Quote Originally Posted by ltnskater
This almost never used to happen, even when "lower" level skaters did more technically demanding programs, if the "higher" level skaters went clean with lesser technical content, the "higher" level skaters still ended up on top, but it's really interesting to see this really start to change. (It seems that the difference in the PCS for the "higher" level skaters compared to "lower" level skaters are no longer enough to cover for the advantage of doing a quad, at least in the short).
well the revolution hasn't chaged everything yet
Miette had the 2nd highest tes at nhk, but the 2nd lowest pcs so finished near the bottom of the pack.
Mao was 7th in tes, but 2nd in pcs keeping her in medal contention.
"higher" level skaters are still being recognized.