Based on the discussion in the SS/TR thread, I'd like to try a little game, using some men's technical programs from 1994.
Let's pretend we're working under a modified version of the IJS where we constitute a component judging panel that doesn't need to worry about marking the individual technical elements (except insofar as they contribute to the overall impressions of the program) and just mark the whole-program aspects of each performance.
You can choose to use the five program components as currently used in 2010-11, with increments of 0.25 on a 0-10 scale.
Or you can use JunY's proposed two-component system and mark only Blade Skills and Expression. You can use increments of 0.1 if you feel you need to make finer distinctions.
Does anyone want to take a shot at defining what should be considered under each of those two marks? Or do just want to combine the current Skating Skills and Transitions criteria under Blade Skills and everything currently under Performance/Execution, Choreography, and Interpretation under Expression?
Choose at least three of the programs below to analyze, assign your marks, and explain your reasoning.
Have fun. And let's hope for some interesting discussion.
And in case you feel like it,
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A couple from that year's Worlds because I couldn't find their Olympic SPs on youtube: