11-05-2013, 02:00 PM
Skating is art, if you let it be.
He could have just done a 2Axel instead and won the Bronze anyway. The judges had him way ahead. But, yes, it's annoying the amount of points people get for doing a quad splat. The problem has only gotten worse with updated CoP rules (6.3 points for a fall on a Quad Toe these days...sigh), which is a big reason for why Patrick Chan's competitive results are seen as undeserved.
Originally Posted by Tonichelle
Matt Savoie deserved that Bronze medal, to me. In terms of PCS he had the best LP of the competition and his jumps were good enough. Sublime choreography and interpretation, with by FAR the most difficult transitions. Really unfair scores there.
11-05-2013, 02:02 PM
The YouTube interest, however, does point to a certain part of accessibility and relatability D/W provided to nonfans. We talk endlessly about how to engage more nonfans with the sport, and D/W played a small part in doing so.
Originally Posted by golden411
That said, I think they will be remembered for their creative and interesting OD/SD over the years. I think they'll be remember for their athleticism as well.
Not directing this at you golden411, but just a general thought: Why does there have to be a mutual exclusivity in terms of remembrance? It's not like V/M will be remembered any less because D/W is up there as well. I guess if the discussion is "most remembered" then perhaps we can have a discussion, but I still think both couples have different reasons to be remembered.
11-05-2013, 03:00 PM
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