I've been wondering about this for a while, and as it is still off-season, I thought, I might ask.
I know, that vocal music is prohibited in competitive programs, and can be penalized with 1.00 point deduction. I also know there are illegal elements, like back flips and some pairs and dance lifts (and probably there is more.)
Now, one point is just not that much. How come no-one ever risks doing it?
Wouldn't, say, a vocal Queen song or whatever (and not one of those horrible orchestral/instrumental ones) liven the performance so much, that is makes up in PCS for the mandatory deduction?
How cool would be a side by side back flip in the crescendo of a pairs free skate?
There must be some awesome long-long lifts, which according to the rulebook too long?
Of course, I guess there are not many skaters who want to risk their reputation by such a boneheaded daredevil move, but still - these are possibilities.
Couldn't somebody at least try it on their last season, maybe?
What do you think?