I've been reading that Irina does a lot of Bielmans in her program. I have seen quite a few during the GPs. Apparently, she gets full base score for each of the Bielmans plus 3 pluses because they are outstanding. I'm not sure if the the judges ever saw other skaters do less than 3 pluses or two pluses or one plus or minus 3, 2, 1. duh?
My questions are: IS THERE A RULE ON THE NUMBER OF BIELMANS A SKATER CAN DO IN ONE PROGRAM? There are 8 edges, I presume a bielman can be done on each edge. It would appear that a skater can rack up a lot of points on that spin on various edges and the success of which is limited to the way a person is built.
IS THERE A STANDARD FOR JUDGING A BIELMAN? Several skaters are built to do Bielmans. Is it pure subjectivity which one is better when comparing two or more? or is there a real standard?
WHAT EXACTLY IS THE BASE SCORE FOR A BIELMAN? (Personally, I do not like the spin but there are many GS members who adore anything that looks like a move that acrobats in cirque du soleil do.)