Quote Originally Posted by LRK View Post
I think it's by the "evidence" of those early videos... People so often seem to have the very last they've seen of a skater in mind - and that's how that skater will skate during the entire upcoming season - or sometimes for the future! If they skate well they're contenders for a World gold at the least - and if they skate ill, they're done for. Or at least "back-sliding". You know how it is....
Ah, yes. The logically sound, perfectly reasonable concept of the career-ending local competition.