Quote Originally Posted by Krislite View Post
In weighting which program deserves more points technically, the proper method is to consider the entire set of passes and then order them by difficulty. It doesn't make sense to consider the most difficult element in isolation.

Certainly, if two skaters had exactly the same layout except for the passes under consideration, this would be a fair complaint.
Yes that's what I'm saying. Here's another example - let's look at one of Michelle Kwan's standard 6-Triple jump layouts in 6.0 scoring:

3Loop
3Lutz-2Toe
3Flip
2Axel
3Sal
3Toe-2Toe
3Lutz

^ This program has two Triple Lutzes, including one that comes right near the end of the program. It also has all 5 different Triples. Now compare that to:

3Flip-2Toe
3Loop-2Toe
3Flip
3Loop
3Toe-2Toe-2Toe
3Sal
2Axel

This program has no Triple Lutzes, no difficult combinations, and doesn't put any difficult jumps near the end of the program...but it's worth more points under the current CoP rules.