Here's a thread for discussing grades of execution.
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The bullet points for positive GOEs and the suggested reductions for negative GOEs are listed at the end of the document.
I hope we could start out by reminding ourselves of what the rules/guidelines are and apply them to a few whole programs, discussing among ourselves what GOEs we think the elements deserve and why according to these rules, before comparing our thoughts to the official panels.
Anyone care to choose a performance to start with?
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Thank you for the thread, what about this one: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=REw4lqL3w9I
Daisuke Takahashi's LP performance in Worlds 2012.
Thanks. It's always fun to watch a good performance.
Care to give your thoughts as well?
We should also use this thread to look at some non-medal-worthy performances for contrast.
The video isn't always clear enough to see just how clean the jump landings (or takeoffs) were, so I'll analyze as best I can without looking at the protocols, so as not to be influenced by the official judges, and then I'll go back and see if there were any tech panel calls that need to be reflected in the GOE.
4T Snowy on the landing -- I couldn't tell if he brushed his free foot and/or underrotated. In the replay at the end of the video it did look at least 90 degrees short. Good flow going in but lost speed on the landing. The only positive bullet points I could give are Good height and distance (4) and Effortless throughout (7), so start at +1 positive and then reduce for the landing issues. I'll say 0 GOE if it was called as rotated, -1 if there was a < call.
3A Beautiful jump; basic with high quality. Good height and distance (4); good extention on landing (5); Effortless throughout (7). That's only three bullet points; the guidelines suggest four for +2, but I think this jump was strong enough to round up. I'll go with +2.
3S Same three bullet points, although less impressive especially the height and distance. Also unexpected/creative/difficult entry (1; not incredibly difficult, but certainly unexpected), clear recognizable steps preceding (2), and creative exit (5). Although it was really just a medium-sized jump, I think there's an argument to be made for +3 GOE here, ; +2 at the least.
CCSp It was fine -- slight travel on the second foot, but not really enough to deduct for; I don't really see anything strong enough to award any positive bullet points for either. 0 GOE
StSq Good energy and execution (1), Good clarity and precision (3), Good control and commitment (5), Effortless throughout (7), Enhances musical structure (8). That's 5 bullet points, and it was decent though not very strong on Deep clean edges (4) and Creativity and originality (6). I'll go for the +3
FCCoSp Fairly good speed (1) and positions (5) in the forward sit and the back upright; those positions were also well centered, including centering the sit directly on the landing of the fly, so I'll award the Ability to center a spin quickly (2) bullet point as well. Balanced rotations in all positions (3). A case can also be made for Element matched to musical structure (8). The back camel did travel and lose speed a bit, which would make it hard to award the Good control throughout bullet (7), and that position also wasn't as strong. So I'm thinking borderline +2 or +3 for the positive bullet points, I'll round down to +2 because of the mediocrity of the camel portion.
3A+3T Good height and distance on the axel, OK on the toe loop, lost some speed on each landing so the second landing curled around in a small circle, slight break forward on the first landing. But no actual errors that I could see. 0 GOE
3F+2T Preceding steps (2), Good height and distance on the flip/adequate on the toe loop (4, maybe), Good flow from entry to exit (6), Effortless throughout (7) -- +2
3Lo Some preceding steps (2) though not especially difficult or directly into the jump, landed on the toe and lost speed -- 0 GOE
3Lz+2T+2Lo Like the other combinations, the first jump was big, the others just adequate. Good control throughout but not really good flow on those later landings. Some simple preceding steps. I might give him bullets 2, 4, and 7 but won't round up, for GOE +1.
3F Immediately preceded by quick turns with no break in rhythm, so I'd give both bullets 1 and 2, as well as 4, 7, and 8 (matches musical structure). Borderline +2/+3.
Checking the protocol, I see there was a < call, so that would take it down to no more than +1. On the official panel, most gave -1, two gave -2, and one (who must have missed the call or else gave enough bullets to start at +3) was an outlier with +2.
ChSt I could see awarding all of the bullet points. The edges weren't especially deep but that doesn't apply to choreo sequences anyway, only leveled step sequences. +3
CCoSp Speed/acceleration (1), centered quickly (2), balanced revolutions (3), more than required revolutions (4), good control (7), matched to musical structure (8). I can make a case for +3 here, although most of the areas were just good, not very good. I wasn't wowed by the spin, so going by gut feeling I might stick with +2.
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