Quote Originally Posted by skatingbc View Post
I really hate the disruption argument many people make. Incorrect technique is an error and should be penalized. Even though mistakes can be estherically pleasing doesn't mean they shouldn't be penalized. Other sports with judged competitions all hand out penalties for incorrect technique, even though the errors may still be esthetically pleasing. In fact, I was watching Caroline skate once with a friend and my friend asked if her difficult variation (read mule kick) gained more points. Because she thought the mule kick looked good, should it not be granted - GOE??
Do falls not count as incorrect technique? In addition to disrupting a program, they are much more serious technical failures than URs is what I hear people saying, and that's why they should be penalized more.