Just popping in here from Australian Nationals where I am attending an ISU Judging Seminar. Currently looking at the components with examples from an official ISU DVD on components.
Funny thing is Surya Bonaly and Tonya Harding are used as example of poor skating skills. Lack of edge quality, toe pushing, lack of complexity in what they do.
So far have seen the Skating Skills and Transition portions which are very interesting. They do a comparison Shen and Zhao from 2001 to 2004 in relation to their transitions which really shows how they developed into the wonderful skater that they are.
They also showed quite a lot of Brian Orser and the transitions he had like one foot axels and walleys. And also used video of Chan and Buttle to show excellent transitions.
When Nationals are over I will have time to probably relate more about what we have done at the seminar but I have been working over 12 hour days here at Nationals in the Operations room and pretty stuffed at present.