03-12-2014, 07:24 PM
I was actually more upset about the GOE on her step sequence than anything. She had very poor edging and overall quite sloppy. In terms of the level, I haven't bother to count formally, it just looked like a level 3 to me (sometimes you can just look and know). Assuming BoP work is correct, then under my understanding of the rules it should be called level 3. By the way, this shouldn't be surprise to anybody. She hasn't got a level 4 step sequence at any competition this season - and that includes Russian nationals of all places. Thanks for formally doing the work though BoP.
03-12-2014, 07:26 PM
The rules changed a couple of times since then, actually.
Originally Posted by verysmuchso
Current rules: http://static.isu.org/media/108107/1..._2013-2014.pdf
For a SEVERE WRONG EDGE TAKE-OFF F/Lz (sign “e”), final GOE must be negative, with the reduction being -2 to -3.
For an UNCLEAR EDGE TAKE-OFF F/Lz (sign “e”), the final GOE is not restricted to being negative, but the reduction is -1 to -2 (so, after taking into account positive qualities of the jump, then applying the reduction, the GOE might end up being 0 or -1).
For an UNCLEAR EDGE TAKE-OFF F/Lz (no sign), the final GOE is similarly not restricted to being negative, but the reduction that must be applied is -1.
No, I would not go that far. Blades of Passion provided factual observations in a case for why Adelina should have received level 3 in the FS. That proves nothing regarding the accuracy of the footwork levels in the SP or Yuna's level 3 footwork in the FS.
Originally Posted by usethis2
Basically, your argument is out of scope, and trying to expand the original argument to support a too broad generalization weakens your position. It doesn't strengthen it.
03-12-2014, 07:27 PM
I agree. My apologies. My post above belongs to the other thread.
03-12-2014, 07:28 PM
The scoring is mostly gut instinct. The judges give + or - GOEs based on what they, in the moment, think a component deserves. Sadly, a judge can simply see what he or she wants to see and judge accordingly, which is obviously what happened with a lot of the scoring in Sochi. While it's nice that the ISU has tried to make figure skating more fair, really they've just devised another system in which you can cheat as much (or more) and do it all anonymously.
03-12-2014, 07:28 PM
On the Ice
VHS rocks if you could see all that! Thanks gkelly for your analysis!
Originally Posted by gkelly
03-12-2014, 07:29 PM
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