I so do agree with this. I never uderstood why men would get higher PCS scores than women.change the PCs factors so they are the same for men and ladies
Yeah. The idea why the pcs are different is so that the technical and presentation scores in each discipline could be similar. It can get confusing to the audience if there was a great discrepency in points between the technical and presentation mark. That is why they factor the pcs
^ Still, I think an even more important feature of the IJS is the concept of a "balanced program." In particular, the factoring maintains a balance between technical elements and the program as a whole.
Without factoring, a skater might get, let's say, 45 "absolute" points in PCS. This would correspond to straight 9.0s across the board. Here is how that would work out for a men's and a ladies' short and long programs, without factoring.
Men's SP: TES 45, PCS 45, Total 90. Program components comprise 50% of the total.
Men's LP: TES 90, PCS 45, Total 135. Program components comprise 33% of the total.
Ladies' SP: TES 36, PCS 45, Total 81. Program components comprise 56% of the total.
Ladies' LP: TES 72, PCS 45, Total 117. Program components comprise 39% of the total.
The factoring adjusts all of these "expected" ratios to 50%. This is kind of an overall expectation built into the system. Of course an individual skater might be stronger in technical elements than in presentations skills, or vice versa.
Proposal to remove Figure skating in olympics...... since no matter what changes they made as long as people who leads skating is corrupt.... the sport itself is corrupt.....
Judging is de facto relative. As Sonia Bianchetti call it: Absolute judging: a utopian delusion.But I agree that having different factors implies that judging is relative and not absolute, which isn't exactly the basis on which IJS was created