I have new hopes for the new season, but already I fear that some competitions will be battle of the PCS, especially in the ladies field. I just don't see how skaters such as Mao can receive incredible PCS marks.....way over their other competitors, making it nearly impossible to beat her. PCS = Reputation for the most part. There are times when I do see it working, but seeing huge point differences as a buffer is annoying. I just don't wanna see another 10+ point difference between Mao and a well-deserved PCS skater like Poykio.
This is not bashing Mao by any means. I think she is a great skater, but the judges are going nuts with giving her 8.18 for "interpretation" while other equally artistic skaters gets a simple 6.35.
Skaters like Poykio, Rochette, and Czisny (sometimes they do give her credit), are not getting the credit.