Mods, if this belongs in the "old school" thread, I understand.
I was watching this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCN7e683GH8 clip of Maribel Owen and Dudley Richards at the '61 Nats and I got to wondering a couple of things.
1) She is almost as big and tall as he is. When did the trend start toward smaller ladies and larger guys?
2) In the program, they did a couple of what I'd call "dance-y" lifts, one lift that went up and resembled a lift that would be done today, but it didn't appear to have much ice coverage at all, and a couple (at least) lifts that looked like they never got up in the air. When the latter happened, the audience still applauded and the commentators didn't act like anything was out of the ordinary. My knowledge of pairs is not what it could be, but that didn't look right to me. So my second question is, when did the technique/style of lifts change?
3) The little jumps they did together (not the sbs ones), what was that called?
Or was I just seeing things? My contacts were bothering me today, so I just want to be sure I wasn't going off the deep end.