Maybe he could help fill the void in ice dance by switching disciplines, so he won't have to worry about the jumps. Like so: http://youtu.be/oLM635FLwTA
Seriously though, I doubt he'll switch to dance, he'll have to learn different basics in a short period of time, and try lifts. Not to say he can't do it well, but to get to the elite level in dance in just one quad with almost no history of it? Maybe unlikely, as much fun as the idea was in theory!
Considering he won the men's event in Sochi with the lowest BV in the FS maybe he IS bionic
Maybe he can go for Bronze at Sochi Wolds in 2017, Or maybe more
Just the word "lift" makes me cringe for his poor back.... He and Mao can do the side-by-side 3As in shows, though.
(Side note - I swear there was a routine he and Mao did together in a show - no side-by-side 3As - where he was wearing a red shirt and black trousers, and she was in a silver top and black skirt... alas, that is all I remember, really, other than being fairly sure the show was in Japan - and I can't seem to find it when I search Youtube... sigh.)
Call to other posters: if anyone can find a video of the routine, LRK and I will be really grateful!
And eek, I know, lifts... I don't think they'd be worse than quads though (that's not saying much...). He does have the advantage of being fairly tall for a singles skater (versus, say, someone like Dai trying to switch to pairs... though best wishes to Dai if he wants to do that).
He had a bit of previous experience as well...here he is at summer camp (1996) skating pairs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi2hSPGHyXc montage about Mao and Plushy. In that time many FS fans called them "Maoshenko" .
How to learn their number and Plushy said his famous sentence in Japanese language: I can skate a little https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi2hSPGHyXc&t=0m49s
Plushy asked a kiss from Mao in 2010 at Vancouver in a practice and in this show Plushy kissed Mao's head. Japan was so surprised because of it!
@Sandpiper - See! It's been so long since I saw it that I didn't even remember that they did side-by-side jumps at all... Sigh...
@galiavich - Thanks! As for the 1996 one, I'd seen that before - but ended up watching it again - he really went for it, didn't he?
@plushyfan - Well, the vid seems to have gone from there as well. Unless the link, when I clicked on it, lied. Well, it doesn't matter I suppose, as I really don't know much about downloading and our computer is on its last legs anyway, and may die on us any day... (sour grapist) Thanks for the other links as well, though!
Aww, too bad the video's gone. Thanks anyway, plushyfan. I wouldn't have even known where to start looking. Maybe we'll find it some other time!
@LRK Off topic, but sorry to hear about your computer.