If a fall was zero, you'd never have the skaters trying difficult jumps. They'd all mosey around doing safe singles and doubles and would have no incentive to try the more difficult jumps.Originally Posted by Ogre Mage
Plus, I don't understand all the people who think jumps are the end-all and be-all of a skater's program and want all the marks to be based only on whether they made five triples or seven triples. There's is so much more to skating than the gymnastic ability to do a jump. Give me someone that shows off their footwork and edges and, most importantly, their musicality. Someone that feels the music and tells us a story while they're skating rather than just trying to get from Point A to B to do their next jump entertains me and moves me far more. Thank goodness this new scoring system rewards artistry more than the old one did. It forces them to be better 'skaters' in order to get higher marks, and that's good for all of us skating fans.