Alrighty, let's carry on!
Bringing this WONDERFUL post by Bournekraatzfan over to this one.
I have already said a lot about V&M's SD but I would also like to point out how interesting their pattern is. They move inward, curve around and move outward again in sections. They don't continue a straighter path throughout the program to gain or maintain speed and momentum. And in their FD, not only are they both constantly changing direction but they are often doing it on one foot. have picked out a few moments to illustrate this from just the beginning of their program (I could find numerous examples throughout).
Have a look at this nice set of turns (thanks for the link to this video, Braulio ):
And then moments later, Tessa changes direction on one foot, coming through the space between them and remaining on one foot in her new direction. While she does this, Scott bends his knee and changes feet, rising on the ball of the new skating foot. Look at how detailed that one moment is. This stuff blows me away.
And just moments after this, they do a mini lift and Tessa comes down, stays on one foot and changes direction (still on one foot) while comfortable in Scott’s arm:
And then watch Tessa turn counter-clockwise on her right foot and orient her body towards the right, then bring her weight back quickly to turn clockwise on her left foot:
This is shared difficulty, management of space, multidirectional skating, flow, power, numerous changes of hold--everything the rule book is asking for yet it is so much more than that. The emotional complexity of this program is just...I don't have the words.