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    Should base value for a 3A be higher?

    Currently, the base value for a triple axel is 8.5. However, in the ladies event, the 3A is so rarely landed cleanly that I don't think 8.5 properly reflects how difficult it is in the ladies event. Only 6 ladies skaters have successfully landed a 3A in competition in the entire history of figure skating, and it has taken Mao a long time to get the 3A back.

    Hence, should the base value for a 3A be increased?
    Last edited by Mao88; 02-09-2013 at 01:38 PM.

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