# Thread: Cop question: What's worse, "popping" a jump or falling on a jump?

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## Cop question: What's worse, "popping" a jump or falling on a jump?

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Can the "experts" shed some light on this for me?

I would think falling would be worse but I suppose "popping" a jump would almost be like not doing it at all, and falling would be -1 point? hmm...

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I depends how many revolutions are completed before the fall. We all remember Buttle's fall on the quad in the Olympics that still got him credit for the quad. From the point of view of re-trying, a popped jump will still count toward the maximum number of jumping passes, but not against the Zyak rule - in other words, if you pop a triple axel, you can still retry it as long as you don't go over maximum number of jumping passes.

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No expert I, but as Ptichka points out, if you look at the numbers the whole ball game seems to be completing the revolutions, and nothing else matters much.

If you totally pop a jump (that is, just go up in the air and come back down), that's a big fat zero. For example, Emanuel Sandhu popped his triple Axel in one of his short programs two years ago and the protocols read 0A with 0 points across the board. To add insult to injury, in the short program you are not allowed to repeat a required element, so he couldn't even throw in a double Axel at the end to make up for it.

If you complete the revolutions but fall on the landing, you get full base value for the jump. Then you take a mandatory -3 GOE and an additional -1 deduction for the fall.

So for example if you fall on your triple Lutz you end up with 6.0 base value -3.0 GOE -1.0 fall deduction for a total of +2.0 for the element.

If the jump is downgraded and you fall, too, you end up with pretty close to nothing for your effort. For instance if your triple Lutz is downgraded to a double and then you can't hold the landing you get 1.9 (base value for a double Lutz), then -1.0 GOE (this is -3 prorated for the particular element), then -1 for the fall, and you end up with a negative 0.1.

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ok, so in that case I suppose it depends. I wonder how that was treated in the 6.0 system. Anyway, thanks for the responses.

I've heard constant reference to the "Zayak Rule". I think I have an idea but what exactly is it in plain terms?

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Originally Posted by Red Dog
I've heard constant reference to the "Zayak Rule". I think I have an idea but what exactly is it in plain terms?
No triple or quad jump may be attempted more than twice.

A rule that does not allow skaters to repeat the same triple or quad jumps in their free skate. Skaters are allowed to repeat only a triple or a quad jump, only if the attempt - at each repeated jump - is a jump combo or in a sequence.

Elaine Zayak, was occasionally including four triple toe loops in her routines, hence the name.

For more in depth - FOI to the rescue.
http://www.frogsonice.com/skateweb/faq/rules.shtml#Q8

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To add a little detail to Seanibu's post, the Zayak rule was named after Elaine Zayak, who could do a triple toe loop so well that she put a gang of them in her program, one after another, but no other triple jumps. Since this gave her way more total triple jumps than anyone else could do, the judges were in a quandary. Did Zayak deserve to win because she did more triples than anyone else, or should they let someone else win who wasn’t nearly as athletic but presented a more balanced program with a greater variety of elements?

So they came up with “Zayak rules” that limit the number of times you can repeat the same jump. There have been different variations, but the rule now is:

1. Only two different jumps can be repeated in your program.

2. If you do the same jump twice, one of the two times must be in a combination or sequence.

3. You cannot repeat any jump more than twice.

So, for instance, if your first four jumping passes are 3Lz, 3L+2T, 3F, 3F+2Lo, now you are “Zayaked out.” You have repeated two triple jumps, the Lutz and the flip, so you cannot do any more of these jumps and you cannot repeat any other jump.

So now you have to go something like 3S, 3Lo, 3T for your last three jumping passes.

BTW, if you don’t have a triple Axel but do want to do a triple-triple (ladies) it becomes kind of a problem.

Let’s say you do 3Lz+3T, 3Lz, 3F+3T. Now you are in trouble. You have repeated two triple jumps, the Lutz and the toe, so you cannot do any more repeats. So now you have to do something like 3S+2Lo, 3Lo, 2A and you still have one jumping pass to go.

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Originally Posted by Mathman
Let’s say you do 3Lz+3T, 3Lz, 3F+3T. Now you are in trouble. You have repeated two triple jumps, the Lutz and the toe, so you cannot do any more repeats. So now you have to do something like 3S+2Lo, 3Lo, 2A and you still have one jumping pass to go.
I was under the impression that if they were part of a combo or sequence this would overt the violation?????

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OK, I am not up on COP and I can't answer the original question - and I don't really mean to hijack the thread but the discussion about the Zayak rule made me wonder: is there a Biellmann rule too?

Also, how is popping a jump different than doing a single jump?

Thanks a lot

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Originally Posted by Fredegunda
: is there a Biellmann rule too?

Also, how is popping a jump different than doing a single jump?

Thanks a lot
I don't think so, haven't heard. But maybe there should be? It might fall in the number of trans in a spin or something though??

Yes, a pop is a half rotation at best. I think???

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Ps. BTW, quads and triples of the same type of jump count as two different jumps. This gives you a big advantage if you have a quad (men). Let's say you have these elements planned.

3T+3T
3A
3A+2Lo
3Lz+2T
3F
3Lo
3S

You have repeated the 3T and the 3A and all you can do now is a 2A for your last jumping pass.

But if you change that first 3T to a 4T, now you can do 3Lz as your eighth pass.

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Originally Posted by Mathman
But if you change that first 3T to a 4T, now you can do 3Lz as your eighth pass.
Are you married to Lori N?

No wonder Miki keeps trying.

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Originally Posted by SeaniBu
I was under the impression that if they were part of a combo or sequence this would overt the violation?????
I think it goes like this. If they are not part of a sequence or combo, then you can't repeat anything at all.

But you can repeat up to two jumps (but no more than two in any case) if one of the repitionons is in a combo or sequence.

So you can't do

3Lz
3Lz

at all, period.

But you can do 3Lz, 3Lz+2T, 3F, 3F+2T. You have repeated your maximum of two different jumps, the Lutz and the flip. You cannot do another Lz or another flip period, and you cannot do two of any other jump, whether in combination or not.

I think that's right. (?)

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Originally Posted by SeaniBu
Are you married to Lori N?
No, but she is my all-time fave in the skating business. It just killed me when she and Michelle parted ways.
No wonder Miki keeps trying.
And no wonder that Mao Asada loves the triple Axel. The same principle of the quad for men applies to the triple Axel for ladies. Mao does not seem to trust her toe loop or Salchow, but she can go

3A
3A+2Lo
3Lz
3Lz+2Lo
3F
3Lo+2Lo+2Lo
2A

She repeated the Axel and the Lutz, the two highest jumps, and she did a 6 triple program, using only four different jumps.

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I thought under COP a skater only has 7 jumping passes, one of which must be an axle type jump??? Which is why unless a skater has a 3axle, 3/3, 2axle/3 or a sequence, they cannot have a 7 triple program.

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Great insight.

I think I asked this {below} in the wrong spot so I just moved it - more on par with this discussion.

"Is the max points scheduled in a prog. defined by the number of elements in a routine or governed by a max number allowable?

IOW, is say 34 max allowed or is it just naturally defined by the elements allowed?

My next step is 1319, I was in there but thought I would ask before I have to reread the whole thing. "

Originally Posted by Mathman
No, but she is my all-time fave in the skating business. It just killed me when she and Michelle parted ways.
Sorry I complained about her in the music editing capabilities for Fumie's SP - it was more that I was surprised than disappointed.

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