Yes. That is my complaint. I don't mind having MITF or footwork or whatever you want to call it comprise a part of the freestyle test. (To be weighed against the jumps/spins as in done currently under the ISI testing system.) That's fair.As I remember back to adult testing before the MITF requirement, I seem to recall the program for the test had to include footwork sequences. Don't remember what they were, but someone here can probably clarify. Didn't these require certain skills we now call MITF and test under that system?
However....To make MITF it's own test. And then to force the freestylist to pass it before they are able to test freestyle and not to allow the freestylist to use their jumps/spins to raise the mark of a low MITF....Now that is what boils me. IMO, MITF is given an undo emphasis that it doesn't deserve. And the necessary edges argument for successful jumps spins doesn't make sense. Two words: Surya Bonaly. Also, by the reasoning that good edges make a better jumper, than any ice dancer should be easily capable of at least triples since they have superior edges....See it doesn't work.
P.S. I like you. Please don't be mad at me.