Quote Originally Posted by FSGMT View Post
The problem is that the best skaters are beautiful to watch, but most of the competitors are not really good... To make you understand, most of the Senior Ladies include only UR 2A, 3T, 3S in their programs, just three/four ladies in the world are capable of 3Lz or 3F, and most of the pairs are not able to land a throw 3S... Our situation is similar to ice skating in the 80s: skaters have to train one/two/three hours per day the compulsories, so they can't dedicated themselves 100% to the FS, and only the very talented skaters can produce programs that are actually pleasant to watch...
Interesting. I can see how frustrating it is that the sport has gotten ahead of most of its practitioners. Maybe the powers that be will take notice and de-emphasize figures sometime in the future. Or maybe the technology of roller skates will improve, and that will have an effect on skaters' skills.