It sounds like they've been together awhile (6 years) but haven't received many international assignments in previous years. I'm not sure they're the BEST new Canadian pair team, but they are, by a long mile, the most INTERESTING Canadian pair team I've seen in awhile - meaning, at least for me, they don't skate to bland, tinkly, or emo music that would make them blend in with the rest of the Canadian pairs teams that have been on the international scene in recent seasons (I'm looking at you M-T/M, Walsh/Michaud, Ruest/Wolfe).So, some of you are thinking Matte/Ferland are the best new Canadian pair to come along in awhile?? Hmm .... I'll have to rewatch, I guess. Must have missed something.
Totally agree! M/K skate with much more speed and attack than K/F. Their interpretation, programs and music choices are more engaging as well. K/F have very basic choreography and transitions to be such veteran competitors. K/F haven’t yet proven worthy under pressure of all the hype I’ve heard that they are potentially top 5 in the world caliber. From all I’ve seen that potential is only possible if many teams ahead of them make major mistakes.To be honest, I think Miura/Kihara have greater potential than Knierim/Frazier.
I've finally gone through the protocols and discovered that the deduction was applied for an illegal element? Any explanations why? Is it possible to deduct for an excessive number of turns in a lift?Just as I suspected, the Canadians got an illegal element deduction. Too many turns on a lift? I thought so, but I'll have to re-watch.