For those folks who skated in the Grand Prix series, I'm sure they all focused to some degree or other on the new scoring system - i.e. there what's lots of commentary about Sasha increasing difficulty in things like spins, spirals, footwork to maximize points there. (part of the CoP that I personally like) I suspect Sasha was far from being the only one.
So now for those skaters competing at Nationals and Worlds later on, what do we think we will see?
My impression is that the 6.0 system on the technical side tended to reward jumps heavily, with far less focus on the difficulty levels of those other elements.
So if you are Sasha, Jenny, AP, etc. what do you do for Nationals? In Sasha's case especially, I'm wondering if some of the difficulty of spins / spirals / footwork will be downgraded a bit in favor of more focus on landing the jumps and a clean program?
What will someone like Michelle who did not compete in GP be thinking from a strategy perspective about difficulty levels of these other elements, considering Sasha's moments of brilliance AND less than stellar moments?
Of course these musings on strategies apply to Men's, Pairs, Dance, etc. as well.
Of course none of us can know exactly what the skaters are thinking - just speculating on what strategies they might be considering.
Curious about everyone's thoughts!