We often complain that the new judging system forces skaters to include certain steps and upper body moves just to earn points and that the step sequences don't really contribute to the choreography in as organic a way as the best sequences used to under the 6.0 system.
Well, what are some exceptions? What are some step sequences from 2005 to the present that manage to transcend the quest for levels and tell a story or express the music or just show a pure joy in pure skating for its own sake.
A few of my favorites to start with:
Lambiel 1:44 and 4:05
I'm sure I'll think of more later.
What are your favorites?