Are spins easier to do on ice than on ground? (okay now it sounds really stupid... )
Nowadays when I do stretching at home, I try several spin positions just for fun. I find the basic camel spin position is easiest to hold, and the sit spin position is really difficult to hold. If you actually start to spin on ice, does something- I don't know, like inertia or centrifugal force maybe?- make it easier to hold the position and keep spinning? Or is it just equally or even more difficult and only your strength and balance will make it happen?
Why so many fraud activity happening in figure skating?
I'm not a 6.0 era viewer, I'm not familiar with the scoring criteria in that era, so maybe my question is totally not making sense but I'm curious.
If you compare Oksana's Swan Lake and Katia's Giselle, which one would score higher in artistic mark?
I guess Katia's Giselle was not meant to be a competition program and the jumps were not that difficult, but it is just such a lovely program.
To me both Swan Lake and Giselle look very balletic and artistic. I like Giselle a bit more because Katia looks very natural and polished whereas Oksana looks a bit awkward at times.
So, if you have to compare those two in competition under 6.0 judging, which one would score higher in artistic mark?
Swan Lake: http://youtu.be/2GDdHQmcK7g
Also, are there any other great ladies 6.0 programs on ballet music you would recommend?
Also, there was only one number to cover everything that is currently covered under the Performance/Execution, Choreography, and Interpretation criteria, and also some of the Skating Skills and Transitions criteria.
So you can imagine a pro-am, show program-type competition in which Oksana and Katia were competing against each other and Oksana chose to reuse her old short program (she did actually revive a rechoreographed version of that SP later in her show career). And you could decide that for purposes of that competition Katia was better at all or most of the criteria for the second mark that are important to you, and give her a higher second mark. A different judge might disagree, and neither of you would be wrong.
When you say great ladies 6.0 programs on ballet music, what are you looking for? How would you define "great"?Also, are there any other great ladies 6.0 programs on ballet music you would recommend?
Well performed in a balletic style (or not necessarily)? Well choreographed, in a balletic style or otherwise? With great technical content as well?
I'm curious what you think of these free skates from the 1997 US championships:
Alizah Allen, Don Quixote
Angela Nikodinov, Cinderella
Nicole Bobek, Giselle
Do they drop highest and lowest score from judging?
In 6.0, they did not drop the highest and lowest score.
See the "How to Interpret Your 6.0 Scores" document on this page for an explanation of how 6.0 scoring works.
In IJS, all judges give grades of execution to each element, and scores for each program component.
The highest and lowest GOE for each element are dropped. The highest and lowest score for each component are dropped.
Thank you for this link! This is such a clear explanation of the 6.0 Majority of Ordinals system!
This is so pretty. This is so right. This scoring method is a peacock, the IJS is a buzzard. Oh well.From this point forward (after the marks are converted to ordinal rankings for each judge), only ORDINAL values are used in placing the skater.
This eliminates any bias due to a judge who places consistently too high, too low, or who has an overly broad or narrow “range” of mark
We do not average the scores, we do not throw out the high or the low. We look for a reflection of the majority opinion, ignoring scores which are not part of a majority assessment.
(By the way, Skater #1 blitzed this competition, doing a (single) Lutz, Flip, a Lz+T combo, a F+Lo combo, a camel spin, sit spin, and back sit spin, while also grabbing the highest [presentation mark.
Does anyone know where I can see videos of Patrick Chan's SP and LP from the Sochi games?
I can't seem to find any.
Thanks in advance if you can help.