The Improvement Thread: Your Ideas
Have ideas how to make figure skating better, more exciting, more honest, more popular etc., etc.? Please, share!
When I started the technology thread a few days ago, I got an impression that a thread for other great but technology non-related idea tossing is needed here
Except if it is about purely technological innovation, please send it to this specialized thread:
Also, if you have started or found here other specialized idea threads or have posted you best ideas elsewhere, please simply add a link!
everyone should have to do them
minimum of five sets per program
plus we get to say the word twizzle more
Originally Posted by hyperinflation
Uhm, how about another vodka shot and twizzling out?
No offense. Just thinking aloud
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I would like to see more behind the scenes/personal stories on the skaters during broadcasts. NHL does a show on HBO leading up to the winter classic and camera crews film both teams from the locker rooms and do personal interviews leading up to the big game. They use footage from and do quick recaps of the game highlights along the way. It's very interesting to watch the season from two points of view unfolding and leading to an ultimate showdown between the personalities you just familiarized yourself in a whole new light. It puts a new face on an old game and fosters genuine respect towards both teams.
Not sure if coaches would allow it but it would be interesting to see an hour long special or even two specials leading into GPF,Nationals, and Worlds. Showing their progress and stumbles along the way. I'm fascinated to see what makes these athletes tick and gain insight into their worlds of somewhat isolation. Maybe it's just me.
Well the obvious answer is make anonymous judging no more. Judges should have their scores and skewed scores catalogued. Any transgressions or apparent bias should be noted and the stats should be easily accessible by the general public. Every single judge should be able to say "I gave this mark for this skater" and not hide behind random selections.
Recaps and highlights would be nice. Although I can picture networks showing bias towards their own skaters while pointing out the flaws in others.
That counter was huge help, along with the 2nd half bonus notification. It's stuff like this that allows the general public to see that skaters are getting points for the things they do and aren't just being arbitrarily marked.
I'd like to see a limit to how many jumps can receive a bonus in the FS and I'd like to eliminate the bonus for second half jumps in the short programs. I would also like to see a bigger penalty for falls. As as been said above I'd like to see the end of anonymous judging. Finally I wish that lyrics were not going to be allowed. I don't enjoy hearing music with lyrics in other languages and since it would be totally rude and unfair to have all skaters using english lyrics, I know I'll have trouble relating to foreign language lyrics.