D Not sure who else.
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  8. lily

    lily Active Member

    Better so than to have such bad season he had.
    Why he parted ways with Brian Orser? He was technically much better with him...
  9. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

    How many coaching changes is that now? Honestly, I'd spend all the time wasted by moving all the time, going to new coaches, getting comfortable with them, etc on thinking about what's really wrong and use that time to train than his coaching situation.
  10. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow Dancing

    ITA. :fragile:
  11. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

    Just from Wikipedia: Yelena Sergeeva for many years; Morozov in 2007-8 or so; then to Orser (officially in early 2009); left Orser but stated that he would stay in Toronto with Ghislain Briand in April 2011; left for DSC and Yuka & Jason two months later; now this.

    I believe Morozov was the most acrimonious split; I remember in a later interview, when asked to describe him with whatever came to mind, Rippon answered "old". :lol:
  12. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

    Wowww. . . . coaching-go-round. I have wished for ALL these coaching arrangements to work and so far he seems to be merely in a holding pattern. Improving in some areas but (most notably) regressing in others. Please, Rafael, do NOT let him get injured!!
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  13. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

    I love Adam to pieces. Hope that this works out for him.
  14. stjeaskategym

    stjeaskategym Well-Known Member

    I feel a little bad for him. He seems kind of desperate, especially to be changing coaches this close to the Grand Prix. It seems as if he's on a constant, frantic search to find a miracle coach who can magically give him the reliable big jumps.
  15. DimaToe

    DimaToe El Chen-te Fernández

    I'm surprised that his next stop wasn't Kristy Krall, given that she is a jump specialist, you'd think that Adam would be all over that :confused:
  16. Lacey

    Lacey Well-Known Member

    I might have thought about Kristy Krall too, but I'm good with this, possibly fewer other students with Rafael than with Yuka/Jason?
  17. bmcg

    bmcg Well-Known Member

    This seems quite sudden in the sense that I recall reading some article on icenetwork during Champs Camp with quotes from Jason that talked about their GP plans.

    What sort of coach is Rafael? Recall reading one of the main issues with Orser was over training philosophies. Orser wanted him to hit the gym, do more off ice to build endurance and Adam and his team disagreed. It's interesting because in that icenetwork article from CHamps Camp Adam mentions how Siebert told him to hit the gym which he seemed to finally see the benefits to.
  18. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    You spoke for me!
  19. Nune

    Nune Member

    Well, Kristy Krall could be his next move :) At least he always movesto well known coaches ...
  20. rfisher

    rfisher Will you rise like a phoenix or be a burnt chicken

    If you don't have a 3A in juniors, it's probably not going to happen in seniors. I'd like to be wrong, but I'm betting I'm not. There aren't going to be many more "next seasons" for Adam to get it together. I fear the same will be the case for Kozuka. :wuzrobbed
  21. Gil-Galad

    Gil-Galad Well-Known Member

    Well, Kozuka won a national title plus a world silver at the senior level. He is woefully inconsistent, but he at least got it together for a short time.

    I hope this works out for Adam. But I really would like for him to stick with a plan now, at least until Sochi.
  22. Nune

    Nune Member

    Arggg... I Love Kozuka !!!
  23. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

    Lots of news and congratulations about the move happening on Twitter.

    I hope he thrives in California.
  24. pinky166

    pinky166 #teamtrainwreck #teamdiva

    Musical coaches...but hey, maybe it will work for him this time around. Caroline Zhang did the same thing, but ultimately the move to the Oppegard's paid off and she is skating a lot better now. As for Krall she has a lot of students, two of them being Mahbanoozadeh and Farris who are like prime competition for Rippon...could get a little awkward potentially. The only elite student I know Raffael is coaching currently is Nathan Chen, and he's way younger than Adam so no awkward rivalry potential there (at least for the time being), and he probably has plenty of time to devote to Rippon. I just wonder if at some point it comes down to jumping ability, Rippon just isn't a huge jumper and his basics aren't the strongest either (likely from starting skating so late). Should be interesting to see how it all pans out.
  25. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

    This off-season just keeps on giving.
  26. olympic

    olympic Well-Known Member

    Well, 1) Adam has worked on his physique and 2) moving to Arutunian should help him with jumps. Arutunian gave the Kween a little more power on jumps. I think this could work out. Also, I think he will have more face time with Arutunian due to the lack of other elite skaters as mentioned above. Abbott will have more time Yuka and Jason
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  27. triple_toe

    triple_toe Well-Known Member

    Finding the perfect skater/coach match is an extremely difficult thing. I wish Adam much luck with this move. Truth is, if he's not happy or feels stagnant, he needs to change coaches. It's not necessarily the fault of either side, sometimes it just doesn't work out.
  28. B.Cooper

    B.Cooper Active Member

    Hopefully this move for Adam will provide what he is looking for. I suspect he was not a priority for Orser in Canada, and quite honestly, probably wasn't at the top of the pecking order @ DSC, as Yuka and Jason had their hands full with Jeremy and Alissa (as well as many other students. As a side note, another of their students also left late this summer, iIRC, Alexe Gilles, who is back in Colorado, but not sure of her coaching arrangements at this point).

    Adam has to find a training regimen that solidifies the 3A and a quad. Perhaps Arrowhead will be the answer.
  29. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

    I don't care about the axels or the coach whoring. I get to what's important--the curls. So long as he has the curls and the Lip of Petulance, I will uber him.

    TG just doesn't have the loyalty and love that I have. Hear that, Adam?

  30. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Enjoying Vicarious Voids!

    You distract yourself with Adam. Good girl. Meanwhile Max Trankov and I have slipped out the back door.

    But I'm devastated about the curls.