They increased the value for the Quads - but also increased the deductions for a fall! Yes! So a fall on a Quad is only worth a triple toe now -- this is an improvement. I like the fact that they also increased the value of the 3 Axel.
I actually don't know what this communication is. I thought that they were going to have a big conference in June. But this preceeds it in timing. Does anyone know why?
Thanks for the link, Bennett.
hmmm. A quad throw Lutz. Will we ever see that?
It does take a lot of musings on these items. And so much of those Levels are just so much subjective.
I'll read more intensely over the weekend which looks like I have nothing better to do.
For guys, getting 3A and quads done would become even more crucial than before.
I am a bit dissaponted that the double penalty on downgrade is not really solved.
I am very, very happy to see that they increased the base value for level-3 and -4 steps except for spirals. Only I hope that there will be more skaters who get level-4!
I, too, love that they are increasing the value of steps and also that they are adding a "simple variety" aspect to steps in order to get a level 2. Previously you had to have "variety" to get anything over level 1, and now that "variety" is the basis for a level 3.
I also like that they are recognizing that a camel is harder than a sit and that a sit is harder than an upright.... and similarly that a flying sit is harder than a flying camel.
Do they request skater and/or coach feedback to make these changes?
Wow. This... is.... very difficult to interpret for me.
There are several things I don't get clearly.
Hopefully someone else here can give me some light...
About jumps, what does 'poor take-off' mean? Is this about two-footed take-off? Or pre-rotation? Or something else?
About spiral, 'holding spiral position without interruption for 6 or more sec' means holding 'one' spiral position for 6 sec? And they still have to do 3 positions? Is this going to make spiral sequences longer?
i am glad to hear they made the base points greater for the quad. evan and brian must be happy.
I don't quite get what they mean by deduction on a long preparation for jumps. How are they going to quantify a "long preparation"? 1 second of telegraphing can be qualified as a long preparation, whereas 0'59'' is not? You can almost start a consulting business on CoP.
I think Carolina Kostner should be penalized for her long entrances into some of her jumps. She travels almost the length of the rink on setups.
yeah, caro's jumps have pretty long preparation.
Consulting business on CoP. Great idea If the skaters are willing to pay a choreographer like $10,000, they should get a consultant with CoP, too!
Holy smokes!! It's a good thing they DID do it before the summer meeting to give the skaters teams a chance to figure it all out. You need to have a PhD in math to keep track. Not only do the skaters have to DO the moves, now they have an even more detailed list of WHAT to do.
Glad all I have to do is watch.
Anywhere in there did anyone notice if they've reduced the required number of jumps and/or other elements to give the skaters time to be more "creative" in the programs?