Fernandez received a single +3, but mostly a mixture of +2 and +1s for his 4T for a total of +1.71 GOE.
Gachinsky received straight +1s across the board for his 3A, with a single 0.
To score +2 for GOE, you need to satisfy four of these bullets
1) unexpected / creative / difficult entry
2) clear recognizable steps/free skating movements immediately preceding element
3) varied position in the air / delay in rotation
4) good height and distance
5) good extension on landing / creative exit
6) good flow from entry to exit including jump combinations / sequences
7) effortless throughout
8) element matched to the musical structure
Did Chan for his quad?
Officially now a hater.
Michael Weiss shared this with fans:"Great Men's long program - Quads all over!!... and the winner had the Component marks to go with it"
Transitions before and after a jump should have NO bearing on the GOE of the jump either unless the transition is exceptionally difficult and done directly into or out of the jump. There is already a Program Component for transitions, they shouldn't be effecting the GOE of jumps. The most important thing about a jump is exactly that - JUMPING. Leaping into the air, turning, and landing. The size of the jump should be the most important consideration for +GOE. Big jumps are the most difficult. After that should come the flowout on the landing and after that should be any special air positions or delay in rotation or especially difficult entrances.
Doing small jumps out of transitions is not as impressive as skating down the ice and vaulting yourself into the air with POWER (without too much of a telegraph, of course). It takes more energy to do that and more control to land huge jumps. Brian Joubert's Triple Flip is one of the best Triple Flips ever (or used to be before the wrong-edge paranoia took over) because he gets enormous height + doesn't prerotate at all + completes the rotation in the air before landing (and generally has great outflow on the landing).
He deserved +1 or maybe +1.5 if the GOE grades were allowed to be input like that (they should be).
My bad. Blades is right - it's up to the judges to determine how many bullets to use. That strikes me as silly and to 6.0 like to be fair.
Heh, wrong edge paranoia.