Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hooked On Adam Rippon



Lynn Rutherford's fantastic feature on Adam Rippon in this month's issue of Skating Magazine mentions that Adam idolizes the great John Curry. His new program includes spin positions that are inspiring throwbacks to the '70s and look wonderful on this skater. Trained from the beginning by Russians, Rippon's body is lyrical and expressive. He has also been working on Quad Toes and Quad Flips and has studied the techniques and entrances of others. Orser says that his triple axels have become quite comfortable. He is loading up the second half of the program in order to achieve maximum points.

20 comments:

  1. I'm impressed by this kid. His 3A's are still a little funky (as is his stroking) but he's just a beautiful skater. Hope the program further develops as time goes on.

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  2. I just love Adam, he's such a great guy and I'm glad he's getting recognition for his hard work.

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  3. this is a great program for him. I can easily see him cinching a national title and a world medal if he dosent burn out by march. but he/David Wilson copied that ending pose from Sasha's program to this music. and the music clips are identical. but really who can blame them? Sasha's program was pure win.

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  4. It's so wonderful to see such a talented skater. I can't wait to follow Adam's career. Best of luck to him. :)

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  5. Can't do a quad and backload the way he does. I can't see it happening. He is a quadless backloader. That is his strategy. Maybe he does a quad and the rest of the jumps after the haflway point so he can rest. I bet he Rippon never does a quad in his career. There is nothing wrong with that. People who do quads now don't win the Olympics or worlds.

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  6. I think you may need to take a valium.

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  7. Seriously. The guy is only a 3rd year Senior or something like that. There are a million chances more for him to try quads.

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  8. fb status update:

    "Battle of the A's: Jeremy Abbott vs. Adam Rippon

    Introducing America's new kinky Johnny Weir [but far less pretentious] being touted as the next British Curry, Adam Rippon and his innovative long program choreographed by Canadian David Wilson to Russian Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with less chatty Japanese commentary."

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  9. The Japan Open was meaningless-it was a perfect opportunity for Rippon to try a quad. The Grand Prix will be seen as too important for quad tests, US nationals will be seen as too important for a quad test, and worlds will be seen as too important for a quad test. There is no place for Rippon to try a quad this season. It is certainly not going to happen this season. Maybe at Japan Open 2011 if he is invited.

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  10. Who gives a shit if he does a quad? His skating is beautiful; he's more than just a jumping robot....and he doesn't flail his arms, either!

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  11. Amanda- that is exactly what I am saying. I don't know why Rippon is even talking about doing quads.

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  12. I saw this real time at the venue, and it brought on the first spontaneous standing ovation of the day. Quadless or not really wasn't the issue at all. His skating gripped the audiences' hearts !! Loved it !!

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  13. Adam is becomming a very bright star in the skating world. I'm excited to see what the future holds for this extremely talented skater. I'm expecting a lot of success for Adam.

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  14. I love the way this program is so seamless - it never lets up the pace and yet he makes it look effortless. And that jump with both arms raised - a real 'wow' moment and something no one else performs. I am a fan!

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