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    What does the male partner wear under his clothing to protect his body ?

    When the female partner in pairs or ice dance stands on the male partner for elaborate lifts, HOW is the man protected from being cut by her skate blade? I have never heard the TV commentators talk about this and am curious. Thanks.

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    A bro bra? I couldn't resist as John Coughlin referred to that once in a tweet....

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    For both Scott and Charlie in 2010 for their free dance lifts, commentators mentioned that they just withstood the pain because they preferred it to having something there covering them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnkeeper View Post
    When the female partner in pairs or ice dance stands on the male partner for elaborate lifts, HOW is the man protected from being cut by her skate blade? I have never heard the TV commentators talk about this and am curious. Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Procrastinator View Post
    For both Scott and Charlie in 2010 for their free dance lifts, commentators mentioned that they just withstood the pain because they preferred it to having something there covering them.
    Also going back to 2010 and Virtue/Moir's goose lift, Scott said that Tessa knew exactly where to place her blade and how to balance her weight so that she would not cut him. [ETA: Without any padding, as barnkeeper already said.]

    Scott added that because of Tessa's precision, he did not even have a bruise there. He made a joke in a Vancouver press conference along the lines of (I'm paraphrasing), "I'd be happy to show you my thigh so you could see [the absence of a bruise], but I don't think that would be appropriate."

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    the padding is similar to a shoulder pad (worn way too often in the 80s and early 90s in women's apparel) is how I remember it being explained a few years ago.

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    Something like modesty patches.. I suppose?

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    nothing, only thier bruises

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    This has been a question of mine for a while, and it's stunning to me that you can place the blade that precisely without cutting, just in general, but then specifically in the 'heat' of the moment of a competition. Well, this goes on my long list of all things utterly stunning (athletically/sports-wise) about dance.

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