Whenever we talk about talented junior ladies, we always talk about growth spurts and whether or not their skating will be adversely affected. Of course, this talk is spurred by past talented junior ladies skaters who grew and had difficulties with their jumps. However, growth spurts never seem to be an issue with junior men. So my question is why are growth spurts potentially more dangerous for ladies skaters as opposed to men skaters? Why do so many ladies have issues with their jumps once they reach puberty while men seem to have little or no issues with their jumps when they reach puberty?