All falls get a -1 penalty, plus anything the judges want to deduct (or not) from PCS. I agree with the double fall penalty for any elements both skaters do in parallel (or mirror). Extended lift penalties are ridiculous. Teams should be able to take as much time as they want with lifts. There could be a time limit to the number of features counted -- ie, anything done after six (or 12) seconds doesn't count towards levels, like only a certain number of jumps in a sequence is counted -- but what is the point of penalizing a long lift? It just means less time to get credit for something else. Why extended lift penalties in Dance anyway, when in Pairs, they can increase the levels during a 20-second lift? Lifts are intrinsic to many kinds of dancing, and certainly many of the ballroom styles on which Ice Dance is allegedly based. I've always thought the Zayak rule shouldn't apply to the second jump in combination, under both systems. I don't think any element in the SP that doesn't meet the requirement should count. A flawed element should get dinged in GOE, but a fall, a double where a single is required, a <<, a solo into steps where the steps can't make L1* or there is a break of a defined time-length between steps and the jump should receive no credit in the required elements technical program, currently the SP. An edge call or < would still be considered meeting the requirement, but the element shouldn't get 0 or positive GOE. I think all jumps should be leveled like twists are in Pairs, taking into consideration difficult entrances and exits, and that the judges should award GOE purely on quality.