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Maybe I'm wrong to think this way, but I don't see it as equal as other ISU competitions. Just like WTT. To me, it was like a tryout for skaters. Patrick said he just wanted to focus on performing and didn't worry about jumps.
Honestly, Patrick was brilliant in that performance despite of those three unfortunate falls! I loved his performance of Aranjuez there.
Last edited by Bluebonnet; 09-13-2012 at 10:33 PM.
He scored 75.15 and it was deserved watching this! 3 points higher than Joshua Farris' SP score from last week and 14 points higher than the rest of the field in Linz! Freaking amazing, this kid.
It seems audience is not required in ice skating competitions anymore, actually ISU is all about elitist philosophical speculations
Where do we go from here?
So some people insist that cheated jumps (2 foot landing, wrong edge, UR) are fine but a fall after a completed high level jump should be worth nothing. ISU thinks otherwise and spells out penalties for each fault.
If you must assign and spin the best intention to the skater you love and worst to one you hate, one may reverse and accuse a two footed landing as an uncommitted jump and an attempt to avoid a fall and such tactic was well rewarded. Saying someone likes to fall is the same as saying someone likes to land with two feet.
However, I believe all skaters try their best and the current system rewards the most accomplishments in each program. Rules are open and apply to all. Skaters know why someone wins and they know and talk about what they need in order to compete and win.
Let the season and the competitions begin and let the skaters bring what they may.
Today in this era of fading skating popularity we find it is about the system first.
The system is the star of the show.....not the skaters.
That is why we see such pitiful crowds at SA and SC.
Fans come to see exciting and beautiful skating.
They don't care about the system but they do notice that skating is no longer as creative as it used to be.
Where is the Toller Cranston of the CoP era?
He is nowhere to be found because the system would not tolerate that he did things differently and it was always about the music with Toller.
Some of the skaters we see today skate like there is no music.
When the rules make more sense fans will return.
Last edited by janetfan; 09-13-2012 at 05:24 PM.
In all sports and games, participants go by the rules, which they have all the time to study.
Yes, but many sports seem to have more logical rules than CoP skating.
When a gymnast falls off the beam it is not treated like a bobble or balance check. It is treated as a more serious mistake....because it is
Fans in turn can see this and I might add without instant replay.
You are right that rules govern a sport.
But I watched for many years where a fall was always treated as a more serious and disruptive mistake than some two footed landings or a borderline UR.
When fans couldn't understand why great freeskaters were losing to poor freeskaters due to the weighting of the figures ISU adjusted the scoring.
Fans flocked to arenas and TV ratings were strong.
Today I see skating in a similar situation.
The average fan has no idea why Chan is so great. He might as well be Trixie Schuba for all that average fans can tell about his skating.
Dai is different and is a skating superstar due to his exceptional performance abilties.
Fans don't get it when he loses if the other guy fell or skated through the music....or even behind it.
I think ISU ignores the fans at their peril.
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