Thoughts on U.S. Nationals judging?
With all this chatter about score inflation, I've been pleasantly surprised that we didn't see that at this Nationals.
Jeremy Abbott certainly got a really high score, but I would expect so after he did 8 triples and a quad. Patrick Chan didn't do nearly that much technically and he got a similar score for his FS.
And it looks like PCS has only been a minor factor here. I think Lysacek and Weir got some reputation PCS during the FS, but it's not much higher than what Ryan Bradley or Adam Rippon got.
Any thoughts on why the U.S. judges aren't inflating scores so far?
L'art pour l'art
Because they are better than Russians, Canadians and Japanese?
Originally Posted by Mrs. P
No, seriously. I mean it. I am so pleasantly surprised by this. They judged what they saw - and not what possible political considerations or former results might have dictated them.
There is still two events to go...
FYI, Patrick still did 8 triples and had a pretty fantastic skate. Jeremy's skate was exceptional though! Good for him!
Last edited by i love to skate; 01-17-2010 at 10:00 PM.
And French, Swiss and Finns.
Originally Posted by Medusa
I've gotta echo Medusa on this, though. The judging was far fairer than I anticipated, and that's worth applauding.
I must agree. I'm glad there has been minimal score inflation so far. I hope it continues next weekend with Ladies and Dance.
Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue
It will be interesting to see what happens if a) Cohen competes and b) all top 6 ladies skate perfect SPs.