I used to love Pairs but find most of it close to unwatchable in the CoP era.
So much emphasis has been shifted from what made Pairs so special to what seems at times like nothing more than a circus side show.
Great unison is a thing of the past.
I always chuckle when I hear protests about "brother/sister Dance teams.
I find that preferable to what looks at times like the "father/daughter" teams seen in Pairs.
The difference in size needed to perform the circus tricks has given us horribly mismatched looking teams.
Only a few of the very top teams occassionally can show a pleasing line.
I like the Germans who are exceptionally creative but even Moskvina, once my favorite Pairs coach seems to have let go of the art in the race for points. How many catch foot moves do we need to see in a program?
Seeing a fully grown man teamed with a prepubescent little girl or a half-starved looking young lady paired with a big hulk of a man can conjure up different images and not all of them are pleasant.
I was sorry to hear about M/B splitting and this post is not directed at them but at the direction of Pairs and the new scoring system.