Your argument boils down to "Maxim had a good 3A and Joshua did not, thus Maxim deserves to be in first place", which means you think skating should be about performing one element well. I mean, you call everything else "other stuff". Apparently, you ignore every jump element below the 3A, every spin element, and footwork sequence. The differences in how Farris performed them over Maxim added up.
Originally Posted by let`s talk
If anything, Maxim would be the one who received bonus PCS from the judges for having a home crowd advantage. His PCS scores for the SP in Croatia ranged from 5.71 to 6.29, and in Germany ranged from 5.96 to 6.29. Here, it was from 6.46-6.79. On the other hand, Joshua's PCS scores for the SP in Lake Placid were from 6.21-6.89 and Slovenia from 6.54-6.93. Here, it was from 6.71-6.93, hardly any change at all.
While I disagree with the level 4 on the Farris' step sequence, I agree with all the other level calls in the protocols for both Farris and Maxim. If Maxim had a proper edge on the flip, better edges on his footwork sequence, or held his difficult spin positions longer, I can see Maxim edging out Farris by a small gap.
Last edited by draqq; 12-06-2012 at 02:11 PM.