Why would a skater with history of back pain want to do pairs? His back will not appreciate the lifts, twists and thrown jumps.
Last edited by hanca; 09-10-2012 at 09:23 PM.
He is still skating but cutting out quad training, 3A training, so the back is saved a lot of stress from not doing those things. I am sure his partner will be light because he is not that tall and it may not be as bad.
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As for KVDp being a great example... i would remind you that if he has back problem already, pairs is a bad idea, unless he wants to end up like Mohd. Ali... or he is hoping for his pair's partner to lift him, he is may be looking for his Anissina...
I too thought it was a joke, but if Kevin doesn't feel ready to hang up his skates and wants to give pairs a try, why not? He probably has no illusions about his potential as a pairs skater, but he'll probably still receive funding, which could be a major incentive. He's been pretty tenacious and determined over the years, continuing to keep going even though his results weren't that great relatively speaking. And during that time he has had a few great moments that really thrilled him. He is obviously skating mostly for himself and if it continues to give him motivation and satisfaction, again - why not?
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Seriously, he barely has enough power across the ice for himself - to think he will need all the power for lifts, twists and throws as well, is just, well, surreal.
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