Pairs long - placements 2-4
So everyone has ideas on what placements 2 - 4 should have been. Some believe S&S were held up, others that M&T were held down... Let's bring the discussion "in" a bit. The link here is to a table comparing specific elements and components of those three teams: http://ptichkafs.livejournal.com/48286.html. Underlined elements are the ones performed with that 2nd half bonus. Which SPECIFIC marks do you disagree with? Which SPECIFIC levels you think were too high/ too low? Where do you think the CoP levels are unfair?
Last edited by Ptichka; 03-25-2010 at 01:06 PM.
Very good post. I will have a closer look soon.
For the first sight, I trhink that K-S got much higher PCs, than they worthed compare to M-T, who I always prefer to them ( and still do)
S&S deserve to be in 2nd place. They had a terrific free skate. K&S wouldn't be in top 10 if they skated for Japan as she did a decade ago.
A fall on throw 4S or 3A should get more deductions. In singles, it generally is not a problem since UR call usually accompanies a fall on a quad jump, the actual points a single skater can garner for a quad jump with a fall are close to ZERO. However, in pairs, men can generally throw female partners around for sufficient rotations, K&S and I&B always got some ridiculously high scores on failed 4thS and 3thA.They need to change that.
The technical controllers also need to start downgrading triple twists. I've never seen a 3twist getting downgraded even many of those attemps were clearly URed. K&S' 3twist has a chronic UR problem but they continue to garner those ridiculous +goe.
K&S' lifts and spins are also inferior, and they shouldn't get +goe.
Last edited by watchvancouver; 03-25-2010 at 05:51 PM.
K/S 73 in SP 125 in LP = 198
M/T 69 in SP 128 in LP = 197
S/S 65 in SP 130 in LP = 195
Oh please that you would give S/S who had the best long performance of the night. only a 130.
Originally Posted by FlattFan
The Zhangs should have been in front of S/S as well now that I think about it.
Originally Posted by bekalc
S/S = Patrick Chan when it comes to unfair judging.
I agree there. Then again, remember Buttle's silver with that almost planned fall on the quad?
Originally Posted by watchvancouver