yep you're right, it does mean downgraded jump, so if there's a triple jump then <, it means that the triple was downgraded to a double, not a quad downgraded to a triple.
About the notation for downgrade, this is a new convention this year. Last year, if your triple got downgraded to a double it was listed as a double in the protocols.
This year, I think they changed to rules so that a triple downgraded to a double still counts as a triple for Zayak purposes, hence the new notation. So we see 3S<+2T = 2.6 points (2S = 1.3 and 2T = 1.3).
Last edited by Mathman; 09-05-2006 at 06:52 PM.
Skate Canada used this downgrade notation last year for Canadian Nationals.
The < should mean downgraded to a double salchow if I am not mistaken.