Well, yes, they had different personalities (although that can sometimes be an advantage for a team). Kaitlyn could be very brash & outspoken, (particularly in her early years with Andrew). Andrew is tall & handsome, but his height could sometimes work against him (eg. the twizzles) and he doesn't have the personality of Scott or Paul.She had stiff knees and ankles and was always playing catch up to him, which made them look mismatched. Overall, she often looked like she was running after him and he was disconnected and disaffected. Both their acting and the skating styles exaggerated their lack of cohesion as a team.
They never moved "as one" like P/C or the Shibs at their best and they lacked the personality and choreographic vision on the ice to pull off genuine quirk, exemplified by teams like Piper and Paul or Pechalat and Bourzat.
I've actually been avoiding this thread like the plague, but I tiptoed in to answer the thread query, w/o reading any other comments than your opening post.Weaver & Poje .. also had trouble beating teams like Bobrova & Soloviev... and many others most of the time... So what did they lack.
So right about it. Indeed, it's the first time I see this thread.Every time this thread dies a natural death, someone who's pissed that this thread exists at all makes another post and bumps it back to the front page, so anyone who missed it had a month and a half to read all about "What Weaver and Poje Lacked".
Have W&P retired? I had no idea.I don't remember much discussion about "What Did Bobrova and Soloviev Lack" when they retired.
For those not following the Battle of the Blades thread in GSD, both Weaver and Poje and their respective partners are in the final 3 (finale is on Thursday).Their June press release -- before it was known they would participate in CBC's Battle of the Blades (which tuns through the end of October) stated they would "evaluate their future plans and will provide an update on their career later this season" -- is linked in their GSD thread: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/weaver-and-poje-step-away-from-competition.105714/
The possibility for W/P to become World champions was certainly never ridiculous. It should have happened for them in 2014 at the very least. W/P's chances to medal at Worlds or win Worlds obviously was hampered by being behind an extraordinary compatriot team in V/M for most of their competitive career. What W/P struggled to endure should take nothing away from their talent and worth as a team.... a lot of people took the time to discuss this seriously, which would not have happened if everyone found the idea of Weaver/Poje as World Champions to be ridiculous.
Yeah, that's retirement. I saw a video of Kaitlyn in that Canadian show, but I thought it was old.I'm convinced there's some superstition among ice dancers about actually using the word "retired". I think the phrase W/P used was "stepping away from their competitive career" which sounds retired to me considering their ages.
It's been mentioned on other threads that Andrew may be interested in continuing his academic studies, so it's normal for skaters over 30 to pursue other things.I'm convinced there's some superstition among ice dancers about actually using the word "retired". I think the phrase W/P used was "stepping away from their competitive career" which sounds retired to me considering their ages.
Maybe they are just tired of Skate Canada doing their best to help G/P win over W/P yr after yr. Being better was not enough....they had to be rrreeeeeaaaallllyyyy better to beat them.It's been mentioned on other threads that Andrew may be interested in continuing his academic studies, so it's normal for skaters over 30 to pursue other things.
Plus I think they could see that they were getting overtaken internationally last year at Worlds by the 2 Russian teams, and almost overtaken at home by Gilles & Poirier.
So it makes sense for all those reasons.
As mentioned above, there were several reasons, personal & professional, why W/P have decided to move on. It's normal for ice dance teams who are over 30 and who want to pursue other interests.Maybe they are just tired of Skate Canada doing their best to help G/P win over W/P yr after yr. Being better was not enough....they had to be rrreeeeeaaaallllyyyy better to beat them.