I don't recall her ever having edge calls on her jumps. Even so, what's so "honest" about that? The point is to accrue points, not be an edge purist.
Originally Posted by VirMo
I can only speak from experience as an ice skating parent. At the younger (Pre-juev and below) the emphasis in on the "total package" so having a good "overall package" negates any wrong edges. Only when you hit the juevenile level is each element actually reviewed/graded for correct form. But by then a child has been skating 4+ years so bad techniques are hard to break.
Originally Posted by usethis2
Also, developing correct technique takes longer so a skater's progress will be slower. All parents may not see this when they compare their child's progress against skaters of a similar level. Let's be honest - ice skating parents are a competitive bunch and don't want anyone improving faster than their child.
Thank you concorde. Interesting story and definitely educational.