I am beginning to think the only way to stem the flow of injuries that have totaled many females (and males of course) is to go back to the days of limiting triples, ban the quads, and have 1 triple triple.
The Zayak rule was not such a bad thing. To see these ladies pushing to do what the men do, is to ensure that hardly anyone will have longevity. Tara, NNN, the list is endless around the world. To have many great skaters not getting past 14 in the sport is awful. If we see one good triple lutz instead of a flutz and a lutz, wouldn't the former be better than the latter?
MK's longevity in the sport is due in great part to not pushing the envelope and thus sparing her body for the future. Tara was done with eligble and SOI at 19 because of her pursuit of the triple triples. We would also see better spins, better basics, better spirals, real laybacks, quality stroking again. Those are just some reasons for wishing and thinking they should turn back the clock a bit. Do we want to see 7 triple jumps and 2 triple triples as the goal for the Turino Gold medalist? For their safety and longevity and true artistry's sake, The ISU should act. Agree or disagree?