Thanks for the idea!
Last edited by dorispulaski; 12-11-2012 at 11:41 AM.
I tried something similar over at FSU, comparing freeskates from the ladies' world bronze medalists in odd-numbered years from 1981 through 2011: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...-of-the-Bronze
Only got a few responses -- feel free to go over there and add your opinions, or we could do a similar exercise here.
My personal favorites from that selection of programs ended up being 2011, 2009, 1987, 1991, 2005 -- so skewing more toward the IJS era and only one from the no-figures 6.0 era. Other posters would have different opinions.
Using gold or silver performances, or even years, or men, my results would have been different.
So I think we'd need a lot more data points to draw any conclusions that one era was objectively better than another. I just figure that there are good and bad and mediocre programs in any era and I'll try to enjoy the best parts of whatever I'm watching "now."