SS is only one of the five categories of PCS, but how about this dancing lion mascot?Please, people, LOOK at more than the jumps First off, all Jin's were a bit scratchy anyway - lutz landing tad off, toe clearly under.
Then, look at POSTURE. From the waste up he's very loose, poor posture, etc. Stroking is more like scraping. Particularly when compared to Uno right now, and I don't even really like Uno, but the different is striking.
How on earth can a single jump like (eg) the 2a make up the points difference between skater when it comes to skating skill/pcs?! Why on earth should skaters even LEARN to skate well, when a 2 axel is worth more than the PCS gap between (eg) a Patrick and a Jin?
It's absolutely ridiculous. I guarantee the time spent on learning actually SKATE like the masters far outdoes the time spent learning (eg) a 2 axel.
Anyhoo, just rolling my eyes re: the 'I can't believe he only got 95' comments. I think it was bang on. Ability to rotate, yes, ability to skate... not so much.
First time posting, but Boyand was robbed!
USFA I see you ...
Why? I don't like Nathan that much, but Kolyada actually has excellent skating skills. Great blades, strong posture, great stroking, etc. If he could actually get some EXPRESSION in his programs, have some 'real' choreography (ie, not Russian-style 'choreography') and nail his jumps, I'd put him way above Jin.
It took years for Japanese skaters to finally be recognized as PCS-worthy, how long till Boyang finally gets the nod?
I don't trust any of these men I think Boyang is going to fight his way up, though. I have to believe that he will.