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    Maybe Mark should try teaching but the article is saying he's still searching for a new partner.

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    She is 20 and has already been through 3 partners. I would think that would cause some men to take pause before partnering with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icey View Post
    She is 20 and has already been through 3 partners. I would think that would cause some men to take pause before partnering with her.
    I literally know nothing about her previous partnerships but I think it really depends A LOT on how they ended (to include but not be limited to who initiated the breakups, reason(s) for the breakups, and how exactly the breakups occurred). Rockne is older but has already been through 4 partners.

    In addition she is in fact only 20. Between 14-18 lots of pairs break up due to height/weight or logistical reasons which may have been out of her control.

    However, if you know something about the circumstances of her breakups that is enlightening and reflects badly on her, please let me know. As I say, I know nothing about any of them but this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icey View Post
    She is 20 and has already been through 3 partners. I would think that would cause some men to take pause before partnering with her.
    Well, I wouldn't hold it against her too much, unless there's further information showing she was the problem.

    In North America, it's not uncommon to go through quite a few partners. For example, Caitlin Yankowskas is on her third partner. So is Meagan Duhamel. Sometimes breakups are beyond your control (as happened to Caitlin when Coughlin ended their partnership).

    Lindsay has nothing on Taylor Toth, who is now on his sixth partner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavender View Post
    Maybe Mark should try teaching but the article is saying he's still searching for a new partner.
    Where does it say that? It says he's looking at other options.

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    Another US pairs team bites the dust; no surprise there! :yawn:

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    Duhamel is 27 and Caitlin 22 and have had three partners. This skater is 20 and looking for her fourth. Maybe the problem is the selection process. I don't know. This last pairing lasted only one season.
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    I fully expected this breakup to happen after Nationals. This pair just had weren't relating out there on the ice, and therefore no future, it was pretty obvious in competitions. I think Mark should have called it a day when Amanda did, and started to move on with his life, and I mean no disrespect in that. Lindsay I don't know much about, I don't hold having 3 partners against her per se, but I somehow get this weird impression watching her skate, that she resents doing pairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsisjiejie View Post
    I fully expected this breakup to happen after Nationals. This pair just had weren't relating out there on the ice, and therefore no future, it was pretty obvious in competitions. I think Mark should have called it a day when Amanda did, and started to move on with his life, and I mean no disrespect in that. Lindsay I don't know much about, I don't hold having 3 partners against her per se, but I somehow get this weird impression watching her skate, that she resents doing pairs.
    Weren't relating on the ice? Heck, I don't think they were relating very well off the ice, either. Those interviews from IN during nationals were icy - little eye contact and obvious uncomfortableness with each other. Almost as if they didn't really care for each other, or perhaps is was she who didn't enjoy his company. Not that pairs need to be BFFs, but congeniality and comfort go a long way in training, particularly in countries where partnerships are not managed by the Federation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just wondering View Post
    Weren't relating on the ice? Heck, I don't think they were relating very well off the ice, either. Those interviews from IN during nationals were icy - little eye contact and obvious uncomfortableness with each other. Almost as if they didn't really care for each other, or perhaps is was she who didn't enjoy his company. Not that pairs need to be BFFs, but congeniality and comfort go a long way in training, particularly in countries where partnerships are not managed by the Federation.
    At the interview with Andrea Joyce at the nationals gala, I thought Mark looked really happy but Lindsay looked grouchy..

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    Mark adn Lindsay could do the skills and tricks, but that was it...there was nothing else there. i really hope that this means Lindsay can partner with Rockne - assuming it works. With Rockne's height being a reason why he can't find a partner who won't become too tall, the fact that Lindsay is under 5 feet and past the "growth spurt" phase could be promising...assuming that she's planning on continuing pairs.
    I was sad that Mary Beth and Rockne split, since Rockne is such a solid pairs skater. But I won't lie, the fact that Mary Beth was right out of juniors was a visual disparity on the ice in terms of artistry and maturity/presentation. Rockne has always presented his partners very well on the ice to ensure that you stay focused on the girl rather than him. And Rockne needs a partner, I can't take having him on the sidelines AGAIN (which ever female skate he ends up with better be able to land her jumps tho...)

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    side note: I also, think that the mentality about pairs needs to change...doing paris doesn't mean that the only things that matter are the tricks -- get those pair spins and footwork faster, make them more interesting -- or that it means it's your "fallback" if your singles career doesn't work out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by icebeauty View Post
    . But I won't lie, the fact that Mary Beth was right out of juniors was a visual disparity on the ice in terms of artistry and maturity/presentation.
    Yeah but I think that could have come (and in fact I think she had already improved a lot by the end of their second season together). She was only 16 and he isn't terribly old. There was a disparity but (and I know, it can never happen for some reason in the USA now, but if) they could have in reality gone to Sochi and then had another 4 years together to further develop as a team and made a run at a second Olys, at which point she'd likely have at the very least caught up with him. Of course it is bygones now but I saw huge potential in them and am still sad that they split.

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    Yeah, I wish Mark and Lindsay well in their future endeavors. They were pleasant to watch, but obviously for one reason or another didn't click well enough to continue through the Olympic year. I thought Mark was trying to see if he could make another run to the Olympics. But at least Mark had a great Olympic experience with Amanda in 2010.

    I too loved Marley/ Brubaker and was sad at their split because they seemed to have unlimited potential. It seems as if it was emotional immaturity rather than physical immaturity that contributed to the break-up. Perhaps Mary Beth didn't enjoy the pressure involved in high stakes senior competition. Sometimes young people leave skating because they have no choice; other times they may leave because they are interested in discovering other pursuits.

    I too hope Rockne finds a suitable partner who will stick.

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    Isn't it time Rockne moved on too. I think Dube and Hay moved on too and he wasn't that old sometimes it is just over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skater Boy View Post
    Isn't it time Rockne moved on too. I think Dube and Hay moved on too and he wasn't that old sometimes it is just over.
    Third time could be the charm for Rockne.

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