View Poll Results: Which Element will be the Deciding Win for the Ladies

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Thread: Which figure Skating Element will Judges need to Decide a Winner

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    Which figure Skating Element will Judges need to Decide a Winner

    This is just for the Ladies Division.

    Please choose only one which will put the judges' in awe.

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    Poise and smiles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ Dunn View Post
    Poise and smiles.
    RJ! I certainly hope it is very important to the skaters at the very least. I really believe there is some truth to that. I like your attitude anyway. No surprise there.

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    This is a tough one. I think what would put the judges in awe would be something that makes a skater stand out from the rest...

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    I don't know about wowing the judges, but for ladies, the triple Axel not only gets big CoP points but also opens up many more possibilities for a skater to present an interesting and original program.

    If a skater has a triple Axel she can:

    (a) Skate a complete 7 triple program even without a triple-triple combination.

    (b) Skate a record setting 8 triple program by the inclusion of just one triple-triple combo or sequence.

    (c) Experiment with unique and original elements (such as a 3Lo-mazurka-3F sequence) without running into Zayak probems.

    Example:

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

    Easy does it. This skater has just skated an eight triple program. She maximized her points by doing 2 Lutzes and 2 Filps, with no Zayak difficulties. She presented all six triples (AFAIK this has never been done in the history of ladies figure skating (?) ). Her well-balanced program has two spectacular technical highlights (triple Axel and triple loop/triple flip sequence), one in each half, neither of which is likely to be duplicated by any other lady in the competition. Her jumping passes netted her 45 points, yet she has plenty of time and energy left for spins, transitions and moves in the field.

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    The only possible "other" than the 3A is a quad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rutinia View Post
    The only possible "other" than the 3A is a quad.
    and that's where Miki Ando is at.

    Joe

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