Our skating coach recently went to a seminar designed to help coaches understand the CoP and how to utilize it to the skaters advantage. She learned alot about the CoP, but one of the most concerning issues to her is that there is no longer a decuction on a jump for cheating the entry. If, for example, a skater is going into a 3 toe and turns forward as they enter the jump, this is no longer a cheat. Only the exit and the landing are counted under the CoP.

I foresee this causing a problem, not so much at senior level, but perhaps at novice/jr. where they are trying to get credit for the triple, so they turn into it without penalty. As far as I am concerned, a cheat is a cheat period, and should be counted as such.

Opinions?

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