Well we'll disagree then. I was impressed by his 4Lo, and I've seen so many crunky ones which Makar's was not, that I think this was a good GOE score. Could have been better, sure, but still good compared to the scores of many others. Also, I don't like it to be seen as someone who doesn't understand and appreciate FS and be considered ridiculous because I refuse to just look at the jumps. I hope I am not alone in also very much appreciating the skating skills and spins of skaters as a part of it - it is Figure skating after all, not a jump contest. Which could be a new discipline of the sport. That's okay. Then Makar would be nr. 1 in the 4loops (for now). But Jason will still be the better allround skater. Who gives me chills. By the way, what's wrong with being a fan of ice shows?No, it's not. He get +2 for 4Lo and this is ridiculous for anyone who appreciates and understands FS (I'm not talking about fans of ice shows)
I think you are confused about the concept of base values versus GOEs. A 4 loop automatically carries a higher base value than a triple. GOEs are judged by different criteria.No, it's not. He get +2 for 4Lo and this is ridiculous for anyone who appreciates and understands FS (I'm not talking about fans of ice shows)
I don't understand at all why you decided that. The only thing I'm confused about is what do you want exactly to tell me.I think you are confused about the concept of base values versus GOEs. A 4 loop automatically carries a higher base value than a triple. GOEs are judged by different criteria.
I know.^ Actually, what I just said isn't exactly right. The base value is reflected in the formulas for GOE. That is why Makar got more points (2.25) for getting mostly 2's in GOE, while Jason gotonly 2.20 for while getting mostly 4's.
Edit: To Florin, yes that's right. The IJS rules do give higher total GOE points to more difficult elements, regardless of quality. So what is your complaint?
Yes, Jason's 3Flip was flawless, and so was also Makar's 4Loop.But the GOE is not based on what other jumps there are - it is based on how well you do THAT jump (or spin, or step sequence, etc) and Jason does what he does flawlessly. So he deserves the GOE he gets added to the base value of the jump he chose to do.
I must be the only person in the world who doesn't care for Jason's style of skating...but I just don't care for it. It's so chaotic and not cohesive to me. His skating has more transitions..yes...but more isn't always better. And Sinnerman...I can't get into it. It's a lot of strange poses and random transitions to me. He skated clean though so I'm happy for him, and I always cheer for my fellow Americans.
I'm glad Nathan was able to get back on track to skating like the Nathan we're used to seeing. One can tell he's still working on the 4Lz but I was happy to see him standing on his feet. I'd like to see more attack and energy during the StSq though since it's absolutely the best part of the entire program. He was too cautious. Still not very comfortable with it, it seems. If he insists on this program then I'm sure it would get the job done too, but I wouldn't mind one bit if he decides to bring Nemesis back in its entirety.
It's interesting because I generally don't go for that type of dancing myself, but there's something really compelling about Jason doing it. As I said he's slinky and he seems to kind of flow to the voice of Nina Simone. Like the style would look really weird with another kind of music, but it works hereAnd Sinnerman...I can't get into it. It's a lot of strange poses and random transitions to me.
But the movements in Jason's Sinnerman SP are meant to be patterned after the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and the "Horton Technique" (obviously not 100%, but no skate can be 100% dance). I don't know if you will like it any better, but it might give more context.
This is what I think. It is fruitless to argue about Jason Brown. Some people like his beautiful skating. Others think that his lack of a quad should eleminate him from medal contention. No matter how many times or in how many weays the two sides state their position, there is is.P.S. Before you tell someone that he is "confused" - carefully study the situation around. Bye.