- Jan 31, 2019
If you want pure skating - go back to the 6.0 period where baby ballerinas weren't throwing quads and triple axels and skating was more organic. A person new to the sport is not going to appreciate 4 revolutions or what might or might not go into making that jump....
As the person new to watching the sport, you are wrong. It depends on the person. that’s why we are suggesting a list, so someone could just scroll through it, given the new tech, and see if it’s something they like or not.
Those lists can not recreate the drama and sentiment of a competition, because I dunno about others, but I also watch the competitions as sort of an ongoing reality show drama because the skaters have big personalities projected off the ice and the scoring gets emotional once you get someone close to your heart, the way you create them in your mind.
So, a big competition might be better than the list of highlights anyway, no matter who puts it together, Team Spirals or Team Jumps.
Plus, honestly, I am sure most fans like some of the technical and some of the skater’s skaters, not just attach themselves to one skater fanatically, and berate everyone who is not like them before or after. In this respect a high level competition usually offers a good selection as well.
Finally, many skaters as far as I can see, emphasize a particular trait of their character in either a specific program or systematically. If someone needs a source of that trait in their life, plugging in for a while into that athlete is just going to click, irregardless of classification or nationality.