Jeff, I second what Emma said, and I too am interested in further opinions about whether the "current" penalties for flutzes.Originally Posted by emma
Since Sasha is on the "flutz offender" list, I looked at her score sheets for the QR, SP and LP at Worlds. She did one (f)lutz per program - her 3/2/2 in her QR/LP and her 3/2 in the SP. I'd have to look a the videos as I don't recall if she had other issues with these jumps beyond the flutzing. What's interesting is that the majority of the judges gave 0 GOE, and a few judges gave her -1 or -2 GOE. My guess is that the judges who gave -1 or -2 GOE were closer to getting it "right" than those who gave 0 GOE. (and the only judges giving her - GOE in the LP gave -1. The few -2's were in the QR and SP)
If the powers that be decide to start cracking down on flutzes that are so bad they are really flips, the role of the technical caller will become interesting. I bet a couple of unexpected Zyak violations would create a little chaos at the rinks and on the boards!