I do hope the networks show slo-mo URs more. However, I also hope fans are not duped by the incredibly stupid idea that says, "even though two skaters may appear by you to have similar artistic quality and similar programs, but one had several falls and the other skated cleanly, the falls aren't really a big deal, we as judges 'know better', so just deal with it." That would allow judges to use things that are often borderline like URs or things are that are subjective like the PCS to justify biased decisions. The audience is not always right, but most of the time it is right. Figure skating has always had a large performance/artistry side to it, and if the audience liked it, that's pretty good evidence that the performance and artistry were good.
didn't see skaters on tv. waiting for video but going by results scores,
the scores for mirai are too high regarding pc wise, zhang are too long.
if gracie skated as well (i want to see it) than maybe okay. with the mess ashley had her score is too high 2 fall and 121 total 188 with gpf 2 falls and only a 181. too high. see a 183 not a 188.
should be tougher on the u.s skaters, the public is. the pressure is.
i wonder if they will skate for it for the 3 just skate.
gracie can be the it girl-but she will have to skate like she did at nationals to have a shot at the 4cc title,medaling and beating out mao, akiko, kaetlyn, kanako.
she will have to be consistent.
not poor mirai her 109 is to low. zhang should been a 115. not a 111.
the u.s. read between the lines pick who they want on podium and adjust the scores so they fit.
going into year it was ashley, gracie, surprise they got up there.
why bother watching , having nationals just tell the public that you will put who you want on podium and why they are there instead of having competition.
earn the title, we didn't pick the right one. please still states figure skating is rigged now more than ever. they want you up on top they will put you up on top and adjust the scores/ pcs wise accordingly.
Treating your customers like they have a brain seems to work in some industries, but not this one. Apparently some of the audience still doesn't get it. Protocols are available, the SP is available to view. And yet people still complain that the scoring is wrong. That's because they don't even bother to look at it.
They just see "fall in LP" equals "lose". There's more to it than that. If you want the kind of sport where there isn't more to it, then make it a jumping contest (no SP, no footwork, no music, no halfway bonus) where the falls count 10 times more than a UR. That seems to be what the public demands, right?
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That change has to come from the ISU and not the USFSA. The USFSA has a duty to send athletes to Worlds who can flourish under the rules that the ISU has put forth. A program with multiple URs is going to get slammed by an international judging panel. Should the US ignore these flaws, reward this program, and send this skater off to Worlds just because it is what the audience wants?
I am proud of the US ladies and enjoyed the competition, however, not agree with the result. USFS has again used the international result to push Ashley for Gold medal. I was glad that it did not happen with the men's. I was holding my breath for Max Aaron and Ross Miner, was afraid that they would give Gold medal to Abbott. Luckily, there was justice.