sasha trusova is superior
- Apr 17, 2018
Oh that's interesting. I always thought the Departure one was more difficult because I think Alyona does three clusters of difficult steps/turns on one foot but perhaps I've remember wrong.No there isn't. Both step sequences are designed to achieve a level 4, and since the requirements for a level 4 stipulate at least 11 difficult turns/steps with 5 of those executed in both directions, they both have basically the same amount of one-foot turns and the same amount of multi-directional skating in them (skaters generally don't do more than a few additional turns/steps, I assume because of time constraints).
This is pretty much the case for every step sequence nowadays.
And I would disagree, that multidirectional skating is a sign of difficulty. I personally don't have a preferred direction for turns/steps, depending on the type of turn/step I might prefer one side to the other, and it's a good mix for both directions (I can't jump or spin in both directions though).
I also don't think one-foot skating is necessarily indicative of difficulty either (doing it with quality, effortlessness and good flow oth...). For instance I find quickness and explosiveness in footwork a lot harder (and therefore more impressive), both in one-foot skating but also in footwork that alternates between both feet and has more steps than turns.
So did Kamila get level 3 today because of the imbalance on the twizzles? And why did Anna get a level 3? There was no mistake in my eyes. Same goes for Sasha.