Do you think that the illusion that D&W have more speed could play into this? I've read countless times on the boards that if you skate in dance holds you seem to be slower because you take up less space on the ice, but if you skate side by side, you appear to be faster. I've heard from people who have seen them both live that if you pay attention, D&W don't actually have more speed. But could this be playing into some of the 'advantage' that they seem to have?
Thank you everyone for your posts -they are very insightful!! I look forward to reading what you come up with over the weekend!