I would rather believe a panel of three individuals who follow strict guidelines, then the very subjective Scott Hamilton. There might actually be a reason they are sitting on the technical panel and not Scott Hamilton. + watching his commentary, I'm not sure he always knows what he is talking about, i.e. regarding rules.That's what they have judges for. To decide what they think is better.
CoP has tech panels. They make very subjective calls at times and we see many times we disagree with them.
Scott showed instant replay to start of a show on NBC making the point that the tech panel, in a very subjective call was wrong. He said totally wrong and implied it was a political call.
Maybe Scott was wrong. Who is to say. I think Scott was 100% correct and it was a political call, the type of which CoP makes all the time, according to skating legend Toller Cranston.
Nothing wrong with arguing about judging as at least it shows there is still some life left in figure skating .
And that some fans don't blindly follow or believe everything they see just because ISU wants us to think the way they do.
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