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gkelly
07-22-2012, 01:57 PM
It's a shame that innovation can't be rewarded separately from P/E, Choreography or Interpretation. If it was, the skater who is behind the pack technically will have the most incentive to be innovative as it would be a way to make up the gap.

For gymnastics fans, the '85-88 COP rewarded originality and it lead to some really cool, iconic routines. I hope the ISU can figure out a way to do that with our COP.

Do you have any suggestions for how to reward it? What could you build into the scoring system?

What kinds of innovations could be rewarded? Probably new ways of using the blade would need to be rewarded differently than new body positions or musical rhythms. Although all could come under the general "originality" criterion under Choreography.

julieann
07-24-2012, 01:10 AM
Judging a term like "originality" is very tough. You will have one judge who sees a move and scores it a 5.00 because they have seen it 100 times and another judge who will score it a 9.50 because it's most original thing they have ever seen because they haven't been exposed to that move as much. It's like one person on here saying a position is "ugly" when I think it was unique. Unless you can prove you created that move and had it names after you can it truly be creative and even Denise Beillmann couldn't do that.