Congrats to Edwards/Pang!! So far a gold and a silver at the JGP circuit. That's a fantastic start for Canada's Juniors! Feeling bad for D/R. Hope she found some great Mexican food.
Had a look at both the SD and FD events, and except for the top 2, it was all pretty underwhelming. To be honest, I'm not a fan of either the SD or FD from Edwards/Pang either. They have tremendous talent, but their programs are just not right. I think it is time for them to get their choreography outside, from someone like a David Wilson or Jeff Buttle or a famous dancer/choreographer off ice. Someone who is a ballroom expert for the SD, and someone who can do something interesting for the FD. Technically, the FD is difficult. It has the opposite problem of Bent/MacKeen from the week before. Their program was so open and full of 2 foot skating and lacking difficulty - and very cheesy. Edwards/Pang program is packed with lots of difficulty, almost too much, and it just looks like a bunch of hard stuff with a background of horrible cuts to music. They have a whole lot of potential. They need better vehicles. And more off ice dance training to go with that difficulty so that, for example, her back/shoulder positions improve and they look like they really understand their music and the story they are telling. I really loved their SD last year. Their FD was ok. I'm not ready to buy what they are selling yet this season.