Well, let me explain...
The word "Mao" in portuguese has the same pronuciation of "mal", a portuguese world that means "badly, barely, bad".
"Asada" in portuguese has the same pronuciation of "assada", a world that means "roast"(from the verb "to roast").
This word "assada" in portuguese is totally related to food.
If you join "Mao+Asada"(pronunciated "mal assada") in portuguese you would have something that would mean like "badly roast"(don't know this does mean in english),"undercooked", "underdone" or "rare"(when you ask for a "rare" beef, for example).
If you say in portuguese that you want a steak that is "mal assada"(Mao Asada), you are basically saying that you want a "rare steak"
Then, we have the word "carne", that, in portuguese, means "beef" or "steak".
When you say "Carne Assada"(in portuguese), it means "roast beef" or something like "barbecue".
Another funny thing is that some brazilian figure skating fans, sometimes, calls "Bem Asada", which means "well done"(not rare). Another funny thing is when some brazilian skating fans also says "mal(Mao) cozida", which means "badly baked"(to bake, when you put some food to be cooked in the oven). "Cozida" in portuguese means "to be cooked in an oven".
Last edited by mateusp1; 02-09-2013 at 10:01 PM.
In general except for a 3axel/2toe (I do think the difficulty of the first jump should have more consideration in any combo) I absolutely do think right now the 3axel is more properly rewarded with Asada able to do her 3axel alone. I'm of the opinion if you can do something no one else can do why shouldn't you be rewarded????
However, I'm concerned about the rest of the jumps too and I'd support the 3axel being raised if the other jumps are raised as well....Especially the 3lutz..At the end of the day Kim did her forte difficult 3/3, and Asada did her forte a 3axel both girls deserved rewards over the rest for this..
What really matters is the differential between jumps. The value of other jumps needs to be lowered. The reward for the big jumps when you hit them is already plenty high enough in comparison to non-jump elements and PCS.
And I never said it should. It definitly shouldn't. I was completly referring to jaylee who seems to make this a Mao-based discussion, but for the thread title: no, the BV shouldn't be increased.Originally Posted by gkelly
Does Mao's 3A make her invincible now? Hardly. Yes, it gives her an advantage regarding the BV, but that difference can be made up with better non-jump elements and/or PCS. If a skater is better in jumping quality, non-jump elements, PCS they still can beat Mao. That's why I don't think she's beat Yuna or Caroline in an SP head to head just yet.
Now if you want to make it a point that she doesn't have to do the steps leading into the 3A, that's true. Doing the other single jumps, you have too. But then, it could be argued again ladies don't have to do steps into their 2A's either...
And again, the argument "but it wasn't allowed for men to do quads in the SP". Jaylee, that still sounds like your only point to me too. I don't get why this is suppoessed to be an argument at all. The thing is: it should have been allowed for the men way earlier. Why is it fair if many can to that element, but unfair if it's only one person? Isn't that unfair towards that one person who can do that element? If she's allowed to do that element or not depends on how many other ladies can do it. Meh.
I agree with what's been said before: if there is just one person capable of a 4-4 combo, let them do it. If someone can do a 4A, let them.
Besides that, the main advantage a 3A has is the possibility of an 8-triple FS. But that goes over to the point that I think the Zayak rule is uselessly strict here.
Allowing 3-3's in the SP is still giving some skaters an advantage over others, those who don't have a 3-3. And the point is: that's how it should be.Originally Posted by jaylee
And no, it's not the facts that make me cringe. It's your continuieng interpretation of the allowance of a 3A instead of the 2A in the SP to be purely made to benefit Mao. Sounds very political to me. And that is not a fact - it's your way to put it. Having to do a 2A when you are capable of a 3A is not right - if there is one, ten, or hundreds of skaters affected by that. And I'm saying that completly unrelated to who that skater is.
That's a really good point too. 3-3's just being the sum of the single jumps point-wise isn't giving them enough credit (like 3L+3T and 3F = 3F+3T and 3L, when it shouldn't be like that). But that really should be changed unrelated to the 3A, and I still think it's BV is fine as it is. That would also apply to Mathman'sexample I guess - skater B does the harder combination, and that's the point in that programm where she doesn't get rewarded enough. That's why skater A is with more points ahead than she should be, IMO.Originally Posted by bekalc
If Mao hadn't landed that 3A and got ratified, this thread would not appear. But I would not expect anything less from the OP.
I'm sorry but jaylee's argument is simply stupid - Mao is the only skater who can do a 3A so it should be prohibited because it benefits only her. This is exlactly the reason why the jump should be allowed. If she's the only one, let her do it, let's admire it because it's so difficult and reward it. Reward the risk, upping the ante and the difficulty. It doesn't matter how many skaters can do it. The fact that that there is only one even attempting that jump speaks for itself.
Jaylee's argument is like: let's think about. Only one skater can do it? Hmmm, that must be difficult right? So what should be done? Reward this challenging element? No, let's prohibit that, discourage. Just like we did with Miki Ando's highly difficult 3Lz+3Lo's. Technical regress instead of the development.
According to jaylee 3/3 among the ladies were allowed only when a lot of skaters could do it. The same with quads among the men. And only then can we allow ladies to perform 3A in SP - when there will be plenty of them. But how can the ladies be ecnoured to do 3A and actually even think about learning this jump and later on attempting it if it would be illicit?
I think the point is just about right now. I don't think the jump should score so high that any skater can win purely for being able to do that jump. I love seeing skaters display their ability to control their edges.
But if it turns out that no female skater besides Mao starts to attempt the 3-axel in the near future, it may be that the incentive is still too little and they might need to raise it by 0.5 or 1.0 points. I would really like to see more female skaters attemping 3-axel in competition. It would make it more exciting to watch.