Looking into downgrade stats
I got curious how much 'stricter' DG rule's affecting skaters.
I thought it might be useful to compare DG ratio of last season to that of this season (until COC).
So I compiled some stats for that here.
Let me quickly explain how I did this calculation.
It's really simple. All I do is to pick jump elements marked with '<'. And then get percentage to toal count of jumps. What about combo jump? I counted each element in it separately according to rules.
Lets suppose 'Skater A' got protocols like '3F+2T<' and '2A'. I see total 3 jump elements there and 1 of them got DGed.
So 'Skater A's DG ratio would be 33%.
Ok boring part over. why not get to the data?
Mind you, I looked up International events only , that is 6 GPs, GPF, FC, EC, WC.
I got to Ladies first because It seems they are affected by it most.
Last season, there were 265 DGed jump elements out of 2189 total. So make it 12.11%.
This season so far (TEB, RC, COC) , that ratio is 12.08% (=54/447). So I could not find any noticeable difference.
I don't know. Actually there have been fewer DGs per jump element so far.
One can argue that big events like WC has very uneven field so I should consider GP events only.
Still not much different. DG ratio of 7 GP events last season was 11.84%(=118/997).
I added detailed table for each skater.
Last edited by poorScorer; 11-06-2009 at 09:06 PM.