Yes, Madi's mistake on the twizzles obviously made all the difference in the SD. Considering her ongoing health problems , it was nice to see them skate so well in the FD.
I like G/P's stationary lift ,too . Very effective. I wouldn't be surprised to see them keep it for a while.. I'd say Zach has been more successful in matching Madi than Piper has in matching Paul , so far.
Didn't Aldridge and Eaton do well , though. They very firmly bridged the gap between G/P and R/H and O/W. ( R/H and O/W should be taking note of this.)
I still see R/H and O/W as pretty equal , but with different strengths and weaknesses. I disliked both their FD's this year ,for different reasons , but feel both really need choreographic upgrades and perhaps need to rethink their coaching situations as P/I did a couple of seasons ago. ( or their coaches need to upgrade their programs to give the skaters what they need)