That's a fair description. What one hopes with a hired tech specialist consultant is that he or she will point out every little possible flaw so that it can be fixed.
Actually, you might want to clear things up some more. Were you saying that Maurizio was supporting D&W by penalizing V&M? You had a problem with what I said, which was really not a very original point - your critics are your best motivators; Maurizio et al helped them see what they can improve to beat D&W. Then you handwaved that I made a distinction between consultant and coach.
The simplest answer is sometimes the best one:
The tech panel correctly and ethically assigned the appropriate levels to the lift and the spin that were performed on that night.
I believe Doris has already provided a plausible breakdown of where levels were lost, and I haven't seen anyone dispute her analysis with alternate technical explanations. My understanding is that V/M have already acknowledged that the levels were fairly assigned.
I'm not sure how we went from there to Maurizio was "helping" or "hurting."
Edit: I'm now not certain the italicized portion is true... I may have misread other information... but leaving it in for clarification/discussion.
I offered the alternative suggestion that the Tech Specialist at the JGP event (who is the person primarily responsible for calls on a Tech Panel) was Maurizio Margaglio, and that perhaps Maurizio was not as eagle-eyed a tech guy as the Tech Specialist who was on both the Finlandia and Salt Lake panels, György Elek.
The thread drift went from there.
Thank you. I had gotten confused.
But György Elek doesn't sound like a name of an American (perhaps he is, though. Melting Pot and all that...). Assuming he's not... where did the veiled accusations of pro-American/anti-Canadian bias come from? I suppose I'm hopelessly lost.
Edit: Oh, wait. Did the bias discussion come up because the Assistant was American?
To point out how lost I am... I had thought from the discussion that Maurizio was the tech specialist at Finlandia...