Please don't apologise for a long post! !
Really enjoyed reading your feedback from seeing the skaters live . I like your enthusiasm from the competition and, like you, I always rate Guignard / Fabri.
Thanks LandShark [emoji4]. I’m always apprehensive to post on here because some posters get very angry.
Guinard/Fabri completely won me over. I always liked them but now I love them. As soon as they performed (in both the short and free) it just felt like the level of ice dancing went up in the competition. I would have put them on par with G/P and ahead of the two Russian teams even though I love S/B and really enjoyed Z/G.
G/F just seemed more assured with a better quality. Will be interesting to see what the judges will do with them if C/L do indeed retire. With V/M, Shibs, and B/S sitting out this competition, it really seemed like their compatriots stepped up their game - mentally it really must have had an affect on them knowing that they finally had a chance to move up in the ranks; and in most cases they were all rewarded by the judges.