Quote Originally Posted by blue_idealist View Post
I don't think it's glaring. Like other posters have said, Maxim is better than Stanislav was. I'm not sure if Maxim was really THAT much better than Maria though.
In jumps he was. He lands them most times, whereas Maria most times did not land them. (Yes, I know, now we will get posts when people will be reminding this and that competition when actually he missed his jump whereas she did land it, but his success rate in landing them was definitely much higher than hers).

The reason why Maria placed with her new partner 7th at their nationals and lost the support from their Federation was that she did not land the jumps when it counted.