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Should the Technical Caller role be abolished?


Record Breaker
Mar 7, 2015
With IJS, the objective decisions about what the skater did are broken out element by element. The technical panel's job is to identify elements and features.
The judges' decisions are more subjective, more focused on how well the skater did what they did. Their job is to evaluate.
Where technology might come in would be to add additional kinds of information that can be measured by instrumentation rather than just estimated by the human eye. But that would not replace the basic tech panel function of identifying the elements in the first place.
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