11-01-2010, 11:16 AM
Year after year (regardless of when SC happens---last year SC was the final GP event), SC fields tend to be on the weak side because it enhances the opportunity of the weaker Canadian skaters to place higher than they might in a more competitive field. JMO.
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
11-01-2010, 11:28 AM
Not getting into all the minutiae ... but a win with 4 falls is ludicrous.
11-01-2010, 11:35 AM
"Hold an edge and look sexy!"
I would give a fall on a rotated quad the same worth as a 3toe probably. A fall on a 4toe should certainly not be worth the same as a clean 3Lutz for example. 3Lutz is undervalued in the jump points chart. Think of how many skaters who are considered to be top skaters struggle really hard to achieve a proper Lutz. Many of them still don't have one. 6 points is not enough for that jump IMO.
Originally Posted by PolymerBob
11-01-2010, 11:37 AM
L'art pour l'art
Why aren't people allowed to change their minds? Especially in such a subjective sport as figure skating? I can actually have a long discussion in my head with myself about what should really matter in skating and never get to a point where I have a clear cut, black-white opinion. It's a little like this: Whoa, I love this Quad, the others before didn't land one. This guy should win. -(seconds later)- Huh? Oops, fell asleep during Quad guy's step sequence. -(next skater)- Maybe the guy with the clean non-Quad jumps should win, his program was entertaining, no falling asleep here. Plus the program was squeaky clean, he should totally win. -(next skater)- Wow, what a brilliant skater! Mad skills! Yes, he doubled something and wobbled on another jump, but superb spins. Amazing interpretation. Squeaky clean is so overrated! -(next skater)- Jeez, this guy's spins suck majorly, but those jumps, such height, incredible, two different Quads! Program a little generic, but those jumps, and the charisma! And clean program! Maybe he should win!?
Originally Posted by skatingbc
Originally Posted by mishieru07
11-01-2010, 11:44 AM
Wicked Yankee Girl