Here, Jessica is not skating like she has a World medal, and their elements are terribly simplistic. The first lift is something very simple. Things like the death spiral slip I don't understand, and what is falling out of a double axel -- a jump she has done for years. These are things that have nothing to do with new partnerships.
I don't know if Jessica even likes skating. You certainly wouldn't guess that she does watching her.
But I guess I shouldn't be surprised by your comments, since you joined this forum in March when D&D split, and every one of your 4 posts so far has been to dump on Jessica.
For what it's worth, I did get a chance to watch the last part of a Dubé/Wolfe practice session at Liberty and they looked like they were enjoying themselves on the ice.
I can't say I'm holding my breath for D&W to become the next great Canadian pair. Very few male skaters compare to Bryce IMO, including Wolfe - he actually reminded me a bit of Eric Radford and I thought the size difference between D&W was less than ideal (too much of a difference).
I certainly do wish them all the best. D/R and M/MT are decent Canadian pairs and D/W should at least make the competition for the podium interesting. But I expect no more than that. Though, I would be happy to be wrong.
OMG, Jessica Dube SUCKS!!!!
I expected them to be worse as a pair, but at the same time I expected Jessica to look alive, and agree with general consensus.
But the first time I saw Sale & Pelletier, I thought they were VERY meh, so I can't rely on early indications for teams. I also thought Duhamel & Buntin would have been much better than they wound up being.
I certainly didn't. (They were skating in Kamloops, BC, at Skate Canada). I thought they were amazing for a new team. I distinctly remember Barb Underhill saying they had what it took to reach the very top. To quote her, " When I heard they were getting together, I expected them to be good, but I didn't expect them to be THIS good."But the first time I saw Sale & Pelletier, I thought they were VERY meh,
That was a different situation, though, since both skaters were already experienced pairs skaters, unlike the Dube/Wolfe situation.
"The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy
On a positive note, they seem to have great speed(maybe better than with Davison) and it's nice to see Jessica landing the triple flip and both throw jump!!
Personally I think the situation is more like that of Cody Hay and Annabelle Langlois. She was experienced in senior. He had reasonable experience, but at a lower level and with less skilled partners. It took them about a year to get to matching levels, but it did eventually work out.